Signup deadline for citizen’s academy almost here

SAN BENITO — It’s the last chance to register for the citizen’s academy.

Mayor Celeste Sanchez says citizens who sign up and attend will gain an appreciation of the programs and challenges facing the city when they take part in the citizen’s academy.

“They have an opportunity to offer comments and ideas regarding solutions,” Sanchez said.

Deadline to enroll in the Second Annual San Benito Citizens Academy which provides an insider’s view of the city’s operations is tomorrow.

The leadership-oriented courses begin Monday at the San Benito Municipal Building, 401 N. Sam Houston Blvd.

The class is free to those who register.

Most of the nine sessions are on weeknights, but some classes will be held on Saturdays, and involve tours to various facilities including the water and wastewater treatment plants, and police and fire stations.

Supervisors for each city department serve as instructors.

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