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File #: 21-0524    Name: Complete Count Final Report
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/3/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Final Report of the Alexandria Complete Count Committee for the 2020 U.S. Census.
Attachments: 1. 21-0524_Attachment 1 Final Report of the Complete Count Committee, 2. 21-0524_Attachment 2 Work Program and Members of the Complete Count Committee, 3. 21-0524_Attachment 3 Partnership Organizations, 4. 21-0524_Attachment 4 ACT for Alexandria Summary Report of Census Support, 5. 21-0524_Attachment 5 Alexandria Library Summary Report of Activities, 6. 21-0524_Attachment 6 Resolution in Support of an Accurate 2020 Census without the Citizenship Question, 7. 21-0524_Attachment 7 Letter to the US Census Bureau on the Effect of US Census Differential Privacy on the City of Alexandria, 8. 21-0524_Attachment 8 Letter to U.S. Senate Requesting Census Deadline Extension, 9. 21-0524_Attachment 9 Examples of Print Materials
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 6, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Final Report of the Alexandria Complete Count Committee for the 2020 U.S. Census.
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ISSUE: Summary of activities of the Alexandria Complete Count Committee established by City Council through Resolution No. 2867 to promote the 2020 U.S. Census.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

1. Receive this Final Report from the Alexandria Complete Count Committee summarizing outreach activities; and

2. Commend the members of the Committee and the Complete Count Partners for their work resulting in a Complete Count for Alexandria.

BACKGROUND: The 2020 Alexandria Complete Count Committee, chaired by Councilman Canek Aguirre, was comprised of 52 members including residents, representatives from non-profit and community partners, and City and Alexandria City Public School (ACPS) staff. In its role to encourage all Alexandria residents to participate in the 2020 Census, Committee members worked with staff to develop and implement an outreach strategy focused especially on communities that have been historically undercounted.

As a result of the Committee's efforts, Alexandria reached a Complete Count - 100% of households in the city were counted in the 2020 Census - a huge accomplishment in the best of circumstances.

The Committee's attached final report details their activities leading to this achievement.

DISCUSSION: Throughout the course of the last 18-months, the City responded to several issues that could have potentially threatened an accurate count in Alexandria, endangering representational democracy as well as jeopardizing the City's ability to provide programs and services to its residents.

The City Attorney's Office took action on the City's behalf through the following:

* Reached out ...

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