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



Supporting the Mayor's Executive Directive 20



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On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and city department leaders to sign Executive Directive 20—Standing with Immigrants:  A City of Safety, Refuge, and Opportunity for All. This directive reaffirms our Special Order 40 policy with LAPD, prohibits City employees from cooperating with ICE, protects constituent information, and designates an Immigrant Affairs Liaison for every Department/Office.

Read the directive here

Red Cross Los Angeles Region



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(Photo Credit: Fredy Ceja)

On Wednesday, Councilmember Cedillo welcomed the Red Cross Los Angeles Region to council for a special presentation in honor of their work for natural disaster relief. The Red Cross was instrumental in housing 41 residents when a fire ripped through Pico Union last August. We remind all constituents that the Red Cross will never ask for your immigration status when seeking their services. Please donate blood today. For your local donation site, please click here.


Thanking CD1 Resident Mark Barrera



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On Wednesday, we honored a longtime member of the city family, Mark Barrera, for his 30 plus years of service. He is also a proud constituent from our beautiful Mt. Washington community in Council District 1. Mark, thank you for your service.

Taking on Immigration Consulting and Notario Fraud



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On Thursday, Councilmember Cedillo joined City Attorney Mike Feuer and Councilwoman Nury Martinez for a press conference to announce the City’s efforts to crack down on immigration consulting and notario fraud, which is a huge problem in the Westlake/Pico Union portion of our district. The City Attorney will launch a comprehensive public awareness campaign against immigration consult scams. Councilwoman Nury Martinez authored a motion, which Councilmember Cedillo seconded, seeking to create a permitting process for immigration consultants and a system for investigation, monitoring and enforcement.

Read the motion here


Read about the press conference here

Marching for the Affordable Care Act


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(Photo Credit: Fredy Ceja)

On Thursday, Councilmemebr Cedillo joined thousands of protesters from SEIU and other advocacy organizations marching in support of the Affordabel Care Act. 


Flash Clean Ups in Pico Union and University Park



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Last week, Team Cedillo joined a group of parent volunteers from Leo Politi Elementary School and Norwood Elementary for two separate community clean ups around both schools. More than 50 bags of trash were collected during both clean ups. These community efforts were part of the ‘Keep It Clean Campaign.’ #KeepItClean  


Keep It Clean Aldama Elementary



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This past Saturday we had over 30 Volunteers come out to clean up around Aldama Elementary, including LACC and CD1 staff.  A total of 35 bags were collected and an estimated 825 pounds of trash, weeds and brush were cleared. As of today, all bulky items that have been reported through the MyLA311 application have been collected.  


Know Your Rights Forum in Pico Union



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On Wednesday, Councilmember Cedillo hosted a “Know Your Rights” community forum on immigration. The panelists included: Captain David Kowalski from LAPD Olympic Division, Consul General of El Savaldor Mercedes Lopez Peña, Claudia Vizcarra from LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer’s Office, Sebastian Cilia from the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles and Cynthia Lucas from Ferias Legales. During the forum attendees were able to hear valuable information from the panelists and get their questions answered. This is the first of a series of immigration forums that will be conducted in our district. #KnowYourRights


RFP for Lincoln Heights Jail Is Out



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The City of Los Angeles has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Lincoln Heights Jail. All interested parties may view the RFP on either the CAO website at or on the Los Angeles Business Assistance Network (LABAVN) website at The LABAVN ID number is 29726.

Pre-Submittal Conference (Attendance is Optional):
April 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
401 North Avenue 19
Los Angeles, CA 90031

RFP Deadline: RFP responses will be due on June 9, 2017, by 2:00 p.m.

Questions: Send questions about the RFP process to


Community Input on the LAPD's Video Policy



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What should happen if a police officer’s body-worn camera records an officer-involved shooting or other serious use of force incident? Should the video be made public? And if so, when?

The Los Angeles Police Commission is developing a new policy on the release of video footage after such incidents. The Los Angeles Police Commission wants to make sure that its new policy is responsive to community concerns. It has asked the Policing Project at New York University School of Law to gather public input on what the policy should be. The Policing Project will work with professors and students at UCLA School of Law and UC Irvine School of Law to get input from the community and report back to the Commission.

In deciding whether and when to release video after an officer-involved shooting, there are many factors to consider. To learn more, click here.

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