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Support for Injured Downey and South Gate Police Officers

July 20, 2017 

The Downey Community is united in support for the injured Downey and South Gate Officers injured on July 19, 2017. Please see Press Release for official statements.




City Taking Action on Rives Mansion Disrepair

June 21, 2017 

City of Downey Goes to Court to Get Foreclosed Rives Mansion Cleaned Up

Press Release

City Receives Third Financial Award in 2017

June 14, 2017 

The City of Downey is the proud recipient of the CAFR for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.

City Recognized with CAFR Award





City Pleased to Announce End of Litigation with Downey Firemen’s Association

April 24, 2017 

Click below to read full press release.

Press Release

City of Downey Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Project

April 24, 2017 

In March of 2016, the Downey City Council approved an AB2766 Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee (MSRC) grant agreement, in the amount of $40,000, with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for the design, procurement and installation of four publicly accessible electrical vehicle charging stations.

More information


City Receives Distinguished Budget Award for Third Year in a Row

March 29, 2017 

Downey Receives Government Finance Officer's Association Award for its 2016-17 Fiscal Year Budget.

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HOPE Homebuyer Workshop

October 18, 2016 
Down payment assistance information session on Thursday, October 20, 2016. See flyer for details.
Flyer

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Imperial Highway Public Workshop

October 18, 2016 
Join us for this workshop on Wednesday, October 26th to discuss the Imperial Highway Corridor. See flyer for details.
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City Accomplishments 2015-16

September 16, 2016 
Take a look at what Downey has accomplished in the last fiscal year. Click link below to view the 2015-16 City Accomplishments book.
City Accomplishments 2015-16

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Downey Time Capsule

September 13, 2016 
After a year long celebration of the City of Downey’s 60th Anniversary and the recent grand opening of the Promenade at Downey, the City is working on a time capsule to commemorate the past year.
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Downpayment Assistance Program

September 7, 2016 
Great opportunity for first time homebuyers! Please see flyer for more information.
Flyer


City of Downey – General Municipal Election – November 8, 2016

August 16, 2016 
This is the list of Certified Candidates for the City’s General Municipal Election to be held on November 8, 2016.

Council District Seats 1, 3, & 5 are open for election.

Please feel free to contact the City Clerk’s Office for additional information or if you have any questions. (562) 904-7280
Certified Candidate List

Summer Music & Movie at Golden Park

August 12, 2016 
Join us August 20th beginning at 5pm for music and a movie at Golden Park!
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Havana Nights - Rooftop Concert

August 12, 2016 
The Rooftop Concert Series is a free event that celebrates live music and art in Downtown Downey. Join us Thursday, August 25 and enjoy a night overlooking the Downey Skyline
Flyer

City Seeking Input for ADA Transition Plan

July 14, 2016 
The City of Downey, in keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, is reviewing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan.
Press Release


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Freedom Firework Festival

June 13, 2016 
Join us on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 6pm-9pm. Live music, carnival games, open swimming and more! Free Admission!
Flyer



Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Information Sessions

May 12, 2016 
Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for the purchase of new homes in the City of Downey. See flyer for information sessions.
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"If I Were Mayor" Student Contest

April 19, 2016 
Mayor Alex Saab invites you to enter the “If I Were Mayor” contest and share your ideas on how to make our City a better place to live!
Application


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Project Construction Notice

April 12, 2016 
Please be advised that the Lakewood Blvd./Rosemead Blvd. at Telegraph Rd. intersection will be under heavy construction beginning Wednesday April 13, 2016 and is expected to extend until the end of June while the intersection and approaches are being reconstructed with concrete. The approaches to the intersection will be reduced to one lane only in each direction during this anticipated two-and-one-half month period. As a result, heavy delays are anticipated at this intersection. Alternate routes are suggested.
Construction Notice

Notice of Funding Availability for CDBG Program

March 7, 2016 
The Community Development Department is now accepting grant requests for the City of Downey's 2016-2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The City will give consideration to providing grants from the CDBG Fund for public service activities which address specific public needs or public service deficiencies in the City. See notice below for more details.
Notice of Funding Availability


City Soliciting RFP's

February 25, 2016 
The City invites qualified firms to submit a proposal to develop an Economic Development Strategic Plan for its Imperial Highway Corridor.
RFP Read More »


Sign-up for Paperless Billing!

February 4, 2016 
Paperless billing now available for water bills. Click here to sign-up!

