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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.

Click here for sample ballot.

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

For a list of polling places and precinct board members, 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 Sacr...

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Promote Your Business While Helping Kids Attend College


It's that time of year again when local businesses can achieve two goals in one evening - helping Paramount students go to college while promoting their company name as a sponsor or prize donor at the Paramount Education Partnership's 12th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser.

For information about the various forms of sponsorship and donations, please click here.

The event - on Friday, April 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Progress Park Plaza, 15500 Downey Ave. - features great food and fun casino-type games, all for a very good cause. This year's theme is "A Taste of California."

Thanks to the generosity of the Paramount business community, PEP has given more than 200 scholarships over the years worth nearly $600,000 to local students who are attending a university, community college, or trade school.

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Latest Around Town Available


To see a copy of the latest issue of the City's newsletter Around Town, please click here. This edition features information on the March municipal election, as well as a year-in-review look at 2014 in Paramount.

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Recreation Schedule


For a look at the newest Recreation Newsletter from the City, please click here. It features information about the new Mommy & Me (And Daddy Too) classes, sports leagues, adult workshops, seniors programs, and more.

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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