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File #: 2020-587    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/17/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-142, AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-21 BUDGET FOR THE CENSUS COUNT DRIVE THRU AND CARAVAN EVENT (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. RESO NO 20-142 CENSUS COUNT CARAVAN
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Consent


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CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-142, AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-21 BUDGET FOR THE CENSUS COUNT DRIVE THRU AND CARAVAN EVENT (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item is being introduced at the request of the Ad Hoc Census Subcommittee.
As of the date of this report, the City is 71% complete in its Census Count. The City of Carson is looking to capitalize on every opportunity available to ensure all residents have the chance to be accounted for. In an attempt to aid in this endeavor by capturing a "Complete Count," while being equally COVID-19 conscious, the City is looking to further the Census Count by organizing two events that bring attention to the importance of this effort.
The first event proposed is the "Census Count Drive Thru" that would take place on Saturday, September 12th and be held at the Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center Parking Lot from 9am to 1pm.
This event aims at targeting those hard to reach residents that have not already been accounted for by providing an enjoyable and interactive experience that promotes the importance of being counted within the City of Carson. City staff anticipates providing donuts and/or ice cream for residents who register on this day and a gift bag containing Census 2020 educational materials that explain the importance of being counted. These materials provide information on how to register online and/or with the assistance of a US Census Enumerator via the telephone.
The second event proposed is the "Census Count Caravan" that would take place on Friday, September 25th and consist of a multitude of cars driving through low-response Census tracks. That is, the caravan will parade through areas of homes, businesses and houses of worship that have NOT yet filled out their Census forms (based on live-data collected via 2020 Census) in an attempt to count the hardest-to-reach community members in the City of...

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