Laserfiche System

February 2, 2016 
The City’s Laserfiche System, the database which houses “City Documents” will be unavailable from February 2, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. until February 3, 2016 at 2:00 a.m., for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reporting Tree Damage in Downey

February 2, 2016 
If you need to report a city-owned tree that is down or damaged, please call our Public Works Department at (562) 904-7192. If you have damage from a tree to your private property, such as a vehicle, please call the Police Department at (562) 861-0771.
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Mayor's Distinguished Service Award

December 16, 2015 
Mayor Alex Saab is recognizing individuals and businesses who have demonstrated outstanding and selfless service to the residents of Downey.
Nomination Form

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Keep Your Home California

December 15, 2015 
The Keep Your Home California Program was developed in collaboration with numerous community partners, foreclosure counselors, housing advocates and others directly involved in helping struggling homeowners. Check out its website for more information.

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Be Prepared for El Nino

December 1, 2015 
The City of Downey is already taking steps to prepare its personnel, equipment and facilities for winter rains. Click here for information on how you can prepare too.


Funeral Services for Officer Ricardo Galvez

November 24, 2015 
Please see attached press release with details on the funeral services for Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez.
Press Release

Special Memorial Fund for Officer Ricardo Galvez

November 20, 2015 
Special fund has been set-up to assist the family of Fallen Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez. See press release for details.
Press Release

Downey Mourns Loss of Officer Ricardo Galvez

November 19, 2015 
We are in mourning
Press Release



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City's Dodgeball Program

October 19, 2015 
Register by November 11th. Limited spaces available!
Dodgeball Flyer

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Coffee With the Mayor

October 19, 2015 
Come chat and have some coffee with Mayor Luis Marquez on Saturday, Nov. 14th. See flyer for more details.
Flyer

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Construction Work on Lakewood Blvd/Rosemead Blvd at Telegraph Rd

October 12, 2015 
Construction work on the Lakewood Blvd./Rosemead Blvd. at Telegraph Rd. Intersection Improvement Project has officially begun and is expected to be complete by March 2016. Please click on Notice of Construction for more details.
Notice of Construction

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Mayor Marquez to Host Community Forum

October 8, 2015 
Join Mayor Marquez on Wednesday, October 14th for a special community forum at Golden Park. See flyer for more details.
Flyer

I-5 Rio Hondo Bridge Repair

October 8, 2015 
Caltrans will repair the Rio Hondo Bridge deck that was damaged during a July, 2015 fire under the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) adjacent to the Rio Hondo River in Downey. Caltrans plans two weekends (October 16-18 and October 23-25) of work with lane reductions during the day and freeway closures at night. Click here for more info.

Downey Nissan Agreement

October 7, 2015 
The City of Downey is proposing proactive economic development retention efforts by assisting Downey Nissan to relocate to another site in the City. Pursuant to State of California Assembly Bill 562, and Government Code Section 53083, a copy of the economic development subsidy report can be found here:
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City to Host Water Conservation Symposium

August 6, 2015 
The City of Downey will host a Water Conservation Symposium on Wednesday, August 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Hear about the latest drought conditions, get tips on saving water and money, and take advantage of rebate opportunities!
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City of Downey App - Now Available for iPhone and Android!

June 9, 2015 
The "City of Downey App" is now available for both Android and iPhones!
Residents are invited to report items such as graffiti, potholes and more. It's 24/7 access at your fingertips! Download it for free.


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Kids Day Event this Saturday, May 9th

May 7, 2015 
Come join us for our annual Kids Day event this Saturday, May 9th. Fun starts at 10am! See flyer for more details.
Kids Day Flyer

Closure of Dollison Drive

April 21, 2015 
During the week of April 27th, crews will permanently close Dollison Drive (between Quinn Street and the southbound I-5 on-ramp) and the southbound I-5 freeway on-ramp on Dollison Drive. In addition, a long-term (approximately three year) closure of the southbound I-5 on-ramp on Florence Avenue is scheduled to begin the week of April 27th.
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Special Notice - Parks & Recreation Dept.

April 21, 2015 
The Parks & Recreation Administration Office, Barbara J. Riley Community & Senior Center, ASPIRE office, and McCaughan Gym will all be closed this Friday, April 24th due to a planned Edison power outage. Edison will be replacing the power poles that service the entire park and all of these sites will be closed for that day.

