|Due to budget constraints, Mayor Cheryl Cox has postponed the fall session of the Citizens’ Leadership Academy (CLA), scheduled to begin September 8. Applicants have been notified of the change and informed their applications will be considered for the next session, which gets underway in spring 2008.
In a letter to applicants, the Mayor cited budget concerns, including the uncertainties surrounding the state’s fiscal situation, as the reason for postponing the academy.
The popular academy gives participants an inside look at city programs, services, policies and issues. During seven evening sessions and a Saturday bus tour, academy members visit city facilities, meet City Council members and interact with department heads and frontline staff.