Go behind the scenes of City government
July 25, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) How are emergency calls handled in Minneapolis? What does it take to plow city streets? How does water get to your faucet? How does a property in Minneapolis get developed?
The Minneapolis City Academy program, which runs five Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., from Sept. 20 to Oct. 18, is a chance for people to learn about all these things and more. Participation is free. Registration opens July 26 on the City’s website and will be filled first-come, first-served. People of culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to register.
The City Academy gives residents a rare behind-the-scenes look at how Minneapolis City government functions and provides them an opportunity to meet City staff and leaders and ask questions. Each session will focus on one aspect of City government such as public safety, public works, planning and development, and fire services. The program is open to all Minneapolis residents 18 years or older.
Minneapolis City Academy participants will:
- Tour the City’s Emergency Operations Training Facility.
- Learn the latest in firefighting techniques.
- Discover how the City’s Water Treatment & Distribution Services operated and tour the water treatment plant.
- Find out how future developments are planned and constructed.
- Learn about police procedures.
- Find out how taxes are levied and budgets approved.
- Learn about City Boards and Commissions.
For more information or to sign up by Sept. 7, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/MinneapolisCityAcademy.
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