Mayor's Courage Award

March 25, 2015 
Mayor Marquez accepting nominations for his Mayor's Courage Award.
More Info

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C.E.R.T Training Scheduled for April 2015

March 9, 2015 
The City will be offering free Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.) during the month of April. See flyer for more details.
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Furman Park Outdoor Fitness Equipment Dedication

February 24, 2015 
Join us in dedicating new fitness equipment at Furman Park on March 7th! See flyer for more details.
Flyer

Lakewood Boulevard Project

January 20, 2015 
Lakewood Boulevard daytime street Paving from Florence Avenue to Gallatin Road expected on January 21, 2105 and January 22, 2015. Traffic Congestion and delays are expected due to traffic lane reduction. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.


Downey Groundwater Well Nos. 27 & 28 Project

December 11, 2014 

City of Downey’s Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Downey Groundwater Well Nos. 27 and 28 Project. Click on Document below for details.

Document


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Parks & Recreation Master Plan

December 10, 2014 
Help us develop the City's Parks & Recreation Master Plan by attending our upcoming workshops! See flyer for details.
View PDF

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Winter 2014/Spring 2015 City Guide Now Available

November 26, 2014 
The new City News and Parks & Recreation Guide is now available! Click here to view.

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Tree Lighting Event - December 8th

November 21, 2014 
Join us as we kick-off the holiday season! See flyer for more details.
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Holiday Home Decorating Contest 2014

November 3, 2014 
Submit your entries for the 2014 Holiday Home Decorating Contest! See flyer for details.
Flyer

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Election Information

October 30, 2014 
Please click here for election information

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Furman Park is Getting a New Walking Trail!

October 22, 2014 
Join us for a special dedication ceremony on November 1, 2014 at Furman Park. See flyer for more details
Flyer

City Seeking Proposals to Redevelop Avenue Theatre

October 16, 2014 
City seeking a qualified developer to redevelop a key Downtown property, the Avenue Theater, located at 11022 Downey Avenue, in the heart of Downtown. Please click on the link below to access the RFP.
Request for Proposals (RFP)

City Launches New Online Business Tool

October 9, 2014 
New "Tools for Business" site offers valuable resources for businesses. Click here to view site.

Ebola Information

October 9, 2014 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a fact sheet with information on the Ebola virus. Click here to view Fact Sheet.

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DOWNEY VIEW APPLICATION

October 3, 2014 
TO ACCESS AN APPLICATION FOR THE DOWNEY VIEW APPARTMENTS, CLICK HERE.
APPLICATION

Special Announcement from Southern California Edison (SCE)

September 17, 2014 
The public is encouraged to help conserve energy during heat wave.
SCE Announcement


City Makes Cooling Stations Available

September 16, 2014 
Residents are encouraged to use cooling stations during this hot weather.
Press Release

California Competes Tax Credit Program

September 12, 2014 
Income tax credit available for local businesses. Please see flyer for more details.
Flyer

Choose Health L.A. Restaurants Program

September 3, 2014 
Attend an informative meeting on Monday, September 8th to learn more about this program. Click on flyer below for more details.
Flyer

City is Requesting Proposals for Performance Appraisal of Solid Waste Services

August 25, 2014 
Please click on link below to view Request for Proposals (RFP).
RFP

City Responds to Latest Lawsuit Filed by Fire Union

August 14, 2014 
Please see press release for more details
Press Release

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Fall 2014 City News & Parks & Recreation Guide Now Available

August 12, 2014 
Sign up for classes, special events and more!
Fall 2014 Guide

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Furman Park Playground Dedication

July 31, 2014 
Join us Wednesday, August 6th before Concerts in the Park at Furman
Flyer


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Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Roundup

July 21, 2014 
Event will take place Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 9am-3pm at the L.A. Office of Education in Downey
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FIFA World Cup Viewing Party

July 2, 2014 
Join us Sunday, July 13th to watch the FIFA World Cup Final. Event is free!
Event Flyer

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Brookshire Park Grand Opening

June 26, 2014 
Join us Saturday, July 19th for the opening of Brookshire Park's new playground equipment and walking trail
Event Flyer



Special Announcement Regarding Heat Wave

May 15, 2014 
Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds the public to conserve energy. Click here for more information.

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Kids Day Event Taking Place May 10th

May 1, 2014 
Join us Saturday, May 10th for the annual Kids Day event at Apollo Park
Kids Day Flyer

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Memorial Day Ceremony

April 17, 2014 
Please join us in honoring Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, 2014.
Memorial Day Flyer

Information on Measure B

April 10, 2014 
Special Election will take place on June 3, 2014. Please read detailed FAQ sheet on Measure B
Measure B FAQ Sheet

Tour de Downey and Make Music Downey Scheduled for June 14th

April 1, 2014 
Join us for the first annual Tour de Downey Bike Tour and second annual Make Music Downey taking place this June! See flyer for more details.
Flyer

City Wins Charter Amendment Lawsuit

March 19, 2014 
Please see press release for full details
Press Release

Independence Park chosen for Macy's Love Your Park Program!

