Greetings from the Mayor’s office: This week, I will be asking each council member to nominate a person to serve on the Complete Count Committee (CCC). The US Census Bureau will conduct a count of all households in 2020. Our local CCC volunteers will help promote all census related activities in this community and will be working with our city’s Business and Economic Development and Government Relations firm, EMC Strategy Group, LLC, to help ensure that every city district has an accurate count of all residents.
Having an accurate count of all residents is of upmost importance. Census results impact federal funding, federal programs, federal and state legislative representation, and transportation dollars. This count will also impact funding for education, infrastructure, economic development, farming subsides, US Army Corp of Engineers projects, and most important, support for small businesses. In a nutshell, an accurate count ensures that a community gets its fair share of federal dollars.
If any of you would like to volunteer to be a member of the CCC, please email me or your council rep and let us know. A short form will be provided for you to be filled out. EMC Strategy Group, Ernie and Janice Gonzales, and the CCC volunteers will have their first meeting in March.
Until next week…….best regards.
TRAVIS HALL is the Mayor of Pleasanton. You may E-mail him at mayor@ pleasantontx.gov.