The Commerce City Council is slated to discuss and possibly pass a resolution supporting the formation of a committee to raise local awareness of the 2010 United States Census.

The council received a presentation regarding the census from Pat McCoy, a partnership specialist for the United States Census Bureau during the July 7 meeting.

At that meeting, McCoy recommended that the council pass a resolution in support of the 2010 Census and establish a committee consisting of local individuals to educate the community about the importance of the census.

If formed, the committee will emphasize the importance of the 2010 Census as it pertains to appropriate apportionment, redistricting and the redistribution of funds.

The committee will also reach out to populations that are hard to count, including renters, immigrants, poverty, post office box recipients, those living in crowded houses and non-English speaking individuals.

The 2010 Census will count all individuals living within the United States, regardless of their citizenship status.

McCoy has presented the same information to the Hunt County Commissioners Court and Greenville City Council.

The council will also:

• Receive the quarterly financial report;

• Discuss the city charter amendment process and consider a motion appointing members to the Charter Review Committee; and

• Conduct a public hearing and consider a resolution authorizing a conditional use application for the property located at 1116 Main Street for use as a welfare or health center within the Corridor Zoning District.

The council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, located at 1119 Alamo.

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