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Mayor's Weekly 60

November 30, 2023

Breaking News

Santa’s Holiday Float 2023

November 22, 2023

I-605 lane and ramp closures scheduled from Katella Avenue to Telegraph Road

December 1, 2023

Caltrans has announced scheduled overnight lane and ramp closures and daytime ramp closures on Interstate 605 (I-605) to sawcut and replace concrete pavement panels and to install K-rail and crash cushions. The closures are subject to change and are scheduled as follows: From Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 8 expect multiple lane and ramp closures on northbound and southbound I-605 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night from Katella Avenue to just south of State Route 91 (SR-91). Expect both directions of multiple I-605 on- and off-ramps to be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit

Voting begins on new rail line name

November 27, 2023

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is inviting the public help to rename the “West Santa Ana Branch” rail line project. The Metro light rail line will connect 10 cities in Southeast Los Angeles County and 1.4 million residents with accessible and reliable transit to downtown Los Angeles. Vote for your favorite name by December 17 at

Contact Santa

November 27, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Art Contest open to students in grades K-12 through January 3 (PDF)

November 13, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Contest open to students in grades 7-12 through January 3 (PDF)

November 13, 2023

Visit Santa's Holiday Island on December 16 at Heritage Park (PDF)

November 6, 2023

Cerritos City Council appoints Robert A. Lopez City Manager (PDF)

September 14, 2023

9/21/23 Update – Emergency Sewer Repair in Cerritos

September 22, 2023

The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) has repaired the sewer on Gridley Road. Starting Thursday, September 21, LACSD crews will begin removing their sewer bypass lines. This work will result in traffic impacts at the intersection of South Street and Gridley Road over the next two nights. For anticipated traffic impacts, visit the LACSD website, or email or call (562) 908-4288, ext. 2303 with questions.

183rd Street Arterial Pavement Project

September 6, 2023

On September 5, the City began performing street improvements along 183rd Street between Shoemaker Avenue and Carmenita Road. The work consists of replacing the existing asphalt concrete surface and deficient concrete curbs and gutters, sidewalk panels, driveways and wheelchair access ramps. Construction is expected to last approximately two months. Please expect delays during this time.

Carmenita Road and South Street Intersection Improvements

August 18, 2023

Beginning August 22, the City will begin a traffic signal replacement project at the intersection of Carmenita Road (Moody Street) and South Street (Orangethorpe Avenue). This project will provide additional left turn lanes going north and south along Carmenita Road, replace the existing traffic signal and build a new raised median to the south of the intersection. This project is funded in part by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and is expected to be complete by the summer of 2024. Please contact the Cerritos Engineering Division of the Public Works/Water & Power Department for more information at (562) 916-1219.

Del Amo Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project

August 1, 2023

Residential organic waste recycling program in effect

December 1, 2022

The City's new residential organic waste recycling program expands the list of items to be placed in your green trash cart to include both green waste and food waste. Examples of targeted organic waste now include green waste (previously accepted); coffee grounds; fruits and vegetables; bread, rice and pasta; cheese; meats and bones; food-soiled pizza boxes, paper plates, napkins and paper towels; and paper egg cartons.

City of Cerritos letters of opposition to Senate Bill 9, the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act

August 3, 2022

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. For more information visit
  • 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, notify the Cerritos Sheriff's Station immediately at (562) 860-0044.


COVID-19 News

April 3, 2023

For information on how and where to get vaccinated, visit or call (833) 540-0473.

April 27, 2021

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

For more information about COVID-19, visit:

March 12, 2020

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Join the Cerritos Neighborhood Watch program

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.



West Nile virus

Cerritos Financial Transparency


May 2, 2023

Red Imported Fire Ants Prevention Program

Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program

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 2022 (PDF)

June 13, 2023

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”

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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