Statement by the Park Census Office regarding Animals returning from estivation

This is a special statement from the Park Census Office (PCO).

On 14 September, The Park will welcome back its estivating population, some of whom may not have taken the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Census. In order to ensure that all our citizens and residents have the chance to participate in this vital survey, Park Census representatives will be staffing booths at various locations around The Park.

We urge our non-estivating population to inform your fellow citizens and residents of these times and locations:

GoUnderground

15 September: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
16 September: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
17 September: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
21 September: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
25 September: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
27 September: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
29 September: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Footpad Heaven

19 September: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
20 September: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
22 September: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
23 September: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reek-O-Rama

18 September: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
24 September: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
26 September: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
28 September: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Stereotype Sunday

16 September: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
23 September: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
30 September: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Monica Lemur
Director
Park Census Office


Park Census 2018 data collection update

The Park Census Office (PCO) is happy to announce that the final months of data collection for the 2018 Census (36 AZ) have begun.

The information collected in the new census during the first nine months of 2018 will reflect the changes in The Park's population over the past decade, including species-identification, physical, mental, and economic well-being, family size, and participation in Park life. The data collected will serve to benefit lives in The Park for years to come.

The Park Census Office wishes to thank all those who have given their time and energy to ensuring a bright and informed future for The Park.

We encourage all those who have not yet participated to do so before 30 September 2018. To that end, we will be staffing booths at weekly #StereotypeSundays and at other locations throughout The Park during July and August. Please watch this space for new announcements regarding venues.

Monica Lemur
Director
Park Census Office

Statement regarding the census and Enforced Domestication Awareness Month

It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have accepted an invitation to participate in The Park's sixth annual Enforced Domestication Awareness Month (EDAM).

As Park residents know, our work at the census involves enumerating the Animals who call The Park their home. This, of course, includes those who were formerly domesticated by force.

During the previous census, many of those who had suffered enforced domestication were reluctant to be counted. This year, through our participation in Enforced Domestication Awareness Month, we will have the opportunity to include more of these Animals in our population count. Thus, the 2018 census will enable the Archons, The Park's Department of Well-Being and Safety, and immigrant and refugee aid groups to better serve this community.

Census representatives will be in attendance at all major EDAM functions, and we will be pleased to answer any questions about the census that you may have.

Monica Lemur
Director
Park Census Office

Statement by the Park Census Office regarding the protest at our headquarters

Since the morning of 5 April 2018, a protest has been growing outside the the Park Census Office headquarters. This protest, led by Reekabilly singer and composer, Faramund Stinktier, has gained momentum and we at the PCO believe we must address the issues regarding the 2018 census that have been brought forth.

Since the first census of 2006-2007 (24-25 AZ), the Park Census Office has endeavoured to bring fairness and accessibility to the work involved in counting the number of Animals who call The Park their home.

The goal of any census is to provide an accurate tally and, subsequently, a full portrait of the population residing within its established boundaries. The resultant portrait from that tally must be derived from, among other attributes, the species to which each Animal belongs. The reason for this is not a sinister one. Indeed, the opposite it true, for we cannot ensure that Park citizens will benefit fully from Park life unless we are certain to which benefits each is entitled. Some of these benefits—but not all—are associated with Animals' species.

We fully understand the position on species identification that is held by Faramund Stinktier and other Animals and we will make every effort to accommodate that position. The 2018 Park Census, however, will continue to include the question regarding species and Animals are free to respond in whichever way they deem appropriate.

Monissa Lemur
Director
Park Census Office

Park Census 2018 Update: Stereotype Sunday information booths throughout April

The Park Census Office (PCO) is happy to announce that, throughout the month of April, it will host information booths at the Ancient Open-Air Theatre during the weekly Stereotype Sunday.

Park Census Officers will be on hand from noon until four o'clock to answer any queries Park residents may have regarding the census, its questions, its use, and its importance.

Please note: The Park Census Office guarantees the privacy of your information. Data gathered by the 2018 Park Census will be used for planning purposes only.

For more detailed information on the 2018 Park Census, please stop by our office.

Park Census 2018: First Stages Begin

The Park Census Office (PCO) is happy to announce that the first stages of the 2018 Census will begin on March 19, 2018.

The 2018 census will be conducted in stages and will be deemed complete by the end of September, 2018. The data will undergo a series of analyses and a first report will be issued in the first quarter of 2019. 

The Park Census Office will host an information booth at the Ancient Open-Air Theatre on Sunday, March 18 at The Park's weekly Stereotype Sunday. Park Census Officers will be there between noon and four o'clock to explain the new census and to answer any questions that citizens and residents pose.

Update on 2018 Park Census

The Park Census Office (PCO) is happy to announce that we are in the final stages of developing the 2018 Census (36 AZ).

The new census will be taken during the first nine months of 2018 and will reflect the changes in The Park's population over the past decade, including species-identification, physical, mental, and economic well-being, family size, and participation in Park life. 

An optional part of the census will include questions regarding political preferences and the economic state of The Park.