March 6, 2014 
Between March 7 and March 31, Macy’s will match donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $250,000 to benefit local parks
Flyer

Save the Date for the 5K for TLC

March 6, 2014 
The second annual Healthy Downey 5k for TLC will take place Saturday, April 5th. Sign up now!
Event Flyer & Registration Form



City Releases RFP for Utility Billing and Electronic Bill & Pay Services

February 26, 2014 
Request for Proposals Due March 27, 2014
Click here to view RFP

Free Rainwater Harvesting Class

February 26, 2014 
Join us for this free class on Saturday, March 8. See flyer for more details.
Event Flyer

City Issues Statement on Election Lawsuit

February 26, 2014 
Please see press release for details
Press Release

Fire Chief Croom Announces Retirement

February 19, 2014 
Please see attached press release regarding Fire Chief Croom's Retirement
Press Release

Grounbreaking Scheduled for Brookshire Park

February 14, 2014 
The City will be holding a special Groundbreaking event for Brookshire Park on Saturday, March 8. See flyer for more details.
Event Flyer


Summary of Triangle Neighborhood Meeting

February 12, 2014 
Questions and answers from the Triangle Neighborhood Meeting held on January 8, 2014 in regards to the I-5 Widening Project.
More info

City Releases RFP for Auditing Services

February 10, 2014 
Request for Proposals due March 14, 2014
Click here to view RFP

City Warns Public of Survey Calls

February 3, 2014 
Please see press release below for more information.
Press Release

Community Development Public Forum

January 17, 2014 
Residents, businesses, and the development community are invited to share ideas about the City's Community Development Department including Planning, Building & Safety, Code Enforcement and more
Press Release

City Appoints Finance Director

January 16, 2014 
The Downey City Council is pleased to announce Mr. Anil H. Gandhy as the City's new Finance and Technology Director.
Press Release

City Appoints Public Works Director

January 16, 2014 
The Downey City Council is pleased to announce Mr. Mohammad Mostahkami as the City's new Public Works Director.
Press Release

City Sends Strike Team for Colby (Glendora) Fire

January 16, 2014 
As part of "Area E" Mutual Aid Response, the Downey City Fire Department has sent two fire engines to assist with the "Colby" fire in Glendora.
Press Release

Mayor's Healthy Heart Award

January 9, 2014 
Mayor Vasquez invites nominations for his "Mayor's Healthy Heart Award." Please see press release for details and application.
Press Release

Statement from the City

December 24, 2013 
The City issued a statement regarding a claim filed by the Downey Firemen's Association.
Press Release

Fernando Vasquez Sworn In as New Downey Mayor

December 11, 2013 
Mayor Vasquez was sworn in as the 46th Mayor of the City of Downey during the Mayoral Transition Ceremony held on December 10th.
Press Release

Important Message from Southern California Gas Company

December 9, 2013 
Winter cold weather puts heavy demand on natural gas supply
SoCalGas Press Release

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New Winter City Guide Now Available!

December 3, 2013 

Check out the new Winter/Spring City News and Parks & Recreation Guide for a list of classes and activities.

City Guide

City Launches New Online Business License Renewal

November 25, 2013 
Effective Monday, December 9, 2013, the City of Downey will launch a new online feature that will provide business owners with a convenient way to renew business licenses.
Press Release


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City Issues Press Release Regarding Threatened Litigation by Fire Union

October 25, 2013 
The City of Downey responds to false accusations from Fire Union. To read press release, please click on link below.
Press Release

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Home Holiday Decorating Contest

October 23, 2013 
The City invites you to enter our newly revamped Holiday Home Decorating Contest! See flyer for details
Flyer

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Traffic Advisory - Third Street at Myrtle Avenue

October 22, 2013 
Eastbound Third Street at Myrtle Street, will be closed for three weeks from October 18 - November 8, 2013 due to Southern California Edison (SCE) work consisting of replacement of an existing underground SCE vault. Please use detour route.



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Oil Filter Exchange Event October 12th

October 8, 2013 
Bring a used oil fliter and get a new one for free! See flyer for details
Event Flyer

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Upcoming Election Information

October 3, 2013 
Click here for general City of Downey Election information.

