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Community Profile : Cudahy : Focus

January 08, 1987

Getting Around This tiny square-mile community of 20,000 people and 5,800 homes has its own three-bus transit system. Six days a week, the blue-and-white 18-passenger buses shuttle throughout the city and to nearby shopping malls and medical centers. Cudahy Area Rapid Transit, which has fixed-route as well as dial-a-ride service, includes drivers who will help customers deliver their groceries to their doorsteps, wheelchair lifts, air conditioning and AM/FM stereo. The fixed route starts at city hall and travels on every street in Cudahy. Reservations must be made for the dial-a-ride service (773-5143). Last year more than 200,000 passengers used the system, which does not charge a fee, said Maynard Law, assistant city manager. Funds are provided through Propostion A, the half-cent county sales tax for transit projects that took effect in 1982. This year, CART is anticipating $212,000.

City Services City Hall 773-5143

5220 Santa Ana St.

Police (business) 585-1245

6326 Pine Ave., Bell

Fire (business) 267-2456

6320 Pine Ave., Bell

Post Office 771-1565

4619 Elizabeth St.

Library 771-1345

5218 Santa Ana St.

In Emergency, Dial 911 Statistics Population:19,849

Area: 1.20 square miles

Incorporation: Nov. 10, 1960

Median household income: $15,510

Median home value: $62,654

Median age: 21.8 years

Racial/ethnic mix: Latino, 73.9%; white, 58.9%; black, 2.2%; other, 38.8%

(Total is more than 100% because

racial/ethnic breakdowns overlap) Area Lawmakers Congress: Matthew G. Martinez, Democrat, 30th District; 1712 W. Beverly Blvd., No. 201, Montebello 90640; (213) 722-7731

State Assembly: Teresa P. Hughes, Democrat, 47th District; 3253 S. Hoover St., Suite F, Los Angeles 90007; (213) 747-7451

State Senate: Bill Greene, Democrat, 27th District; 8514 S. Broadway, Los Angeles 90003; (213) 620-5600

County Supervisor: Edmund D. Edelman, 3rd District, Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Room 821, Los Angeles 90012; (213) 974-3333

Government City Council: Joseph Graffio (mayor), John Robertson (mayor pro tem), Bill Colon, Tom Thurman, Gabriel Zippi

City Manager: Gerald Caton

Fire Chief: John Englund

Police Chief: Frank Fording

Statistics: Donnelley Demographics (1985 estimates)

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