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File #: 54496    Version: Name: Establishing an Ad Hoc Complete Count Committee and making a commitment to work with the Census Bureau to ensure a complete count of City of Madison residents in the 2020 Census.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2019 In control: Planning Division
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 2/26/2019
Enactment date: 3/1/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00160
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Establishing an Ad Hoc Complete Count Committee and making a commitment to work with the Census Bureau to ensure a complete count of City of Madison residents in the 2020 Census.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. 54496 v1.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the establishment of an ad hoc Complete Count Committee to work with the Census Bureau for the 2020 Census. The committee will be comprised of 11 members with representation from UW-Madison, the Madison Metropolitan School District, residents representative of those typically undercounted, and a member of the Common Council Executive Committee, to be appointed by the Mayor, subject to Common Council confirmation. The 2019 Adopted Operating Budget includes $75,000 for 2019 expenses associated with Complete Count activities. The total cost of the Complete Count is contingent upon the $75,000 appropriation remaining in the 2020 Adopted Budget for 2020 expenses. No additional City appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Establishing an Ad Hoc Complete Count Committee and making a commitment to work with the Census Bureau to ensure a complete count of City of Madison residents in the 2020 Census.
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WHEREAS, the U.S. Census Bureau is required by the U.S. Constitution to conduct a count of all persons living in the United States of America; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison is committed to ensuring every resident of the City is counted; and,

WHEREAS, federal and state funding is allocated to communities and decisions are made on matters of national and local importance based, in part, on census data; and,

WHEREAS, census data helps determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is necessary for accurate and fair redistricting of state legislative seats, county board districts and city council districts; and,

WHEREAS the information collected by the census is confidential and protected by law; and,

WHEREAS the Census count requires extensive work that necessitates local partners to ensure a complete and accurate count; and,

WHEREAS a united voice from business, government, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, educators, media, and others will enab...

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