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Santa Fe Springs

Community Profile

August 14, 1986

FOCUS: Fount of Industry Missions, mineral springs and oil derricks were only the beginning. No other era in the city's history shaped it like the influx of businesses and large industries that settled here during the 1950s. Industries moved in on the heels of an oil boom, which drew hundreds in the 1920s looking for a quick way to get rich. When oil production declined, the city was left to ex-GIs and business owners, who together called for cityhood and more local control over zoning and development. The result is a city that is 85% zoned for industry and home to over 3,000 companies. Even one of the few historic sites that remain--Heritage Park, which will house a turn-of-the-century water tower and an adobe foundation from an early settler's home--will be surrounded by a commercial and light industrial corporate center, the largest development to date. Two oil derricks will continue to produce oil on the site. City Services City Hall 868-0511 11710 E. Telegraph Road Police (business) 863-8711 12335 Civic Center Drive, Norwalk Fire (business) 944-9713 11300 Greenstone Ave. Post Office 868-3731 11760 Telegraph Road Library 868-7738 11700 E. Telegraph Road In Emergency, Dial 911 Government City Council: Betty Wilson (mayor), Lorenzo Sandoval (mayor pro tem), Al Fuentes, Ronald S. Kernes, Al Sharp City Manager: Don Powell Fire Chief: Robert C. Wilson Sheriff's Cmdr: Robert R. Pash Area Lawmakers Congress: David Dreier, Republican, 33rd District; 112 N. 2nd St., Covina 91723; (818) 339-9078 State Assembly: Wayne Grisham, Republican, 63rd District; 13710 Studebaker Road, No. 202, Norwalk 90650; 929-1797 State Senate: Paul B. Carpenter, Democrat, 33rd District; 5400 Orange Ave., No. 203, Cypress 90630; (714) 952-3201 County Supervisor: Peter F. Schabarum, 1st District; Hall of Administration, 500 Temple St., Room 856, Los Angeles 90012; 974-4111 Statistics Population: 14,936 Area: 8.67 square miles Incorporation: May 7, 1957 Median household income: $26,288 Median home value: $66,527 Median age: 28.3 years Race: white, 67.3%; black, 0.8%; other, 31.9%; (Spanish-Hispanic origin, 64.7%) Statistics: Donnelley Demographics (1985 estimates)

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