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New York City Council Wants 2010 Census Extension

Will this be another effort of New York City Mayor Michael “Third Term” Bloomberg trying to avoid regulations and change them to meet his favor?


On Monday, April 19 at 10 AM in Council Chambers, the Committees on Community Development, Governmental Operations and Civil Rights will hold a joint hearing on NYC’s Census 2010 efforts and a resolution sponsored by Council Members Vann and Brewer. The resolution calls upon the U.S. Census Bureau to extend and/or reopen its April 15 deadline for accepting “mail-in” census forms and to keep both its Questionnaire Assistance Centers and Be Counted Sites open for an additional 30 days.

In New York City, only 56 percent of households have returned their census form to date. New York City has a uniquely hard-to-count population because of its large immigrant population, diversity in housing and areas of concentrated poverty. Brooklyn is performing the worst of the city’s boroughs with a response rate of only 51 percent.

There have been several reports of households receiving multiple census forms, receiving the form late or receiving no form at all.

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One Response to “New York City Council Wants 2010 Census Extension”

  1. Marc Jones Says:

    (NYC)I’ve had a bad experience with trying to work for the Census so far. I was contacted by the Census 2 weeks ago with a part-time job offer for a Numerator position. They informed me that I would receive a call last week with the location of the training (training begins today 4/27). I called Friday and they told gave me a direct # to the Field Services office. I called them and received a vm stating to call back on MOnday. I called yesterday and they said to leave a message and they will call people through the evening with the details. Today comes and no call. I call the line several time and get the same message but now the mailbox is full. Now I called again and the message states they have over booked the training and are working to resolve the issue. They also had no ETA on the resolution. This has been ridiculous to say the least.