WATCH: Census Resolution to be Proposed at Brevard County Commission Meeting on Tuesday
By Chris Bonanno // February 10, 2020
County Commission meeting begins at 5 p.m. in Viera
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno speaks to Brevard County Government Communications Director Don Walker about the importance of the 2020 Census.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A proposed resolution supporting the efforts of local officials to have Brevard residents participate in the upcoming U.S. Census will be read at a meeting of the County Commission at the Brevard County Government Center in Viera on Tuesday.
The resolution, which will be read by commission member Bryan Lober, would commit the commissioners to work with the U.S. Census Bureau to:
• Support the goals and ideals for the 2020 census and disseminate 2020 Census information.
• Encourage all county residents to participate in events and initiatives that will raise the overall awareness of the 2020 Census and increase participation.
• Support Census takers as they help the county complete an accurate count.
• Strive to achieve a complete and accurate count of all persons within the county’s borders.
“The Census equates to a lot of federal money that comes to Brevard County,” said Brevard County Government Communications Director Don Walker.
“It’s based on population count and one of the most important things with the U.S. Census is that everybody that has property or homeownership in Brevard County is counted and that if you have people living in the home that they’re counted as well.”
The meeting begins at 5 p.m.
WATCH: The Census has been a cornerstone of our democracy since the first national count in 1790. It is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
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