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Fifteen Awardees Take the Stage at 26th Annual BRAVO Awards

January 31, 2020 

The City of Bellflower will honor thirteen heroes and two student essay winners at the 26th annual BRAVO Awards held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bristol Civic Auditorium. Danny Trejo, actor, activist, and restauranteur, will serve as the Keynote Speaker and provide insight about his passion for food and achieving his goals.

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New Bellflower Mural

January 1, 2020 

The new Downtown Bellflower logo is now complete at the SR-91 FWY underpass and Bellflower Blvd. Congratulations Mikala Taylor on a great job!

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In Memoriam Former Mayor M.G. Brassard

December 22, 2019 

Maurice “Mike” George Brassard was born on February 13, 1937 and passed away on December 1, 2019 at the age of 82. He served one term on the Bellflower City Council from 1984-1988 and was Mayor from 1987-1988. In addition to City Council service, he was a local business and property owner, Noon Lions member and an active member of the community.

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First-time Mayor Juan Garza

December 21, 2019 

At the City Council Meeting on December 9, 2019, City Council reorganized and appointed Juan Garza to serve as the new Mayor and Dan Koops as the Mayor Pro Tem. This is the first term for Mayor Juan Garza. Congratulations.

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What to Expect: 2020 Census Questions

December 15, 2019 

As required by the Census Act, the U.S. Census Bureau submitted a list of questions to Congress on March 29, 2018. Based on those questions, the 2020 Census will ask:

How many people are living or staying at your home on April 1, 2020. This will help us count the entire U.S. population and ensure that we count people according to where they live on Census Day.
Whether the home is owned or rented. This will help us produce statistics about homeownership and renting. The rates of homeownership serve as one indicator of the nation's economy. They also help in administering housing programs and informing planning decisions.

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FAQs Regarding Bellflower's Temporary Services Shelter (TSS)

December 4, 2019 

Q. Where will the TSS be located?

8833 Cedar St. Bellflower, CA 90706

Q. How many people will the TSS serve?

A The shelter is aimed to temporarily serve up to 50 homeless individuals at a time.

Q. As a Bellflower resident, will I be paying more taxes to fund the temporary shelter?

A. No

Q. Who will operate the TSS?

A. City staff is interviewing non-profit service providers that specialize in managing TSS.

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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

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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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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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Caruthers Park Fenced Off for Stormwater Project

June 2, 2019 

The City of Bellflower has awarded a contract to Reyes Construction, Inc. for the construction of the Caruthers Park Stormwater and Urban Runoff Capture Project. This project will capture stormwater and urban runoff from both the Los Cerritos Channel and Lower San Gabriel River watersheds through a diversion system that will re-direct urban runoff and stormwater from an open channel located between Caruthers Park and the San Gabriel River, and an underground storm drain line running along the Metro right-of-way. The captured water will pass through a pre-treatment system to remove trash, debris, and sediment. A drainage pipeline will then convey the water into a large, buried multi-chambered storage and infiltration facility consisting of pre-cast concrete storage units.

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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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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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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

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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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