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SANDAG Seeks Public Input On 2020 Census Outreach

Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment through July 12

San Diego County CA— The SANDAG 2020 Census Complete Count Stakeholder Working Group met for the first time last week to discuss strategies to support historically hard-to-count communities and encourage participation in the 2020 Census.

The working group consists of six voting members and more than a dozen advisory members, representing a variety of community-based organizations and local jurisdictions throughout the San Diego region. The committee will meet regularly up until December 2020 to discuss and guide Census outreach efforts for the region.

SANDAG is responsible for coordinating 2020 Census outreach and public education efforts alongside local jurisdictions and Count Me 2020, a coalition of more than 100 community-based organizations led by United Way of San Diego County.

One of the first actions of the newly-formed committee is to review and recommend a strategic plan for adoption by the SANDAG Board of Directors. The strategic plan will guide 2020 Census outreach efforts and outline the allocation of $1.56 million in funding from the California Complete Count Office. The draft strategic plan is available at sandag.org/2020CensusWG for public comment through Friday, July 12, at 5 p.m.

The draft strategic plan and funding allocation strategy will be discussed at the next working group meeting on Thursday, July 11, at 9 a.m. held at SANDAG.

SANDAG, Count Me 2020, and partner agencies are committed to working together toward a complete and accurate count to support the 2020 Census, which will determine future representation and funding for the region.

To view the draft strategic plan and learn how to submit comments, visit sandag.org/2020CensusWG. The draft strategic plan will be available in Spanish soon.