|Section 2. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE/BERNALILLO COUNTY CENSUS 2020 4 COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE: a City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee is hereby created with the charge to ensure that every resident in the City of Albuquerque and the County of Bernalillo is counted in the 2020 Census. The Committee shall be an advisory committee to support the planning and implementation of local educational initiatives and creation and implementation of public outreach and publicity programs so as to increase community participation in the Census. The Complete Count Committee shall consist of no fewer than 12 members and one Chairperson. The total number of members must be an even number not including the chair person. The members and the chair shall be appointed jointly by the Chair of the Bernalillo County Commission and the Mayor of Albuquerque. The Mayor’s appointments shall be made with the advice and consent of the City Council and as provided in §2-6-1-3 (B) ROA 1994. The membership will be composed of representatives from a wide cross-section of the County and the City including but not limited to: |
• The Mayor or their Designated Representative,
• County of Bernalillo Commissioners,
• City Councilors,
• The County Manager or their representative,
• Before and after school programs,
• Childcare organizations, including preschool and 25 daycare especially those with consistent access to 26 children under 5,
• Chamber of Commerce and Business Groups,
• Community Organizations,
• Education Agencies including those with consistent 30 access to children under 5,
• Faith Based Organizations,
• Housing and Homelessness Organizations,
• Immigrant and Refugee Organizations,
• Multi-Cultural Groups,
• Neighborhood Organizations,
• New and Traditional Media Organizations,
• Senior Centers, Senior Housing, and Elder 7 Organizations,
• Social Service Agencies and Organizations,
• State, Local and Tribal Public Agencies,
• Tribal Agencies and Native American Organizations,
• Workforce Development Experts, and
• Youth Organizations.
The committee chairperson and committee members shall be appointed to serve for a term to continue through June 2020. The Chair of the County Commission and the Mayor may jointly remove a member of the Census 2020 Complete Count Committee for good cause that is stated in writing.
Section 3. CENSUS 2020 COMPLETE COUNT ACTION PLAN: It shall be the responsibility of the City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee to develop and implement an action plan that will include but is not limited to the following objectives:
(A) The Committee will utilize local knowledge, expertise and influence of each committee member to design and implement a census awareness action plan that includes but is not limited to the following:
• Actively encourage all County and City residents, especially hard- to-count communities, to respond to the Census, with the possible exception of a citizenship question,
• Actively encourage City and County residents to participate in events and initiatives that will raise the overall awareness of the 2020 Census and increase participation especially among the County’s and Albuquerque’s hard-to-count communities,
• Support the historical and traditional just and tolerant goals and ideals of the 2020 Census,
• Increase community participation in the Census by assisting the US Bureau of the Census in planning and conducting local initiatives,
• Lead activities promoting the 2020 Census awareness campaign,
• Assist the Bureau of the Census in design and implementation of a census awareness campaign targeted to the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County community,
• Bring together a cross-section of community leaders whose focus is 2020 Census awareness,
• Advocate to the United States Census Bureau for the expansion of the number of area offices, and adequate staffing of such facilities, in those areas of the City where there are significant populations of hard-to-count persons.
(B) The Committee’s activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Reviewing and creating posters, flyers, handouts, and materials for use by the media and others,
• Reviewing and creating materials for public service announcements through multiple media platforms, including print, radio, social media and television,
• Speaking at public forums, pop up events, neighborhood meetings, fraternal organizations, business organizations and schools, for the purpose of promoting and informing people of the Census,
• Reviewing and creating census messages in utility bills, grocery bags, monthly billing statements, payroll checks, at workplace staff assemblies and elsewhere,
• Promoting the use of Spanish language questionnaires and other language/translation/disability access materials as needed.
(C) To best implement the action plan the Committee shall form subcommittees organized by, at a minimum, hard to reach categories that will periodically report to the Committee.