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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Paramount adopts an Environmental Justice Element as part of the General Plan.
The City of Paramount will join the California Urban Forests Council (CaUFC) for AMPlifying the Urban Forest, an urban tree-planting event on March 12, 2022 at Progress Park Plaza. The event will be hosted by California Urban Forest Council (CaUFC), West Coast Arborists (WCA), Taylor Guitars, the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture […]
The City of Paramount has released a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) that analyzed the environmental impacts of converting the Paramount refinery (located at 14700 Downey Ave.) into a renewable fuels production facility, eliminating the refining of crude oil. Under World Energy, LLC, Boston based AltAir currently operates the site. The conversion project will […]
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) temporarily resumed its air quality monitoring in July 2021after a brief hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. The monitoring resumed at select industrial and school sites throughout Paramount while the City searched for a contractor to permanently fulfill the role. With expertise and guidance from the SCAQMD, the […]
Demonstrating its commitment to a greener and more sustainable city, the Paramount City Council unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming October 6, 2021 as California Clean Air Day in Paramount. California Clean Air Day was started by the Coalition for Clean Air to unite communities across the State through their commitment to protect public health, improve […]