WHEREAS,     the decennial Census serves as the basis for the reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the redrawing of legislative district boundaries in the Virginia General Assembly and is the foremost method of gathering information about our nation and our community; and


WHEREAS,     census population totals are used to determine the annual distribution of billions of dollars in federal, state and local funds for major programs in areas such as transportation, education, community and health services, and housing; and


WHEREAS,     the Census is also used to help determine where to locate roads, schools, day care centers, senior citizen centers, libraries and other facilities and is used to make decisions concerning business growth and jobs; and


WHEREAS,     the Census reaches every population group from long time residents to the most recent immigrants, every age group from newborn to centenarian and every social class, racial and ethnic group; and


WHEREAS,     the County of Albemarle has a significant interest in working with regional entities and community partners in ensuring a full and accurate count for the upcoming Census 2010;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all the residents of Albemarle County, does hereby endorse the formation of a regional Complete County Committee in partnership with the City of Charlottesville charged with working with community and business organizations, the faith community, and organizations serving our diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural population to encourage full participation in the 2010 Census.


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