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Paramount Council Names Tom Hansen as New Mayor


At its annual reorganization meeting March 17, the Paramount City Council elected Tom Hansen as mayor and Daryl Hofmeyer as vice mayor. The Councilmembers will serve one-year terms in their respective offices.

Hansen was elected to the City Council in 2007. This will be his second term as the City's mayor. He replaces outgoing Mayor Diane J. Martinez.

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March 3 Official Election Results/Resultados Oficiales de las Elecciones del 3 de Marzo


César Chávez Holiday Schedule


On the holiday marking the birthday of César Chávez on Tuesday, March 31st, Paramount City Hall will be closed. The Paramount Sheriff's Station will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There be no street sweeping on that day and no makeup. Trash pickup will be on its regular schedule.

Promote Your Business While Helping Kids Attend College


It's that time of year again when local businesses can achieve two goals in one evening - helping Paramount students go to college while promoting their company name as a sponsor or prize donor at the Paramount Education Partnership's 12th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser.

For information about the various forms of sponsorship and donations, please click here.

The event - on Friday, April 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Progress Park Plaza, 15500 Downey Ave. - features great food and fun casino-type games, all for a very good cause. This year's theme is "A Taste of California."

Thanks to the generosity of the Paramount business community, PEP has given more than 200 scholarships over the years worth nearly $600,000 to local students who are attending a university, community college, or trade school.

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Sign the Kids Up for Soccer

You can register for Paramount's spring soccer league until April 2. There are various age-level groupings. To register, you must show proof of residency in the City of Paramount or that your child attends a Paramount school, as well as a valid birth certificate verifying age. To get a registration form, please click here.

Apply for PEP College and GED Scholarships


You can download an application for the 2015-2016 Paramount Education Partnership (PEP) scholarships by clicking here.

Hard copies can be picked up at Paramount City Hall, the Paramount City Yard and locations throughout the School District. Copies can also be downloaded on the Paramount Unified School District website at

Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to students attending a community college and $3,000 to students attending an accredited four-year institution within the U.S, including vocational/ trade/ technical schools.

The following are the mandatory requirements:

You must be a City of Paramount resident or Paramount Unified School District student.

Have a high school diploma or GED.

Be enrolled in an accredited program to obtain an Associates of Arts or Bachelor's degree and/or vocational certification...

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New Water Conservation Measures


Due to extreme drought conditions, the State of California is requiring that local water suppliers implement water conservation measures.

These measures are directed at outdoor water use. Measures do not apply to "reclaimed" water, which is used at City parks and landscaped medians.

Here are the details. Violations can result in fines.

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Nuevas Medidas de Conservación de Agua

Debido a las condiciones extremas de sequía, el Estado de California está exigiendo que los suministradores locales implementen medidas de conservación de agua.

Estas medidas están dirigidas al uso de agua para regar o limpiar afuera. Estas medidas no aplican al agua "reciclada" que usa la ciudad para los parques y áreas verdes.

Aquí están los detalles. Las infracciones pueden resultar en multas.

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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

Notice of Polling Places and Precinct Board Members

Notice is hereby given that at the General Municipal Election to be held in the City of Paramount on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, there shall be 7 voting precincts, that the polling places for the respective precincts shall be the places designated in the attached document, English and Spanish assistance will be provided, and that the persons named in the attached document have been appointed election officers for the respective voting precincts as of 15 days prior to the election. Click here to see the document.

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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. 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

04/02/15 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission

04/07/15 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

04/14/15 - 6:00 PM
Planning Commission

04/15/15 - 6:00 PM
Parks & Recreation Commission

04/21/15 - 5:00 PM
City Council Meeting

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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