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Calling All Artists! Calling All Joggers/Power Walkers!


The City will present "Smarts, Arts & Healthy Hearts" this summer, a celebration of academic achievers, local artists and musicians, and the City's focus on fitness.

"Smarts, Arts & Healthy Hearts" will take place on Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Paramount Park.
If you are an artist living or going to school in Paramount and would like to show your work at the event, please contact the Paramount Recreation Department at (562) 220-2121.

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Paramount Business Community Raises $105,000 For Local Scholarships


The Paramount business community came out in strong support of education during the 12th annual fundraiser for the Paramount Education Partnership (PEP) on April 24.

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Resident Rates and Season Passes for Summer Swimming


With summer just around the corner, swim season is near for our City pool. Paramount residents and PUSD families can receive special rates for recreational swimming at the Paramount Park pool - $1 per entry for youth (ages 17 and under) and $2 per entry for adults. In order to qualify for these resident rates you will need an identification band, which can be purchased for $1 and is good for the entire summer. Be sure and bring it with you every time you visit the pool this year. (Per-visit rates for non-residents or those without an ID band are $3 for youth and $4 for adults.)

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Swim Lesson Registration Begins May 19

Registration for summer swim lessons begins on May 19, as well, for residents and PUSD families. Prior to that, a special registration event will be held at Progress Plaza East (15500 Downey Ave.) on May 18 only from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To register, bring proof of residency (photo ID and current utility bill) or proof of PUSD enrollment (current-year school ID) along with proof of age.

Starting on May 19, you can register in person at the Community Services and Recreation Office (15300 Downey Ave., Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) and Paramount Park Community Center (14400 Paramount Blvd., Monday - Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.).

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City and Elks to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day in Paramount


On Memorial Day, May 25, the City of Paramount and the Paramount Elks Club will hold a special ceremony at 11 a.m. honoring local veterans at the Memorial Plaza in the Civic Center at the corner of Jackson St. and Colorado Ave. 

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Sign Up for Summer Day Camp


Also on May 19, residents can register either online or at the Recreation Office (15300 Downey Ave.) for the City's Summer Day Camp.

Children ages 5 to 12 are eligible to participate in the camp, which runs from June 15th through August 7th. The program operates from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for July 4th. In addition to being a safe and fun place to spend the summer, the camp also provides a healthy breakfast and lunch, as well as swim lessons. (If opting out of the free meal program, please send a sack lunch and daily snack with your child.)

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Water Conservation Measures


Due to extreme drought conditions, the State of California is requiring that local water suppliers implement water conservation measures.

These measures are directed at outdoor water use. Measures do not apply to "reclaimed" water, which is used at City parks and landscaped medians.

Here are the details. Violations can result in fines.

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Medidas de Conservación de Agua

Debido a las condiciones extremas de sequía, el Estado de California está exigiendo que los suministradores locales implementen medidas de conservación de agua.

Estas medidas están dirigidas al uso de agua para regar o limpiar afuera. Estas medidas no aplican al agua "reciclada" que usa la ciudad para los parques y áreas verdes.

Aquí están los detalles. Las infracciones pueden resultar en multas.

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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

Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On February 26, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period July 2015 through December 2015. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.

(ROPS-July 2015 through December 2015)

(ROPS-January 2015 through June 2015)

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

05/26/15 - 6:00 PM
Public Safety Commission

06/02/15 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

06/09/15 - 6:00 PM
Planning Commission

06/16/15 - 5:00 PM
City Council Meeting

06/17/15 - 6:00 PM
Parks & Recreation Commission

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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