A list of polling locations is provided by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder. Please contact LA County for more information.
County Press Releases

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Taste of Downey Arts & Wine Festival

September 11, 2013 
The 4th Annual Taste of Downey will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Downey Ave, between 2nd & 3rd Streets. Enjoy local restaurants, an art exhibit, beer and wine area and live music!
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Defying Gravity Play

September 10, 2013 
The City of Downey and the Downey Arts Coalition present "Defying Gravity" - a play by Jane Anderson. Event dates: September 20, 21, 22 at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.
More details

Free eBook Service

August 26, 2013 
Beginning this Friday, August 30, the Downey City Library will begin offering free best-selling and classic eBooks available online 24/7.Visit the Library's home page to get started: www.downeylibrary.org
Press Release

City Council Meeting Time Change

August 22, 2013 
Beginning Tuesday, September 24, 2013, City Council Meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. Council Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 11111 Brookshire Avenue.
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Fall 2013 Parks & Recreation Guide

August 13, 2013 
The new Fall 2013 Parks & Recreation Guide is now available!
View Guide


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National Night Out Event

July 29, 2013 
Join us August 6th for the City's first ever National Night Out event!
Event Flyer

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City Mourns the Passing of Battalion Chief Brian Wolf

July 24, 2013 
The City wishes to express its condolences on the passing of Downey Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Wolf
Press Release

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City Aquatics Program

July 5, 2013 
Due to unforeseen mechanical problems at the Downey High School pool, the City has suspended its Aquatics program activities, which includes swim lessons and recreational swim. Activities will resume on Monday, July 15, 2013.

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East Middle School Traffic Safety Evaluation Report

July 5, 2013 
To view detailed report, please click on the link below.
Report


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City Seeking Proposals

June 21, 2013 
The City of Downey is seeking proposals for Columbia Memorial Space Center Management and/or Cooperative Affiliation. Please click on RFP for more details.
Request for Proposals (RFP)


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City Council Approves New Fire Service Model

June 6, 2013 
On June 5, 2013, the Downey City Council unanimously approved a new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) model.
Press Release

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Rio Hondo Golf Club Open House

June 6, 2013 
The public is invited to attend a free community open house at the Rio Hondo Golf Club
Event Flyer

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Downey Youth Commission Applications

June 6, 2013 
Applications for the Downey Youth Commission are now being accepted. Deadline to submit is Monday, August 12, 2013 at 4pm.
Application

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Memorial Day Event

May 16, 2013 
Special Memorial Day event will take place on Monday, May 27 at 1pm.
More info

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I-5 Freeway Community Meeting

April 17, 2013 
The City will be holding a special meeting on April 22,2013 to discuss the proposed expansion of the I-5 freeway.
More info

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Summer Guide Now Available!

April 1, 2013 
Check out the new guide for a complete list of all upcoming Summer activities
Summer Guide 2013

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Join us for TLC's 5k Run on April 13th

February 5, 2013 
Be apart of the first annual 5K run to benefit the Downey Unified School District's TLC Family Resource Center.
More info

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Mayor's Walking Wednesdays

February 5, 2013 
Join Mayor Mario A. Guerra every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month for his Mayor's Walking Wednesdays series. To view the full schedule click here.


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City to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Columbia Shuttle Tragedy

January 23, 2013 
NASA Astronaut James M. Kelly to speak during this special event. Join us as we honor the crew of STS-107, who tragically lost their lives on February 1, 2003.
Press Release

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Get Involved in the Upcomig Parks & Recreation Master Plan!

January 17, 2013 
The City of Downey will be hosting special meetings for the development of the new Parks & Recreation Master Plan.
More info

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City Receives Over $1.8 Million in Grant Funding From FEMA

January 9, 2013 
Grant funds will restore the loss of a Fire Engine previously eliminated due to budget cuts
Press Release

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Mayor's Walking Wednesdays

January 8, 2013 
Join Mayor Guerra two Wednesdays a month and get moving toward a Healthy Downey!

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City Closures in Observance of Holidays

December 19, 2012 
Several City facilities will be closed during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
More Info

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City Entitled to WRD Refund per Court Ruling

December 19, 2012 
Court ruled in favor or the Cities of Downey, Cerritos and Signal in their case against the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD). See press release for more details.
Press Release

City Flags Lowered to Half-Staff

December 14, 2012 
City flags have been lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting. A statement from Mayor Guerra can be found here.

