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Albany Mayor: Time Running Out To #BeCounted

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The City of Albany is issuing a last-call for residents to complete the U.S. Census.

According to an update issued Wednesday by Mayor Kathy Sheehan, only 54.4 percent of city residents have been counted in the Census with one week left.

"Every single person that we don't count will cost us, over the 10 years of the census, $20 to $25,000."

Sheehan says neighborhoods with significantly lower responses this year in comparison to 2010 are: Sheridan Hollow, Ten Broeck Triangle, Arbor Hill, Warehouse District, Washington Sq., Beverwyck, West Hill, Sherman St. & Lexington Ave. areas, Downtown, Pine Hills, University Heights, Park South, Lincoln Park, South End and Pastures.

You can be counted online by going to http://my2020Census.gov.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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