To the editor:
I want to ensure that all residents in the Ossining-Croton-Briarcliff-Cortlandt Manor area are fully counted in CENSUS 2010.
The census is the cornerstone of local government and schools funding. Every person who is not counted leaves our community short $2,700 for each of the next 10 years—almost $30,000 will be lost in the forthcoming decade.
The census is mandated by the United States Constitution. The amount of money available in federal and state aid to local communities depends, in great part, on information that comes from the Census and as such this funding goes to support so many critical areas, including education, public transportation, road construction, hospital, nursing homes and other health service programs.
By now you should have received your Census 2010 questionnaire. If you haven’t, you will be receiving it by the end of this month. The questionnaire has only 10 questions and takes only a few minutes to fill out.
The importance of completing it cannot be overstated.
Please do your part and be counted!
Bill Burton, Legislator District 9
Editor’s note: For more information on the 2010 Census, please visit http://2010.census.gov/2010census/