Following routine weekly air quality testing on Saturday, December 2, 2023, the City of Paramount was made aware of elevated levels of hexavalent chromium detected in two locations: the monitor at 15701 Minnesota measured a reading of 6.807 nanograms per cubic meter (ng/m3) and the monitor at Gaines School measured a reading of 1.502 ng/m3. […]
The City of Paramount is pleased to announce the placement of its new air monitoring dashboard on the Paramount Environment website, which includes real-time data of hexavalent chromium samples in town. The user-friendly design of the dashboard makes this important information easily understandable and accessible to everyone.
July 2023 marks two years since the City of Paramount adopted its Climate Action Plan (CAP), and there is much progress to celebrate. The City takes pride in showcasing the diverse accomplishments attained in the last year toward enhancing its environmental sustainability.
The City of Paramount, in partnership with environmental advocacy organization TreePeople, is producing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) to improve the immediate and long-term management of the City’s trees. In alignment with the City’s Climate Action Plan, the actions outlined in an UFMP will serve to increase the City’s tree inventory and alleviate the […]
For the second year in a row, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) has recognized the City of Paramount’s leading environmental advocacy with a Gold-Level Energy Action Award. Of the 27 Gateway cities, Paramount is only one of six to receive the top honor Gold level. “I am very proud that our City has […]
Paramount, California (January 17, 2023) – The City of Paramount is researching options for the purchase of five new air monitoring devices as part of its ongoing program to measure levels of hexavalent chromium in the community, a proactive approach in prioritizing the health of its residents. The new monitors will be the most state-of-the […]
Paramount, California, November 9, 2022 – The City of Paramount has been awarded $319,754 by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its community air quality monitoring program, which measures possible pollutants from metal-related businesses and ensures they are not emitting toxins into the air at harmful levels. The funding will cover the program’s costs […]
July 2022 marked one year since the City of Paramount adopted its Climate Action Plan (CAP). The City is proud to highlight the various strategies implemented and milestones reached in its efforts to make Paramount more environmentally sustainable.
The City of Paramount continues to implement strategies outlined in its Climate Action Plan. The most recent effort includes its approval to proceed with Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Charge Ready Program, which would provide the City with 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports at Paramount Park and another 12 at Progress Park.
On April 11, 2022, the Paramount City Council approved the plans and permits for the AltAir/World Energy Renewable Fuels Conversion Project that will end petroleum-based operations at the company’s facility and replace them entirely with renewable fuel production.