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REGULAR MEETING <br />JULY 10, 2000 <br />Be it remembered that the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana, met in the Council <br />Chambers of the County -City Building on Monday, July 10, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was <br />called to order by Council President Charlotte Pfeifer and the Invocation and Pledge to the Flag <br />were given. <br />ROLL CALL <br />Present: James Aranowski <br />Charlotte Pfeifer <br />Roland Kelly <br />Karl King <br />Andrew Uj dak <br />Sean Coleman <br />Al `Buddy" Kirsits <br />Karen L. White <br />Absent: David Varner <br />1St District Vice - President <br />2nd District President <br />3rd District <br />4'h District <br />6t'' District Chairperson, Committee of the Whole <br />At -Large <br />At -Large <br />At -Large <br />5th District <br />REPORT FROM THE SUB- COMMITTEE ON MINUTES <br />It was noted that the minutes of the June 26, 2000 meeting will be submitted to the Council for <br />consideration at the July 20 meeting of the Council. It was further noted that Councilmember <br />Varner was not available to review the minutes of the June 26t' meeting. <br />SPECIAL BUSINESS <br />REPORT ON CENSUS 2000 <br />Mr. Larry Magliozzi, Assistant Director, Planning & Neighborhood Development, <br />Community & Economic Development, 205 West Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 416, South <br />Bend, Indiana, gave the Council an update on the census effort. <br />Mr. Magliozzi distributed the Census 2000 Response Rate which he reviewed for the <br />Council. The report indicates the Census Bureau activity including the mail -in response <br />phase that was wrapped up in April. Mr. Magliozzi noted that the bureau stopped <br />accumulating statistics on April 12t'' so they could get ready for the next phase which was <br />the non - response follow -up phase. Each household that did not respond by April 12"' was <br />to be contacted. If you mailed in your response after that date it was likely that you would <br />receive a visit by a census enumerator. That phase was completed on June 16t'' and it was <br />anticipated that they had close to a one hundred per cent (100 %) success rate in making <br />contacts of those households that did not send back their form. The enumerators contacted, <br />or attempted to contact, higher than ninety -five per cent (95 %) of those individuals which <br />was their target. The rechecking of the field work began today. This phase consists of a <br />quality check of those households already contacted. By September the local office will be <br />closed down and the program finished. Mr. Magliozzi explained for the Council that the <br />individuals that did not respond were contacted three (3) times. The enumerators used what <br />they call the proxy method utilizing apartment management who refuse access to census <br />enumerators. The bureau could not give out the exact number of responses they received in <br />the non - response area because they were totaled as one number. It is the opinion of the local <br />director that the response rate was met or exceeded the response rate from 1990. On <br />December 31, 2000 the official numbers will be put on the President's desk. <br />SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL <br />Council President Pfeifer advised that a Special Meeting of the Council will be held on <br />Monday, July 31, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. President Pfeifer noted that <br />the single issue to be discussed at this meeting will be the living wage committee report. <br />