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Get Two-Steppin' with Country Music on Thursday

June 29, 2019 

Downtown Bellflower is heating up summer with cool Friday Night Flicks and Streetfest concerts. The Summer Streetfest events will feature live music, food vendors, craft and business vendors, and free activities and games with the Bellflower Recreation in Motion (B.R.I.M.) program.

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Neighborhood Business Advisor

June 26, 2019 

Bellflower’s Economic Development Department helps provide free business assistance to the small business community by offering appointments to meet with SCORE mentors or attend free workshops. SCORE mentors and presenters are seasoned professionals who can help sort through business challenges, provide advice and answer a variety of questions. In addition to SCORE, the Long Beach SBDC (Small Business Development Center) offers free advisory services paid for by tax dollars. Bellflower resident, Richard S. Tang, can help assist with HR retention {leadership, incentives, communications}, profitability, exit/succession, fundraising, restructuring and more. He can also provide more information about available loan programs. To contact Richard S. Tang call (951) 298-9880 or email rtang@smallbizla.org.

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AB 1826: Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling in Effect

June 23, 2019 

As of January 1, 2017, businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of organic waste per week are required to arrange for organic waste recycling services. Multifamily dwellings with 5 or more units are also subject to AB 1826. Commercial businesses can sell or donate generated organic waste, or subscribe to an organic waste recycling service through CR&R, the City’s franchise waste hauler. Multifamily dwellings can subscribe to green waste recycling through CR&R or have a landscaper or gardener recycle any green waste that is generated. To subscribe to organic waste recycling, please contact CR&R at (562) 944-4716.

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Bellflower Housing Programs

June 19, 2019 

Owning a home seems like an impossible dream for many households today. The Housing and Grants Division of the City of Bellflower is trying to help make this dream become a reality through its Homebuyer's Assistance Program.



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Eat, Drink, and Play: SteelCraft Bellflower is Now Open!

June 17, 2019 

SteelCraft Bellflower, the 15,000 SF craft food and drink gathering space in Downtown Bellflower held its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, June 13th, 2019. Complete with the ring of cowbells and heartfelt acknowledgments from SteelCraft founder, Kim Gros to all nine vendors, the community eagerly welcomed the small businesses into their home.

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The 2020 Census at a Glance

June 17, 2019 

Counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. We are dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census


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Curb Painting Service Begins June 3rd

June 16, 2019 

The City of Bellflower has authorized Care For the Children to paint address numbers on all curbs within the City. Care For the Children will provide all materials and labor for the service which estimated to be $15.00 per address. Since the city does not pay Care For the Children, they will be accepting voluntary donations from residents after the work is completed.

The portion of the proceeds that Care For the Children receives will be used toward their Food Baskets for Seniors Program. Care For the Children provides food to 369 homebound seniors in seven different cities. The City of Bellflower is one of the cities that Care For the Children provides food boxes for homebound senior citizens.

The City of Bellflower has issued a which requires that the numbers be painted in accordance with the City’s specifications: 4-inch black numbers on a white reflective background on the face of the curb.

Donations are voluntary and will be collected between 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to ask for identification before providing money.

For more info or complaints visit www.care4thechildren.org

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Cannabis Related Information

June 16, 2019 

Below are documents related to cannabis business operations in the City of Bellflower

Cannabis Fiscal Impact Report

Cannabis Fiscal Impact Report Power Point Presentation

Map - 300’ & 600’ Restrictions

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Holiday Safety Tips

December 18, 2018 

The following Holiday Safety Tips were compiled, in cooperation with the LAPD Crime Prevention Section, to contribute to the safety and security of people during the holiday season. The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware. Please share this information with family, friends and neighbors.

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Help Us Envision the Future of Walking and Biking in Bellflower-Paramount

August 13, 2018 

The Bellflower-Paramount Joint Active Transportation Plan will guide the design of safe, enjoyable, and convenient walking and biking options to schools, parks, and other places you would like to go. Stop by our booth at the Bellflower Streetfest and with your help, we can make walking and biking in Bellflower a top choice!

We Need Your Input!

The Bellflower-Paramount Joint Active Transportation Plan will guide the design of safe, enjoyable and convenient walking and biking options to schools, parks, and other places you would like to go. Please take our online survey and share your thoughts on the future of Bellflower-Paramount. Click on the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BPATPBellflower

¡Necesitamos su participación!

El Plan de Transporte Activo de Bellflower-Paramount ofrecerá una guía para crear opciones más seguras, agradables y convenientes para caminar y andar en bicicleta a las escuelas, los parques, y otros destinos. Por favor, tome nuestra encuesta en línea y comparta sus ideas sobre el futuro de Bellflower-Paramount. Haga clic en el siguiente enlacehttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BPATPBellflower

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SCORE Workshop Tuesday, August 14th

August 13, 2018 

Building an eCommerce Site on WordPress

Dive in and learn what it takes to build and run a successful eCommerce site on WordPress. Topics include:

• Website design

• Hosting & security

• Credit card gateways and the purchasing process

• PCI compliance

• Shopping carts and Woo Commerce

• Adding functionality: shipping, taxes, subscriptions, and more

• Search Engine Optimization strategies

• Social media and content strategies

• Analytics and measuring success

About the Presenter:

Mark Raymond, who also presents “Branding and Website Design”, is a seasoned executive with deep marketing and technical expertise. He is president of Luminys, a company specializing in branding, WordPress website design, social media, analytics and communications. Prior to founding Luminys, Mark cofounded a telecom company, served as VP of Marketing for an internet company that was acquired by Yahoo, and was a Program Manager for Phoenix Technologies in Silicon Valley where he managed new technology development and served on several industry boards. Mark has business acquisition experience, has worked internationally, and has studied Mandarin and Japanese. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science and an Executive MBA with an emphasis in Finance, both from the University of California, Irvine.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)

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Bellflower Helps Small Businesses Excel

April 27, 2018 

The City of Bellflower is gearing up to celebrate National Small Business Week beginning April 29th through May 5th. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation to recognize the critical contributions of America’s small business owners. This year, the City of Bellflower has teamed up with several organizations to host free workshops for small business owners.

