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Download Free Phone App to Contact City


Now you can use your smart phone to help keep Paramount clean and tidy.

Paramount Works is an app available for free downloading from iTunes or Android. It's an easy way to report maintenance issues you may encounter around town so City staff can attend to them ASAP.

Let's say you come upon a lift in the sidewalk or a pothole in the street. Simply open Paramount Works on your phone and hit the "Report New Issue" button. This will take you to the "New Issue" page where you will select from a list that includes such things as furniture/debris in a street or alley, graffiti, shopping cart, street light out, or the aforementioned items.

To make sure everything is completely clear, you can add an explanation in the "Comments" section and/or attach a photo. (The app will automatically detect the location via GPS, or you can manually enter an address, or point it out on the map. Identifying yourself is optional.)

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Public Comments Period for City's Updated Hazard Mitigation Plan

According to U.S. government regulations, if a city is to qualify for federal grant money in the aftermath of a natural disaster, it must develop a plan to reduce or eliminate any vulnerabilities to such disasters.

The City of Paramount is currently updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan to fulfill this requirement and prepare for potential disasters.

As part of this updating process, the City held a meeting of the Local Hazard Mitigation Committee on Tuesday, January 20. To see the documents related to the Paramount Hazard Mitigation Plan, please click here in order to download all of the PDFs. There will be a two-week period for public comments related to the Plan.

For more information, and to direct any public comments, please call Adriana Lopez at (562) 220-2170.

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Mommy & Me and Daddy Too!!


Calling all Mommys and Daddys!! Join us in this FREE 10-week program as we explore Play, Music, Art & Technology. Come and spend quality time with your baby, infant or toddler. Children will explore hands-on activities with the help of their parents. Parent participation required. One child per adult. For more information call (562) 220-2121 or click here to download our flyer.

Age Groups for Classes: Baby (6-12 months)
Infant (13 -24 months) Toddler (25 -36 months)

* Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave.
* Spane Park, 14400 Gundry Ave.

10-Week Sessions:

  1. January 12          March 21
  2. April 6                 June 13
  3. July 7                  September 12
  4. September 28      December 5

Taking Down Your Holiday Lights

Here's a friendly reminder that the City has an ordinance relating to the display of exterior winter holiday lights for residential properties. The law states that such lights must be removed by January 15.

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Volunteers Needed for Homeless Count


The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, organized by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, is taking place in Paramount on Thursday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m. Volunteers in each community will perform the count, and it is open to anyone.

The goal of the bi-annual Homeless Count is to track the size and scope of homelessness throughout Los Angeles County in order to better allocate funding. The data gathered from the Count will directly impact the amount of County, State and Federal resources given to our community to address the causes of homeless.

All volunteers will be fully trained and provided with equipment and materials. All you need to do is show up at the ParamountPark Community Center, 14400 Paramount Blvd., on January 29th at 6:00 p.m. To find out more, visit or contact Jason Jacobsen at (562) 220-2054.

Municipal Election to be Held on March 3rd

The City of Paramount will be holding a municipal election on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The ballot will have three City Council seats along with Measure P.

For a Notice of Nominees for Public Office, please click here.

Measure P is the Essential City Services and Public Safety Protection Measure. Paramount has long been proud of providing high-quality services for residents and businesses. But the Great Recession and the state's elimination of Redevelopment as a source of revenue to cities have created a $6 million hole in the City's annual budget. To maintain important programs and services into the future, Measure P provides a reliable source of local funding that Sacramento cannot take away.

Measure P will give Paramount voters the opportunity to decide if a new revenue stream is needed to keep the City strong and thriving.

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Apply for PEP College and GED Scholarships


You can download an application for the 2015-2016 Paramount Education Partnership (PEP) scholarships by clicking here.

Hard copies can be picked up at Paramount City Hall, the Paramount City Yard and locations throughout the School District. Copies can also be downloaded on the Paramount Unified School District website at

Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to students attending a community college and $3,000 to students attending an accredited four-year institution within the U.S, including vocational/ trade/ technical schools.

The following are the mandatory requirements:

You must be a City of Paramount resident or Paramount Unified School District student.

Have a high school diploma or GED.

Be enrolled in an accredited program to obtain an Associates of Arts or Bachelor's degree and/or vocational certification...

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New 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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Nuevas 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 September 25, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period January 2015 through June 2015. The ROPS was approved by the California Department of Finance on November 5, 2014.

(ROPS-January 2015 through June 2015)

(ROPS-June 2014 through December 2014)

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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