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

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ADA Compliance at Crescent Villages Apartments

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On Wednesday, the City Council approved the allocation of funds from the HCID Accessible Housing Fund for hard construction costs required to bring Crescent Villages Apartments, located at 1721 West 8th Street and 1315 West 7th Street, into compliance with federal and state accessibility requirements.

Read the report here.

Veterans Square Fountain Repairs

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Today, Councilmember Cedillo introduced a motion to transfer encumbered funds to an account to repair the Veteran Square Fountain in Highland Park. Councilmember Cedillo committed to fixing the fountain two years ago, advocating for the funds to be included in the Mayor’s budget this fiscal year. The transfer of funds will allow the Department of Recreation and Park and Bureau or Street Services to hire a contractor and finish the work by early February 2019.

Glassell Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

(Photo Credit: Debby Kim)

On Sunday, Team Cedillo joined Maggie and Mark Quiroz and the Glassell Park community for the 11th Annual Glassell Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Eagle Rock Boulevard. This yearly tradition brings together Glassell Park’s diverse communities and showcases some of our most talented youth.

Thank you Bureau of Street Services for helping us turn on the lights!

Lincoln Heights Holiday Parade

(Photo Credit: Jose Rodriguez)

On Sunday, Team Cedillo partnered with the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council and Lincoln Heights Benefits Association to co-sponsor the annual Lincoln Heights parade down North Broadway. Norky the Peneagle the Dream Adventurer served as Celebrity Grand Marshall and Community Grand Marshall honors were shared between local Veterans Ernest Delgado and Edward Velasquez and Lincoln High School Alumni softball superstar Angelica “Jelly” Felix. Over 65 entries participated in the parade that concluded with a celebration behind the Bank of America building.

LAPD Northeast/CD1 Toys for Tots

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This weekend, Team Cedillo co-sponsored the LAPD Toys for Tots event with over 1,000 toys and an estimated 900 people in attendance. 200 cars were on display and car industry and driver safety information booths were on hand to greet visitors. It was an amazing day for the community to see high end sports cars. A big thank you to LAPD Officer Olga Lowe and Giovanny Ayala with Elite Tuner for coordinating this event to raise toys for children in the Northeast Division.

RV Waste Disposal Program Opens in CD1

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Over the past year, Team Cedillo has worked with LA Bureau of Sanitation to find funding and space for a RV waste disposal site at their facility in Lincoln Heights. Team Cedillo recently convened project meetings with Sanitation and the LA Homeless Services Authority to design a program to help people who are homeless living in RVs properly dispose of waste. The program will operate only on Mondays and Fridays and will expand as needed. During this crisis, we are looking at how best to meet the basic needs of people experiencing homelessness.

KHEIR Holiday Gathering

(Photo Credit: Debby Kim)

On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo was thrilled to join the board members of KHEIR as well as their partners on celebrating their annual accomplishments. The KHEIR Center is a primary provider of critical in-language healthcare and human services support for residents of Metro Los Angeles and its neighboring communities. Each year, KHEIR provides over 30,000 case visits, 100,000 hot meals to seniors, and 30,000 patient visits in English, Spanish, and Korean.

UCLA Lecture

(Photo Credit: Fredy Ceja)

On Wednesday, Councilmember Cedillo participated in the North American Integration and Development (NAID) Center’s US Mexico Migration Community Formations event at UCLA with Dr. Raul Hinojosa. He reviewed student presentations on the multinational economy and the role remittances play in sparking the economy back home and how we can use technology to bypass the banking system.

Taylor Yard G2 River Park Project Meeting

(Photo Credit: Gerald Gubatan)

On Wednesday, Team Cedillo joined community stakeholders at a meeting hosted by the City's Bureau of Engineering to assess the site's condition. The Taylor Yard G2 River Project will provide habitat restoration and the creation of open and recreational space at the City-owned site. The parcel, next to the Los Angeles River and the Rio de Los Angeles State Park, is considered the "crown jewel" of the City's LA River Revitalization efforts. For project updates, visit:

Chinatown Pedestrian Safety Workshop

(Photo Credit: Ricardo Flores)

Yesterday, Team Cedillo, along with Chinatown Service Center and some incredibly committed residents, hosted the very first “Chinatown Community Pedestrian Safety Workshop” held at Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA).

Thank you to everyone that came out to make this little corner of #LACD1 into a safe and walkable community.

Cesar Chavez Community Garden Meeting

(Photo Credit: Hugo Ortiz)

Yesterday, Team Cedillo attended a meeting at Red Shield Community Center to discuss the future of the Cesar Chavez Community Garden. This former CRA property recently closed and left residents with many questions about its future use. We are monitoring the situation and will update constituents as information is made available to us.

HOPE Dinner

(Photo Credit: Debby Kim)

Last night, Councilmember Cedillo attended the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality’s (HOPE) 29th Anniversary Awards Dinner at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. HOPE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy and education.

CCA Dinner

(Photo Credit: Debby Kim)

Last night, Councilmember Cedillo attended the CCA Holiday Party.

Bureau of Sanitation Keeping It Clean

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Location 1: Westlake between 3rd Street and 6th Street

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Location 2: Leeward Avenue between Magnolia Avenue and Hoover Street

LACC Keeping It Clean

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Location 1: Emerald Street between Lucas Street and 2nd Street

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Location 2: Ave 56 between N. Figueroa and Monte Vista

LA Animal Services Meeting in CD1


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