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 […]
Paramount Gardeners Sift it Out at LA Compost Event
In an effort to further educate the Paramount community on the wonders of composting, the City’s Public Works Department held a Sift-Out event in collaboration with LA Compost on Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Compost Co-op: Cortland Community Garden. LA Compost provided a special hands-on workshop to the gardeners who […]
City of Paramount and TreePeople to Host Community Events
The City of Paramount and TreePeople are hosting FREE workshops for Paramount residents to learn about the urban forest in the City, also inviting residents to share ideas. Community feedback will help shape the City of Paramount’s first Urban Forest Management Plan, a roadmap for the future of our urban forest. Register here for an […]
Paramount Awarded Gold-Level Energy Action Award 2nd Consecutive Year
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 […]
Hexavalent Chromium Levels Remain Low in Paramount as City Continues Air Monitoring Program
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 Awarded EPA Grant for Air Quality Monitoring
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 […]
Climate Action Plan: Year in Review
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.
Electric Vehicle Charging Ports at Paramount and Progress Parks Approved for the City
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.
City to Proceed with Renewable Fuels Project: Petroleum Refining Eliminated for Good
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.
City Awarded Grant for Spane Park Stormwater Capture Project
The City of Paramount has been awarded a $891,984 grant from the Los Angeles County Safe, Clean Water (SCW) Program to design the Spane Park Stormwater Capture Project. Funding for the construction of the project is still being procured, and the project is merely in the design phase.