PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

12/9/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 120919
Subject:
City of Long Beach to Host State Census Joint Informational Hearing
Contact:
Kevin Lee
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Office of the City Manager
562.570.6811
Kevin.Lee@longbeach.gov




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The City of Long Beach will host a State Census Joint Informational Hearing at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the City’s Bob Foster Civic Chambers (411 W. Ocean Blvd.). The City also has been selected to present 2020 Census education and outreach strategies by the State Assembly and Senate’s Census 2020 select committees. 

“We are looking forward to sharing the important work that is being done in and around the city to ensure that everyone is counted in the 2020 Census,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The Census must be a top priority next year.”

The purpose of the hearing is to highlight Census efforts in Los Angeles and Orange counties to the two state Census committees. Members from both the Assembly Select Committee on the Census and Senate Select Committee on 2020 United States Census will be in attendance. Confirmed individuals include Senators Tom Umberg and Richard Pan, who chair the State Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census, and Assemblymember Marc Berman, who chairs the Select Committee on the Census for the California State Assembly.  

The public hearing will consist of four discussion panels, comments from the public and comments from the Senate Committee. The community is encouraged to attend and participate.  

The four discussion panels will cover:  

  • Local government outreach  
  • Community-based organization outreach  
  • Education outreach 
  • State support for local efforts and federal recruitment status  

As host, the City will present on their current and planned outreach efforts. 

“It’s important that we work as a community to spread the word about the Census and make sure everyone is counted,” said Deputy City Manager Kevin Jackson. 

The 2020 Census marks the first time residents will have the option to respond online. The traditional response options, by phone and by mail, will continue to be available. Long Beach has been working with City departments and external partners to develop a citywide outreach plan with a focus on hard-to-count communities that will educate residents about the importance of the Census and encourage them to respond.

For more information about the 2020 Census, the community is encouraged to visit www.longbeach.gov/census.  

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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