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Learn About Proposed Paramount Station for Light Rail Line

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The West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor is a proposed 20-mile light rail line that will connect southeast corridor cities, including Paramount, to Union Station. With funding from Measure M, the project is anticipated to break ground by 2022. Stations are proposed at the I-105 Freeway, with a connection to the Green Line, and near the intersection of Paramount Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue.

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Finalist Names Chosen for New PUSD STEM School

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The Paramount Unified School District will be opening a new small high school that will specialize in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in 2018.

With Board of Education policy as a guide and suggestions from the public, a committee of stakeholders collaboratively identified four potential names for the school.

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View the August 8 City Council Meeting Video

The August 8, 2017 Paramount City Council meeting is now available for viewing on the City's YouTube Channel. You can view the agenda and staff reports for the meeting by clicking on http://www.paramountcity.com/download.cfm?ID=3983. To view an unedited video of the meeting, please click here https://youtu.be/lHGs4aY4K50.

Farmers Market Hours For August

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The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park starting at 9:30 a.m. For the month of August the hours of operation are being extended until 2:30 p.m.

The market features a variety of vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, crafts, and other products.

It is one of only four markets in Los Angeles County that currently accepts WIC fruit and veggie checks, and always welcomes EBT recipients. With the help of Hunger Action Los Angeles, the market will match up to $10 worth of EBT money or WIC checks with an additional $10 in vouchers. Vouchers are good at all farms and are also good for honey and dates.

There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.

Increases Reported in Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Risk

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In recent weeks, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) has seen a marked increase in West Nile virus (WNV) activity across its jurisdiction. Forty-nine mosquito samples tested positive for WNV last week alone.

Year-to-date, the vector control district has detected West Nile virus activity in more than 50 cities and communities within its jurisdiction. These have included Paramount (one positive mosquito sample), Bellflower (two samples), Downey (three samples), Lakewood (three samples), and Long Beach (two samples). As of August 11, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 22 human cases.

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Splash Zone Schedule

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The Orange Ave. Splash Zone will be closing during the week with the start of school on Aug. 16 (though it might open up on hot week-day summer evenings).

Weekends, however, will remain open until the weather cools down.

Hours of operation currently are Mon.-Fri. from 12:30pm to 4pm, Sat. and Sun. from 11am to 2pm. The zero-depth water park is at 14618 Orange Ave. and is available for party rentals, too. Call 562.220.2121.

Low-Cost Cat Adoptions Extended

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For all of you tabby lovers out there, the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA), which provides animal-related services to Paramount, has been holding a "Feline 'Cat-tastic' Adoption" promotion this summer, which has now been extended until August 26.

You can adopt a cat for $5, and that includes spay/neuter, micro-chip ID, first set of vaccines, and flea treatment. (Some cats might require a $40 refundable spay/neuter deposit.) This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion and excludes "Boutique Buddies."

Call (562) 803-3301 to learn more. The facility is located at 9777 SEAACA St. in Downey.

Register Your Students for After-School Program

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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.

Paramountenvironment.org 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 paramountenvironment.org.

Report Air Quality Complaints to SCAQMD

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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 

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/regulations/compliance/air-monitoring-activities.

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.

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Viewing

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Attached is the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan inclusive of the 2017-2021 Action Plan.

City Photo Gallery Now Online

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

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.

Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) Ready for Review

The City of Paramount has prepared the draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. The CAPER provides an assessment of the City's performance in using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds in meeting the City's housing and community development goals that were included in the 2016-2017 One Year Action Plan.

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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.

http://dof.ca.gov/Programs/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

09/05/17 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

09/07/17 - 1:30 PM
Senior Services Commission

09/07/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

09/12/17 - 6:00 PM
Planning Commission

09/19/17 - 5:00 PM
City Council Meeting

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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