BAYONNE, NJ - With Bayonne undergoing a “major period of growth,” city leaders, led by Mayor Jimmy Davis, are already taking steps to ensure that the growing population is reflected in Census 2020.

On Wednesday, Davis announced in a statement, the City of Bayonne will hold a kickoff meeting for the once a decade count in Council Chambers at Bayonne City Hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

“Getting a complete count for Bayonne’s population for 2020 is vitally important,” Davis said. “Many federal and state aid program for cities are based on population size.”

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Failing to count the population accurately, Davis added, can have a decade-long impact on the receipt of dollars to fund schools, repair roads, and take on other projects that draw from the city’s coffers. According to reports, $25 trillion will be distributed to communities across the nation through key government programs including those for child health, education, housing, and road construction over 10 years following the count.

Bayonne’s Public Information Officer Joseph E. Ryan will reprise his role of Bayonne’s liaison to the Census Bureau for Census 2020, a spot he has filled in both of the last two census counts, in 2000 and 2010, can will chair Bayonne’s Complete Count Committee.