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Community Notebook: Learn about the role of county government

Applications are being accepted for a 10-week course from Santa Clara County that teaches its students about the roles and responsibilities of county government.

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian's office stated that 2014 SCC Gov 101 Academy, which also covers the programs and services that the county offers, would hold its first class Feb. 11. The application deadline for the course is Jan. 15.

"This is a great opportunity for people of any age, interested in local government, to gain firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of our County," Simitian said in a statement.

Most sessions will occur†on Tuesday†evenings from†6-9 p.m., and one half-day session will take place on a†Saturday.† A graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the Academy during a Board of Supervisors meeting.

There is a $30 materials fee, which can be waived in cases of financial hardship.† For more information or to obtain an application, contact the Office of Public Affairs at SCCPublicAffairs@ceo.sccgov.org​ or call 408-299-5151.

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