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Come Out to the Fair!


Sustainable Paramount!

Green and Renewable

Come to the Paramount Civic Center on Saturday, March 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for this free event.

There will be a variety of vendors, seminars, and informational booths all featuring facts, trends, tips, and ideas on how to create and live an environmentally sustainable future. Click here to see the flyer.

There will also be free raffle prizes and complimentary food.

Learn how to be renewable, reusable, energy-saving, and more! For more information, call (562) 220-2121.

After the Fair, Walk for Healthy Hearts at Salud Park


Come to Salud Park on Saturday, March 24 to take part in a walk-a-thon fundraiser for the American Heart Association from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will be health screenings, raffles, and a chance to meet "The Pride of Paramount," boxer Charles Huerta.

It's the latest event in the year-long Healthy Paramount initiative.

To become a part of a walking team, go to and follow the instructions in the attached flyer. For more information, call (714) 542-5056.

Salud Park is located at 7167 Somerset Blvd.

Meetings for Public Input on Light-Rail Transit Line


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has formally initiated environmental studies for the West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor, a new 20-mile light rail transit line that would connect downtown Los Angeles to southeast L.A. County, serving the cities and communities of Downtown Los Angeles, unincorporated Florence-Graham community of LA County, Vernon, Huntington Park, Bell, Cudahy, South Gate, Downey, Paramount, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia.

At the following community meetings you can get the latest updates and provide input on the proposed alternatives including new proposed northern alignment alternatives. Those unable to attend the meetings can view the presentation via a live stream starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at


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State of the City Presentation

The recent Paramount State of the City presentation remarks made by Mayor Peggy Lemons and City Manager John Moreno can be viewed by clicking on this link to the City's YouTube channel.

Go Fund College Scholarships in Paramount!


To get a good, well-paying job in today's world, higher education is a prerequisite. The Paramount Education Partnership, or PEP, is a non-profit foundation that provides scholarships to local students who attend a four-year university, community college, or trade school. Now there's an easy way for everybody to join in this worthy enterprise.

You can become a member of the PEP family of donors through at

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Council and Commission Meetings Relocated in March, April, and May

Due to construction in the Council Chambers, the following City Council meetings have been relocated to Progress Plaza West, 15500 Downey Ave.:

City Council Meeting - March 6, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
City Council Meeting - March 20, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
City Council Meeting - April 3, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
City Council Meeting - April 17, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
City Council Meeting - May 1, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

Also, the following Commission meetings have been relocated (the Clearwater Building is in the Civic Center at 16401 Paramount Blvd.):

Public Works Commission
April 5, 2018, Clearwater Building - 6:00 p.m.

Planning Commission
March 13, 2018 & March 19 - Progress Plaza West; April 10, 2018 - Clearwater Building - 6:00 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Commission
March 21, 2018 & April 18, 2018 - Clearwater Building - 6:00 p.m.

Public Safety Commission
March 27, 2018 & April 24, 2018 - Clearwater Building - 6:00 p.m.

E-Newsletter Coming!

Receive your Paramount news conveniently on your computer or phone via the new electronic version of the Around Town that is coming soon! To subscribe, click here to input your email address.

Or you can text Aroundtown to 22828 (Standard text message rates apply.)

Paramount Sheriff's Station Parking Lot a Safe Place to Meet For Online Purchases


Use an online site or phone app to buy and sell things between private parties? You could run the risk of encountering scams or robberies when you meet the buyer or seller at any agreed upon location.

The City of Paramount and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are offering a safe place for these transactions at the Paramount Sheriff's Station public parking lot. Most who utilize these sales venues are good, honest people. But meeting a complete stranger and exchanging money for items could pose inherent risks.

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Paramount Environmental Website Link


The City's community resource website for information about environmental quality concerns in town,, can now be accessed by a link on the left side of this homepage.

The goal of the website is to provide a single source of information customized to the residents of Paramount. Key features of the site include:

* A frequently asked questions section.
* Itemization of online articles covering environmental issues in the City.
* Links to primary data resources.
* Updates from the City that address breaking news.
* A centralized calendar that consolidates key events happening related to environmental issues in the City.
* A simple to use form that allows residents to reach out to City Staff to ask questions about environmental matters in the City.
* Integrated Google Translate for a Spanish Language conversion of the website's content.

Downloadable Photos of City Events


Photos of City events, like the recent holiday activities, are available for viewing and free downloading on the SmugMug website -
Click on the photo, hit the download icon at the bottom right, copy, and enjoy!

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Viewing

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans

Attached is the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan inclusive of the 2017-2021 Action Plan.

Paramount on YouTube


A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit

City of Paramount Important City Election Information/Ciudad de Paramount Información Importante Acerca de las Elecciones Municipales

ROPS Payment Schedule

On January 30, 2017, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS 17-18) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.

ROPS 17-18 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018)
ROPS 16-17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website. Logo Clean Water State Revolving Fund Logo California Water Boards Logo

The City of Paramount is a participant in the Los Angeles Gateway Authority Catch Basin Insert project for the Los Angeles River Watershed. Funding has been provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Clean Water Revolving Fund through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.

Upcoming Events

Phone Numbers

City Hall
Mon. - Thurs., 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(562) 220-2000

Sheriff's Station
Mon. - Sun., 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily
Holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2002

Code Enforcement
(562) 220-2045

Parks, facilities, sports, classes, senior services
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2121

Building & Safety/Planning
Building permits, inspections, zoning
The Building and Safety Department is closed every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(562) 220-2036

Public Works
Street sweeping, tree trimming, sidewalks, potholes
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2020

Servicio al Cliente en Español
(562) 220-2017

Water Dept.
(562) 220-2010

Graffiti Hotline
(562) 220-2233

Employment Hotline
(562) 220-2080

Business Licenses
(562) 220-2013

Dog Licenses
(562) 220-2018

Yard Sale Permits
(562) 220-2018

Easy Rider Shuttle
(562) 633-2904

College Bound Bus
(562) 220-2121

Paramount Petroleum Learning Center at Spane Park
(562) 220-2250

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