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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 
Summer Recess

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Council is still on summer break and returns July 30th.


FIELD UPDATE
Fire Engines Reveal

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(Photo Credit: Fredy Ceja)

On Wednesday, Team Cedillo partnered with Mayor Eric Garcetti to formally announce the $15.4 million SAFER FEMA grant that allowed us to put Fire Engine No.1 back on the streets in Lincoln Heights!

Read the story here.

Tree Planting at Estrella Park

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(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

Yesterday, Team Cedillo partnered with Koreatown Youth and Community Center, LA Metro Best Start and the neighbors of Estrella Park to make University Park greener. Half a dozen trees were planted along with dozens of shrubs and flowers. To deter graffiti, a wall was activated with the addition of a mural and flowers.

Lincoln Heights Sidewalk Clean Up

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Our CD1 Los Angeles Conservation Corps crew cleaned up along the LA River, on Ave 19 between San Fernando Road and Humboldt Street. They removed overgrown vegetation and dry brush. Please contact 311 or our office to notify us of areas that need special attention.

Pico Union Sidewalk Clean Up

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Our CD1 Los Angeles Conservation Corps crew cleaned up along Cordova Street, between Mariposa Avenue and La Salle Avenue. They removed illegal dumping, loose litter, and overgrown vegetation. Please contact 311 or our office to let us know an area that needs to be cleaned.

Standing Up for Senior Housing

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Yesterday, Team Cedillo attended a tenant meeting at Metro Lofts in Chinatown where seniors on fixed incomes received notice of rent increases. Councilmember Cedillo has been a strong advocate for protecting affordable housing and will be meeting with the landlord to address this and other issues. We hope to have a favorable outcome for tenants. Stay tuned!

Watch the story here.


NEWS UPDATE
Urban Forest Management Plan Survey


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The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees.

To ensure this plan considers and incorporates resident priorities, the following survey is provided for your voice to be heard. We want to know where focus should be placed as the UFMP is developed. This survey will be collecting responses through August 10, 2018.

Click here to take the survey.

Join HireLAX for a Construction Career!

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Are you interested in a career in construction? The HireLAX program is a free, eight-week training program that provides hands-on training, physical fitness, and support services to prepare students for union construction jobs. Register to attend the mandatory orientation and interview session, being held at Los Angeles Southwest College on Saturday, August 27, from 7:00 AM – 12 noon. The class begins on Monday, September 10.

REGISTER NOW: https://hirelaxorientation2018-08-25.eventbrite.com

2018 Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit

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The Annual Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit is among the most respected conferences driving smart, business driven solutions addressing core issues around housing affordability, transit accessibility and equitable, economic development. This year’s summit will include the release of the Los Angeles Business Council Institute Report, “The Affordable Housing Crisis in Los Angeles: Impacts to LA’s Fastest Growing Industries,” in partnership with USC's Price Center for Social Innovation. It will address the impact of Los Angeles' high cost of living and shortage of affordable housing on the region's fastest growing industries.

Click here to learn more.

 


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