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State Census Commission holding hearing in Buffalo Thursday

New York State's Complete Count Commission will be in Buffalo Thursday as part of a statewide effort to ensure a full count in the 2020 Census.

The commission is holding a public hearing at 5 p.m. at Waterfront Elementary School, 95 Fourth St.

The commission will be explaining the upcoming Census count to residents and community leaders, and also hearing testimony from individuals and groups with ideas on ways to ensure everyone in Buffalo is counted.

Anyone interested in testifying must register through the commission website at www.ny.gov/content/register-public-comment-slot .

Mayor Byron W. Brown, who is on the state's Complete Count Commission, talked about the importance of a full census count Wednesday when introducing members of the Buffalo Count Us In 2020 Committee.

The Census helps determine congressional representation in Washington, as well as the amount of federal grants communities such as Buffalo receive, Brown said.

Additional information on the Census is available on the city website, www.buffalony.gov.

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