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Mayor Naresh Solanki statement about the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station (PDF)

February 25, 2021

Comprehensive Public Review of the City of Cerritos City Charter on Monday, March 1 and Monday, March 22 (PDF)

February 25, 2021

Cerritos residents ages 5 to 14 and local students are invited to participate in the Arbor Day Poster Contest by Friday, April 9 (PDF)

February 26, 2021

Cerritos Resident Talent Showcase celebrating the City’s 65th Anniversary open to resident performers

February 23, 2021

Cerritos Electric Utility (CEU) to begin accepting applications for residential service on April 1, 2021

February 18, 2021

Cerritos Electric Utility: No Door-to-Door Solicitation

February 16, 2021

  • Please be aware: the City of Cerritos has not authorized door-to-door solicitation for the Cerritos Electric Utility (CEU). For information about the CEU, please call Cerritos City Hall at (562) 860‑0311. To report suspicious individuals, call the Cerritos Sheriff's Station at (562) 860-0044.

COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Cerritos residents ages 65 years old and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, which will begin on Wednesday, January 20. Visit vaccinatelacounty.com or call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment. Due to an overwhelming response, many callers are being disconnected; please continue to try calling if this should happen to you.
  • City of Cerritos Mayor Naresh Solanki has written a letter to L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn expressing the City Council's strong interest in partnering with the County to locate a COVID-19 vaccination site in Cerritos.
  • The United States Department of Veterans Affairs provides information about COVID-19 vaccines for veterans on the following web page: va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.
  • It should be noted that Los Angeles County is the agency that is entirely responsible for managing the local vaccination effort. Information about the vaccination phases is available on the website vaccinatelacounty.com.

County of Los Angeles Housing and Rental Assistance Updates

February 18, 2021

  • The County of Los Angeles offers assistance to residential tenants seeking rental assistance and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources include information regarding COVID-19 rental protections (AB 3088), LA County temporary eviction protections, and other financial/legal protections for tenants. Visit stayhousedla.org or contact (888) 694-0040 for more information.

COVID-19 Temporary Special Circumstance Parking Permit

February 4, 2021

  • Cerritos residents can request a Temporary Special Circumstance parking permit to park on the streets overnight during the COVID-19 pandemic. The permit does not exempt a vehicle from the street sweeping ordinance. To apply for a Temporary Special Circumstance permit, click here.

Community Conversation Hosted by Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Thursday, March 4 (PDF)

January 25, 2021

L.A. County Assessor’s information

  • The L.A. County Assessor Homeowners' Exemption program reduces the assessed value of a home or condo by $7,000 for tax purposes, which translates to a reduction of $70 annually to a homeowner's property tax bill. The property must be the owner's principal place of residence as of January 1, and an application must be submitted in order for a homeowner to qualify. For more information visit assessor.lacounty.gov/homeowners-exemption/.
  • Please note that the County of L.A. Treasurer and Tax Collector does NOT conduct in-person visits to collect property tax payments. If you are contacted at your home about this, do not make a payment to the person requesting it, and notify the Cerritos Sheriff's Station immediately at (562) 860-0044.

City offers no-fee outdoor Temporary Use Permit (TUP) to restaurants, hair salons and barbershops (PDF)

  • Click here to access a TUP application.
  • For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (562) 916‑1201.

Join the City’s Facebook Group

June 2, 2020

 

COVID-19 News

STATUS OF CITY FACILITIES, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:

February 26, 2021

CERRITOS EMERGENCY NEWS

Cerritos Drinking Water is Filtered, Disinfected and Safe to Drink (PDF)

March 25, 2020

CERRITOS EMERGENCY HEALTH ORDERS

Order of Director of Emergency Services for the City of Cerritos Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Virus, Issued April 13, 2020 (PDF)

April 13, 2020

Order of Director of Emergency Services for the City of Cerritos Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Virus, Issued March 19, 2020 (PDF)

March 19, 2020

FACILITIES OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE

February 22, 2021

  • Cerritos Library (effective Wednesday, June 10)
    sidewalk service only
  • City Hall (effective Monday, July 6)
    limited entry
  • Cerritos Skate Park
    (effective Monday, November 2)
  • Walking tracks
    (effective Monday, October 12)
  • Outdoor exercise stations
    (effective Thursday, December 10)
  • City playgrounds
    (effective Thursday, December 10)
  • City tennis and pickleball courts
    (Effective Monday, September 14, extended tennis court hours available at Cerritos Park East, Liberty Park and Westgate Park, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course
    (effective Sunday, May 24)
    • Note: Iron-Wood Nine is temporarily closed for repairs until further notice
  • Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center
    • Open 24 hours per day, seven days a week
  • Outdoor Recreation facilities are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with the EXCEPTION of athletic fields and basketball, handball and volleyball courts (which are closed). Cerritos residents are reminded to practice social distancing at all times, including children visiting the City's outdoor recreation facilities.
  • Water service provided by the City of Cerritos will not be subject to shut off due to overdue payment until further notice.
  • The City’s overnight parking enforcement will begin again on Monday, March 15, 2021. Residents are reminded to apply for their 2021 annual parking permits via the online portal at safercerritos.com. Enforcement of street sweeping parking restrictions will begin on Monday, February 22, 2021.
  • The Cerritos on Wheels (COW) fixed route service will operate Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will arrive at each bus stop every sixty (60) minutes. The temporary COW bus schedule may be accessed here. Facial coverings are required.
  • The Dial-A-Ride demand response service will continue to provide service to Cerritos Seniors and residents with disabilities Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Facial coverings are required.

