Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Trouble with the Census

Only 54 percent of city residents were counted in the 2000 census which caused the city to lose millions in federal funding, an official from the Philadelphia Regional Census Center told City Council Monday night.

As a result, the city lost funds from 31 federal programs, according to Richard Sumter, partnership specialist for the Philadelphia Regional Census Center. Some of theses services include school lunch programs, senior citizen centers and new construction for highways and hospitals.

Sumter stressed the importance of city residents' participation in the 2010 census so that federal funds can get shifted back to the city.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a city newsletter again to get to the residents that do not attent council meetings. Explaining things to them.
Public relations?

January 27, 2010 5:48 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of the legal and illegal immigrants will not want to participate, fearful of the INS. Many of the rentals have more people living there than codes allow. Some are wanted by the law. There are other reasons that people who live in C-ville do not want to be counted. People in poverty and crime do all they can to avoid government recognition.

February 3, 2010 7:50 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, but in a way Coatesville has become a textbook experiment in the effects of illegal aliens on a communiy. The burden thay place on Coatesville's infrastructure is clearly unsustainable, and throwing government money at the issue will change nothing.

I want my old Coatesville back.

February 4, 2010 8:41 AM 

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