There’s a New Mayor in Paramount

Happenings in Downey, Paramount and Norwalk

Annette C. Delgadillo, who served as Vice Mayor the past year, advanced to the Mayor’s seat in Paramount on a unanimous vote April 8 as the city reorganized after the March 5 election.
She replaced outgoing mayor, Isabel Aguayo, who was honored that night for her service by a number of elected officials from the area.
Council Member Peggy Lemmons was unanimously voted to the Vice Mayor position.
Aguayo, Brenda Olmos and Vilma Cuellar Stallings, winners of the March 5 vote, were sworn in for new four-year terms by City Clerk Heide Luce. The positions are city-wide.
Olmos was the top vote-getter with 1,434; followed by Aguayo, 1,075 and Stallings, 914.
Other candidates were Yesenia Maria Cuarenta, 744; Carmen Patricia Gomez, 612; and Jose De Leon, 514.

In Bellflower, city officials are eyeing purchase of two sites: one occupied by the Bellflower Chamber of Commerce at 16730 Bellflower Blvd.; and one at 9835 Flower St. just east of the chamber office and occupied by the United States Postal Service.
The City Council April 8 approved purchase of the Bellflower Boulevard site but delayed action on the Flower Street site to a special meeting at 9 a.m. April 25 as negotiations continue.
Approved was an agreement with the M Power Communications Corporation for the purchase of the Bellflower Boulevard site for $1,945,000 that would give the city control over its future use
economic growth and image, said Jim DellaLonga, Director of Economic Development.

In Bellflower, the city will also allow an auto dealership, George Chevrolet, 17000 S. Lakewood Blvd., to use a municipal-owned parking structure at 9951 East Flower Street,  for added parking. The company will pay the City $1,000 a month.

Arnold Adler, a longtime reporter for Wave Newspapers, may be contacted at