CLOSED FACILITIES (until further notice)

December 2, 2020

  • Cerritos Library
    • Patrons can return materials in the drop boxes located at the Cerritos Civic Center, Cerritos Park East and Liberty Park.
    • Cerritos Library staff members are available to assist patrons by telephone at (562) 916-1340.
    • Cerritos Library’s cloudLibrary and hoopla digital books and media services and online research databases are available to cardholders.
  • Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park
    • All programs and classes are canceled.
    • Special arrangements will be made for the lunch program.
    • Please call (562) 916-8550 for information.
  • Cerritos Olympic Swim & Fitness Center
  • All athletic fields throughout the City
  • Community Gymnasiums
    at Cerritos and Whitney High Schools
  • Heritage Park Play Island
  • Community Centers (indoor facilities only):
    • Cerritos Park East
    • Liberty Park
    • Heritage Park
  • Basketball courts at all park facilities
  • Handball courts at Cerritos Park East
  • Volleyball courts at all park facilities

CANCELED EVENTS

December 15, 2020

  • CCPA 2020-2021 Season
  • All Recreation Services programs and classes
    canceled until further notice.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

February 26, 2021

  • City Council (Special Meeting)
    Mon., Mar. 1, 2 p.m.
  • City Council
    Thurs., Mar. 11, 7 p.m.
  • City Council (Special Meeting)
    Mon., Mar. 22, 2 p.m.
  • City Council
    Thurs., Mar. 25, 7 p.m.

L.A. COUNTY COVID-19 NEWS

L.A. County offers assistance to residential tenants seeking rental assistance and support during the COVID-19 pandemic

February 18, 2021

HEALTH ORDERS

Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Revised Order Issued: February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021

Revised Public Health Emergency Isolation Order December 17, 2020

December 18, 2020

NEWS AND PROGRAMS

Protocols for Reusable Bags in Grocery and Retail Stores to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (PDF)

July 30, 2020

L.A. County launches Great Plates Delivered Program

May 14, 2020

  • Visit the website for information on how to qualify to receive three meals per day or to apply to become a participating restaurant

L.A. County launches free Critical Delivery Service (PDF)

April 10, 2020

Los Angeles County Launches New Interactive Digital Dashboards, Connecting Residents to Latest Updates on COVID-19 Impacts

March 30, 2020

Novel Coronavirus in Los Angeles County

March 26, 2020

Los Angeles County alerts public about increasing COVID-19 scams, warns of fraudulent websites, emails and donations

March 25, 2020

GENERAL COVID-19 NEWS AND RESOURCES

COVID-19 Vaccine

January 12, 2021

Federal, State, County and School Districts COVID-19 Response Resources for Residents, Students and Businesses

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 PDFs

March 23, 2020

For more information about 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), visit:

March 12, 2020

top stories

New Web-Based Parking Permit Program Available

  • Apply for an annual, special circumstances or temporary parking permit online.
  • For more information, please contact the Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266.

Join the Cerritos Neighborhood Watch program

Draft Pine Tree Reforestation Program for Residential Parkways (PDF)

Report a streetlight outage

  • If you would like to report a streetlight outage or a malfunctioning streetlight, please visit the Southern California Edison website page located here.

Measles

Typhus

West Nile virus

Cerritos Financial Transparency

Budget

Red Imported Fire Ants Prevention Program

City of Cerritos reaches settlement with State of California regarding former Redevelopment Agency

Community Development fee changes/increases effective July 1, 2017

Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program

Short-term rentals prohibited in the City of Cerritos effective August 13, 2016 (PDF)

Conserve Energy SoCal – Help reduce energy use

Successor Agency to the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency

Visit the Film Cerritos website

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Water Conservation

Annual Water Quality Report for 2019 (PDF)

Added May 19, 2020

This notice provides important information about revised mandatory water conservation regulations (PDF)

Self-Certified Water Conservation Standard

Metropolitan Water District Conservation Rebate Program

State Water Resources Control Board Emergency Regulations and Mandatory Conservation

Drought-Tolerant Front Yard Landscape Design Manual and Plant Color Reference Guide offered

Cerritos Saves Water by Irrigating with Recycled Water

The City of Cerritos irrigates more than 200 acres of City-owned property, including most parks, parkways and medians, with...

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Continuing Stories

Cerritos Library featured in article “50 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World”

Golden State Freeway (I-5) construction project underway between the Orange County line and the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) (Caltrans website)

Private company selling Water and Sewer Line Insurance Policy is not affiliated with the City

Water bill payment options available

In addition to paying your Cerritos water bill through the mail, by phone or in person, on-line water bill payments...

Automatic Payment Option (PDF)  
   
Pay Online

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