From The Dallas Morning News city hall blog:
Dallas Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano has been named to an advisory committee that will work on the 2010 census.
Medrano will serve as vice chairman of a committee that provides advice on the design and implementation of the census, according to a city press release.
The census has long been a source of political tension, particularly when it comes to getting an accurate count of minority communities. Such counts determine the allocation of vast amounts of federal dollars.
Medrano, whose family has long been tied to Dallas Democratic politics, said in a prepared statement that she wants “to make sure everyone across the country and especially in Dallas are counted in the 2010 census.”
“Twenty organizations are represented on the 2010 Census Advisory Committee, including data users and experts in the statutory and constitutional uses of decennial census data. The committee membership also includes ex-officio members representing the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives,” the release stated.