Join us on March 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park (170 S. Kellogg Avenue) for a fun-filled day and opportunity to learn about Census 2020! Make Goleta Count Day / Haz Que Cuente Goleta (Día de Promocíon) is for the whole family. There will be games, raffle prizes, food (for purchase), music, census information, and key speakers. City staff will also be on hand to answer questions to help make sure everyone completes his/her census. Spanish interpretation will be available. View the event flyer here.
Households will receive an invitation in the mail from the U.S. Census Bureau in mid-March. It will have instructions on how to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or using a paper copy. The City of Goleta wants 100% participation from our residents in order for Goleta to receive proper funding for important programs and services we value and depend on. In addition to helping our community get its fair share of federal funds, the census creates jobs, helps plan for the future, and supports public safety and emergency preparedness. An undercount could result in a loss of money for the next ten years! Census results will also play a role as Goleta moves to district elections in 2022. Learn more about the 2020 census here.
We are also inviting everyone to the March 3 City Council meeting where Council will recognize the 2020 Census as an important event in the community, and we will share our Census 2020 Make Goleta Count video for the first time. Join us at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B), for this special event.
Tell your Family, friends, neighbors and co-workers that we all need to work together to Make Goleta Count!