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City of Bellflower brings Santa, Sweets, and Snow Sledding to the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event Friday, December 1, 2017

November 29, 2017 

The City of Bellflower will once again bring holiday cheer to Downtown Bellflower when it hosts the 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 1st beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Bellflower community is invited to join in the seasonal celebration at the free family event that will take place in Downtown Bellflower at Friendship Square located at 16615 Bellflower Blvd.

Santa Claus will be making a special appearance for the children and the Mayfair High School Vocal Ensemble will perform a variety of holiday songs.

A holiday skating rink for scooters and skates (children are encouraged to wear a helmet to enter the rink) will be available, along with the Bellflower Recreation In Motion (BRIM) program, and holiday crafts. This year, four sledding slides that require 100 bales of hay and 30 tons of real snow will be open for children to enjoy at no cost. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided by Starbucks, along with complimentary peach cobbler donated by Johnny Rebs’ Restaurant and additional refreshments compliments of the 99 Cent Store. The event is free and open to the public.

For more info on all City’s holiday programs call (562) 804-1424 ext. 2261.

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Bellflower Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Trick or Treat on the BOO!-levard

October 27, 2017 

Children 12 years and younger will be making their way down Bellflower Boulevard and visiting Downtown storefronts during the 9th annual Trick-or-Treat event set for Friday, October 27th from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Free family activities, hosted by the Bellflower Chamber of Commerce, will continue until 7:00 p.m. in the Town Center Plaza (16521 Adenmoor Ave.). Bellflower churches have sponsored carnival games and music, a train ride sponsored by French Quarter Restaurant will choo-choo around the festivities, and a children’s costume contest will be judged at 6:30 p.m. Masks are not permitted and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Free Filters for a Cleaner Future

October 27, 2017 

The City of Bellflower will be holding a used motor oil filter exchange event on October 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at AutoZone, 9031 Alondra Blvd. In exchange for their used motor oil filters, residents will receive new motor oil filters free of charge (limit two per resident, while supplies last). After your next oil change, bring in your used oil and filter and receive vouchers for new oil filters.

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City to Spotlight Bellflower Businesses

September 28, 2017 

Are you a Bellflower business owner or operator who has something special to celebrate? Have you been recently recognized in a magazine (see below), received an award, earned stellar reviews on social media, set to host a special event or recently redecorated or made improvements? If so, the Economic Development (ED) Department would like to hear about it! The E-Citizen will be rolling out a new section dedicated to highlighting local businesses. If you’d like to share your story and receive free print/video marketing, feel free to email economic_dev@bellflower.org.

The ED Department is also in search of businesses that opened (and are still operating) prior to the City’s incorporation in 1957. Businesses older than Bellflower are encouraged to contact Annika Miyashiro-Ruiz at (562) 804-1424 ext. 2249.

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Share Your Opinion with Metro

June 29, 2017 

Join the City of Bellflower Economic Development Team at Streetfest to learn more about the light-rail train that’s coming to town. The proposed Metro light-rail project, also known as the West Santa Ana Branch Corridor project, is routed to stop at Bellflower Boulevard and the Pacific Electric Right-of-way. The 20-mile line will stretch through 20 different cities from City of Artesia to Downtown Union Station. Interested residents can stop by the City’s Booth for more info or call (562) 804-1424 ext. 2286.


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City Updates Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

September 20, 2016 

The City of Bellflower is in the process of updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The LHMP identifies the natural risks and manmade hazards within our community. The Plan also provides a list of mitigation action items that can be used to reduce the impacts from these hazards.

Part of the mandated approval process for the LHMP requires the City to share this document with key organizations within the community and solicit comments during the plan writing phase. If you have atime and interest, feel free to review this draft version of the LHMP (attached) and share your comments with Director of Public Safety Joel Hockman by Wednesday, September 28, 2016. If you are not able to provide comments by this date, the City will move forward with the understanding that the public does not have any concerns and is comfortable with the Plan as it is written.


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Bellflower Adds New Web Services

July 21, 2016 

To conveniently renew your business license online, all you need is a credit card, debit card, or your checking account information and your business license renewal notice (required PIN located at the lower right hand corner of the renewal notice). Please click on the Renew Business License button below and follow the instructions to pay for your business license online. There is no fee associated with your payment with a checking account (e-check). If paid with a credit or debit card, the convenience fee is 2.9% of the total amount due and charged, with a minimum fee of $2.00. For more info visit http://www.bellflower.org/depts/finance/business.asp

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Approval of a 45-day Moratorium

February 24, 2016 
On February 22, 2016, the City Council approved a 45-day moratorium on construction and developments within the A-E zone. Effective immediately, and through April 7, 2016, no project application can be taken in and no construction permit can be issued for properties located within the A-E zone. Construction permits can continue to be issued for projects involving interior remodeling, electrical upgrades, plumbing, or any other projects that do not involve an increase of square footage.
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