Paramount Selected to Participate in ILG Boost Program

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The City of Paramount has been selected, as the only City in LA County, to participate in the Institute For Local Government’s (ILG) BOOST Program. ILG is a nonprofit affiliate of the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties, and the California Special Districts Association that empowers local government leaders to increase their capacity and build trust in their communities.

The program is designed to provide customized and tailored support to help communities accomplish a variety of tasks, including:

  • BUILD awareness of funding opportunities to address sustainability and climate;

  • ORGANIZE projects to be best positioned to meet its goals;

  • OPTIMIZE existing resources and build more capacity;

  • STRENGTHEN relationships with key stakeholders and identify new opportunities for regional engagement and collaboration; and

  • TRANSFORM their approach to addressing climate action.

Aside from Paramount, ILG has identified nine other cities and two regions to participate in the pilot program.

ILG’s focus for the City of Paramount will revolve around the following topics:

  • Secure resources to support energy-related projects

  • Establish a structure for identifying and implementing cost-effective strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  • Increase competitiveness for state grant funding

  • Showcase the city’s sustainability achievements

Paramount has long taken eco-friendly actions to save energy and enhance the environment. Starting three decades ago with the repaving of streets using rubberized asphalt from recycled tires to partnering in 2018 with GRID Alternatives to provide free solar panels to income-eligible residents, the City has instituted dozens of sustainable and energy efficient measures. This legacy has even earned awards from Los Angeles County Green Leadership program, as well as, ILG’s Beacon program for environmental sustainability.

Our community will greatly benefit from the assistance ILG will provide. We will continue to work diligently to create a healthy, environmentally-focused community for the benefit of our residents and beyond.

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