Citizens Academy Resources
Posted on 03/20/2018

The Newcastle Library recently hosted a three-week Citizens Academy giving citizens a chance to learn about civics and government. Several members of the city staff were invited to present information.

A special thank you to everyone who attended to learn a little bit more about the place they call home! Below are links to some of the staff presentations from the three classes.

Week 1: Administrative and Finance 101
Synopsis: A brief history of Newcastle: from coal mines to incorporation. • Who’s running this show? An explanation of city governments, the city manager, city council and city clerk. • Money, money, money! The finance director explains where the money comes from, where the money goes, and how we know the money’s safe. • Putting it all together: Budgeting 101.
Links: Government 101 by City Manager Rob Wyman | Budgeting 101 by Finance Director Don Palmer

Week 2: Public Works and Community/Economic Development
Synopsis: City codes, permits and inspections, oh my! • Impress your friends: Commercial development, Comprehensive Plan, and GMA. • Meet Planning and Community Activities Commissioners and find out what they do. • Transportation, streets and traffic calming. • Parks, trails and open space amenities. • Storm water utility, drainage and salmon protection. • Garbage & recycling: who takes this away and where does it go?
Links: Public Works 101 by Public Works Director Jeff Brauns

Week 3: Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Synopsis: Police 101 with Chief Irvine • Bellevue Fire’s got our backs • Emergency management, your city has a plan (and it involves you!).
Links: Emergency Management 101 by Public Works Director Jeff Brauns | Police 101 by Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine

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