What does it take to run a city? What do the city departments do? What is the council-manager form of government?
The City of Atlantic Beach is continuing its program to encourage residents to learn the answers to these questions -- and to ask plenty of questions of their own. The class will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. at City Hall, 800 Seminole Road. This class was originally scheduled for the afternoon of Oct. 23, but each of the participants requested that a night class be held, instead.
Also, the City of Atlantic Beach has a program that makes city leaders available to speak to school classrooms, student government associations, civic organizations and other groups upon request.
Meanwhile, Atlantic Beach seventh-graders are encouraged to share their thoughts on paper about how they would make a difference as mayor and how home rule helps make Atlantic Beach a great place to live.
The entry deadline is Jan. 17, 2020. Entrants are encouraged to also participate in the simultaneous statewide Florida League of Cities contest.
To register for “Government 101,” request a speaker from City Hall, or to enter the essay contest, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 247-5804.