Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #151
ORDER ADOPTED
Jun 4, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to consult with the Community Development Department and any other relevant departments to explore starting a Citizens’ Academy in Cambridge.

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Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City of Cambridge welcomes many new residents each year, and there are both challenges and opportunities in moving to a new community; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

There is no shortage of opportunities for new residents to get involved in Cambridge, but the City should look to create a unique opportunity to connect with newcomers to City government, encourage diversity in our public participation process, and foster a sense of community among new residents; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Cities in Massachusetts such as Lexington and Pittsfield have started “Citizens’ Academies”, which offer new residents in-person classes over a period of several months that acclimate newcomers to City services, offer ways to get involved in municipal government, and educate about the opportunities that their new communities have to offer; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to consult with the Community Development Department and any other relevant departments to explore starting a Citizens’ Academy in Cambridge.

 

Meeting History

Jun 4, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED