NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Marion County and Buena Vista are initiating an update to their joint comprehensive plan. This effort is an attempt to identify overall community and economic development needs and opportunities, establish community goals, identify preferred land uses and develop a five-year work program to address the issues. A town hall meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 9th, 2020, in the commissioners meeting room of the courthouse annex, 100 East Burkhalter Avenue, Buena Vista, to begin the process of gathering public input for the updated plan.
Census Day is April 1, 2020! Make sure you are counted!
The Census is a questionnaire that asks about the number of people living in the United States. Knowing the number of people in a city, county, or the whole state allows for the planning of day-to-day operations, the future, and even emergencies.
The personal information that you provide on the Census form is protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code. It sets the fines and prison penalties (up to a fine of $250,000 and 5 years in federal prison) for the illegal taking, sharing, or use of private information. In addition, “The 72-Year Rule” was set under Public Law 95-416. The rule states that after 72 years, the Census information can be released to the general public. Records from the 2020 Census will be released in the year 2092.
The questions on the 2020 Census will ask how many people live in the residence; if the home is rented, owned, or other; and a phone number to contact you only in the case of official Census Bureau business.
To view the sample 2020 Census questionnaire, click HERE. To view the online 2020 Census questionnaire, watch the U.S. Census Bureau’s video to the left.