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Bellflower

Community Profile

September 18, 1986

CITY SERVICES City Hall 804-1424

16600 Civic Center Drive

Police (business) 866-9061

5130 N. Clark Ave., Lakewood

Fire (business) 867-2112

9548 E. Flower St.

Fire (business) 925-8112

9814 Maplewood Ave.

Post Office 866-1775

9835 E. Flower St.

Library 925-5543

9945 E. Flower St.

In Emergency, Dial 911 GOVERNMENT City Council: Joseph Cvetko (mayor), Mike Brassard (mayor pro tem), John Ansdell, Ken Cleveland, William J. Pendleton

City Manager: Jack Simpson

Fire Chief: Morris Gregory

Police Captain: Stephen Batchelor

AREA LAWMAKERS Congress: Mervyn M. Dymally, Democrat, 31st District; 322 W. Compton Blvd., No. 102, Compton, 90220; (213) 297-1930

State Assembly: Frank Vicencia, Democrat, 54th District; 16600 Civic Center Drive, No. 233, Bellflower, 90706; (213) 804-1436

State Senate: Marian Bergeson, Republican, 37th District; 140 Newport Center Drive, No. 120, Newport Beach, 92660; (714) 640-1137

County Supervisor: Deane Dana, 4th District; Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple, Room 882, Los Angeles, 90012;

(213) 974-1044

STATISTICS Population: 57,783

Area: 6.10 square miles

Incorporation: Sept. 3, 1957

Median household income: $21,582

Median home value: $76,256

Median age: 31.7 years

Racial/ethnic mix: white, 83.4%; Latino, 15.7%; black, 2.9%; other, 13.6%

(Total is more than 100% because racial/ethnic breakdowns overlap) FOCUS

Growing Concern Every Monday morning, farmers from Los Angeles to Tulare counties gather along Laurel Street off Bellflower Boulevard to sell fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and other produce at Bellflower's Certified Farmers Market. At 8:30, about 25 farmers start setting up tables and unloading trucks filled with avocados, herbs, fish and assorted seasonal fruits, including watermelon, peaches and strawberries. Since it opened in March, 1986, more than 500 shoppers have visited the market each week, according to city officials, who say the enterprise generates about $5,000 in weekly sales. The market, in the center of downtown Bellflower, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Statistics: Donnelley Demographics (1985 estimates)

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