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


Border Wall Contracting Motion

(Photo Credit: Fredy Ceja)

On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo’s motion to require city contractors to disclose if they’ve bid for Trump’s border wall, was approved. The City Attorney will now draft and ordinance, with the assistance of the Bureau of Contract Administration and bring it to committee for discussion, and eventually the full city council for consideration.

Click here for the motion.

Click here for a segment with KPCC's Larry Mantle.

Olympics 2028 Bid and Vote


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Today was an early morning, the LA2028 committee met to discuss and approve the City’s application for the 2028 Olympic Games. Immediately after, the Los Angeles City Council took up the issue, unanimously approving our bid to host the games, and cementing in our city’s history what will be our third hosting of the games.

Watch the press conference that took place after the council meeting, here.

Chinatown Summer Nights

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On Saturday, Team Cedillo was out and about, enjoying Chinatown Summer Nights, hosted by the Chinatown Business Improvement Association, LA Weekly and KCRW. The next one will take place saturday, September 2nd from 5:00 PM - Midnight. 

For more info visit: 

Universal Church Know Your Rights Workshop

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On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo joined Universal Church and hundreds of community members with questions regarding their legal status and what to do if confronted by ICE. Team Cedillo has hosted and participated in these forums to help CD1 residents know their rights and to reiterate that we are here to help.

Watch the presentation here.

Highland Park Small Business Training

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This Wednesday, a group of small business owners and future entrepreneurs participated in the last of a five-part small business training series co-hosted by CD1 and the City of Los Angeles Business Source Center, operated by the nonprofit Barrio Planners, Inc.

The classroom was the renovated offices of NELA Homes, a longtime family-owned business based in Highland Park. At this session, the topic was “Zoning, Signage and Parking Regulations: Navigating City Business Regulations.”

Representatives of the City Departments answered questions, including staff from the Building and Safety, Transportation and Public Works Departments.  Councilmember Cedillo’s Senior Planning Deputy also participated in the panel. 

For more information, you may contact Barrio Planners Inc. at (323) 726-7734 or visiting   

Click here to watch the meeting.

Lincoln Heights Jail Adaptive Reuse Meeting

(Photo Credit: Jay Cortez)

On Thursday, close to 185 people gathered at the Goodwill Industries Auditorium in Lincoln Heights to review three proposals to redevelop the historic Lincoln Heights Jail property next to the Los Angeles River. The City of Los Angeles has solicited proposals from development teams for the restoration and adaptive reuse of the former Lincoln Heights Jail, a City-owned property and a Historic-Cultural Monument. At the public meeting,  a Community Advisory Panel comprised of diverse stakeholders representing the Lincoln Heights community and public sector and appointed by CD1 led the public meeting and considered presentations by the top three development teams.

Earlier this year, the City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP). A City technical panel comprised of city department representatives vetted the proposals based on RFP scoring criteria, and identified the top three proposals. The lead developers are: CIM Group, Lincoln Property Company and WORKS.

The public comments gathers will be forwarded to the City’s technical panel which will take them into consideration in making its final recommendation to the City Council.

Click here to watch the meeting.

Backpack Giveaway

(Photo Credit: Sylvia Robledo)

Congratulations to Teresa Bonsell for another successful backpack give-away event at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center this past Saturday. Councilmember Cedillo and Supervisor Solis sponsored the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council event which gifted over 300 students much needed backpacks right before the school calendar begins. Thanks for caring about our community Terri.  

Clean and Green

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Thank you Clean and Green for helping us ‘Keep It Clean’ in CD1.

City Parkway Enforcement

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The City of Los Angeles will begin enforcing Parkway Parking Restrictions under L.A.M.C. 80.53. LADOT has been placing warnings on vehicles in the past weeks but will begin enforcement (issuing parking citations) as of August 14.

LAFD to Hire Up in Lincoln Heights

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Congratulations to LAFD, who was recently awarded a $15.46 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will be used to staff fire engines at four LAFD stations. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) hiring grant will allow the LAFD to hire an additional 48 firefighters in an extra recruit class in early 2018. The additional staffing will enable the Department to staff fire engines beginning in early summer 2018 at stations in Lincoln Heights, Echo Park, Reseda, and Mission Hills. In addition to the federal grant, the LAFD will contribute $9.6 million over three years to fund the cost of the new firefighters.

That means Fire Station #1 in Lincoln Heights will be fully staffed. We look forward to next summer. 

Clean Scene

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Thank you Bureau of Sanitation for helping us keep Lincoln Heights clean!

4th Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival

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Councilmember Cedillo is excited to announce that Dos Lobos will headline his FREE 4th Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival, taking place Saturday, September 23, 2017 and Sunday, September 24, 2017. This fun event returns to Sycamore Grove Park at 4702 N Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Plaza de la Raza Youth Jazz Band
Suzie Hansen
Soul Sauce
Jimmy Imperial
Joe Batan

Sunday, September 24, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hola Youth Jazz Band
Cold Duck
Arturo O'Farrill
Dos Lobos

For information call (323)550-1538 or e-mail: For booths contact

Cedillo Remounts Disney’s Aladdin Dual Language Edition

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Aladdin Dual Language Edition is back! True love flourishes in the fictional city of Agrabah, where a beggar becomes a Prince, a Princess finds true happiness and an evil spell is broken to create ‘A Whole New World,’ in a way you have never seen or heard before!

Councilmember Cedillo was proud to present Disney’s Aladdin Dual Language Edition with TNH Productions at CASA 0101 Theater earlier this year. Over 5,000 children, youth and families saw the show at 57 performances including many from CD1. Due to this overwhelming demand, tremendous media coverage and great reviews, Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions in Association with El Centro Del Pueblo and CASA 0101 Theater, are presenting a remount of the show at the larger Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) in Downtown Los Angeles from September 8-17, with possible extensions to October 1st. 

For Aladdin tickets visit: or call (866)811-4111. Tickets are $39.50.


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