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City of Tallahassee, Leon County urge census participation

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 17:23:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — City and county leaders partnered with Florida Tax Watch Wednesday to urge community members to participate in the 2020 census.

Federal grant programs distribute $700 billion using census data. And if Florida is under represented on the census, it could cost the state millions of dollars.

That's why Tallahassee and Leon County each allocated $10,000 for a public outreach program called the Complete Count Committee. The goal is to encourage people to participate in areas that historically don't complete the census.

"It matters in Tallahassee. We are the Capitol City, we are the capitol county, we are the 8th largest city in Florida, and we're going to make sure we make a difference and have an accurate count," said Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey.