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



Year of Mexico in Los Angeles

(Photo Credit: Fredy Ceja)

On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo joined Mayor Garcetti and Mexican Consul General in Los Angeles Carlos Eugenio García de Alba Zepeda to sign an MOU declaring 2017 the Year of Mexico in Los Angeles. The document reiterates the importance of the relationship between the United Mexican States and the City of Los Angeles. It details the areas of focus which include: education, tourism and trade, and economic exchange in addition to culture and arts.

Flat Top Will Soon Be Ours

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(Photo Credit: Eastsider LA featuring Roy Payan)

On Wednesday, the Recreation and Parks Commission gave the final authorization to acquire the Flat Top property for park purposes. Councilmember Cedillo worked diligently to secure funds for maintenance (brush clearance, fencing, securing the property) over a two year period. Our office understands the value and importance of open space. This is a part of our commitment to the environment under our P.E.A.C.E. agenda.

Decriminalizing Street Vending

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(Photo Credit: KPCC)

On Wednesday, the City Council voted to remove the criminal element from citations for street vendors. This was important in the era of the Trump administration because having a criminal record can be grounds for deportation. The City Council continued to #DefendLA.

Read more here.  

Wishing Dave Lara a Happy Retirement

(Photo Credit: Betsy Annas)

Today the City Council wished Dave Lara from the Department of Building and Safety a happy retirement after 36 years of service to the City family.

Hosting Monte Vista Street Block Party

(Photo Credit: Conrado Terrazas)

This past Saturday, Highland Park residents enjoyed “Time on the Block,” a block party hosted by Councilmember Cedillo and Soledad Enrichment Action. Music was provided by Vilma Diaz y La Sonora and Reverie. The event featured free hot dogs, hamburgers and resource booths provided by El Centro Del Pueblo, Victory Outreach Church on Eagle Rock, Monte Vista Elementary School, Monte Vista Early Education Centers, Richard Riordan Primary Center, Peace Over Violence, APLA Health, Northeast Youth Council, and CCHC. Arts and crafts were provided by the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council. Thank you all that came out and to all the sponsors. 

Marmion Way Safety Improvements 

(Photo Credit: Sylvia Robledo)

Christine Irwin contacted our office regarding speeding cars and safety issues on Marmion Way, between Figueroa and Monte Vista. Team Cedillo invited residents to attend a community meeting with the Department of Transportation. As a result of this, a three way stop sign was placed on Avenue 43 and a crosswalk was included to support pedestrian safety toward the Gold Line. Two lane striping was completed from Pasadena to Monte Vista to guide and mitigate traffic; it also serves as a guide for pedestrians and bicyclists. Thank you to the community members of Mt. Washington for your input and partnering with us to make our community safer.  

HealthCare Partners Relocating to CD1


(Photo: Gerald Gubatan)

On Thursday, Councilmember Cedillo joined a groundbreaking ceremony to welcome HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group, to the Pico-Union neighborhood, kicking-off the construction of a new 60,000 square-foot medical office building which will join an existing 50,000 square-foot office building at Washington Blvd. and Hoover Street in Council District 1. The healthcare facility complex, to be known as the Downtown West Medical Offices, will provide access to quality healthcare to an area classified as a ‘Medically Underserved Area.’ The facility will provide 24-hour walk-in urgent care and primary care. Some of the medical specialties will include family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, and radiology.

Congratulations to all the parties who collaborated to make this project a reality!

Public Forum to Assess Fair Housing


As part of the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles' (HACLA) collaboration to jointly complete the City of Los Angeles' Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Plan, community meetings will be held for the public in the 7 planning areas of the City.

These meetings will consist of a short overview of the AFH and why it is important, followed by break out group discussions to have the public identify both barriers and access to opportunity, including access to affordable housing and other opportunities. 

Thursday, February 23
6:00pm – 8:00pm
FSC Westlake/Pico Union 
501 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

AFH Resident Survey Links in the following seven (7) languages:


Summer Night Lights 2017 Job Applications 

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Summer Night Lights kicks off in June and the City is hiring to fill many of the support positions responsible for administering the program. We are looking to fill:

  • 64 Site Coordinators
  • 4 Regional Assistants
  • 1 Office Coordinator
  • 1 Arts Coordinator

*Office+Arts+Regional assistant applications

*Site Coordinator applications

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