The City of Santa Maria is asking for the public’s help to make sure it has the correct count on the 2020 Census.
City leaders will hold two workshops at the public library this week.
They’ll explain how important the census will be in determining funding for the city and its programs. The city says the census can impact funding for the city, county, schools, and non-profit organizations.
If the city is under-counted, the community may not receive the proper share of funding for important services including job training, emergency services, roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, and redistricting of elective districts.
The workshops, which are called Complete Count Committee meetings, will be held on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Shepard Hall.
Spanish translation will be provided.