Friday, February 8, 2019

Census Count Committee

Apparently we are worried that we will not get a complete count of the Carbondale population in the 2020 census. It is important in that, not only does the census determine how many representatives in the House the state will get, and based on population trends, Illinois will lose a couple and downstate will probably get redistricted resulting in more counties under one representative, but it also helps determine how much federal funding the region will get. The apportioning of funds gets determined, in many cases, by the population size. Ergo, even with the decline in the number of students at SIUC, if the census shows a growth in Carbondale residents, it will be easier for the city to make a solid case for more grants and funding

Census Complete Count Committee AGENDA
February 13, 2019,
 1:00 p.m. Room 103- Carbondale Civic Center
1. Introductions
2. Recap of the first meeting
3. Goals of the Committee
 4. Future Meetings
5. General Discussion
 6. Adjourn 

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