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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 
Council Passes 2019-2020 Budget

(Photo Credit: Mel Ilomin)

Thanks to the tenacity, ingenuity, and diplomacy of my colleagues and city staff, we passed the City of Los Angeles’ new $10.6B budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 – with the largest reserve fund in City history. Having this reserve places us in a healthy fiscal state to address today’s needs while also protecting us from possible economic downturns in the foreseeable future.

You can read more about this historic budget and collaboration by clicking here.

Council Honors UCLA for 100 Years of Service




(Photo Credit: Jay A Cortez and Mike Fong)

The entire City of Los Angeles and City Hall were feeling the Blue & Gold spirit this week as we gathered to honor the University of California, Los Angeles for their Centennial Anniversary Celebration. Team Cedillo, in particular, was very excited as we have the honor of having a significant number of Bruin staff. “Can you do the 8-clap?” is a mandatory question for all Team Cedillo job interviews. We’re half-joking. Go Bruins!

See the UCLA Marching Band enter Council Chambers by clicking here.


FIELD UPDATE
Vida Sana Health Event in Pico Union





(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

We helped host the “Vida Sana” event at Pico Union.  The event provided free produce and tips on health eating.  Join us for the next Vida Sana Sunday on June 2nd which includes free music, produce, games and resources!

Click here to see the flyer with info on our Facebook Page.

Catalina Walton Neighborhood Association Meeting

(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

Team Cedillo attended a meeting with the executive board of Catalina Walton Neighborhood Association where we discussed parking and issues on public safety.

Chavez Community Garden Meeting



(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

This week, Team Cedillo presented certificates of recognition to the outgoing and incoming members of the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council.  Working together, we will continue to address issues important to Lincoln Heights.

Mental Health Services for Lincoln Heights Seniors


(Photo Credit: Conrado TerrazasCross)

Lincoln Heights Senior Center, in partnership with Team Cedillo, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Northeast Mental Health & Wellness Center, hosted a  mental health awareness and access session to our seniors as part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Berendo Neighborhood Association Visits City Hall





(Photo Credit: Jay A Cortez and Luis Gonzalez)

Berendo Neighborhood Association is one of our biggest allies out on the field and we were happy to host them as City Hall this week to honor their tremendous efforts and support.  Councilman Cedillo acknowledged the organization at the end of Wednesday’s Council meeting.

Venice Blvd Improvements



(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

Streets LA, formerly known as City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services, and Bureau of Engineering completed sidewalk repair in front of Magnolia Elementary in Pico Union on Venice Blvd from Orchard to Magnolia Ave.


NEWS UPDATE
In Memory of: Nativo Lopez



(Photo Credit: Hector Cruz Sandoval)

My great friend and ally, Nativo Lopez Vigil, President of La Hermandad Mexicana passed away last Sunday.  It was from Nativo that I first learned about the mass towing of vehicles owned by undocumented immigrants which led to my decade long fight in the Legislature to allow undocumented immigrants apply for AB 60 Driver’s licenses.  Nativo was always there to fight the good fight, no matter the controversy or unpopularity of a cause.  In a time where immigrants are vilified by the person who occupies the highest office in the land, Nativo has chosen to fight for the undocumented working members of the society.  His friends, as well as his critics, all agree that Nativo was “fearless”.  I share more about our history and just how much he meant to me in a Facebook post earlier this week, found here.

EPD Nativo Lopez Vigil (1951-2019)


UPCOMING EVENTS
Event Happening This Weekend



Later this Month
Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Lineup 

Levitt LA's 2019 LINEUP IS HERE! Conerts start JUNE 1!
RSVP today: concerts.levittlosangeles.org #MacArthurPark #DondeViveLaMúsica


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