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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Keeping Families Together Act Resolution

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On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo seconded a resolution authored by Councilmembers Bonin and Martinez in support of federal legislation by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein to oppose the separation of families. The “Keep Families Together Act” would prohibit an agent or officer of the Department of Homeland Security from removing a child from his or her parent or legal guardian, at or near the port of entry or within 100 miles of the border of the United States.

Read the resolution here.

LH BID Renewal

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On Tuesday, the City Council approved the Greater Lincoln Heights Property Business Improvement District’s attempt to renew the BID in Lincoln Heights. The City Council will hold a public hearing on July 31, 2018 to determine whether to establish the District and levy assessments. All interested persons will be permitted to present written or oral testimony, and the City Council will consider all objections or protests to the proposed assessment. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the City Clerk shall tabulate all assessment ballots that have been submitted and announce the results at the August 1, 2018 council meeting.

Illegal Street Racing

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In an effort to curb street racing, the Public Safety committee approved a motion calling for the City Attorney to report on all ordinances pertaining to illegal street racing, all fines and penalties associated with those ordinances, anti-street racing programs in effect, as well as any and all suggestions to increase the penalties, fines or efforts to successfully combat illegal street racing citywide.

The matter now moves to council for full consideration.

Click here to read the motion.

Street Vending in Parks

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On Wednesday, the Arts, Entertainment, Parks and River Committee approved a motion to create a vending permit process in City parks and recreational facilities. Street vending in parks is under the authority of the Parks and Recreation Commission, and is different from the street vending framework that was approved by council earlier this year. The Department of Recreation and Parks was instructed to provide a report outlining the appropriate number of permits per council district, enforcement options, permit structure and cost, permit fee, and a funding source for enforcement of the program.

The item will be heard in council on June 20th.

Click here to read the report.

VolunteerLA Program

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Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of VolunteerLA, a web platform and mobile app designed to connect Angelenos with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in our communities. Mayor Garcetti has made strengthening and increasing civic engagement a priority for his administration and in 2017 launched the Mayor’s Office of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE) to further this work. He also convened more than 100 religious leaders from across L.A. to launch Days of Compassion — an interfaith effort to rally faith community support in the fight to end homelessness. And in 2014, Mayor Garcetti launched the Mayor's Volunteer Corps, a service initiative to coordinate community improvement events across Los Angeles.

To get involved, visit:

New Automated Litter Bins in CD1

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From our first day in office, Team Cedillo launched the ‘Keep It Clean’ Initiative that went citywide as Clean Streets Los Angeles. Together with the Mayor, the City committed to increasing trash receptacles citywide, 1,250 every fiscal year. Our office coordinates deployment based on Clean Stat, a data driven system that scores street cleanliness and receives recommendations from Neighborhood Councils, residents, and businesses. Last week, 36 Automated Litter Bins (ALBs) were installed in CD1, bringing our trash receptacle total to 105 new ALBs this fiscal year. Thanks to everyone that recommended locations. We are proud to continue fulfilling our pledge to ‘Keep It Clean’ in Council District 1.

"Fun Walk" Grand Opening

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Last Thursday, Team Cedillo joined community members and Pico Union Project staff for the grand opening of Pico Union Project’s Fun Walk Project, which features interactive activities and artifacts alongside Valencia Street, between 12th Street and 11th Place, to make walking in the community safer and more enjoyable.


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Last Friday, Team Cedillo attended the 35th Annual TELACU "Building the Dream" Gala, celebrating their 50 years of work in the community. The ballroom was at capacity with some of Southern California's finest entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and public servants all gathered to impact the lives of 2,000 students through the TELACU Scholars program. Thank you David, Priscilla and Michael Lizárraga for your continued work to uplift our youth and veterans. You're truly #BuildingTheDream for our communities.

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Coco Movie Night in Westlake

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Last Friday, Team Cedillo joined El Centro del Pueblo and the Westlake North Neighborhood Council for a movie night at Hope and Peace Park in Westlake. Hundreds of families enjoyed a night full of surprises that included paletas, popcorn, candy, raffle items and the screening of the popular Disney/Pixar movie “Coco.”

2nd Annual Glassell Bark and Meow

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Councilmember Cedillo and Homes Fur All co-sponsored the 2nd Annual Glassell Bark and Meow event on Saturday. The goal of the event was to promote pet fostering and adoption this summer season. More than four thousand wrist bands were distributed for this fun event, which included low-cost vaccines, micro-chipping and spay and neutering services. Six schools in CD1 (Mt. Washington Elementary, Toland Elementary, Glassell Park Elementary, Nightingale Middle School and Sotomayor Learning Academies) participated in a pet food drive for foster pets, which resulted in over 300 pounds of food being donated.

Thank you to all 60 booth participants and to Brian Fitzburgh for his leadership in organizing this event and the non-profit Homes Fur All. Congratulations on another successful event.

Illegal Fireworks Community Meeting

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On Tuesday, Team Cedillo partnered with the City Attorney’s Office, LAFD, LAPD and MySafeLA for a very informative meeting regarding the City’s efforts to curb the use of illegal fireworks. Approximately 80 people attended the meeting at the Highland Park Ebell Club. The City is committed to decreasing the use of illegal fireworks in the City for public safety purposes. This program includes education at area schools, outreach and enforcement.

The City is also committed to giving constituents opportunities to attend professional fireworks shows and other entertainment opportunities during 4th of July, including CD1‘s yearly festivities at Lincoln Park and MacArthur Park.

RenArts Performance

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Last night, Team Cedillo attended Renaissance Arts Academy’s (RenArts) Performance of “RED” their 15th Annual Year End Show. Over 500 students performed in a colorful exploration of narrative and meaning in an evening filled with music, movement and media. Team Cedillo welcomed RenArts to Glassell Park and congratulated them on completing their first academic year in their amazing new building in CD1.

Since it was founded in 2002, RenArts has been a leader in innovation in arts and education by providing equitable access to the arts. RenArts is a charter public school that cultivates autonomous scholarship in an ensemble setting by providing an integrated classical curriculum with a performing arts emphasis focused on collaborative music, dance and design disciplines.

Supporting Healthy Families

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Today, Team Cedillo was joined by St. Vincent DePaul, CHRLA, VIP Community Mental Health and Arroyo Vista Community Health for a Healthy Families event at St. Ignatius Church in Highland Park. Participants received free meals, physical check-ups, resource information and smiles.

Coco Movie Screening at Hoover Recreation Center

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Join us tonight for a free screening of Disney/Pixar's Coco.

4th Annual MacArthur Park Independence Day Festival

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Councilmember Cedillo will host his FREE 4th Annual MacArthur Park Independence Day Festival on Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park (2230 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057). The festival features La Sonora Dinamita with Vilma Diaz and Magnolia Elementary School Mariachi. It will conclude with a firework display over MacArthur Park Lake.

The event will also include community booths, a Kids Zone, food, arts and crafts. Sponsors include the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, El Centro Del Pueblo, Westlake South Neighborhood Council and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. For information contact Conrado Terrazas at 323)550-1538.

Tree Plant Survey

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The City of Los Angeles is in the initial stages of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) funded by a grant from CAL FIRE. The goal of the UFMP is to help guide the planting, care, protection, and sustainability of the City’s urban trees.

As part of that process, the consultant hired by City Plants has written a survey to solicit feedback from residents, business owners and other stakeholder' opinion about trees and our City's urban forest.

Link to English survey: [] 
Link to Spanish survey: []


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