Census returns falling short in Monte...

Census returns falling short in Monterey County

There are 8 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Apr 1, 2010, titled Census returns falling short in Monterey County. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Government officials said fewer than a third of Monterey County households have returned their census forms as of Tuesday - a jump from previous weeks, but still far lower than the desired 50 percent or more.

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Tony

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#1 Apr 1, 2010
Well judging by all the overgrown lawns in front of foreclosed homes thanks to all the rain, the Census my be accurate!

And, a little off subject, Renters you can buy a house in Salinas and pay $680 a month far, far , far cheaper than the rip off rents these crooks are charging!
litzie

Salinas, CA

#2 Apr 1, 2010
A vast number of homes on the Monterey Peninsula are second (possibly third) residences for the uber-wealthy. Perhaps these "entitled" individuals don't feel it's necessary to complete a Census Form.
Bob Loblaw

Salinas, CA

#3 Apr 1, 2010
Gee, do you think it might have anything to do with the intrusive nature of the "census" forms? I, for one, will only be answering the first question. How many people live here? All the other questions fall under the category of NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!

BTW my "race" is HUMAN.
gopher

Salinas, CA

#4 Apr 1, 2010
So, for that press conference they're holding today, why aren't any White community leaders invited? Oh, right. That'd be racist.
Random Thought

San Francisco, CA

#5 Apr 1, 2010
Because Monterey County is divided into the have and have nots. The ones that haven't or won't return the forms don't need anymore money. They're doing very well thank you very much and don't much care for any assistance the rest of the population may need to survive.
El Viejo

AOL

#6 Apr 1, 2010
Only a third of Monterey County residents have mailed the Census forms in ?

Well ?

Could it be that the other two thirds of the Monterey County residents are illegals and gang bangers ? After all, the entire Salinas valley is loaded with them !

Since: Mar 09

Monterey Peninsula, CA

#7 Apr 1, 2010
The form asked how many people are living at your address AS OF APRIL 1ST. I bet a lot of people took that to mean they weren't supposed to return the form until on or after April 1st, hence the low response rate up through March 31st. Let's see what the response rate is next week.

-Mr. Toy
www.montereypeninsula.info
Observer

Marina, CA

#8 Apr 1, 2010
The Salinas Census Office covers Monterey and San Benito Counties. Recently three of the six area managers have left under questionable circumstances. Perhaps the untimely need for reorganization locally has led to these poor results. With so much at stake for our communities, I'd like to see this matter investigated. What the hell is going on here ???

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