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Take five minutes, get counted, help Mayor Slay get some beer and BBQ.
Mayor Francis Slay has made a bet
with Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser this U.S. census season: Whose city will increase its census form mail-in response rate by the highest percentage?
If St. Louis wins, Slay stands to receive a case of Kansas City's finest local beer
(we're guessing Boulevard?) and, even more important, some genuine KC barbecue.
Maybe Riverfront Times
should come up with a similar agreement with The Pitch
, our sister paper in Kansas City?
A fun census fact: For every one percent increase in mail-order responses, the Census Bureau saves $85 million. That translates into about $60-$70 per form.