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City Accepting Applications for Citizen's Planning Academy

January 10, 2017

There is still time to apply for The City of Sacramento Community Development Department’s 2017 Citizen’s Planning Academy. Applications are due by Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The eleven-class course Citizen’s Planning Academy, provides participants with a background in the fundamentals of city planning and covers a broad spectrum of planning and development-related topics and issues. 

Topics include the development review process, the City’s General Plan, the Planning and Development Code, regional planning, transportation planning, urban design, economic development, affordable housing, and more. 

More than three hundred Sacramento citizens, business owners, and community leaders have graduated from the Planning Academy since its inception in 2002.  

Classes will take place over eleven weeknight evenings and two Saturday mornings from March 6 to May 23, 2017, followed by a graduation/City Council special presentation. 

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Sacramento residents, business owners and community leaders are invited to apply online.
For more information, please visit the City of Sacramento Citizen’s Planning Academy online, or contact Helen Selph, Associate Planner, at (916) 808-7852.


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