After due consideration and comprehensive discussions, the City of Goleta has decided to postpone its Make Goleta Count Day/ Haz Que Cuente Goleta (Día de Promocíon) event scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park. The decision was made in an abundance of precaution following California Governor Gavin Newsom’s order and Gathering Guidelines issued today from the California Department of Public Health. We appreciate everyone who partnered with us and who was a part of spreading the word about the timely, informative and fun event we had planned. Our hope is that we can re-schedule for a date in the future. We will be sure to keep you posted.
Households will receive an invitation in the mail from the U.S. Census Bureau in mid to late March. It will have instructions on how to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or using a paper copy. The following items are at stake for Goleta if there is an undercount in the 2020 census:
- District election boundaries
- Loss of revenue for TEN years
- Federal funding for Community Development Block Grants
- Library funding
- Gas tax related revenue for road repairs
- Special funding based on population
Watch our Make Goleta Count video, which debuted at the March 3, 2020, City Council meeting.
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. Learn more about the 2020 census here.