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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Inclusionary Zoning: AB1505

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On Tuesday, the City Council approved a motion directing the City Attorney to report back on the City’s ability to adopt or implement inclusionary zoning. Approved last year, AB 1505 restores the authority of cities and counties to require the inclusion of affordable housing in new rental housing projects, thereby superseding the 2009 decision of Palmer/Sixth Street Properties, L.P., et al. v. City of Los Angeles (2009).

AB 1505 was drafted in response to the Palmer case and authorizes the city to adopt ordinances that require a certain percentage of residential rental units affordable to moderate income, lower income, very low income, or extremely low income households or by persons and families of low or moderate income as a condition of development of residential rental units.

To read more on the issue click here.

Affordable Housing in CD1

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We are proud of our work to build affordable housing in CD1. Since taking office in 2013, we have brought 736 affordable housing units online, and have another 675 in the pipeline, for a grand total of 1,410.

Homeless Connect Day at Lincoln Park

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Last week, Team Cedillo in partnership with Exodus Recovery, Department of Recreation and Parks and LAPD OCB HOPE/ Hollenbeck Division, assisted 133 people experiencing homelessness by connecting them to different social service agencies on site. 76% of attendees reported experiencing homelessness in Northeast LA and 45% already had a Coordinated Entry System (CES) assessment completed. The following resources were accessed:

• 6 people completed a CES assessment
• 1 person received a Housing for Health referral
• 15 people received follow up appointments to complete CES and government document assistance 
• 5 people were connected to an outreach team for ongoing navigation and support
• 32 people assisted by City Attorney’s Homeless Citation Clinic
• 6 people referred to residential drug treatment
• 3 people transported to inpatient detox program
• 27 appointments were made for people to receive medical, dental and optometry services
• 12 people were linked to mental health care
• 17 people were trained on how to administer Narcan and received kits 
• 18 people received Hepatitis A vaccines
• 9 people received Pneumococcal vaccines
• 90 people received clothing from Goodwill Southern California

Special thanks to the following agencies for their support and partnership: Exodus Recovery, Department of Recreation and Parks, LAPD, the City Attorney’s Office, LAHSA, PATH, LA County DMH, Volunteers of America. Goodwill Southern California, Social Model Recovery Systems, LA LGBT Center, Clinica Msr. Oscar Romero, Recycled Resources for the Homeless, The Los Angeles County Public Defender, LA County DPSS, AADAP Inc., L.A. Kitchen, The People Concern, Inner City Law center, TELACU, FAME Renaissance Center, JWCH, Angel Step Inn, and Behavioral Health Services.

Latona Elementary Opens New Parent Resource Center

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Following a sing and dance presentation by the students, Latona Elementary parents opened a new resource center las Friday. Field Deputy Sylvia Robledo helped cut the ribbon to this new state-of-the-art facility that includes computers and a working space for parents. When parents learn together with students, it helps improve the quality of life for all the community. CD1 salutes the Montecito Heights community for striving to educate families.

Pico Union Project Gala

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Last Friday, Councilmember Cedillo joined Craig Taubman and the Pico Union Project as they celebrated the center’s 5th anniversary. In its first five years, the Pico Union Project has brought diverse cultures together through song, story, art, food and prayer, as well as, honor the Jewish principle to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Built in 1909 as the original location of Sinai Temple, the Pico Union Project is the oldest synagogue in Los Angeles. When the Sinai community moved to Beverly Hills, the building later became home to a Welsh Presbyterian congregation. By 2012, after 88 years, the shrinking congregation approached the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California to return the building to its Jewish roots. The Jewish Historical Society turned to Craig ‘N Co., a production company owned by prominent Jewish musician Craig Taubman, who purchased the building as a home for the Pico Union Project.

HPHT Annual Awards Ceremony

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On Sunday, the Highland Park Historic Trust held its annual awards ceremony recognizing achievements in design and historic restoration. The ceremony was held at one of the award recipient locations, the Lodge Room. Other award winners included King Taco #1, Highland Park Bowl, NELA Homes and Future Studios. Field Deputy Bill Cody was on hand to present certificates and celebrate another successful event.

Housing Rights Workshop: Norwood Elementary


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On Thursday, Team Cedillo joined the Housing and Community Investment Department and the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) for a housing rights workshop to educate constituents and landlords about their responsibilities and rights as owners and tenants. These workshops have become popular throughout the district, that is comprised of 80% tenants. Keep an eye out, we will be hosting a workshop near you.  

Case Study: Abandoned Car

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Recently a car was parked in front of a home for more than a month. A constituent called the city’s abandoned vehicle hotline four times, but virtually nothing was done. The car’s tires were chalked once.

The constituent called the CD1 field office to report the issue. In the next few days, the car car was ticketed and towed.

Our team received a big thank you for dealing with the issue in a timely manner. If you have a city issue that needs to be addressed, please give our office a call at (323)550-1538.

Cypress Park Senior Club Celebrates Mother's Day

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On Wednesday, Team Cedillo’s Sylvia Robledo helped celebrate Mother's Day with the Cypress Park Senior Club at the Rio de Los Angeles State Park. The group enjoyed a delicious potluck prepared by all of the moms as they sang and danced with a "Juan Gabriel" impersonator.

CD1 salutes all moms and Cypress Park seniors for their contributions to the community.

Treating Kids to Beauty and the Beast

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Today, Team Cedillo hosted 101 first graders from Hoover Elementary School to a free performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Casa 0101 theater. After the show, students had a Q&A session with the cast.  

Moms Helping Moms Run


Beauty and the Beast The Broadway Musical

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“I just saw the most incredible presentation of Beauty and the Beast at CASA 0101 Theater. I am so proud to be related to the production. It is amazing that we can provide affordable, quality, top of the drawer theater for members of our community,” LA Councilmember Gil Cedillo exclaimed following a performance on January 20, 2018. Come enjoy Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – The Broadway Musical presented by TNH Production’s and CASA 0101 Theater’s in association with LA Councilmember Gil Cedillo and El Centro Del Pueblo. May 11-June 10th. Treat your mom to a wonderful show.

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Free Music Under the Stars


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An electrifying season of free music under the stars returns June 9 at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles with the largest lineup yet! With nearly 150 artists on the roster, the sonically-charged slate will bring audiences to their feet at MacArthur Park. Levitt LA celebrates its 12th year with rising and award-winning stars spanning a wide range of genres: Latin rock, soul, indie pop, electronic, funk, cumbia, ska, afrobeat, folk, reggae and jazz. Plus, enjoy our culturally immersive Family Sunday series presented by Target, launching with June 17’s Tamal Festival. Staying local for Independence Day? On June 30, celebrate the holiday with explosive music and fireworks, generously presented by the Office of Councilmember Gil Cedillo and El Centro del Pueblo. See you on the Levitt lawn!

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