Santa Maria census workshops target community education, city funding

city of Santa Maria just wrapped up its workshop to teach residents the importance of accurate reporting on the 2020 census the census is important of the city because it helps determine funding for the city County Schools and nonprofit organizations city official has also got rid of some misconceptions about the census people’s personal information is not shared it is not released with other agencies in fact under constitutional law it is kept confidential for 70 years city officials say if they are undercounted that the community might not get the proper share of funding for important services this could impact job training emergency services roads schools and hospitals

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