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U.S. Census in Georgia

March 29, 2019

State of Georgia

The State of Georgia created a website for the 2020 Census with several sections featuring essential information for local officials.

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2020 Census Integrated Partnership and Communications (IPC) Program

March 29, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has created the Integrated Partnership and Communications (IPC) program to convey the importance of the 2020 Census nationwide.

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2020 Census Complete Count Committees

March 29, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau provides assistance to local officials in their efforts to create Complete Count Committees (CCC).

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2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study

March 26, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The 2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study (CBAMS) intends to show how  to reach all populations, including segments that are historically hard to count, and which types of messages may be most effective.

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Outdated Software Can Expose Cities to Cyberattacks

CitySmart by Sophicity

March 25, 2019

Michael Chihlas, Network Infrastructure Consultant

Over the past few months, various news items continue to emerge about municipalities opening themselves up to data incidents and cyberattacks from outdated software. For example, 200 Vermont municipalities using New England Municipal Resource Center (NEMRC) software had the personal information of city employees and citizens exposed by a security vulnerability from unpatched software.

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Local Tools to Address Housing Affordability: A State-By-State Analysis

March 22, 2019

National League of Cities

Every person in every city across America wants a safe, affordable place to call home, but for too many people across the country, that vision is not available. That is why the National League of Cities (NLC) has made it a priority to support local leaders’ efforts to identify and implement local housing solutions.

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The High Cost of Undervaluing Older Talent

The High Cost of Undervaluing Older Talent

March 22, 2019

Route 50

With the focus on the problems recruiting and retaining talented young people, especially in high-demand fields, it sometimes seems as if government has forgotten its older workers. But that would be a serious and costly mistake.

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Cities Count: Preparing for the 2020 Census

Cities Count: Preparing for the 2020 Census

March 19, 2019

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities supports local leaders as they prepare for the upcoming 2020 Census. This website contains links to a municipal action guide as well as a checklist, timeline, talking points and other information.

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Counting for Dollars 2020: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds

March 19, 2019

George Washington Institute of Public Policy

George Washington University's Counting for Dollars 2020 research project seeks to identify each federal program that geographically distributes financial assistance based, in whole or part, on data derived from the decennial census, and to ascertain the connection between census accuracy and the equitable distribution of funds to states and local areas.

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Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities

Mapping Hard to Count (HTC) Communities

March 19, 2019

CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research

The City University of New York (CUNY) has developed a map of hard-to-count (HTC) communities to highlight areas of the country whose populations had low mail return rates for the 2010 Census. The map helps organizations that are working to make sure these hard-to-count areas and populations are fully counted to ensure a fair and accurate census.

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Final 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations

Final 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations

March 19, 2019

Federal Register

This U.S. Census Bureau notification contains residence criteria used to determine where people are counted during each decennial census as well as guidelines for  specific populations, such as military personnel, college students, people in correctional facilities, and people experiencing homelessness.

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U.S. Census Bureau Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM)

March 18, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau depends on local government officials to communicate the importance of every household responding. To help communities tailor their outreach efforts that encourage residents to return their completed census forms, the agency designed the nationwide Response Outreach Area Mapper that displays the predicted mail-in reply rates by census tract.

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Cities Build Community with Urban Gardens

March 15, 2019

In Georgia, agriculture isn’t limited to rural areas—several metro cities are introducing innovative ways for their residents and visitors to experience the benefits of gardening and food production within city limits. As de­fined by Greensgrow, urban farming is growing or producing food in a city or heavily populated town or munici­pality.
 

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‘Georgia Grown’ Much More than a Catchphrase

March 14, 2019

Gale Horton Gay

 When Georgia was in the na­tional spotlight during Super Bowl LIII this past January, the focus was on the state’s hospi­tality, entertainment and, of course, the tremendous food and unique gifts. 

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Fixing Funding by the Mile: A Primer and Analysis of Road User Charge Systems

March 12, 2019

National League of Cities

In this report, the National League of Cities explores how road user charge (RUC) systems can become a practical funding alternative to keep up with the nation’s transportation mobility projects.

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