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Free Filters for a Cleaner Future

October 10, 2019 

The City of Bellflower will be holding a used motor oil filter exchange event on October 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at AutoZone, 10239 Rosecrans Ave. 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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Settlement Agreement FAQs regarding homelessness in Bellflower

September 24, 2019 

What does it mean that the City of Bellflower signed a settlement agreement?

The City has entered into a Settlement Agreement to provide homeless Temporary Shelter Services (TSS) and is working to meet the terms of the agreement.

Where will the TSS be located?

The City Council and staff are currently looking for a location in the city that would be appropriate for this use.

How many people will the TSS serve?

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

How much of the General Fund will be spent on the TSS?

The amount of the TSS vis unknown at this time, however, the City is seeking funding from the County and other governmental agencies.

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


Who will operate the TSS?

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

When will the TSS be open?

The TSS is expected to open by the new year.

For more information you can call City Hall at (562)804-1424 ext. 2278

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LAEDC Announces 2019 Finalists for Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County

September 23, 2019 

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) recently announced the finalists for its 2019 Most Business-Friendly City in LA County Award. The cities of Bellflower, Gardena, Lancaster, Norwalk, Pasadena, and Rosemead are finalists for the population 50,000 and over category, and the cities of Duarte, La Mirada, Monrovia, San Gabriel, and Santa Fe Springs are finalists in the population under 50,000 category.

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The 2020 Census at a Glance

July 28, 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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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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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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