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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"