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.
The City of Paramount's Air Quality Sub Committee will hold its first meeting on Saturday, December 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Progress Park Plaza, 15500 Downey Ave. in Paramount.
The Sub Committee is made up of Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer, City Councilmember Diane J. Martinez, Public Safety Commissioner Brenda Olmos, Public Works Commissioner Rosemary Vasquez, City Manager John Moreno, and Assistant City Manager Kevin Chun.
This is something new the City is presenting this year, a chance to have professional photos taken of your kids (or whoever else) with Santa. It will take place Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Paramount Park Community Center where a festive room will be decorated for the occasion.
For $10, you will get one 5x7 photo and four wallet photos. Additional photos can be purchased there, or from the photographer's website. (You will not be able to take photos with your own camera.)
All purchases will support the Paramount Education Partnership's college scholarship fund. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.
While the City of Paramount does not have jurisdiction over air-quality issues and has no expertise or legal power when it comes to air-quality testing, or investigations related to testing, in light of the recent activity by SCAQMD in town, with the health and safety of our residents as the driving force, the following actions have been taken. And remember, if you want to report a complaint about air quality, whether it be odors, smoke, dust, or other contaminants, call 1-800-CUT SMOG (288-7664).
Will be establishing a City Council Sub-Committee on the issue that will meet regularly to update the public and receive their input. The first meeting will be held in early December with date, time, and location to be announced citywide.
Mientras la Ciudad de Paramount no tiene jurisdicción sobre las cuestiones de la calidad del aire, ni tiene experiencia ni poder legal en lo que se relaciona a las pruebas de la calidad del aire o investigaciones relacionadas a estas pruebas, tomando en cuenta le actividad reciente del SCAQMD en la ciudad, y siendo la salud y el bienestar de nuestros residentes la fuerza motivadora, se han llevado a cabo las siguientes acciones. Y recuerden, si desean reportar alguna queja sobre la calidad del aire, ya sea de olores, humo, polvo, u otros contaminantes, llame al 1-800-CUT SMOG (288-7664).
Establecerá un Sub-Comité del Consejo Municipal sobre este asunto que se reunirá regularmente para informar al público y recibir su aportación. La primera reunión será a principios de diciembre y se anunciará la fecha, hora, y lugar a través de la toda la ciudad
At the November 15 Paramount City Council meeting, Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer gave comments addressing recent issues raised by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in the City. The mayor related what the City has done, is doing, and will continue to do in relations to the SCAQMD investigation. Below are some highlights of his comments. For the complete, more detailed speech, click here for English and here for Spanish.
* First, I want to strongly express that this concerns and affects all of us.
* We all live here, many of us for many, many years. The health, safety and well-being of everyone in town are our top priorities.
* It is extremely important that we understand the information we are receiving from the AQMD, and get the correct information to our residents.
* Here's what we're doing to achieve that.
The Paramount Christmas Train has been bringing the holiday spirit to kids and adults in every neighborhood of our City since 1969, when the first "Santa Express" was a modified Helm's Bakery truck.
This season the train, sleigh, and caboose will be running from Monday, December 5 through Thursday, December 8. Click here to see the schedule of stops. In each neighborhood there is a painted white star marking the spot on the street where the train will visit.
Santa Claus will make his last appearance in town on Saturday, December 10 when Paramount Park becomes a winter wonderland filled with snow and the location of a tasty breakfast from 8:00 a.m. till noon.
There will also be holiday craft-making, giveaways, and entertainment. Kids six and younger can romp in the snowfield, and there will be a ramp for sledding and a kiddie train running in the park.
The City of Paramount has changed its water conservation measures from Stage 2 to Stage 1. This is a return to the cutbacks that were in place at the beginning of the state-imposed move to require that all cities encourage residents to conserve outdoor water usage.
Here are the current measures.
The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 15500 Downey Ave.
It features fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of other food items. Vendors also accept EBT.
There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.
The City has finalized its 2017-2021 Assessment of Fair Housing report that looks at Paramount's housing and community development needs, including ways to further fair housing choices in the community.
The report - required by the federal government for cities that are eligible to receive grant funds related to housing - has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its review.
The City created the document after gaining public input and comments during a 30-day period of review and through questionnaires provided to residents at a variety of venues. We would like to thank the 264 individuals who completed the survey for giving valuable information and opinions on housing issues in Paramount.
To see a copy of the report, please click here.
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!
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.
On January 28, 2016, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.
Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.
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.
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