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Musical Thursdays in Progress Park - Summer Concert Series

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The City's 2nd annual summer concert series will run over six consecutive Thursdays starting on July 6. The venue has been moved to Progress Park. The shows are free, and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be food for purchase from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

It's festival-style seating, and it's limited, and remember to bring chairs and blankets.

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Lip Sync Your Way to Fame and Fortune During Summer Concerts


This summer's concert series in Progress Park will feature a lip-sync singing contest.

Paramount's Got Talent Lip Sync Competition will be held on every concert date from 7:15 - 7:35 p.m. In order to take part, you must be a Paramount resident 25 years old or under. There will only be four acts per concert, and they must be solo or group lip syncers.

You need to pre-register and arrange for your musical accompaniment by calling the Recreation Department at (562) 220-2121 (walk-ups at the show will not be accepted).

Winners from the first five concerts will all compete at the sixth show, with the final winner, based on audience response, receiving $200 and City logo gear.

Register Your Students for After-School Program


STAR (Success Through Academics & Recreation) is an after-school program run by the City and the School District that provides homework help and literacy enhancement while promoting healthy living with physical activities.

STAR registration is now open for the upcoming school year with many open spots at the K-8th campuses. There is a one-time fee of $10. Click here to download  English  and   Spanish  the registration form.

Register at the Recreation office, 15300 Downey Ave. or call (562) 220-2121.

Name That School!


Paramount Unified School District will be opening a new small high school specializing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in 2018 at the former site of Lakewood Elementary.

The District is in the process of selecting a name for the new school and wants ideas from the public. Visit the following websites to fill out the short survey and offer your suggestion through the end of July. or

Amazing Fundraising!

Businesses and PUSD Combine to Donate Almost $200,000 to College-Bound Paramount Students

The Paramount Education Partnership has been giving out college scholarships for 14 years. The City's very generous business community has made this possible with their annual support of the PEP fundraiser. There have also been smaller fundraisers held on a regular basis at local businesses.

This past year, for instance, Yogurtland, Alondra Hot Wings, Horchateria Rio Luna, Gus's Deli, and Chipotle all gave part of what their customers spent on certain days to the scholarships.

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Report Air Quality Complaints to SCAQMD


Anyone wanting to report a complaint about air quality - whether it be odors, smoke, dust, or other contaminants - needs to call the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) at 1-800-CUT SMOG (288-7664). SCAQMD is the agency that regulates all air quality issues in Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

For information about the SCAQMD's reports and findings regarding air monitoring activities in the City of Paramount, please visit their website at Covers Environmental Issues in Town

The City of Paramount has created an Environmental Portal on the internet, a website providing facts and information to residents and businesses about our City's environment.

The site, which will be evolving as far as presentation and data, focuses on the areas of air and water. The City seeks a balance of residential, commercial, and industrial opportunities; however, in all cases, a clean and safe environment must come first. Please visit at

City Photo Gallery Now Online


Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at

We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!

All photographs taken by the City of Paramount at our programs and events may be used by the City for marketing of these programs and events on printed and electronic formats.

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Viewing and Public Comment

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Viewing and Public Comment

Attached is the draft 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan inclusive of the draft 2017-2018 Action Plan for review and comment. Public comment period begins on Friday, March 31, 2017 and a public hearing will be conducted at City Hall on Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. Citizens are welcome to participate in this process and speak at the May 2 meeting.

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.

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 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

07/25/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Safety Commission

07/27/17 - 6:00 PM
Air Quality Sub Committee Meeting

08/03/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

08/08/17 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

08/14/17 - 6:00 PM
Planning Commission

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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