Gianaris Calls For Census Probe

Michael Gianaris

March 24, 2011

State of Politics blogged about my statement regarding the Census results. We need to investigate these numbers as they cannot accurately reflect the population growth in western Queens and the rest of New York City.

Sen. Mike Gianaris, a Queens Democrat, is one of many NYC officials questioning today’s Census numbers, which show significantly less population growth – particularly in the outer boroughs – than was predicted, potentially due to an undercount of the burgeoning immigrant community.

Gianaris, (who, it should be noted, as been leading the charge on redistricting reform), said in a statement that anyone who has “set foot in Western Queens in the last 10 years knows without a doubt that its population has dramatically increased over that time,”

Read the full post here.