The County of San Mateo offers citizens a unique opportunity to see firsthand their local government in action! Called Civics 101, the nine-week course is a chance for anyone who is 18 and older and lives or works in San Mateo County to learn about local government, meet local officials, and get behind-the-scenes tours of facilities like county jail and county parks. Participants learn about county programs, services, and finances; and interact with leaders in public safety, health, human services, parks, public finance, transportation, and other key agencies and departments.
Civics 101 is free and begins September 15. Participants meet on consecutive Tuesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at various locations. Two Saturday field trips are planned. Deadline to sign up is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. Application and info at cmo.smcgov.org/civics-101