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.
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;
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)