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GILBERT A. CEDILLO
Councilmember, First District

Greetings,

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!

Sincerely,
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Gilbert A. Cedillo
Councilmember, First District

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 
Latino Heritage Month

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(Photo Credit: Council Photography)

On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo joined Councilmembers Huizar, Martinez and Rodriguez to kick off Latino Heritage Month in council. As is customary every year, the Department of Cultural Affairs unveiled the cover of the calendar and cultural guide, which is available at our office.

Allenco Oil Site Gives Notice to Reopen

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Today, Councilmember Cedillo introduced an emergency motion instructing the City Attorney to advise the City Council in closed session how to keep Allenco from resuming operations, citing the public’s health and welfare as a primary concern.

The closed session is scheduled for next Wednesday during the council meeting.

Stay tuned!

Read the motion here.


FIELD UPDATE
MacArthur Park Mobile Shower Program

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(Photo Credit: PATH)

Every Friday at Mac Arthur Park, Team Cedillo partners with Shower of Hope, LAHSA, PATH and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to assist people experiencing homelessness by connecting them to outreach teams, service providers and showers.

This past Friday, a total of 53 people accessed the following resources:

  • 3 CES assessments were completed
  • 6 people accessed medical services by LA County Department of Public Health
  • 4 people connected with PATH SSVF for veterans
  • 27 people connected with APAIT and 19 signed up for services
  • 20 people utilized The Shower of Hope
  • 15 people connected with PATH and 4 received follow up appointments
  • 10 people connected with LA County Department of Mental Health outreach teams and 4 received follow up appointments
  • 16 people connected with America Works services for veterans
  • 3 people connected with Al Otro Lado immigration attorneys

Team Cedillo is proud to contract with Shower of Hope, who provides showers in Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, Highland Park and Mac Arthur Park. Special thanks to The Shower of Hope, LA City Department of Recreation Parks, PATH, and LAHSA for this weekly partnership at Mac Arthur Park.

El Grito Celebration 2018

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(Photo Credit: Jay Cortez)

On Saturday, Councilmember Cedillo joined Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, this year’s host of the El Grito celebration at City Hall. This annual event celebrates Mexico's Independence Day and the September Independence Days of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Cypress Park S.A.F.E. Canvassing

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(Photo Credit: MySafe:LA)

On Saturday, Team Cedillo joined MySafe:LA and the Los Angeles Fire Department to canvass the Thorpe Avenue area, between Isabel Street and Aragon Avenue. This is the same community that experienced the loss of 10-year-old Alexis Alarcon in a tragic house fire a week ago. While we work with the family to support them during their loss and grief, we will continue to educate residents about fire safety preparedness.

As a result of our Smoke Alarm Field Education operation, the following was accomplished:
Homes Visited: 30
Smoke Alarms Installed: 81
People Impacted: 122

In addition, MySafe:LA and LAFD provided fire safety education, and demonstrated how a family escape plan can help save a family in the event of a fire, how to dial and speak with 911, and where to get ongoing resources to help the family maintain readiness, as well as to gain ongoing insight and education related to fire and life safety education. MySafe:LA has provided and installed smoke alarms since 2010, and in just the past four years, has provided more than 34,800 smoke alarms to Los Angeles residents.

For more information on MySafe:LA visit: www.mysafela.org.

Movie Night at Sycamore Grove Park

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On Saturday, Team Cedillo, the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council sponsored a movie night at the Sycamore Grove Park bandshell. We screened the movie Jumanji, which was an instant favorite with the families in attendance. This regular event also included snacks, popcorn and craft tables.

KYCC Clean Up

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(Photo Credit: Ricardo Flores)

This past Saturday, Team Cedillo partnered with KYCC, Hoover Elementary School and Madres Que Luchan for a community clean up, where over 400 participants attended to keep their community clean.

East LA Independence Day Parade

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(Photo Credit: Jay Cortez)

On Sunday, Councilmember Cedillo participated in the annual East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade.

LAFD Camp for Girls

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(Photo Credit: Ricardo Flores)

This past Saturday, Councilmember Cedillo partnered with Councilmember Nury Martinez and LAFD for the fifth annual Los Angeles Fire Department Girls Camp.  

National Pace Month with AltaMed

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(Photo Credit: Ricardo Flores)

This week, Team Cedillo joined AltaMed's Pace Program at Grand Plaza to host National Pace Month in honor of all caregivers.   

Keeping It Clean in CD1

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Pico Union-- between 11th Street/12th Street and Lake Street/Alvarado Street.

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(Photo Credit: LACC)

Sycamore Grove Jogging Path--along the 110fwy between Ave 52 and Ave 49.

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Sycamore Grove--Midland Street between Ave 41 and Ave 42.

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Lincoln Heights Sidewalk--Alhambra Avenue between Daly Street and Hancock Street.


NEWS UPDATE
LA Animal Services Gets Grant for Free Cat Adoptions

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The ASPCA has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Department of Animal Services to facilitate life-saving adoptions for homeless cats in the six Los Angeles Animal Services Centers. Previously the adoption fee for adult cats over four months of age was $25. With this grant and support from the ASPCA, LA Animal Services will be able to waive adoption fees and provide 8,000 free cat adoptions. The grant is currently in effect, and the offer will be available while funding lasts.

For more information on adopting and fostering, or to find the nearest LA City animal shelter, please visit LAAnimalSerivces.com or call (888) 452-7381.

5th Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival

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Councilmember Cedillo is proud to host the 5th Annual Latin Jazz & Music Festival at Sycamore Grove Park on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. We've put together a great line-up for the first day of the festival.

Here are a few more of the fifteen great bands performing.

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Robert Incelli and his band are one of the most innovative and swinging groups in L. A. Robert Incelli became Oscar De Leon's musical director and key performer touring with Oscar De Leon for over 4 years. Robert Incelli quickly established himself in the Los Angeles salsa and Latin jazz scene with his own bands and as a member of Jose Rizo's "Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars". Robert now has more than a handful of CDs under his belt as a leader with top-of-the-line salsa and Latin jazz.

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THE BULLDOGS are living proof that raw street talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail and touch the hearts of young and old with just a little Classic Rock. By aligning our unwavering dedication to give back with our talent to our community The Bulldogs get involved with many organizations such as Garfield High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation, LOVE for a CURE’S Juvenile Diabetes and various other charitable organizations across L.A. and O.C. We bring our do-it-yourself work ethic along with our signature sound that is collectively contributed by musicians…singer/bassist Alfredo Esparza, guitarist/vocalist, Robert Amaro, and drummer/vocalist Bobby Amaro.

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Claudia Gonzalez reemerges with Cava, a project that continues the evolution of Latin music in Los Angeles. Her voice communicates a strong-willed feminine energy that is simultaneously sultry and maternal. Cava is a combination of sounds unique to a Mexican-American upbringing. The musical influences range from legendary artists such as, Celia Cruz, Chayito Valdez, Benny More to Nina Simone, John Coltrane and The Skatalites.

The young up & coming musicians together create a jazzy blend of traditional son, cumbia, ska and salsa. The ensemble features piano, electric keyboards, bass, trumpet, drums, timbales and even Taiko drums!

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The Bravo Latin Jazz Ensemble is composed of students from all walks of life. Nestled in the East Los Angeles Area, The Bravo Latin Jazz Ensemble has performed for many communities. From school events, Holiday parties, business events, and many festivals where they have placed first, they are sure to bring a lively ambience to any occasion.

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