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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 
LA Chamber Beacon Report 2018

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On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce presented their 2018 Beacon Report, outlining economic activity in Los Angeles by district. The third-smallest district in area, District 1 has 2,160 firms and 62,700 private-sector jobs. The average annual wage is $44,300, falling below the average wage for the City as a whole by $20,000. Sales tax receipts in District 1 grew 1.6%, rising from $14.6 million in 2016-17 to $14.8 million in 2017-18.

Click here to read the report.

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Gil Cedillo Student Project

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On Tuesday, a third grade class from Sherman Oaks Elementary Charter School visited Councilmember Cedillo to present their research paper findings on the Councilmember.

Street Vending in Committee

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On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Council committees held a joint session to examine proposed sidewalk vending rules in an effort to comply with a recently signed state bill (SB946) that decriminalizes sidewalk vending and requires cities that want to control the industry to first create a permit or regulatory process. A report from the Chief Legislative Analyst noted that the city would need to make some changes to its proposed policies in light of the passage of the sidewalk vending bill, which goes into effect on January 1st, 2019. The state law only allows for restrictions based on health, welfare or safety concerns. The committees directed city staff to explore ways to keep the no-vending zones in place based on those concerns, and to transition from a per-block restriction to one based on vendors needing to be a certain number of feet away from one another based on health, welfare and safety concerns. The committee instructed the City Attorney to review SB946 and draft a new Sidewalk Vending Ordinance along with new rules and regulations to be voted on by Council by November 15, 2018.

Binational Immigration Forum Press Conference

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On Thursday, Councilmember Cedillo joined members of The Coalition of Mexican Migrants to announce a binational immigration forum taking place this Sunday at City Hall. Join us as we speak to members of Mexico’s new government and share thoughts and ideas to strengthen our communities.


FIELD UPDATE
Power Shift Talk at University Prep

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On Monday, Councilmember Cedillo visited University Prep Value High School to speak about his book ‘Power Shift.’ We had a great discussion about politics, leadership and the importance of civic engagement.

Swearing In Ceremony for Westlake NCs

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On Wednesday, Councilmember Cedillo swore in the new members of the Westlake North and Westlake South Neighborhood Councils at MacArthur Park. Thank you for your commitment to continue ‘Making the First District #1.’

Housing and Homelessness In Our Community Forum

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This week, Team Cedillo joined approximately 50 people at a forum hosted by the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council and the Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council to discuss the stigma and challenges to helping people experiencing homelessness. A panel discussion was moderated by Doug Smith of the LA Times that included: 
• Jesus Torres, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
• Gabriela Garcia, United Way LA- Everyone In 
• Merideth Berkson, LA County Homeless Initiative 
• Alexandria House, Resident

The discussion was informative, civil and thought provoking, and touched upon the housing crisis, economic policy, lawsuits and current laws that limits what can be done around treatment for mental illness. We thank the neighborhood councils for organizing the event and the community for taking an interest in the issue.

Westlake Alley Clean Ups

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Thank you to the LA Bureau of Sanitation for cleaning up the alleys East of Alvarado between 6th Street and Wilshire, West of Union between 3rd Street and 6th Street, and East of Alvarado between Maryland and 6th Street.

Pico Union Alley Clean Up

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Team Cedillo cleaned up alleys along Venice Boulevard in Pico Union. #KeepItClean

Human Relations Commission Movie Screening

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Last night, Councilmember Cedillo co-hosted a movie screening of ‘Not In Our Town’ with the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission at the Mexican Consulate. The movie covers the ‘Berkeley Stands United Against Hate’ campaign, which served as a uniting and hopeful beacon amidst a challenging time, declaring their commitment to inclusivity at a time when hatred and discrimination is running rampant.

Read more about the movie here: https://www.niot.org/.

Community Coalition Dinner

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Last night, Team Cedillo attended CoCo’s People Power Progress Awards Dinner where LA Council President Herb Wesson was honored for his embRACE LA campaign to unite Angelenos, one dinner at a time. Councilmembers Martinez, Harris-Dawson and Cedillo were on hand to support their coach on the City Council.

Safe Routes to School: Lafayette Park Primary School

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This morning Team Cedillo participated in LADOT Safe Routes to School - Walking Safety Assessment at Lafayette Park Primary School. Parents provided input on transportation improvements around the school. Team Cedillo will work with the school on implementation of these ideas.


NEWS UPDATE
Arroyo Roundup

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Foro Binacional Migrante

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