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City Hosts Photo Contest

December 12, 2012 
Give us your best shot! The Parks & Recreation Department is looking for photos to use in the 2013 Summer Community Guide
More Details

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Downey's New Mayor & City Council Member

December 12, 2012 
Dn. Mario A. Guerra becomes Downey's 46th Mayor and Alex Saab is elected as the new Council Member representing District 5. Click here to learn more about your Downey City Council!


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New Parks & Recreation Guide Now Available

November 29, 2012 
Check out the new Winter/Spring Guide!
Parks & Recreation Guide

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 26, 2012 
Join us for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 5th. See event flyer for more details.
Flyer

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City Council Meeting Documents

November 21, 2012 
Please click on the link below to view agenda and reports for the City Council meeting on Tuesday. November 27, 2012.
Agenda and Reports

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Upcoming Community Workshops

November 20, 2012 
The City of Downey is in the process of updating the State required housing element. Please join us for these informative workshops.
More details

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Special Announcement

November 13, 2012 
Please be advised that the City's Online Documentation portal will be down for maintenance on November 15, 2012 from 7am-7pm. Services will be restored on November 16th. Thank you for your patience.



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Press Release from Downey PD regarding Oct. 24 shooting

October 24, 2012 


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City Soliciting Proposals for Rate Study

October 12, 2012 
City seeking proposals for a Cost of Service Study for Solid Waster Collection services. Deadline is October 29, 2012.
Request for Proposals (RFP)

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Veterans Day Ceremony & Unveiling of Veterans Memorial

October 4, 2012 
Join us in honoring our Veterans during this special ceremony on Monday, November 12, 2012.
More info...

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Library To Close Early on Thursday, September 20

September 17, 2012 
The Downey City Library will close at 5pm on Thursday, September 20 due to the Taste of Downey event.

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City Council Meeting Agenda

September 10, 2012 
Please click on the link below to view the agenda and reports for the City Council meeting on September 11, 2012.
Agenda with reports

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Parks & Recreation Guide Fall 2012

August 13, 2012 
New Fall guide is now available!

Click here to view

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Emergency Water Barrel Give-away

July 24, 2012 
FREE water barrels will be distributed on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at West Middle School. See flyer for more details
Flyer

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Shuttle Naming Contest

July 12, 2012 
Be part of Downey history by helping to name the City's own Space Shuttle Mock-Up. Deadline to submit is August 31, 2012
Contest Form

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City Council Meeting July 10, 2012

July 6, 2012 
Please click on the link below to view City Council meeting agenda, along with reports.
Agenda

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City to Relocate Original Space Shuttle Mock-Up July 12

July 5, 2012 
The public is invited to attend this special event and view the Shuttle as it is transported to its new location.
Press Release

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Parks & Recreation Moving to New Location

July 3, 2012 
Effective August 13, 2012, the City's Parks & Recreation Department will be moving to a new location
Flyer

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City Council Meeting for June 26, 2012

June 25, 2012 
Please click on the link below to view the agenda and supportive documents for the City Council meeting on June 26th.
Agenda Packet





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New Exhibit Coming to Columbia Memorial Space Center

May 15, 2012 
Great Balls of Fire exhibit will be on display June 12-September 16
Flyer

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Caltrans Notice of I-5 Full Closure

May 10, 2012 
Caltrans scheduled to fully close freeway segment for one month beginning May 14
Caltrans News Release

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Kids Day Event May 12th

May 10, 2012 
Come celebrate our youth at the 25th Annual Kids Day Event!
Press Release


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Sign-up for C.E.R.T. Training

April 3, 2012 
Community Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T) will be offered on April 14, 21 and 28. See flyer for more details.
C.E.R.T. Flyer




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Residential Structure Fire - Glenshire Road.

March 24, 2012 
On Saturday, March 24, 2012 Downey Fire responded to a report of smoke coming from a residence in the 12600 block of Glenshire Road. Upon arrival, Downey Fire found moderate smoke emanating from several windows of the single family residence. Downey Fire initiated a fire attack and found a fully involved room and contents fire.
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City Council Subcommittee Meeting

March 2, 2012 
Please see Agenda
Agenda

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Downey Launches Social Network for Neighborhoods

February 23, 2012 
Nextdoor enables residents to stay connected and receive city-wide communications
Press Release

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City Issues Lawsuit Statement

February 17, 2012 
City responds to Water Replenishment District (WRD) Lawsuit
City Statement

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City Seeking Proposals

February 3, 2012 
State Legislative Advocacy (Lobbying) Services
Request for Proposals







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Holiday Marketplace Event on November 5th

October 27, 2011 
Get an early start to your holiday shopping!
Event Flyer

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Message from Police Chief Rick Esteves

