November 1, 2019
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: With the 2020 Census on the horizon, Broward’s Complete Count Committee has been hard at work identifying trusted community members to motivate their neighbors to participate. To ensure a complete and accurate count of all Broward residents, the County has partnered with a local marketing firm to plan and implement a robust marketing campaign for reaching historically hard-to-enumerate communities. Last week, The Village Square, in partnership with Broward College and Florida Tax Watch, hosted a forum on the critical role cities, counties, and communities will play in achieving a complete count. There’s just too much at stake for anything less. #BrowardCounts
Looking ahead: With the 2020 Census just around the corner, localities across the U.S. are investing in the necessary infrastructure to ensure a complete count in their communities. Nowhere are the stakes higher than in Florida, the third largest and fourth fastest growing state in the country. Undercounts result in losses of millions, even billions, of dollars which Floridians are entitled to for schools, roads and highways, education, safety, and more. I applaud the League of Women Voters of Florida for recently encouraging Governor DeSantis to form a statewide complete census count effort, and I echo their sentiments. Make every Floridian count!