The City of Carson is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, California. Carson’s proximity to the Port of Los Angeles and several major freeways makes the City an ideal location for residents, business, and industry. The City provides public safety, land use management, parks & recreation, public transit, right‐of‐way infrastructure maintenance including 203 centerline miles of streets, and human services to its culturally diverse population of 91,394. Residents are also served by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles County Public Library, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Utility services are provided by public utility companies with franchise agreements granted by the City.

Carson’s footprint is 19.2 square miles, and includes 123 acres of City parks with robust recreation and human services programs. The City’s Community Center is located 10 minutes from Los Angeles World Airports, and provides 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for local and regional groups. Significant landmarks include California State University Dominguez Hills and the Dignity Health Sports Park 27,000‐seat stadium; which is the permanent home of the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Dignity Health Sports Park is also expected to host specific events for the summer Olympics in 2028.

Carson was incorporated as a General Law City in 1968 and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is the legislative and policy making body, with the Mayor and four Council Members elected on a non-partisan basis. The City Clerk and City Treasurer are also elected by the City’s voters. The City Council appoints the City Attorney and the City Manager. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out City Council policy, overseeing the day‐to‐day operations of the City, and appointing the Department Directors.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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