October 25, 2011 
Message from Police Chief Rick Esteves regarding the officer-involved shooting on October 22, 2011.
Message from Police Chief Rick Esteves

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Community Outreach BBQ

October 18, 2011 
Free Community Outreach BBQ to take place on October 22, 2011
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Hazardous Materials Spill – 605 Freeway

October 11, 2011 
On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, Downey Fire with assistance from Santa Fe Springs Fire, responded to the southbound 605 freeway for a reported vehicle leaking fuel. Upon arrival, fire units determined a big rig truck had lost 90-gallons of its diesel fuel from one of its fuel tank.
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Fire Prevention Week

October 10, 2011 
Downey Fire units are scheduled to visit elementary schools throughout Downey to deliver an important message of how to protect your family from fire. This year’s fire prevention week campaign is about keeping you, you family, and your community safe from fire.
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Apartment Structure Fire – Old River School Road

October 9, 2011 
On Sunday, October 09, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a reported apartment fire in the 11600 block of Old River School Road. Upon arrival, Downey Fire units found smoke showing from a first floor window. The fire was quickly extinguished by first arriving units. One juvenile patient was treated for smoke inhalation and lacerations to his hand.
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Traffic Collision Persons Trapped – Old River School Road

October 7, 2011 
On Friday, October 7, 2011 Downey Fire responded to Old River School Road and Rio Flora for a reported vehicle collision with persons trapped. Truck 611 utilized their “jaws of life” to remove the car’s door and dashboard in order to gain access to a 21 year old female driver. The female patient was transported by Downey Paramedics to St. Francis Medical-Trauma Center for further medical evaluation.
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Vehicle Fire – Angell Street

October 5, 2011 
On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a reported vehicle fire in 9100 block of Angell Street. Upon arrival, Downey Fire observed a fully involved single vehicle fire in front of an attached garage at the rear of the property.
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Dog Bite Victim – Brookgreen

October 4, 2011 
On Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Downey Fire responded to the 8000 block of Brookgreen for a reported dog bite. Upon arrival, Downey Fire found a 14 year old male suffering from significant multiple dog bites to his head, neck and torso.
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Live Fire – US&R – Fire Investigation Training

October 3, 2011 
During the week of October 3rd, Downey Fire crews participated in live fire and US&R training at the former Gallatin Medical offices located at 10720 Paramount Blvd. The medical office buildings, slated for demolition, were graciously offered to Downey Fire for the training event.
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Downey Police & Fire Gold Tournament

October 3, 2011 
The 21st annual Weinberg & D’Alessandro Downey Police & Fire Foundation (DPFF) golf tournament was held on October 3rd at Rio Hondo Country Club. The DPFF provides assistance to police and fire employees during times of unexpected financial hardship or emergency medical needs.
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Retirement Home Fire – Dolan Ave.

September 24, 2011 
On Saturday, September 24th Downey Engine 63 responded to an assistance request to re-set the fire alarm system at Downey Retirement Center. Upon arrival, Engine 63’s was informed of a dryer fire on the first floor. The fire was contained to the dryer area as a result of an activated sprinkler head. The Fire Prevention Bureau followed up to ensure the sprinkler and fire alarm system was properly restored.
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Traffic Collision – Stewart & Gray Rd.

September 19, 2011 
On Thursday September 15, 2011 Downey Engine 61, Squad 641 and Ambulance 645 responded to a reported auto vs. pedestrian. Upon their arrival, Downey Fire found a two vehicle traffic collision with three injured parties.
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Industrial Fire - Home Depot

September 19, 2011 
On Thursday, September 15, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a reported trash compactor fire at Home Depot located at 7121 Firestone Blvd. Upon arrival, Downey Fire personnel found smoke and fire coming from a large trash compactor.
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Residential Structure Fire – Dunrobin

September 14, 2011 
On Friday, November 9, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 13200 block of Dunrobin. Upon arrival, Engine 62 observed heavy smoke emanating from the garage area.

