Paramount has partnered with SoCal Edison to upgrade street lights in the City through the utility’s LED program. The project is replacing 2,950 outdated high-pressure sodium bulb fixtures throughout town. This conversion project is at no cost to the City and will lower energy use, produce brighter streets, and increase public safety. With the City’s Climate […]
At the July 6, 2021 City Council meeting, Paramount’s first-ever Climate Action Plan (CAP) was adopted by a unanimous vote. In concurrence with goals set by the State, the City’s CAP is tailored to address unique climate needs as a community and ensure that Paramount reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% below 1990 levels […]
Following South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) suspension of its air quality monitoring efforts in Paramount, the City has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for contract services related to monitoring levels of hexavalent chromium, an airborne industrial metal that is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While the search for a vendor […]
The City of Paramount has reported that all 16 metal-related businesses in town are set to receive Administrative Action permits. This new permit program establishes stricter oversight and was developed to address any future potential air quality issues in the City. This program is a first of its kind in California and places the following […]
The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California offers a Turf Replacement Program for homeowners to replace their existing lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping. Not only do grass lawns require heavy maintenance expenses, they also cause rainwater runoff, which decreases groundwater supply and water conservation. The program offers a rebate of $2 or more per square […]
Eligible Paramount residents can reduce electricity costs and contribute to a clean energy future by signing up for the Energy for All residential solar program through GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit organization offering solar panel installation and maintenance free of charge to qualifying households.
The City of Paramount has developed a draft of its first-ever Climate Action Plan (beginning on page 247), which outlines strategies to meet the State’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals and creates a roadmap to follow as Paramount continues to advance its sustainability efforts. “Ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment is a top priority […]
The Paramount City Council has moved to establish a regular section on their meeting agendas that examines sustainability issues.
The City of Paramount is assessing options for treating water for the removal of manmade chemicals known as “PFAS,” following the detection of minuscule amounts of PFAS in Water Well 14 in February 2020.
For the third consecutive year, the City of Paramount has earned Tree City USA status for 2021. The distinction is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor communities for their commitment to effective urban forest management.