October 20, 2005
After the latest U.S. Census results showed that Charlottesville's population declined by 3,500 residents, several leaders of the community challenged those results.
Mayor David Brown of Charlottesville held a press conference with the results from the recent challenge. The city of Charlottesville is in fact, more populated than the 2004 U.S. census reported.
Several city officials as well as members of the community gathered at city hall today, where Mayor David Brown announced that the U.S. Census Bureau accepted the city's challenge of the 2004 census results.
The new numbers show that more than 4,000 new residents are living in Charlottesville. If the census challenge has been denied, funding for schools along with several city assisted programs could have been cut.
"The programs we run are population based," said Mayor Brown. "Some of the funding we get is from the Federal Government, so obviously if we have fewer people the funding would be affected."
Everyone seemed happy about the recent results. When asked what's next, Mayor Brown replied, "we're done."