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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UTLA Strike Continues

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(Photo Credit: UTLA)

On Monday, UTLA kicked off a strike, demanding lower class sizes and improved learning environments for students. Mayor Eric Garcetti has brought UTLA and LAUSD’s negotiation teams to the table, hoping to reach a deal. We hope negotiations are fruitful so we can get our educational system back on track.

For City resources during the strike, click here.

LAFD Foundation in CD1

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On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo introduced a motion to help the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, currently in Culver City, relocate to Council District 1. The LAFD Foundation supports the LAFD in protecting life, property, and the environment by providing essential equipment, training, and public outreach programs to supplement city resources. Founded in 2010 by a committed group of community activists and business leaders, the LAFD Foundation serves to strengthen the overall preparedness and responsiveness of the LAFD. The new location would be inside the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center, the LAFD Academy.

Click here to read the motion.

Justin Turner Day

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Today, Councilmember Cedillo introduced a resolution to establish ‘Justin Turner Day’ on Tuesday, January 22. Justin Turner returned home and joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014, forming an unmistakable bond with the hometown fans. He has been a pillar of the Dodgers’ community efforts, giving his time, energy and financial support to many worthy charitable efforts throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Watch this video on Justin.

State of Michoacán Delegation Visit

(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

Today, representatives from the state of Michoacan, Mexico, visited our city council meeting. They are on a listening tour with migrant communities to shape their state migrant affairs budget. Representatives included:

  • Diputada Cristina Ayala, Presidenta de la Comisión del Migrante del Congreso de Michoacán
  • Diputado Erik Juárez Blanquet, Integrante de la Comisión del Migrante del Congreso de Michoacán
  • Diputado Javier Estrada Cardenas, Integrante de la Comisión del Migrante del Congreso de Michoacán
  • Diputada Local de Michoacán Miriam Tinoco Soto
  • Diputada Local de Michoacán Lucila Martinez Manriquez
  • Diputado Local de Michoacán Salvador Arvizu Cisneros
  • Diputado Federal Carlos Torres Piña, Presidente de la Comisión de Vivienda

Homeless Connect Day at Lincoln Park

(Photo Credit: CD1 and Exodus Recovery)

Last week, Team Cedillo partnered with Exodus Recovery and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to assist 108 people experiencing homelessness by connecting them to health services and resources on site. 73 individuals were from NELA and 35 were from outside NELA. 

The following resources were accessed:

  • 26 people completed intakes with the City Attorney’s Citation Clinic
  • 17 people utilized the Shower of Hope
  • 24 people performed an HIV test
  • 2 people were admitted into residential substance abuse treatment
  • 2 people were admitted into residential detox for substance abuse
  • 3 people were linked to an outpatient substance abuse clinic
  • 43 people received CPR training
  • 15 people were screened for high blood pressure
  • 15 people were screened for diabetes
  • 19 people received Hepatitis A vaccines
  • 15 people received haircuts
  • 32 people signed up for LA Public Library cards
  • 75 people received “Transitioning to Stable Living” guides
  • 12 families from SPA 4 were screened with the CES
  • 11 families outside SPA 4 were connected to the SPA, Family Solutions Centers
  • 19 people connected with outreach workers
  • 10 people made appointments with outreach workers
  • 3 people completed CES assessments

At this Connect Day, we saw more families, therefore confirming the increased rates of families falling into homelessness. As a result, we will be integrating family resources at future connect events.

Special thanks to Monica Alcaraz, Exodus Recovery, and staff from Recreation and Parks for their partnership to coordinate this event. Thanks to all the agencies that participated; Shower of Hope, LAHSA, PATH, Behavioral Health Services, BAART, The Vet Center VA, Social Model Recovery Systems, LA LGBT Center, U.S. Vets, Recycled Resources for the Homeless, Samantha the Hair Stylist, LA County DPSS, The Weingart Center, AADAP Inc., LA County Department of Public Health, and the Department of Water and Power.

Berendo Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting

(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

On Tuesday, Team Cedillo attended the Berendo Neighborhood Association monthly meeting to give a community update to its members.

Reunification Program Informational Meeting

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On Wednesday, Team Cedillo hosted an informational meeting on the very popular reunification program that provides Mexican nationals with visas to see family members that remain separated due to immigration status.

Pico Union Sidewalk Clean Up

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Thank you to the LA Bureau of Sanitation crew for cleaning San Marino off Hoover Street, which had illegal dumping and lots of loose litter. Please contact 311 or our office to let us know of an area that needs to be cleaned.

Westlake Alley Clean Up

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Thank you to the LA Bureau of Sanitation crew for cleaning an alley off Union Street and 8th Street in Westlake.

University Park Coalition Meeting

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Yesterday, Team Cedillo joined the University Park Coalition to talk about our latest motion directing the City to evaluate the oil drilling site either as a park and/or affordable housing.

Read the motion here.

Free Los Tres

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Team Cedillo is proud to support ‘Free Los Tres,’ a play based on the true story of the events from July 1970, where three Chicano activists were arrested for a crime that led to a movement to free them from jail.

Co-written by one of the protagonists of those events, the play is also based on court transcripts and takes audiences behind a defining episode of the Chicano movement during the turbulent years of the sixties and seventies.


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