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File #: 19-0551    Version: 1 Name: CM - Census
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Title: Recommendation to receive and file a presentation on the status of Census 2020 planning; and Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary documents and amendments, with the County of Los Angeles, to accept, expend, and administer County allocated funding, in the amount of $322,141, to support Census 2020 outreach efforts to Hard-To-Count (HTC) communities. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Attachments: 1. 061119-R-35sr&att.pdf, 2. 061119-R-35 PowerPoint.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to receive and file a presentation on the status of Census 2020 planning; and

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary documents and amendments, with the County of Los Angeles, to accept, expend, and administer County allocated funding, in the amount of $322,141, to support Census 2020 outreach efforts to Hard-To-Count (HTC) communities. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The decennial census is a point-in-time population and housing count of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas as of April 1st of each census year. Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates an enumeration of everyone residing in the U.S. every ten years. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens, and noncitizens. Population totals are due to the President by December 31st of the census year for reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and to the states one year from census day for redistricting, to define representative boundaries for congressional, state, and local legislative districts. Results of the decennial census also determine sampling frames (address lists) for the American Community Survey (ACS) and other Department of Commerce-Census Bureau (Census Bureau) surveys that, in turn, produce essential trend-data on the economy, housing, crime, poverty, unemployment, health, education, and other demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.

Decennial census data are also used as a basis to facilitate the distribution, directly and indirectly, of more than $675 billion in annual federal funds. These funds are received through 132 programs and delivered to states and local communities, providing them with essential resources for public safety, transportation, environmental protection, housing, health and human services, community and economic development, and education. The State of California (State) receives approximately $77 billion in fe...

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