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California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery Grant

March 18, 2019 

The City of Downey recently received a $181,090 Rubberized Pavement Grant from the California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for street resurfacing. CalRecycle brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs to promote environmentally-friendly practices. In 1989, Legislature passed the California Tire Recycling Act (Act), which authorized the creation of the Tire Recycling Program and the California Tire Recycling Management Fund. Through this Act, CalRecycle offers the Rubberized-Pavement Grant Program to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from California-generated waste tires and to decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by the unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires. The City will offset the cost of resurfacing various streets citywide through these funds, using 100% California-generated waste tires, and provide better streets for Downey residents and visitors to enjoy. To date, four completed street projects have diverted the equivalent of over 20,000 passenger tires.

For more information regarding this grant through CalRecycle, please click here

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City Performance Management Efforts

March 4, 2019 

The City of Downey City Council and Department Management staff make more effective decisions and provide higher quality services to residents by establishing annual objectives and monitoring ongoing performance measures. Additionally, the objectives and measures help to ensure service efficiencies, improve allocation of resources, and identify improvement initiatives.

For more information on the City's Performance Management efforts, click here.

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2nd Annual Summer Job Fair is a hit !

February 25, 2019 

We wanted to share with you the success of our 2nd Annual Summer Job Fair that took place on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Over 400 applications were received, including over 100 walk-in applicants.Parks and Recreation and Human Resources staff hosted a total of 157 interviews on the day and were able to offer jobs to 82 people for recreation leader, parks worker and lifeguard part-time positions.

The job fair created an opportunity for both departments to save staff hours on the recruitment and on boarding process and provides the applicants an opportunity to streamline the application and interview process.

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City Mission Statement and Values

February 4, 2019 

In an effort to better reflect the City's endeavors and express what makes the City of Downey unique, the City recently implemented a new City Mission Statement and Values. The Mission Statement and Values communicates the City's fundamental purpose of existing, provides a framework for decision making, and unifies City staff and stakeholders objectives of ensuring that Downey maintains a great place to live, work, and play. For more information, please click here.

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Mayor's Downey's Finest Award

January 25, 2019 

The Mayor’s Downey’s Finest Award recognizes individuals in the community who have performed an outstanding act or good deed; or have a longstanding history of community service and volunteerism in the City of Downey. The program is open to all Downey residents and individuals who work or volunteer in the City. The Mayor will select individuals based upon nomination letters received from the public and will recognize the recipient(s) of the Mayor’s Award at a City Council meeting.

If you wish to nominate an individual for the Mayor’s Downey’s Finest Award, submit this card as to why you think this individual deserves recognition. Please fill out card below,include your name, address and a phone number at which you can be contacted. This information can be submitted by mail to: Mayor’s Award, City of Downey, PO Box 7016,Downey, CA, 90241; by fax to 562.923.6388; or email

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