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Natural Gas Leak – La Reina

September 14, 2011 
On Saturday, November 10, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a reported natural gas leak inside a structure in the 10400 La Reina. Upon arrival, Downey Fire found workers at the residential apartment complex had struck a gas line with a stump grinder.
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2011 Rancho Los Amigos Pediatric Carnival

September 14, 2011 
The Downey Fire Department was once again honored to participate in the annual Pediatric Carnival at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. The Pediatric Carnival is a day of fun for children who suffer from disabilities caused by traumatic injury or disease.
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New Paramedics

September 14, 2011 
Firefighters Carlos Mata and Zach Nielson have graduated from the Los Angeles County Paramedic Training Institute and are now State-certified paramedics.
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Information Meeting Regarding County Redistricting on August 31

August 30, 2011 
Meeting will take place at the Columbia Memorial Space Center
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Mayor Presents Series on August 11

August 11, 2011 
Meet and greet event will feature federal, state and local officials
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Vehicle into Structure

August 10, 2011 
On Wednesday, August 10, 2011, Downey Fire responded to Lakewood Blvd for a report of a vehicle into a structure. Downey Fire Engine 62 arrived on-scene to find a single automobile had driven into the rear wall of a strip center building resulting in a natural gas leak inside the structure. Engine 62 quickly secured the utilities and requested an enhanced commercial response.
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Water Storage Barrels June 18th

June 20, 2011 
The Downey Emergency Preparedness Committee and CERT volunteers will be distributing free plastic food-grade barrels for emergency water storage on Saturday morning, June 18th.
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Traffic Accident with Persons Trapped - Paramount & Alameda

March 28, 2011 
On March 26, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a reported traffic collision with overturned vehicle at Paramount - Alameda. Upon their arrival, Downey Fire found a single vehicle, occupied by 4 persons, on its roof with severe damage. A 19 y/o male, suffering from severe head trauma, remained trapped inside the vehicle.
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Drowning Victim - Coldbrook Ave.

March 14, 2011 
On Monday, March 7, 2011 Downey Fire responded to an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Coldbrook Avenue on a reported drowning. Downey Fire personnel arrived on scene to find Downey Police initiating basic life support measures on a 4 year old male drowning victim in respiratory arrest.
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Power Outage - Southwest Downey

March 14, 2011 
On Monday, March 7, 2011 a large area of Southwest Downey lost power. Downey Fire conducted a field survey of the affected area and found no significant damage had occurred as a result of the winds. Approximately 2,200 residents were affected by the power outage.
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Power Pole Down with Vegetation Fire - Lakewood Blvd.

February 14, 2011 
On Sunday, February 13, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a reported blown transformer in the 9500 block of Lakewood Blvd. Upon arrival, Downey Fire observed a vegetation fire and hazmat release of transformer oil resulting from a fallen Edison power pole.
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Flooding - Downey Regional Medical Center

February 9, 2011 
On February 4, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a report of flooding at Downey Regional Medical Center (DRMC). Downey Fire arrived on scene to find a significant domestic water leak on the second floor, directly above the hospital's lobby area.
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Residential Structure Fire - Dinwiddie St.

January 24, 2011 
On January 23, 2011 Downey Fire responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 7300 block of Dinwiddie Street. Downey Fire arrived to find a working fire with light smoke venting from the rear of the single family residence.
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Residential Attic Fire - Western Ave.

January 10, 2011 
On January 4, 2011, Downey Fire responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 10200 block of Western Ave. Downey Fire arrived on scene to find a fire that had extended into the wall and attic space resulting from a malfunctioning electrical wall plug.
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Finevale Dr.

January 10, 2011 
On Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Downey Fire responded to the 7500 block of Finevale Drive on an unknown medical response. Upon arrival Downey Fire found members of the residence complaining of symptoms consistent with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Downey Fire transported two of the five victims to Kaiser-Downey for further medical evaluation.
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Flooding - Dillar Office Building

January 10, 2011 
On Thursday, January 6, 2011 Downey Truck 611 responded to a reported flooding on the second floor of the Dillar Office Building located at 11525 Brookshire Ave. Upon their arrival, Truck 611 found a broken 1 1/2" domestic water line in a 2nd floor female restroom that had resulted in major flooding to the 2nd floor, as well as significant water damage to the first floor.
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Residential Structure Fire - Woodruff Ave.

January 10, 2011 
On January 5, 2011 Downey Fire units responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 10500 block of Woodruff Ave. Downey Fire arrived on-scene to find a small fire located in the crawlspace below one of the bedrooms.
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Passing of Compton Fire Captain Javier Lopez

December 21, 2010 
On December 5, 2010 the Compton Fire Department lost Captain Javier Lopez who passed away at his home from a heart attack. On Dec. 13th Downey Fire personnel participated in his funeral services and also provided station coverage to the City of Compton.
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Operation Santa - Christmas 2010

December 21, 2010 
Over the past month, the Downey Fire Department has been collecting Christmas toys for the Department’s annual “Operation Santa” which distributed the toys to children of needy families.
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