Brentwood firefighters are knocking on doors starting this week with the hope of getting information from the final few thousand residents who have not been counted so far in the 2018 Special Census.
The census launched in August and to date 35,551 residents, or about 88% of the city’s current certified population, have responded. The current certified population is 40,401.
The city is hoping to have every citizen counted by January 2018.
“It is very important that the City of Brentwood obtain an accurate count of every citizen,” City Manager Kirk Bednar said. “Brentwood receives money from the state government based on population. We want to make sure our residents receive the most city services possible. Please help us, to help you.”
Every person counted is worth almost $125 from the state to the city for services like police, fire, parks, and public works, etc.
Firefighters will be arriving in neighborhoods in a fire truck and knocking on doors of those households who have not yet responded to census requests by mail or electronically. The firefighters will have on uniforms with Brentwood identification. Door-to-door visits could occur Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Current projections suggest that Brentwood’s population has increased since the 2015 Special Census.
Residents may visit the City’s website to complete the form online.
What to expect during a visit:
- A knock at your door and only two questions
- How many people live in your home?
- What are their complete first and last names? (initials are not accepted)