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Census Bureau Agrees to Updated San Fernando Valley Report

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

At the request of Congressman Brad Sherman (Sherman Oaks), the U.S. Census Bureau agreed to issue a new San Fernando Valley Report. The Report, to be released in November 2008, will offer a more current demographic snapshot of the San Fernando Valley using 2007 American Community Survey data. The new report will continue to help local community organizations, businesses, and government leaders make better informed decisions.

"I want to thank the Census Bureau for agreeing to provide a new report on the Valley. Having this specific data helps us fight for the Valley's fair share of funding from Sacramento and Washington, DC, and offers revealing information about the Valley's rich cultural diversity, as well as the challenges facing many Valley families and homeowners," said Sherman.

The Census Bureau prepared its second San Fernando Valley Report in April of 2008. Findings from the Valley Report were highlighted in the San Fernando Valley Economic Report presented by the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley and California State University, Northridge on May 8 in Universal City.

In February 2008, Congressman Sherman announced that the Census Bureau will continue reporting and publishing census data specifically for the Valley after 2010 - nearly a year after the Census Bureau announced that it was considering the elimination of the San Fernando Valley census designation. Last year, Sherman rallied local elected officials, community and business organizations, and ordinary citizens to call upon the Census Bureau to continue providing specific census data for the Valley. The first-ever report on the San Fernando Valley was released in December 2006.

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