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.
City of Paramount Declares Implementation of Stage 2 of Water Shortage Contingency Plan
On June 8, 2022, Paramount City Council approved the implementation of Stage 2 of the City’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan, which requires additional prohibited measures to be put in effect.
Metal-Related Businesses to Hold Public Events
The City of Paramount is in the process of issuing Administrative Action permits to its 16 metal-related businesses in town. Following recommendations set forth by the City Council Air Quality Sub Committee in 2018, Paramount implemented a new Administrative Action permit program to provide closer oversight of potential air quality issues generated at these facilities.
Paramount Environmental Justice Element
The City of Paramount adopts an Environmental Justice Element as part of the General Plan.