September 11, 2020
| 2:40 p.m.
Make Goleta Count swag bags. (Courtesy photo)
Come to the Goleta Farmers Market THIS Sunday to Get Your FREE Make Goleta Count Swag Bag and Check out the California Census Digital Truck
The city of Goleta is making a final push the last 19 days of Census 2020 to spread the message about how important it is to make sure everyone is counted before the Sept. 30 deadline.
Goletans can show their support for the Make Goleta Count campaign by coming to the Camino Real Marketplace Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.
The city will be giving out free Make Goleta Count swag bags with a sticker, pen, bookmark, stress ball and Census information card. The California Census Digital Truck will be there as well with staff handing out Census t-shirts. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
“We are hoping to see our Make Goleta Count swag out in the community to promote the importance of making sure everyone in our beautiful city is counted during this final stretch of Census 2020,” said Kelly Hoover, Goleta community relations manager.
“We hope you will come by and pick up one of the free bags we have prepared for our community members,” she said. “We thank you for your support of this effort to make sure everyone is counted in the days we have remaining before the deadline.”
The city reports that Goleta has surpassed its 2010 75% self-response rate, but in the 19 days left it aims to reach the final 25% of Goleta households that have not yet responded.
Here is how local residents can help Make Goleta Count. If you have not already done so, fill out your census. There are three ways to do so:
Online at ; by phone by calling 844-330-2020; or in person at Equalitech, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays in September.
Equalitech is at the Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave., Room 13B. The easiest way to access the site is by driving to the back of the building. Bilingual staff will be on hand to answer questions. Make Goleta Count swag bags will be at Equalitech as well.
It only takes a few minutes to answer the nine questions on the 2020 Census, and with all the uncertainties we face today, it is more important than ever that we all participate in the census to claim our fair share of resources and representation for the next decade.
The census helps inform funding for many programs and essential services that have been so critical during this time, such as hospitals, first responders, and nutrition programs. It also informs funding for housing and education programs, infrastructure and parks.
Learn more about the 2020 Census at .