Information Resources Exchange Group

10 am to 12:30 pm
(Webmasters Subcommittee to follow at 1:30 pm)

Commission Office
The Bourse Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Fourth Street Elevators


1. Minutes of the meeting of December 9, 1998

2. Presentations

  • James D. Fitzsimmons, Chief, Population Distribution Branch Chair, Metropolitan Area Standards Review Committee United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.
    New Approaches to Defining Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Areas
  • John Lego, Community Service Officer, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Trenton, NJ
    Recent Trends in Municipal Reporting of Residential Building Permits

3. Census 2000 Update

  1. Statistical Areas Program-- status
  2. Sampling Litigation-- status
  3. Funding for Census 2000-- status
  4. LUCA Program-- status
  5. Complete Count Committees-- status
  6. Census Transportation Planning Package (CTPP) 2000 -- status

4. DVRPC Work Program Updates

  1. Year 2000 Aerial Imagery Acquisition
  2. Region-Wide Transportation GIS Development
  3. Regional Information Network (RIN)
  4. DVRPC Year 2025 Interim Forecast Revisions
  5. Building Permit Data
  6. Job Growth/Entry Level Jobs - Establishment Survey

5. Old Business

  1. (Committee Action Needed) Letter to Census Bureau re: correcting 1990 geography errors (see attached #2)

6. New Business

  1. (Committee Action Needed) Letter to Municipal Officials re: delinquent reporting of residential building permits (see attached #3)
  2. Revised description of IREG mission on DVRPC website

7. Next Meeting Date and Location

  1. Minutes of the Meeting of December 9, 1998.
  2. Letter from IREG to U.S. Census Bureau, January 12, 1999
  3. Letter from IREG to Municipal Officials, February 8, 1999
  4. Syllabus and Majority Opinion, Decision of the United States Supreme Court, No. 98-404, Department of Commerce v. United States House of Representatives, and No. 98-564, Clinton v. Glavin, January 25, 1999 (complete decision available at
  5. Articles on Supreme Court sampling decision (Newsweek, 2/8/1999, Inquirer 1/25/1999, 1/26/1999, Washington Post 1/27/1999)
  6. Census 2000 News Alerts