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


ACCESS L.A. City Hall

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On Tuesday, the Greater Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce paid City Council a visit during their annual ACCESS L.A. City Hall event. This is held annually in the fall. Business leaders from throughout the region join the Chamber for a networking breakfast and a special City Council meeting on issues vital to L.A.'s businesses. Topics include job creation, prioritizing essential city services, pension reform, fixing the budget deficit and lowering L.A.'s business tax. The Chamber presented on the economic forecast of the City and made several recommendations.

Click here to read the report. 

Motion to Continue Winter Shelter

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Today, Councilmember introduced a motion to continue funding of the All Saints Church winter shelter in Highland Park. The motion instructs the CAO to continue the winter shelter for fiscal year 2016-2017 in CD1, operated by Ascencia.

Motion Advocating for Housing in LA

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Today, Councilmember Cedillo introduced a motion instructing the CLA to recommend legislative proposals to the State, as part of the City’s 2017-2018 State Legislative Program, which would help cities facilitate the development of housing, including affordable and permanent supportive housing. It’s time to HousLA!

Keep Pico Union Clean Community Walk

(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

Last Saturday, Team Cedillo conducted a “3-1-1 Community Walk” in the northwest portion of Pico Union. During the event, volunteers from New Hampshire Neighborhood Association and St. Thomas the Apostle Church reported more than 80 requests for trash pick-up through the MyLA 3-1-1 application. This event was the first in a series of community clean ups using the 3-1-1 app, sponsored by the community initiative ‘Keep Pico Union Clean.’ 


Movie Nights at Sycamore Grove Park

(Photo Credit: Sylvia Robledo)

Over 100 CD1 residents turned out to see Jungle Book at Sycamore Grove Park on Saturday. The movie night was sponsored by Councilmember Cedillo, The Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, FilmL.A., and the Department of Recreation and Parks. Everyone enjoyed the popcorn, snacks and drinks while watching the movie outdoors at the band shell. This Saturday we will do it all over again, featuring Zootopia. The movie begins at 6:30 PM.  Bring the entire family for a FREE fun filled evening! 

L.A. Greek Fest

(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

Last Saturday, Team Cedillo attended the 2016 Greek Wine and Food Festival, L.A. Greek Fest, at St. Sophia Cathedral in Pico Union. Thousands of people attended the three-day festival which celebrated Greek culture, cuisine and music. The L.A. Greek Fest is the most celebrated Greek Festival in Southern California.

Safety Measures on Marmion Way

(Photo Credit: Sylvia Robledo)

Two years ago Team Cedillo held a workshop with Mt. Washington residents to solicit priorities on safety measures for pedestrians and bicyclists on Marmion Way. We sought Metro funding to execute the measures, but our grant was denied. We continue to push for our community’s recommendations. Lighting was placed on all brown poles from Museum Drive to Monte Vista Street. The Save the Mural Committee is raising money to restore the mural and we are working with the MTA to correct the synchronization of the gates at Avenue 45. More 35 MPH signs were also requested to be placed on Marmion Way from Pasadena to Monte Vista Street.

The LA Department of Transportation, Marmion Way residents and Field Deputy Sylvia Robledo met to discuss safety mitigation efforts on Marmion Way. We have asked for a traffic study after the most recent vehicle accident and are working in partnership with residents and LADOT to continue enhancing safety measures in the area. LADOT agreed to look into a feasibility study for additional stop signs and speed bumps. White striping will also be placed to provide guidance to vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.  Residents will be asked to trim any trees that block signage and visibility for drivers, as well as to remove trash cans that permanently block pedestrians. 

Please feel free to contact Sylvia Robledo at or at (323)550-1838 for an update or information. We appreciate your input and value your partnership to improve the quality of life for CD1 residents. 

San Antonio Winery Centennial

(Photo Credit: Fredy Ceja)

Yesterday, Councilmember Cedillo joined councilmember Huizar and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard for the centennial celebration of San Antonio Winery. The winery is historical monument #42 in the City of Los Angeles. The Riboli family has been a partner with the City since 1917, when Santo Cambianica, an Italian from the northern Italy province of Lombardy, immigrated to Los Angeles and started the winery in Lincoln Heights. May you have 100 more years.

CD1 Affordable Housing Funded by Cap-and-Trade Funds

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This week, the California Strategic Growth Council announced it has awarded $289.4 million in “cap-and-trade” funding to support 25 housing developments and transit-friendly infrastructure projects throughout California, with the largest share of nearly $65 million granted to the City of Los Angeles.

The awards are part of the State’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program financed by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions. The new funding will provide gap funding for permanent supportive housing developments for formerly homeless individuals and affordable housing developments served by public transit.

Council District 1 is the recipient of funds to allow the development of two affordable housing development serving low-income families and formerly homeless individuals.

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Highland Park Keep It Clean Campaign Launch

(Photo Credit: Conrado Terrazas)

Councilmember Cedillo in partnership with the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council and 20 community organizations, schools, churches and businesses, will launch the Highland Park ‘Keep It Clean’ Campaign. 

When and Where:
Saturday, October, 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Monte Vista Street Elementary School (5423 Monte Vista St. in Highland Park).

8:00 a.m. Free Breakfast for all volunteers
9:00 a.m. 311 App Training
9:45 a.m. Noon Clean up and Report Dumped Furniture
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 Free Lunch for all volunteers

The goal is to recruit and educate community members to take responsibility and report illegally dumped furniture (bulky items) and trash by using the 311 app. Residents will also to be a block or apartment building captain and host a 311 app training on their block or building to train neighbors to do the same.

RSVP with Conrado Terrazas at (323)550-1538 or online.

The Climate Revolution

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The Climate Revolution Tour is coming to Los Angeles. Oscar nominated filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland, How to Let Go Of The World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change) is visiting communities across the country with a network of organizers, celebrity activists, musicians and justice advocates with one of a kind rally/concert/film screening to educate, inspire, and mobilize the climate movement towards greater action and broader awareness.
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of speakers including:

  • Shailene Woodley (Divergent Series)
  • Ed Begley Jr. (Ghostbusters, A Mighty Wind, Arrested Development)
  • Frances Fisher (Titanic, Unforgiven)
  • Kendrick Sampson (How to Get Away With Murder)
  • Greg Palast (Free For All!)
  • And of course… Josh Fox (Academy Award nominated director of Gasland)

Wear your dancing shoes. Multiple Grammy Award winning activists OZOMATLI will be performing at this Free Community Event. The evening will conclude with a screening of Josh’s new documentary “How to Let Go Of The World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change.”

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
MacArthur Park - Levitt Pavilion

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For the first time in 20 years, audiences will fill Chinatown’s King Hing Theater, but not to screen a film. Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will premiere a new work, When I am King, in the long dormant space.

When I am King explores what it means to be a public figure—by whatever measure: a presidential candidate, a Youtube star, or just a person who likes to inform their “followers” about today’s lunch.

Audience will travel through the theater with this mobile work, enjoying danced pieces throughout the space, each examining a different identity, and aspect of the cult of personality.

Longtime Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre collaborators, multi-disciplinary designer Dan Evans, and composer Amy Knoles will join us to transform the theater space into a walkable art installation.

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s When I am King runs every Saturday at 8pm from October 8-29, 2016.

Admission to the show is based on a timed ticket system. You will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket for8pm8:10pm8:20pm & 8:30pm. Please make sure to purchase tickets for your entire group in the same time block. Total run time: 90 minutes.

When I am King
October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2016 at 8pm
King Hing Theater
647 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, 90012
Special rates available for groups of 10 & 25

Movie Nights at Sycamore Grove


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