Less than Month Left to Make Goleta Count in the 2020 Census!

Come visit us at the Farmers Market on Sunday, September 13

We have less than one month left to make sure all of Goleta is counted in the 2020 Census. The closing date has been moved up to September 30, and we still have approximately 25% of households that need to respond. We need your help to get as close as we can to 100% participation. You can complete the census online at My2020Cenus.gov or over the phone or by calling 844-330-2020.

Mayor of Goleta Paula Perotte said, “We need to do everything possible to obtain Goleta’s fair share of vital health and safety services funding from Federal, State and County governments. For the next 10 years such funding will be based on the total number of Goletans counted by the September 30, 2020 deadline!”  She continued, “Census information is not shared with any other agency and completing the form for everyone in a household takes less than 10 minutes. Please be counted.”

We are also pleased to share that every Wednesday in September from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Equalitech is providing computer stations for community members to complete their census online. This will be a great asset for those that do not have access to a computer or internet. Equalitech staff are Bilingual and will be available to answer questions about the census. Equalitech is located in Room 13B in the back of the Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue). If you go, please follow COVID-19 health guidelines – wear a face covering and stay six feet apart from others.

Also, come visit us at the Camino Real Farmers Market on Sunday, September 13, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We will be there to answer questions about the census and pass out Make Goleta Count swag. Look for the large California Census digital truck parked at the Camino Real Marketplace.  Again, COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

As a reminder, now that Census workers are going door to door to contact households who have not responded, the City wants to remind the community to be aware of potential scams.  Census workers, who are hired locally, all have a census ID and briefcase with the census logo, and wear a protective mask and gloves. Their ID can be verified online at www.census.gov/cgi-bin/main/email.cgi.

Learn more about the 2020 Census at www.CityofGoleta.org/Census2020. The City of Goleta is proud to be a part of the Complete Count Committee which is working together to make sure EVERYONE counts in Santa Barbara County.