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November 25, 2019


pat b

Thanks again Joe - great article. You nailed it, with everyone working around here, getting the adequate number of people hired is tough, even with this pay that's better than UBER/Lyft pay!!


Here's a bit of what is at stake with the census:

California is poised to lose a congressional seat for the first time in its history as a state, based on U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Monday that showed the nation’s growth continued to slow in 2019.

About 203,000 people left California in that period, a result of the state’s shifting migration patterns and economic strains that are making it harder to afford living here. (Ed: Or perhaps the declining quality of life for those who can afford to stay--or leave - might have something to do with it).

California’s potential loss in reapportionment, which will be determined by next year’s census count, would drop the state’s number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives from 53 to 52, said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.



It looks like I was premature with this census post--I should have held out for a Big Check from the County:-)

A contract with Storefront Political Media of San Francisco to motivate residents to complete the 2020 census will double to $600,000 if San Mateo County Supervisors go along Tuesday with a staff recommendation.



2020 Census suspends field operations because of coronavirus.

The U.S. Census Bureau suspended all employee field operations on Wednesday (today), citing concerns about coronavirus.


Just a heads-up, people. This week the US Census mailed out the little blue cards with your personal login codes on the front (under the barcode). They didn't exactly get explicit that you need that code to login and complete your questionaire, so if you thought it was just a reminder (or was a Planning Department notice of a project near you--it looks just like those blue cards), then go dig it out of the recycling bin.

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