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File #: 2020-725    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/7/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action:
Title: CENSUS 2020 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Discussion


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CENSUS 2020 UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

At its September 1, 2020 City Council Meeting, the City Council allocated up to $40,000 to be used in the Carson Census 2020 and on September 15, 2020 approved an additional $20,000 for a total of $60,000 towards the Census outreach efforts. On October 6, 2020, based upon a federal court ruling that extended the census count to the end of the month, the City Council increased the Census Count allocation from $60,000 to $70,000. At that same meeting, the City Council asked the Census Ad Hoc Committee, comprised of Mayor Pro Tem Jim Dear and City Councilmember Jawane Hilton, to determine the most effective use of the remaining funds.
Over the last several months, the end date for the Census has been in a state of flux. During the summer, the federal government moved the date from October 31, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Subsequently, a Federal Judge ruled that the head count of every U.S. resident shall continue through the end of October. Shortly after, the Secretary of Commerce stated the 2020 Census will end on October 5, 2020. On October 13, 2020, The United States Supreme Court halted the 2020 Census Count while an appeal of the federal court decision is in process. The Census Bureau has now indicated that the deadline to register ends on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. (PST).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 73.8% of Carson residents have self-reported as of the date of this staff report.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

DISCUSS and PROVIDE direction regarding the Census Count 2020.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action that Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

The goal of the 2020 Census is to have a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 20...

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