GILBERT A. CEDILLO
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
CD1 Teams Up with Local Neighborhood Councils for a Clean Up
Last Saturday, our office teamed up with the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, and Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council for a joint clean up on North Figueroa Street, between Avenue 43 and Cypress Avenue. Even with heavy rain, thunder and lightning, we cleaned up the street with the help of volunteers from Franklin High School, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and Northeast Graffiti Busters. 20 thirty gallon trash bags were filled with litter, weeds, and debris. Illegally dumped bulky items filled a 40 cubic trash bin.
All in all, it was a good day for the Northeast!
Galco’s 5th Annual Summer Soda Tasting
On Sunday, Galco's held its fifth annual summer soda tasting. The rain could not keep the people away. Supporters still showed up to taste a wide variety of soda pop. This event raises money for Friends of the Southwest Museum. Bands played on while the rain fell, but all enjoyed the theme for this year, "Around the World in 80 Sips." Thank you to John Neese for all your contributions to the Northeast community.
Promoting Literacy to Children in Echo Park
Last week, CD1 joined The Friends of Echo Park Library for the bi-annual Reading Action Program event promoting love of reading among children and youth. The fun-filled event was multicultural and multilingual, with books being read in English, Tagalog, and Spanish. Team Cedillo was happy to see young people in our district excited about reading with the whimsical book Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss!
We look forward to participating in next year’s event, and will continue to encourage literacy and promote the value of reading throughout the district.
DASH Meeting at CCNP
On Thursday, Team Cedillo and LADOT hosted an additional input meeting regarding DASH services at Central City Neighborhood Partners. More than 80 community members, with a high level of youth participation, came together to give input regarding future services. The attendees also learned about weekly and monthly passes, which can help families save on fares. Input regarding services can still be submitted online at: http://ladottransit.com/Movingforwardtogether.
Lincoln Heights Hosts Law Enforcement Torch Run Ceremony for Special Olympics
Yesterday, CD1 was honored to partner with the Los Angeles Police Department to host the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for the Special Olympics. This Special Olympics tradition began in 1981 when Kansas City Police Chief Richard LaMunyon had a small group of officers run with the torch to raise money. The first run raised a few hundred dollars. Thirty four years later, the Torch Run has collectively raised over 500 million to benefit local Special Olympics Programs.
Lincoln Heights, Alhambra, and Monterey Park hosted the 200 member German delegation (130 are athletes) who were present at the Torch Run ceremony. The Special Olympics World Games will host 6,500 Special Olympics athletes from 165 nations to compete in 25 Olympic-type sports. We owe a debt of gratitude to Eunice Kennedy Shriver whose vision to change lives through the power of sports has transformed communities around the world.
Click here for a video of the event.
Special Olympics Dinner with German Federal Parliament and Consul General
Yesterday, Team Cedillo was honored to join colleagues from the Monterey Park and Alhambra City Councils as Host Towns for the Special Olympics Germany Team. We had the opportunity to sit with Ulla Schmidt, Vice President of the German Federal Parliament and enjoyed her motivating speech. Dinner gusts were treated to musical entertainment as well as a traditional Chinese lion dance.
Lincoln Heights, Monterey Park, and Alhambra, arranged housing, meals, training, and tours while the delegation resided at Cal State LA. They toured Dodger Stadium and watched a movie at El Capitan Theater then walked along the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. We are honored to have hosted these amazing athletes and wish them the best during their competitions.