January news updates

News from Sandy

The 2020 Census is just around the corner, and it’s vital that all residents of Lake County are counted. Census population data is used to determine the distribution of about $675 billion in federal funding to states and local communities.

For every person not counted, Lake County loses out in approximately $1,400 per person per year in federal funding. That money goes to support local schools, health care services, housing, infrastructure and much more. Right now, the census is in need of temporary workers in Lake County to help ensure a complete count. Learn more and find out how to apply below.

You may have read that about two weeks ago, an elementary school in Lake County was vandalized with swasitkas spray painted on the school wall and playground. I was deeply saddened to learn this. Whenever there are instances like this, it is incumbent upon all of us to speak out and denounce them, and remind people that those messages go against the very core of our values.  As you’ll read below, the Lake County Board passed a resolution at our last meeting affirming that Lake County embraces diversity and that all people are welcome here. 

Every month, I report out to my colleagues, and I've included the January Report here for your reference. I hope you will take a moment to read about some of things we are working toward to improve the quality of life in Lake County and to ensure that our government is being efficient with your tax dollars.

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