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Veterans Fair to Provide Details About Services and Benefits


Calling all Paramount military veterans! Come out to Progress Park on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to noon for Assemblymember Anthony Rendon's Veterans Resource Fair.

The Fair will provide information about health care, housing, education, and employment benefits available to veterans from government and non-profit agencies.

Progress Park Plaza is located at 15500 Downey Ave.

Plant a Tree in Paramount; Free Mulch Available for Residents


The City has long been proud of its lush, green, urban forest. To celebrate Arbor Day this year, we will be dozens of new trees to the landscape on Saturday, April 28.

The First Annual Community Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting Event needs volunteers to help with the planting. Bring shovels, gloves, and closed-toed shoes, and be a tree person for a day!

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Give Your Input on Homelessness on May 2

The City of Paramount has been awarded a grant from Los Angeles County to develop a plan to combat and prevent homelessness in town.

Community members will have the opportunity to share their views on the impacts of homelessness and to offer any solutions, thoughts, and ideas they may have on what could be included in this plan.

The Community Input Session will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Paramount Park Community Center, 14400 Paramount Blvd.

Plan to attend and discuss this important regional issue. To RSVP, please email

Community Meeting on Light Rail Coming Through Town


The West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor Project is a new 20-mile light rail transit line that will connect downtown Los Angeles to southeast L.A. County. It will pass through Paramount and have two stations located in town.

This is a major project that can have a dramatic impact on our community. It is important that residents become aware of the effects and express their thoughts and input.

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

Get Involved, Add Your Voice to the Paramount Youth Commission


The Paramount Youth Commission provides a voice for local high schoolers to express their concerns, learn about programs and initiatives available to them, and help foster a sense of community spirit.

It features 16 volunteer members who are enrolled as Paramount High School students in 9th through 12th grade or are Paramount residents that attend non-PUSD schools in those same grades.

Commissioners meet monthly and serve for one year. The next Commission is scheduled to begin in September. Applications are now being accepted for this new membership. Click here to download the application.

For questions or more information, please call (562) 220-2121.

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.

Swimming Pool Opens June 9 - Get ID Bands or Summer Passes


Paramount Park pool will open for the season on June 9. Residents and PUSD families can receive special rates each time they visit the pool - $1 for ages 17 and under and $2 for adults.

Season passes are also available that provide admission to the pool all summer without having to pay the entrance fee each visit ($25 youth/$35 adult). The passes will also give priority entry during recreational swim hours.

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Register Early for YMCA Swim Lessons at Aquatics Rally


The City has entered into a partnership with the YMCA to provide swimming lessons at Paramount Park pool. A special Aquatics Rally Night walk-in registration for swim lessons for Paramount residents and PUSD families will be held at the Mariposa Center, 15500 Downey Ave. (formerly Progress Plaza East) on Tuesday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Before- and After-School YMCA Child Care

At Aquatics Rally Night, you can also register for fall before- and after-school child care for kindergarten through 6th grade provided by the YMCA. This program is for PUSD families and will start in the fall for the 2018-19 school year.

Before-school care goes from 6:30 a.m. to school starting time and is at Los Cerritos YMCA, 15530 Woodruff Ave. in Bellflower. After-school is at the Mariposa Center from school dismissal time to 6:00 p.m. Highlights include a creative curriculum, healthy snacks, homework help, and financial assistance.

Summer Day Camp


The City's Summer Day Camp provides a fun and safe place for 5-to-12-year-olds. Registration starts online on May 7 at or at the Recreation Office (15300 Downey Ave.) on May 14 for Paramount residents or PUSD families. It begins May 29 for non-Paramount residents

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DRAFT 2018-2019 Action Plan

The public is invited to submit written comments on the draft One-Year Action Plan which includes specific activities to be undertaken with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds and serves as the City's grant application to HUD for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Click Here to see the document.

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

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

04/27/18 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Paramount Farmers Market

05/01/18 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting NEW LOCATION Progress Park Plaza West

05/03/18 - 1:30 PM
Senior Services Commission

05/03/18 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

05/04/18 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Paramount 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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