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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,
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Gilbert A. Cedillo
Councilmember, First District
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 
NRA Contract Disclosure

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(Photo Credit: NBC4)

On Tuesday, the City Council approved an ordinance requiring city contractors to disclose their ties to the National Rifle Association.

This is similar to Councilmember Cedillo’s ordinance on border wall disclosure for city contractors.

Read the story here.

Visit from City of Jala Mayor

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(Photo Credit: Luis Gonzalez)

On Tuesday, Councilmember Cedillo welcomed the Hon. Carlos Carrillo, Mayor of Jala, Nayarit in Mexico. He is visiting Los Angeles to connect with Nayarit residents living in Los Angeles.

Banning Fur Sales

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On Wednesday, the City Council officially prohibited the sale and manufacturing of fur products in the City.

Rad the story here.


FIELD UPDATE
120th Golden Dragon Parade

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(Photo Credit: Ricardo Flores)

On Saturday, Councilmember Cedillo joined thousands at the 120th Golden Dragon Parade in Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Thank you to the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce for coordinating this yearly event, particularly Scarlett Yen who served as event chair for the parade.

Watch LA CityView Coverage here.

USC Public Affairs Committee Presentation

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(Photo Credit: Jay Cortez)

On Wednesday, Councilmember Cedillo presented CD1 priorities to USC’s Public Affairs Committee. Among these were preserving affordable housing and building the housing needed to get us out of the Housing Crisis.

TransLatin@ Coalition Policy Agenda Release

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(Photo Credit: Conrado Terrazas)

On Wednesday, Team Cedillo attended the TransLatin@ Coalition’s release of the #TransPolicyAgenda. The event drew over 300 people at the California Endowment in support of the Trans community achieving dignity and respect as well as bettering their opportunities in the mainstream community.

The TransLatin@ Coalition is an organization run by Trans Latin@ leaders who came together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@ immigrants who reside In the US.

For more information contact Michaé Pullido at (323(828-2847 or michaep@translatinacoalition.org.

Filipino Senior Club Celebrates Valentine's Day

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(Photo Credit: Sylvia Robledo)

Yesterday, the Filipino Senior Club at the Glassell Park Senior Center celebrated Valentine’s Day with food, friends and music. Attendees were dressed to the nines.

Homeless Ideas from CD1 Youth

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(Photo Credit: Bill Cody)

Yesterday, Team Cedillo attended an important meeting with CD1 youth at Buchanan Elementary to discuss possible solutions to homelessness. This is an issue that will require efforts and ideas by everyone in our community.


NEWS UPDATE
Franklin HG Academic Decathlon Teams Wins Big

Benjamin Franklin High School wins Los Angeles Unified School
District's 2018-19 Academic Decathlon
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Congratulations to our Franklin High School Decathlon Team, who beat out 55 schools for LAUSD’s 2018-2019 Academic Decathlon title. The team will now compete at the state competition March 22-24 in Sacramento.

Read more here.

Free Tax Prep LA

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Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched the 2018 campaign to provide low-to-moderate income households with free tax preparation services, and help taxpayers claim State and Federal tax credits. Households with annual incomes of $54,000 or less may qualify for approximately $9,000 in cash back through the State and Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

The Free Tax Prep Los Angeles campaign is a public-private collaboration led by the City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), Citi Community Development, Youth Policy Institute (YPI), Koreatown Youth + Community Center (KYCC), and the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

Free Tax Prep Los Angeles has identified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the City and County in communities most in need of tax filing support, offering free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing available to qualified individuals.

For more information about this campaign, please visit www.FreeTaxPrepLA.com.


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