Civics 101 Academy
Have a question about local government? Wonder where your tax dollars go? Then Civics 101 is for you!
Civics 101 is a nine-week program that provides participants with an in-depth look at County programs, services and finances. The class meets one night per week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and there are one or two Saturday morning sessions. Light snacks are provided before each evening meeting. Civics 101 is free for participants.
Civics 101 is also an opportunity for us to learn from you. What are your priorities for improving the quality of life for all on the Peninsula? What do you care about? What are your ideas? We want to know. We will also encourage graduates to serve on one of the County's many boards and commissions, where volunteers like you work to improve our community.
THE APPLICATION FOR THE FALL 2017 CIVICS 101 ACADEMY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE IN SUMMER 2017.
COURSE MATERIALS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Sep. 28 (Meet at Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont) Community Services: (Libraries, Public Works, Planning and Building, LAFCO)
Oct. 5 (Meet at San Mateo Medical Center, 222 W. 39th Ave, San Mateo) Park in the large lot behind the SMMC, the "West Parking Lot", entrance on 37th Ave. Follow blue signs into the West Entrance. Go down long hall and turn left. Take elevator to second floor. Meeting in Education Room 1. Health System Overview and tour of the Medical Center
Oct. 12 (Meet at Board Chambers, 400 County Center - 5:45 start time): Sheriff's Department: K-9 demonstration, SWAT, Office of Emergency Services, Public Safety Dispatch.
Oct. 19 (Meet at Human Services Agency office at 400 Harbor Blvd. Building B, in Belmont. Very near the intersection of Industrial Blvd. and Harbor Blvd.) Human Services Agency: Overview, Children and Family Services, Collaborative Community Outcomes, Employment Services, Economic Self Sufficiency, Housing
Oct. 26 (Meet at 555 County Center) All About Money: Budget Director, Treasurer/Tax Collector, Controller and Assessor
Nov. 2 (Board Chambers, 400 County Center): County-wide Initiatives: Sustainability, Measure A, County Grand Jury
SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (Edgewood Park, Redwood City--park and meet at the corner of Edgewood Rd. and Canada Rd.): 10:00 a.m. to noon. Light ranger-led hike, with presentation on County Park System.
Nov. 9: (Board Chambers, 400 County Center): Graduation. Sit down dinner, County Manager John Maltbie, Board of Supervisors President Warren Slocum, County Counsel, Human Resources.