CITY TESTIMONIALS

Respectable Schools

“Every student will be prepared for college and a career. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students receive a concrete academic foundation. In order to meet this goal, we will focus on...

Great Customer Service

“As a longtime resident and recipient of city services, I know the city takes the time to identify the community’s needs and concentrates on what we are really saying. They communicate regularly...

Friendly Neighbors

“The city has been a great environment for our family. I have lived here more than 30 years, and my children and grandchildren have grown up in this community. My daughter graduated from Lynwood...

Records Management

“Their City Clerk’s Office is very quick when it comes to public requests. Recent agendas and budgets are posted on their records website Mydocspot. Most of the time I don’t even go to city hall...

Population:
69,772
Year founded:
1921

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Lynwood

The City of Lynwood is a 4.9 square mile community within Los Angeles County, California, with a diverse population of 69,772. The community is located between two major freeways, Interstate 710 and Interstate 105, available to the only visible commercial corridor along Interstate 105, and minutes away from Los Angeles and Long Beach downtowns and airports. Incorporated in 1921, the City has kept its mission to build and maintain a safe, self-sufficient, and pride-filled community that provides access to recreational, educational, and economical opportunities to residents and businesses alike.

The City Council is the governing body of the City and is comprised of five elected officials. All Council members are elected at large to serve four year terms. One of the Council members is elected by the other four members to be Mayor for the upcoming year. The City Council appoints a City Manager who carries out the City Council initiatives and provides administrative direction to the City. The City provides a full range of services contemplated by statute, including those functions delegated to cities under state law. These services include public safety, public works, recreational and cultural activities, public improvements, planning, zoning, and general administrative services. In addition to fire and police, animal control and health services are provided through a contract by the County of Los Angeles. Other services are provided by special districts with the City being a member.

Significant developments over the last five years include a fight against obesity with the Cash for Chunkers weight loss program, improved safety through our advanced surveillance and protection devices, quick access to public documents using the online records search engine called Mydocspot, delivering recreational opportunities with the completion of the water efficient Yvonne Burke – John D. Ham Park, and winning the highly praised All-America City Award. For more information about the City of Lynwood please visit www.lynwood.ca.us

Watch Lynwood's YouTube video here: "A City Meeting Challenges"

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Population: 
69,772
Year founded: 
1921
Assembly Districts: 

Lynwood

The City of Lynwood is a 4.9 square mile community within Los Angeles County, California, with a diverse population of 69,772. The community is located between two major freeways, Interstate 710 and Interstate 105, available to the only visible commercial corridor along Interstate 105, and minutes away from Los Angeles and Long Beach downtowns and airports. Incorporated in 1921, the City has kept its mission to build and maintain a safe, self-sufficient, and pride-filled community that provides access to recreational, educational, and economical opportunities to residents and businesses alike.

The City Council is the governing body of the City and is comprised of five elected officials. All Council members are elected at large to serve four year terms. One of the Council members is elected by the other four members to be Mayor for the upcoming year. The City Council appoints a City Manager who carries out the City Council initiatives and provides administrative direction to the City. The City provides a full range of services contemplated by statute, including those functions delegated to cities under state law. These services include public safety, public works, recreational and cultural activities, public improvements, planning, zoning, and general administrative services. In addition to fire and police, animal control and health services are provided through a contract by the County of Los Angeles. Other services are provided by special districts with the City being a member.

Significant developments over the last five years include a fight against obesity with the Cash for Chunkers weight loss program, improved safety through our advanced surveillance and protection devices, quick access to public documents using the online records search engine called Mydocspot, delivering recreational opportunities with the completion of the water efficient Yvonne Burke – John D. Ham Park, and winning the highly praised All-America City Award. For more information about the City of Lynwood please visit www.lynwood.ca.us

Watch Lynwood's YouTube video here: "A City Meeting Challenges"

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SUCCESS STORIES

Cash for Chunkers
Surveillance and Protection
Mydocspot
Water-Efficient Park
All-America City Winner
Cash for Chunkers

In 2009, the Lynwood City Council directed staff to develop a program to help fight obesity with the purpose of improving the health and lifestyle of its community called “Cash for Chunkers”. The weight loss program encourages the entire community to exercise and live more active lifestyles.

Surveillance and Protection

For the past decade the City of Lynwood has been overwhelmed with an ongoing battle to rid the community of prostitution on the City’s busiest corridor, Long Beach Boulevard.

Mydocspot

In 2007, the Lynwood City Council directed staff to produce an electronic document management system that allowed the community to search, view, and download documents via the internet. The City decided to use Laserfiche’s document solution software.

Water-Efficient Park

In 2009, the City of Lynwood opened Yvonne Burke - John D. Ham Park, where water efficiency was top priority. Sustainable park experts LPA Inc. designed the 10-acre park emphasizing efficient water strategies such as:

All-America City Winner

In 2010, the City of Lynwood was one of ten cities nationwide to receive an All-America City Award. The National Civic League announced the winners of the 61st annual All-America City Award during a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.

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THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

What is a City Manager? Imagine your city government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the City Council, acting in every way as the city’s coaching staff. The...

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