Kirkland Civics Academy Starts May 2

Kirkland Civics Academy Starts May 2

Class is in session for the Kirkland Civics Academy starting on Wednesday, May 2. All presentations will be at Kirkland City Hall. Details are at www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/CMO/Academy.htm. Registration is open and available online at www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/CMO/Academy/Registration.htm.

The five-part series begins with “Kirkland 101: How the City Works,” which gives an overview of the city organization. The second session (May 16), “Demystifying the Mysteries of Finance and Budget,” covers property and other taxes, sources of revenue, and how the City balances it’s budget. An insight to police, court, fire, emergency medical, and emergency management services is featured in the third session (May 23) “Public Safety Services Are a Top Priority.” Learning how the City plans for and manages growth is highlighted in session four (May 30), “Introduction to Land Use, Zoning, and Capital Improvement Planning.” In the final class, “Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Environment,” (June 6) an overview of the city’s parks system, recreation programs, and environmental protection efforts will be featured.

Each session includes an interactive learning exercise. Register for one, some, or all sessions. For more information contact Marie Stake, Communications Program Manager, City of Kirkland, at 425-587-3021 or mstake@kirklandwa.gov.

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