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Memorial Day

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On Monday, May 29, Paramount City Hall will be closed in observance of for Memorial Day. The Paramount Sheriff's Station will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Senior Center at Paramount Park will be closed. There will be no street sweeping on Monday, May 29 and no makeup.

There will be no trash pickup on Monday, May 29. Trash pickup will resume on Tuesday and be delayed one day through the end of the week; Monday's will be picked up on Tuesday, etc.

Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor Paramount's Finest

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The Annual Elks Club Memorial Day ceremony will be held Monday, May 29, at the Veterans Memorial in the Paramount Civic Center. It will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public.

Memorial Day pays tribute to the men and women who have perished in defense of the nation. Over the years, 43 Paramount residents have given their lives in battle - 13 in World War II, seven in Korea, and 23 in Vietnam. Their names can be found on the memorial site.

The ceremony on Monday will honor those individuals, and will also recognize any veterans in attendance. The Blue Eagles Honor Guard from the March Air Reserve Base and the Paramount High School JROTC will take part. There will also be guest speakers and a bagpiper playing "Taps."

The Paramount Veterans Memorial is located at the corner of Jackson St. and Colorado Ave.

Sign Up for Summer Day Camp

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The City's Summer Day Camp provides a fun and safe place for 5-to-12-year-olds to spend the summer. Registration starts online or at the Recreation Office (15300 Downey Ave.) for Paramount residents or PUSC families on May 16, and on May 29 for non-residents.

The camp runs from June 12 through August 4 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for July 4. A healthy breakfast and lunch is included, and swim lessons can be added.

The cost for Paramount residents is $80 per week, per child. For an extra $10 per week you can include the swim lessons. Non-residents pay $100 per child per week, with an additional $20 per week for swim lessons. (Additional fees apply when using an alternate form of payment such as Cal Works.)

Positions for junior volunteers are available. Space is limited so sign up early.

Click here for more info.

Celebrate Paramount's History at the Heritage Festival on June 10

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Come out and continue the celebration of the City's 60th anniversary at the Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 10 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Paramount Park.

There will be musical performances from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. with festival-style seating. First up will be 1950s-era musical group Not Fade Away with their tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Then enjoy the sounds of Vilma Diaz Y La Sonora from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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Safe and Clean on the Fourth of July

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There are eight service clubs and churches operating stands that sell 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 dozens of citations totaling tens of thousands of dollars 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.

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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

06/01/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

06/06/17 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

06/13/17 - 6:00 PM
Planning Commission

06/20/17 - 5:00 PM
City Council Meeting

06/21/17 - 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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