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Clean and Safe on the 4th of July

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There are eight service clubs operating stands selling legal fireworks this year in Paramount. As always, illegal fireworks are banned within the City. (The regulations are laid out below.)

Last year, Sheriff's deputies issued 58 citations totaling $58,000 in fines to persons caught lighting illegal fireworks. The collected money helps pay for providing law enforcement services leading up to, and including, the July 4th holiday.

Here is a reminder of what's legal and illegal in Paramount when it comes to those fireworks…

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4th of July Holiday Schedule

Paramount City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The Paramount Sheriff's Station will be open on Friday, July 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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July 4th Pet Safety

SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority), which provides animal control services for the City of Paramount, offers a helpful list of tips for pet owners to keep their pets safe this 4th of July and all summer long. 

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Food Truck Friday

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A fun, new summertime offering in the City is Food Truck Fridays where you can become a street-side gourmand in Paramount Park. A variety of cuisine-mobiles will set up shop in the parking lot there from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every week until August 14.

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Farmers Market in Paramount

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The City of Paramount now has an outdoor Farmers Market open Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The market is located in the Bianchi Theatre parking lot at 14409 Paramount Boulevard, south of Rosecrans Ave.
     

Shoppers can browse vendors offering a variety of organic and conventional fresh fruits and vegetables. Other purveyors feature prepared food and pre-packaged goods such as dried fruits, bakery items, peanuts, and honey.
     

The market is a great new resource for the community and one more way that the City is promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

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City Offers Drought-Busting Turf Removal Assistance

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Paramount has passed a Turf Removal and Re-Landscaping Program for all properties in town. The guidelines cover removing turf (grass) and re-landscape with drought-tolerant plantings or replacement with artificial turf. 

As part of the program, the City will provide consultation with a professional landscape designer, free of charge. The consultant will assist the property owner in drawing up a landscape plan for presentation to and approval by the City.

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Mandatory Actions to Cut Water Use

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Due to the ongoing drought, currently in its 4th year, state regulations now require Paramount to reduce its water consumption by 12%. As a result, residents must cut back on outside water usage in the following ways:

* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays and Thursdays from April through October.

* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays from November through March.

* Water run-off from lawns and landscaping is prohibited.

* Hosing down paved surfaces is not permitted.

* Washing a car at a residence is not allowed.

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Rebates for Saving Water

For water customers in cities that are served by the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which includes Paramount, there are residential and industrial rebates available for certain water conservation products. Click below to learn more about these various rebates. To learn more about water efficiency, visit www.bewaterwise.com.

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Medidas Obligatorias Para Bajar el Consumo del Agua

Debido a la actual sequía, ya en su cuarto año, las regulaciones estatales ahora exigen una reducción del 12% en el consumo de agua. Como resultado, los residentes de Paramount deberán recortar el uso de agua al aire libre. Esto se dará de las siguiente manera:

* Regar afuera sólo se permite los lunes y jueves de abril a octubre.

* Regar afuera sólo se permite los lunes de noviembre a marzo.

* Está prohibido dejar que el agua se desperdicie desbordándose del césped y jardineras.

* No se permite lavar superficies pavimentadas con agua de la manguera.

* No está permitido lavar automóviles en casa.

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Paramount on YouTube

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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 www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.

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.

http://www.dof.ca.gov/redevelopment/

 

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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

07/02/15 - 1:30 PM
Senior Services Commission

07/02/15 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

07/07/15 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

07/14/15 - 6:00 PM
Planning Commission

07/15/15 - 6:00 PM
Parks & Recreation Commission

Important
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

Recreation
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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