City Services City Hall 943-0131
13700 La Mirada Blvd.
Police (business) 863-8711
12335 Civic Center Drive, Norwalk
Fire (business) 943-5512
13820 S. La Mirada Blvd.
Post Office (714) 521-0787
14901 Adelfa Drive
13800 S. La Mirada Blvd.
In Emergency, Dial 911GOVERNMENT City Council: C. David Peters (mayor), Ben Ashley (mayor pro tem), Art Leslie, Lou Piltz, Wayne Rew
City Manager: Gary K. Sloan
Fire Chief: John Englund
Police Captain: Robert Pash
Area Lawmakers Congress: David Dreier, Republican, 33rd District; 112 N. 2nd Ave., Covina, 91723; (818) 339-9078
State Assembly: Ross Johnson, Republican, 64th District; 1501 N. Harbor Blvd., No. 201, Fullerton, 92635; (714) 738-5853
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, Room 856, Los Angeles, 90012; (213) 974-4111
STATISTICS Population: 40,572
Area: 7.40 square miles
Incorporation: March 23, 1960
Median household income: $34,666
Median home value: $84,705
Median age: 30.7 years
Racial/ethnic mix: white, 87.4%; Latino, 20.0%; black, 0.8%; other, 11.8%
(Total is more than 100% because racial/ethnic breakdowns overlap) FOCUS
Green Is the Color When La Mirada incorporated, its founders took a hard look at other cities and spotted a flaw: There was too much concrete and asphalt. La Mirada's creators were determined not to make the same mistake. So plants, trees and shrubs were ordered by the truckloads to accomplish the greening of La Mirada. Having a green thumb was almost a prerequisite for working in the bloomming bedroom community. Street medians were landscaped. New parks were mandated and sprinkler heads arrived by the hundreds. The approach has sprouted dividends. Today, the city's nine parks and athletic complexes, including 107-acre La Mirada Regional Park, have colored the cityscape green, and the city has won high praise for its look. It costs nearly $500,000 a year to maintain the parks and medians. But amid an urban environment often paved over for development, La Mirada officials say it is well worth the expense.
Statistics: Donnelley Demographics