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File #: 2019-1064    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/21/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/3/2019 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER FORMING A COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE FOR CARSON IN SUPPORT OF THE 2020 CENSUS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CENSUS BUREAU (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Ex 1 50 ways, 2. Ex 2 GWU, 3. Ex 3 Fact Sheet
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER FORMING A COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE FOR CARSON IN SUPPORT OF THE 2020 CENSUS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CENSUS BUREAU (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The U.S. Census will take place in April of 2020. The data collected can have a significant impact on the many stakeholders located in or associated with the City of Carson. In an effort to ensure an accurate count of the City's economy and population, at its October 14, 2019 meeting, the Community Civic Engagement Board (Board) voted to support the creation of a Complete Count Committee for Carson and to transmit this recommendation to the City Council for its consideration.
Tonight, the City Council is asked to consider approving the Board's recommendation to create a Complete Count Committee that would be comprised of all residents who are interested in volunteering and to authorize the City Manager or her designee to provide staff support to the Complete Count Committee in collaboration with Los Angeles County Census Bureau.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

1. APPROVE the formation of a Complete Count Committee for Carson in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Census Bureau.
2. AUTHORIZE the City Manager or her designee to provide staff support to the Complete Count Committee for Carson in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Census Bureau.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

In April of 2020, the US Department of Commerce undertakes its decennial census of the country's economy and population. Among the many uses of census data is to determine where to build everything from schools to supermarkets, to draw the lines of legislative districts and reapportion the seats each State holds in Congress, and how to distribute funds and assistance to states and localities (Exhibit Nos. 1). It should be noted that the per-...

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