Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Census 2010

This morning we kicked off Los Angeles's year-long campaign to raise awareness about the upcoming census count. Our city departments are developing comprehensive plans to reach out to every resident in collaboration with the county and other neighboring cities.

Why is the census so important? The data from the census helps inform important decisions such as how much federal and state funding we will get for education, senior programs, new roads, emergency food and shelter programs, and much more.

Los Angeles's population is usually undercounted. According to the Mayor's Office,
Los Angeles lost an estimated $206 million in state and federal funding for public and community services in the last 10 years.

So talk to your friends and neighbors about the census and help us make sure everyone gets counted!