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Paramount Youth Commission Forming, Applications Being Accepted


The City has joined with local service clubs to create a Youth Commission to provide a voice for Paramount's high schoolers to express their concerns, learn about programs and initiatives available to them, and help foster a sense of community spirit.

The Paramount Youth Commission will feature 15 unpaid volunteer members who are enrolled as Paramount High School students in the 9th through 12th grades or are Paramount residents that attend non-PUSD schools in those same grades.

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Water Conservation Measures Still in Place in Paramount


California is still in a drought and Paramount still has measures in place for residents to save water. (Overall, since 2013, our numbers are down approximately 12%.)California is still in a drought and Paramount still has measures in place for residents to save water. (Overall, since 2013, our numbers are down approximately 12%.)

* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays and Thursdays from April through October.
* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays from November through March.
* Water run-off from lawns and landscaping is prohibited.
* Hosing down paved surfaces is not permitted.

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City's Latest Recreation Newsletter

To see the City's latest Recreation Newsletter covering activities and events for the fall, click here. Included is information about how to register for classes online (as well as a list of available classes), details about youth sports and offerings for seniors, adult programming and homework help for students at the Spane Park Community Learning Resource Center, and transportation options in Paramount.

Farmers Market on Fridays in Progress Park

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The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 15500 Downey Ave.

It features fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of other food items. Vendors also accept EBT.

There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.


Sign Up for STAR Afterschool Program

STAR (Success Through Academics & Recreation) is a free after-school program, a collaboration between the City (which provides staff) and the Paramount Unified School District (which provides the space).

STAR provides an academi¬cally rich environment through homework help and literacy enhancement. The program also promotes healthy living with physical activities.

It operates every day of the week in each PUSD K-8 school from the final bell of the school day until 6:00 p.m. The program is paid for with State of California After School Education & Safety (ASES) grant funds.

STAR registration is now open for the new school year. Click here for registration forms in English and Spanish as well as an Emergency Contact Card.

City Photo Gallery Now Online


Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at

We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!

All photographs taken by the City of Paramount at our programs and events may be used by the City for marketing of these programs and events on printed and electronic formats.

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

View the SCAQMD Town Hall Meeting Presentation

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held a Town Hall meeting at the Paramount Park Community Center on Tuesday, August 16 that provided information on local air quality. To view the PowerPoint presentation that was given at the meeting, please click here. Then click on the "8-16-16 Paramount Town Hall Meeting" PDF.

Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On January 28, 2016, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.


(ROPS 16-17)

(ROPS-January 2016 thru June 2016)


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

09/01/16 - 1:30 PM
Senior Services Commission

09/01/16 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

09/02/16 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Farmers Market

09/06/16 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

09/09/16 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Farmers Market

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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