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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
March 1, 2018 & April 5, 2018 - Clearwater Building - 6:00 p.m.

Planning Commission
March 13, 2018 & March 22 - 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.

Paramount Produces Air Quality Update Video


Over a year ago, the Paramount community learned that elevated levels of hexavalent chromium had been detected in the City. Since then, regulators, community members, and the City have been taking action on how to address these air quality concerns.

The City felt it was important to provide a look back on the past year to update the progress that has been made. There are two versions of this video, one longer and more detailed, one shorter that hits the major points. They can be found at these links.

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PEP Scholarship Applications Available


All Paramount residents who are college-bound or currently in college, and all Paramount Unified School District students, are eligible to apply for a PEP scholarship.

Current college students can get an "In-College Scholarship Application" for the PEP scholarship in the following places:

Copies can be downloaded by clicking here. Hard copies are at Paramount City Hall, the Paramount City Yard/Recreation Office, and the Chamber of Commerce.

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Paramount Sheriff's Station Parking Lot a Safe Place to Meet For Online Purchases


Use an online site or phone app to buy and sell things between private parties? You could run the risk of encountering scams or robberies when you meet the buyer or seller at any agreed upon location.

The City of Paramount and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are offering a safe place for these transactions at the Paramount Sheriff's Station public parking lot. Most who utilize these sales venues are good, honest people. But meeting a complete stranger and exchanging money for items could pose inherent risks.

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Paramount Environmental Website Link


The City's community resource website for information about environmental quality concerns in town,, can now be accessed by a link on the left side of this homepage.

The goal of the website is to provide a single source of information customized to the residents of Paramount. Key features of the site include:

* A frequently asked questions section.
* Itemization of online articles covering environmental issues in the City.
* Links to primary data resources.
* Updates from the City that address breaking news.
* A centralized calendar that consolidates key events happening related to environmental issues in the City.
* A simple to use form that allows residents to reach out to City Staff to ask questions about environmental matters in the City.
* Integrated Google Translate for a Spanish Language conversion of the website's content.

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!

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

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.

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

02/23/18 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Paramount Farmers Market

02/27/18 - 6:00 PM
Public Safety Commission

03/01/18 - 1:30 PM
Senior Services Commission

03/01/18 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

03/02/18 - 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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