SANTA MARIA Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, and Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be hosting a town hall event Monday in Santa Maria to discuss the importance of the 2020 Census.
Invitations to complete the 2020 Census will be sent to homes across the country next month. The survey will help decide the fate of billions of dollars that will impact local schools, roads, housing, jobs, hospitals, public works and more. The census will also ensure fair and accurate representation for communities, making it imperative that every person is counted, according to officials.
The town hall is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Ethel Pope Auditorium at Santa Maria High School, 901 S. Broadway. Mr. Carbajal and Mr. Padilla will answer questions on the importance of the census, how to participate, what is done with responses, census hiring opportunities and more.