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CityWise Project 2018

Have you ever wondered who maintains our roads, how the City creates a budget or plans for the future of our parks?  Curious citizens will have an opportunity to learn how local government works in the second Shoreline CityWise Project, a series of 8 interactive classes starting in January 2018.

First offered in 2017 as a pilot project, CityWise provides insight into the wide range of services provided by the City.  In sessions with elected officials and City staff, participants learn about the structure of Shoreline government, and how different departments function.  The second half of each class allows students to experience what they have just learned through role playing, from making split-second decisions in a Police training video to timing a traffic light.  One graduate noted: “I most liked learning from the experts in their fields.  They were all very knowledgeable, friendly and forthcoming, so we had the opportunity to learn directly from the people that do it every day.”

Classes will meet at City Hall on Tuesday evenings starting January 23, with a Parks visit on a Saturday morning.  The number of participants is limited.  Applications will be available on this page starting December 4.  For more information, contact Neighborhoods Coordinator Constance Perenyi at (206)801-2253 or