The census

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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:37 pm

It’s time again. Cities and counties address it with a variety of approaches. Some just let it come and go. Others prioritze it and that’s the way it should be.

Census numbers determine for the next 10 years how a community will qualify for various state and federal programs.

To some individuals, the census is a new experience. With new experiences, the response can be avoidance. That is the last thing community leaders want.

The issue of immigrants and diversity will be an important part of the count. Communities who embrace it will benefit and those benefits will continue for the next decade.

To have a successful count, it will take a total community effort.