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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,

Gilbert A. Cedillo
Councilmember, First District


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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Council on Recess


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We return the first week August. 


FIELD UPDATE
LAPD Cadet Clean Up

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Last Saturday, Team Cedillo joined the Cadet Program of the Los Angeles Police Department Neighborhood Watch program and the World Special Federation for a community clean-up day around the Olympic Station in Pico Union. This coordinated effort helped to beautify the area around the station for the upcoming National Night Out event onAugust 2, 2016. CD1 Community clean-up events in Pico Union are scheduled for August and September in collaboration with the Pico Union Neighborhood Council.

Interested in holding your own clean-up? Give us a call at (323)550-1538

Senior Lead Serrano Retires

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Senior Lead Officer Amanda Serrano retired this week from Rampart Division after 27 years in the force, 25 of those served at Rampart Division, working with the residents of CD1 in Westlake. Officer Serrano was presented with a retirement certificate at the Westlake North Neighborhood Council meeting by President Jennifer Virgen.

Officer Serrano, thank you for your service and enjoy retirement!

Crime Prevention Resource Fair in Lincoln Heights

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On Wednesday, Team Cedillo and LAPD Hollenbeck Division co-sponsored a Crime Prevention Resource Fair that was attended by over 100 people. LAPD has seen an increase in auto theft and burglary in certain parts of Lincoln Heights. Information was provided on the ‘Lock It, Hide It, Keep It’ campaign. Some of those popular anti-steering wheel lock devices, ‘The Club,’ were given out for free, and discount rates provided by LoJack. In addition, the U.S Postal Service provided information on mail theft prevention and reporting and the Bureau of Sanitation educated the public on free bulky item collection and illegal dumping reporting.

Hope for the Future Job and Resource Fair

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CD 1 partners with Catholic Charities every year to promote the Annual Hope for the Future Job and Resource Fair. Participants met potential employers from diverse sectors. The event attracted over 50 vendors and offered free medical screenings as well as informational booths with referrals to several services.

 


NEWS UPDATE
New HLP Flag Campaign

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The Veteran's Memorial Square in Highland Park is in need of a new U.S. flag. The old one was unserviceable and taken down. The Post Commander of American Legion Post #206, a nonprofit in Highland Park, is asking community members to unite and donate toward the purchase of a new flag.

All proceeds raised will be used for the purchase of the flag, and donations will be closed once the goal is reached. To view a sample of the flag and the purchase price, click here: http://www.fivestarflags.com/view_cart.phtml.

They hope to raise the funds in time for Memorial Day. Please help spread the word!

24 Hour LAHSA Crisis Housing Facilities 


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The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has announced that nine crisis housing facilities previously open 14 hours per day, are now open 24 hours per day. When these facilities operated on the shorter schedule, the people they served had to vacate the premises–along with their possessions   between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. They would often return in the late afternoon to get in line for a bed, which was not guaranteed. 

With the expanded hours, people accessing a particular crisis housing center can remain there 90 consecutive days, in some cases longer. These sites are open throughout the day for clients to work with case managers to determine service need. Two of these crisis housing facilities are in CD1:

  • Languille Emergency Center, 1531 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles 90015
  • Covenant House Crisis Shelter, 1325 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles 90006

Summer Movie Night in Glassell Park

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