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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Summer Recess

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Council is still on summer break and returns July 30th.

Saving RHS

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On Thursday, Councilmember Cedillo joined LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and Board President Monica Garcia in celebrating a compromise in the Roosevelt High School modernization project. As an alumnus of RHS, Councilmember Cedillo was concerned with the preservation of the school’s past and its contribution to American Civil Rights history. RHS is located in Boyle Heights, the Ellis Island of Los Angeles. It has been home to diverse communities, from Jewish to Japanese, African American to Italian and Latino communities. At the center of the student walkouts in the 60’s, RHS has produced elite athletes, public servants, business entrepreneurs and social justice warriors. That legacy will be memorialized through a social justice center at the new school.

Congratulations to our new Superintendent Beutner, the School Board, the LA Conservancy, students and alumni, and most importantly the Committee to Preserve Roosevelt High School, who worked diligently to ensure that history is preserved while providing our kids the best learning facilities available.

This is of importance because next on the list for modernization sites are the other schools involved in the walkouts: Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, Belmont High School just south of Echo Park, El Sereno Middle School (formerly Woodrow Wilson High School) in El Sereno, and James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles.

Separation of Families Meeting

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Yesterday, Councilmember Cedillo joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and immigration legal service providers for an important meeting regarding the separation of families under ICE detention. Members of the City, County, State and Federal offices were present. Information was shared on what is being done at every level of government, grants and financial resource information, and a commitment was made to continue to safeguard immigrant families. 

New Fire Truck at Fire Station No.1

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The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has returned Engine 1 to service in Lincoln Heights as a result of a federal grant awarded to the Department last year. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant was given to LAFD by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which allowed the Department to hire an extra recruit class in early 2018 to staff Engine 1 and three others across the City. We are incredibly grateful, especially during these hot summer days, which makes it ideal for bush fires. 

Highland Park Flash Clean Up

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Team Cedillo and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps joined up to clean several alleyways in Highland Park to welcome a group of muralists from Cairo, Egypt. The young women are working with Oxy Arts, Avenue 50 Studios and a group of young women muralists to paint a new mural on Avenue 56. Team Cedillo provided brushes, paint rags and other support to make sure our guests were treated with proper Highland Park hospitality.

Clean Scene in CD1

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Thank you LA Bureau of Sanitation for helping us ‘Keep It Clean’ in Westlake. Illegal dumping in alleyways has been a continuous challenge in our district. To report a problem area, please call 311 and/or our field office at (323)550-1538.

Los Angeles County Vote Center Survey

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The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk is seeking the public’s input regarding the placement of vote centers through a survey published by the Vote Center Placement Project.

In 2020, LA County will change from precinct based polling places to voting centers, allowing voting at any center in the City or County. The County is in the process of determining Vote Centers locations and seeks the public’s input.

Please visit:

For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk - Election Division between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (213) 978-0444 or toll-free at (888) 873-1000. More information can be found on the City Clerk's election website at: For additional information on LA County’s Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP), go to

Join HireLAX for a Construction Career!


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Are you interested in a career in construction? The HireLAX program is a free, eight-week training program that provides hands-on training, physical fitness, and support services to prepare students for union construction jobs. Register to attend the mandatory orientation and interview session, being held at Los Angeles Southwest College on Saturday, August 27, from 7:00 AM – 12 noon. The class begins on Monday, September 10.


Learn to Swim LA

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Splash into a fun and healthy sport this summer with SwimLA! As a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks program, SwimLA offers affordable swim lessons for kids ages 4-17 at all City pools, all summer long. Swimming not only beats the summer heat – it teaches kids a lifesaving skill. Morning, afternoon and evening lessons are offered from June 18 – August 31. Scholarships are available.

Space is limited. Encourage your family members, colleagues and community to sign up today!

Register at or call (323) 906-7953.


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