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WHEREAS, the U.S. Census Bureau is required by Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution to conduct an accurate count of the population every ten years; and.
WHEREAS, census data also helps determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used in the redistricting of state legislatures, county boards of supervisors and city councils; and
WHEREAS, the decennial census is a huge undertaking that requires cross-sector collaboration and partnership in order to achieve a complete and accurate count; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Census Bureau is facing several challenges with the 2020 Census, which include declining response rates, technology changes, and fiscal constraints, thus supports from local government is critical; and
WHEREAS, the City of Beaufort, in partnership with other local governments, the State, businesses, and community organizations, is committed to ensuring every resident is counted; and
WHEREAS, in 2020, the census will be available online and residents are encouraged to participate;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Beaufort, South Carolina, recognizes the importance of the 2020 Census and supports participation in helping to ensure a complete, fair, and accurate count.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Beaufort to be affixed this 26th day