Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Census

Lame Pol Lame.

I know, it's a lame post. But I really do want to encourage everyone to fill out and return the census form they received last week. I just did, it was completely underwhelmingly easy and short.

I hate the notion of filling out the census to get "my fair share" of other peoples money. It's an irresponsible way to think about how government services are distributed, but at least the data is useful.

We (downtowners) need to see the fruits of our labor and know how many people actually are as crazy as we are to think that a compacted living space around many more people is preferable to the 'burbs.

Encourage everyone one you know, owners, renters, squatters, everyone to fill it out and send it back. Not so that big brother can follow you, but so that we can have a reliable head count for base-lining future growth needs.

Thank you for your time and attention.


Robert said...

Thanks for the nudge Pol. I just filled mine out and it literally took 3 minutes.

B said...


Just kidding. My census envelope said it was against the law NOT to fill it out. So I will be filling mine out.

Anonymous said...

I still haven't gotten a form. I guess they'll have to come see me in person.

Kevin said...

Yep, took about five minutes. And just in time for me to move closer to downtown in four months.

Beaker said...

The Census is totally cool.