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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fill Out Your Census Form, Help Get Mayor Slay Some KC BBQ

Posted By on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 1:23 PM

click to enlarge Take five minutes, get counted, help Mayor Slay get some beer and BBQ. - IMAGE SOURCE
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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.

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