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Clearwater Crossing Grand Opening


Welcome The Habit, Waba Grill, and Chipotle to Paramount at the grand opening celebration for Clearwater Crossing next Wednesday, March 1, at 4:00 p.m. The new dining development is located at the northeast corner of Paramount Blvd. and Alondra Blvd.

Join fellow community members for a ribbon cutting ceremony and samples of each restaurant's food. For more information, please call (562) 220-2000.

Paramount's Commitment to Public Comment

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The Paramount City Council is, and has always been, committed to open communication with the public.

Recent findings of high hexavalent chromium levels in the community have resulted in increased public feedback, particularly during City Council meetings.

Concerned residents have attended these meetings, many to make public comments during the portion of the meeting set aside for this, and the City has worked to make the process as efficient as possible.

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Students - Apply for a PEP Scholarship

Current college students and non-Paramount Unified School District applicants can get an application for the PEP college scholarship by clicking here.

These finished applications need to be turned into Paramount City Hall by the end of the day on March 17, 2017.

Graduating seniors attending Paramount High School will complete the Common Scholarship Application that allows them to apply to seven other local scholarships, in addition to PEP, with just the one application. For a copy click here.

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Consolidated Municipal and Special Election in Paramount on March 7

Paramount's General Municipal Election will be on Tues., Mar. 7. The City will be consolidating its municipal election with Los Angeles County. This means the County will be running the election. There will also be a County homelessness measure on the ballot.

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Elecciones Municipales y Especiales Consolidadas en Paramount el 7 de Marzo

Las Elecciones Municipales Generales de la Ciudad de Paramount serán el martes, 7 de marzo del 2017. Por primera vez, la Ciudad estará consolidando sus elecciones municipales con el Condado de Los Angeles. Esto quiere decir que el Condado estará llevando a cabo las elecciones. Adicionalmente, en la bolete electoral habrá una medida del Condado sobre las personas sin hogar.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following persons have been nominated for the offices designated to be filled at the General Municipal Election to be held in the City of Paramount on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.




POR LA PRESENTE SE DA AVISO de que se han nominado las siguientes personas para los cargos que han de ser cubiertos en la Elección Municipal General que se llevará a cabo en la Ciudad de Paramount el martes, 7 de marzo de 2017.


PEGGY LEMONS Covers Environmental Issues in Town

The City of Paramount has created an Environmental Portal on the internet, a website providing facts and information to residents and businesses about our City's environment.

The site, which will be evolving as far as presentation and data, focuses on the areas of air and water. The City seeks a balance of residential, commercial, and industrial opportunities; however, in all cases, a clean and safe environment must come first. Please visit at

Report Air Quality Complaints to SCAQMD


Anyone wanting to report a complaint about air quality - whether it be odors, smoke, dust, or other contaminants - needs to call the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) at 1-800-CUT SMOG (288-7664). SCAQMD is the agency that regulates all air quality issues in Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

For information about the SCAQMD's reports and findings regarding air monitoring activities in the City of Paramount, please visit their website at

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.


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.

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.

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 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

02/28/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Safety Commission

03/02/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

03/03/17 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Farmers Market

03/07/17 -
Election Day

03/10/17 - 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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