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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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Vote Center Demo at Thompson Park Beginning December 9th

December 1, 2019 

In 2020, Los Angeles County will transition from polling places to vote centers. This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period. The Vote Center Placement Project's (VCPP) core mission is to identify and place accessible and convenient vote center locations throughout Los Angeles County.

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Valet Program Will No Longer Continue

November 23, 2019 

The City has received feedback from the community regarding the downtown valet program in the Town Center public parking lot. In response, the City has decided to cancel the program as of November 24, 2019. FREE 2-hour parking from 7am to 9pm daily (except on Sundays) will be implemented starting Nov 25th. We appreciate your understanding of the parking changes affecting Downtown Bellflower and hope the public continues to support our local small businesses. For more information, call (562) 804-1424 ext. 2010.

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How Do I take the 2020 Census?

September 26, 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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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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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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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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