Councilmember, First District


Welcome to the website for the First Council District of the City of Los Angeles. We hope this website will act as a valuable resource in providing you information about city services as well as to keep you informed about what our office is doing in the community.

It is an honor to represent the First District. Thank you for placing your trust in Team Cedillo. We are here to serve and assist you.

Together, we will make the First District #1!


Gilbert A. Cedillo
Councilmember, First District



Immigrant Affairs Committee Approved

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On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion (CF-16-1317) by Council President Herb Wesson to create an Ad Hoc Committee on Immigrant Affairs to oversee and coordinate the issues of immigration and federal funding. The new committee will be Chaired by Councilmember Gil Cedillo and includes the following members: Jose Huizar (Vice-Chair), Nury Martinez, Curren Price, and David Ryu.

All Saints Winter Shelter Funded

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On Tuesday, the City Council approved funding for the winter shelter program. Thanks to Councilmember Cedillo’s advocacy, All Saints was included as a shelter site. Click here to read the motion. 

Reward Motions Approved

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On Tuesday, the City Council approved three reward motion renewals for crimes that remain unresolved.

12-0010-S5-- Relative to reinstating the reward offer in the unsolved murder of Bree'ana Guzman for an additional six months.

12-0010-S6-- Relative to reinstating the reward offer in the unsolved murder of Michelle Lozano for an additional six months. 

10-0010-S13-- relative to reinstating the reward offer in the death of Cosme Gonzalez for an additional six months.

El Rescate’s 35th Anniversary Presentation

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On Wednesday, Councilmember Cedillo honored El Rescate, a CD1 immigrant rights organization, for their 35 year anniversary. Congratulations!

Fair Chance Ordinance Approved

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On Wednesday, the City Council approved amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code and Los Angeles Administrative Code in regard to City contractors' use of criminal history for the consideration of employment applications. The ‘Ban the Box’ initiative mandates the following:

  • An Employer shall not include on any application for Employment any question that seeks the disclosure of an Applicant’s Criminal History.
  • An Employer shall not, at any time or by any means, inquire about or require disclosure of an Applicant’s Criminal History unless and until a Conditional Offer of Employment has been made to the Applicant.

To read the entire ordinance, please click here.

Lincoln Heights Increase the Peace Community Clean Up

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Team Cedillo and the Lincoln Heights Tutorial Program, sponsored the Annual Increase the Peace Community Clean Up between Ave 33/Main Street and Griffin Avenue/Daly Street. Together with over 150 high schools students and other volunteers from the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, we filled 22 thirty gallon trash bags with litter, weeds, and debris and collected 54 bulky items. Students downloaded the MyLA 311 app and learned how to report bulky items. Special thanks to LA Baking Company for providing breakfast and supporting us to keep the community clean. #KeepItClean.

Flash Clean Up in Pico Union

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Yesterday, Team Cedillo joined the parents of Berendo Middle School for a community clean up around the campus. During the clean-up, more than 30 bags of trash were collected and more than a dozen 3-1-1 reports were submitted. Community clean ups in Pico Union will resume next year as part of the community initiative, ‘Keep Pico Union Clean.’ #KeepItClean

Abandoned RV in Highland Park

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Our office received multiple calls regarding an abandon RV on the corner of Avenue 55 and Figueroa.  Ricardo Flores, Caseworker for Highland Park, immediately took action by contacting LAPD and the Department of Building and Safety in order to have the abandoned motor home removed ensuring public safety. If you see abandoned vehicles in your neighborhood, please call 311 or call our office at (323)55-1538. 

Safe Sidewalks LA Launched

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The City of Los Angeles has launched an unprecedented sidewalk repair program, SAFE SIDEWALKS LA, which will invest $1.4 billion over 30 years to make sidewalks accessible to everyone. This collaborative effort included three years of public hearings and input from hundreds of residents across the City.

It is one of the biggest infrastructure programs in the history of the City and is being led by the Bureau of Engineering with coordination from multiple departments and agencies.

These repairs will improve neighborhood safety and boost the quality of life. Sidewalk repairs are being made in front of city facilities and this next phase is an expansion of the repair program that will address broken sidewalks throughout the City of Los Angeles.

Property owners can choose from several options that are available in the program and we encourage Angelenos to participate and help renew our pedestrian grid.

To submit a sidewalk request or for more information on Safe Sidewalks LA, go to or call 3-1-1.   

LAPD Immigration Community forums

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Command Staff from LAPD continue an ongoing series of informal discussions with the residents of Los Angeles. Join them as they talk about important issues facing the people who live in the Central Bureau area of the LAPD. They will address the latest crime trends and discuss pertinent safety tips heading into the holiday season. They will also address any community concerns about their stance on immigration. These forums are designed to strengthen the bond between the department and the Angelino’s they serve.





William Mead Recreation Center

Central Community Police Station

December 6, 2016 1830 hrs

December 7, 2016 1800 hrs


Rampart Community Station, 1401 W. 6th Street

Salvation Army, 1532 W. 11th Street

Universal Church, 1925 Wilshire Blvd.

November 29, 2016 1900 hrs

December 2, 2016, 1800 hrs

December 18, 2016, 1130 hrs


Puente Learning Center, 501 S. Boyle Ave.

Hollenbeck Community Room

December 5, 2016, 1800 hrs

December 12, 2016, 0830 hrs


All Saints Episcopal Church, 5619 Monte Vista St., LA

December 15, 2016 1830 Hrs 


Maya Angelou High School, 300 E. 53rd Street

December 6, 2016, 1100 hrs

December 6, 2016, 1800 hrs

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