San Benito signing up Citizens’ Academy

SAN BENITO — Do you want to learn more about the inner workings of your city government?

The city is now taking applications for its Citizens’ Academy.

It is a program spearheaded by Mayor Celeste Sanchez to give residents an in-depth look into the operation, values and philosophy of their municipal government.

Participants will learn how city departments operate and at the end will better understand the challenges the community faces as it prepares for growth and development, officials said.

“There are many perceptions about how and why city projects are created, funded and put into action,” officials said.

“In many cases, there are state and federal laws that impact what we can and cannot do. The Citizens’ Academy sessions will address these topics and include discussions and in-person visits to various city facilities, including the police and fire departments, water and wastewater treatment plants and City Hall.”

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