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    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003

    Census - LUCA

    is your department responsible or involved in your fair community's LUCA effort ?
    if so, are you doing it by paper or GIS ?

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    Cyburbian WSU MUP Student's avatar
    Mar 2007
    Lowering the PCI in the Hills
    I work at a county and for the 2010 Census I was the lead in coordinating with our local cities, villages, and townships for LUCA that time around. For this iteration, our IT department is taking the lead and doing everything through the GIS portal for the communities that want us to do it for them. While we are a relatively large county with a lot of households, we haven't really experienced much population or household growth since 2010 and there have been no annexations or boundary changes so it should be a pretty straightforward process.

    I did sit through a LUCA presentation (as part of an introduction to new/changing Census programs) that somebody from the Census Bureau gave at a conference I was at last summer and I have to say that their GIS portal seemed like it would make the whole LUCA process much smoother than in years past, even for communities that have seen a lot of growth. I'd hate to have to use the paper maps if I was handling LUCA for a fast-growing community.

    Our office handled the Boundary Verification Program and coordinated education and outreach efforts for the 2010 Census and I imagine that I'll be the lead for that as we get further along. Thankfully, I still have about a year before those start gearing up.
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    Cyburbian dvdneal's avatar
    Jan 2009
    Remote command post at local bar
    I believe our GIS crew is doing it. I haven't seen or heard anything yet.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator NHPlanner's avatar
    Apr 1996
    New Hampshire
    I'm the main person for my community...but I'm utilizing our Regional Planning Commission for the heavy lifting and real work.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Cyburbian MD Planner's avatar
    May 2002
    On the corner of Walk and Don't Walk
    Our GIS people are doing it. I don't want to be anywhere near it. Sounds dreadful.
    He's a planner, he's a dreamer, he's a sordid little schemer,
    Seems to think that money grows on trees . . .

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    Cyburbian Coragus's avatar
    May 2002
    Between here and there
    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    is your department responsible or involved in your fair community's LUCA effort ?
    if so, are you doing it by paper or GIS ?
    I am my township's LUCA representative and I'll be doing it by GIS.

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    Cyburbian RandomPlanner's avatar
    Mar 2005
    Missing up north from the low country
    I'm so glad to not have to worry about LUCA this year; the GIS Department is handling it.

    In a past municipality, I was the point person and found a huge discrepancy of almost 20,000 people missing from our Census. It took me almost 2 years of red tape with the Census Bureau to get it resolved.
    How do I know you are who you think you are?

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