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Cedillo Weekly:

  • COVID Cases Rocket Up from 6,212 cases to 12,355

  • Upgrade Your Masks

  • Council District One is #1 in Affordable Housing Units Citywide

Dear Friend,

COVID continues to surge through District 1. The increase in new infections nearly doubled again this week, rocketing from 6,212 cases last week to 12,355 to an overall high of 84,879. The Omicron Variant’s typical pattern of relatively few deaths continues with four deaths.

It would be best if you upgraded your masks. Upgrading your mask from just a cloth mask reduces your risk of catching and transmitting COVID-19. We must protect you and all of our friends and family. Stay safe.

I am also pleased to share with you data that shows that Council District 1 continues to be the runaway leader in the production of affordable housing units amongst all of the 15 Council Districts. I invite you to read the “Equitable Distribution of Affordable Housing” Report that resulted from my motion by the Department of City Planning and Housing Departments. The Report provides short-term and long-term policy recommendations to advance a more equitable distribution of affordable housing throughout the City.

My staff and I are here to serve you. Don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or 213-473-7001 if you need anything.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

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Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

January 8 to 14, 2022

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Upgrade your mask to a higher-level medical or surgical grade mask to reduce the risk of catching and transmitting COVID-19. The Los Angeles Department of Public Health recommends double masking with a medical mask or wearing a KF94, N95, or KN95 mask for the best protection.

Get a free COVID-19 test at these locations

Get a free Vaccine or Booster here

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

12,355 New Cases and 84,879 Total

4 Deaths and 1,461 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

Health Insurers to Cover Up to Eight Home COVID-19 Tests Monthly

Photo Credit: NBC Los Angeles

"Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change as it looks to lower costs and makes testing for the virus more convenient amid rising frustrations.

Under the new policy, Americans will be able to purchase home testing kits for free under their insurance or submit receipts for the tests for reimbursement, up to the monthly per-person limit. A family of four, for instance, could be reimbursed for up to 32 tests per month. PCR tests and rapid tests ordered or administered by a health provider will continue to be fully covered by insurance with no limit." NBC 4, By Zeke Miller, Monday, January 10, 2022

Health Insurers to Cover Home COVID Tests Starting Saturday – NBC Los Angeles

Masks protect everyone – even you. Upgrade your mask from just a cloth mask to reduce your risk of catching & transmitting COVID-19. Read our mask recommendations below:

 Medical mask
 KF94
 N95
 KN95

HOUSING UPDATE

The City of Los Angeles “Equitable Distribution of Affordable Housing” Report - Council District One is #1 in Affordable Housing Units Citywide

In response to a motion sponsored by Councilmember Cedillo in 2019, the Department of City Planning and Housing Departments issued the “Equitable Distribution of Affordable Housing” Report.

For the first time, the Report provided citywide data on affordable housing produced in the City of Los Angeles over the last ten years, from 2010 to 2020, demonstrating the City’s historical pattern of “zoning apartheid” and highlighting the barriers to housing equity.

The Report also provided short-term and long-term policy recommendations to advance a more equitable distribution of affordable housing throughout the City, including utilizing the Community Plan Update Process and Housing Element Update to eliminate barriers to housing equity.

A key finding is that Council District 1 continues to be the runaway leader in the production of affordable housing units amongst all of the 15 Council Districts.

Click here to see the complete Report.

HHH Projects Development Details | Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (lamayor.org)

California Mortgage Relief Program

The California Mortgage Relief Program uses federal Homeowner Assistance Funds to help homeowners get caught up on their housing payments. The program is free, and you do not need to repay the funds.

The California Mortgage Relief Program is part of the state’s Housing is Key initiative.

The program is open to all eligible Californians experiencing pandemic-related hardships and falling behind on their housing payments.

Eligible applicants must be at or below 100% of their county’s Area Median Income, own a single-family home, condo, or permanently affixed manufactured home and have faced a pandemic-related financial hardship after January 21, 2020, and also meet at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Receiving public assistance
  • Severely housing burdened; or
  • Have no alternative mortgage workout options through your mortgage servicer

Click here to see details about eligibility requirements.

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

FIELD UPDATE

Highland Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

During the ongoing COVID-19 surge, our vulnerable residents need our help again. That is why Councilmember Cedillo is partnering with Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) to bring a free weekly COVID-19 testing site to the residents of Highland Park. Although more people are getting vaccinated and boosted, due to the surging Omicron variant and breakthrough cases, we all need to be tested regularly. We all must continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, not gather with people outside of our household, wash our hands regularly, and get vaccinated and boosted. We know we keep stressing this, and we are all tired of these measures, but we must continue if we are going to end this horrible pandemic.

The FREE weekly walk-up COVID-19 Testing Pop-up is every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pop-up is at City Parking Lot 337, 124 N. Ave. 59, Highland Park, CA 90042. No appointment is necessary. Councilmember Cedillo continues to bring resources to the residents of CD 1, who have been challenged by COVID-19 and the latest surge.

Spectrum News 1 Story

Channel 62 News Story

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Frank Aguilera

Team Cedillo joined the Pico Union Project, Curative, and Passport Health for a very successful event providing testing, vaccines, and boosters for community members along with their weekly produce distribution. Thank you to our volunteers, including Alejandra Delfin and Andrew Mendez. Thank you, Alejandra, for bringing your children to the event to get them boosters!

View Channel 35’s story on Council District 1 COVID Vaccination and Testing Event

Cameraman: Frank Aguilera, Audio: Jordan Ellis, Editor: Cody Jarrett

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Senior Meals provided by Councilmember Cedillo and EveryTable continue at Pilgrim Tower.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Once again, Team Cedillo partners with the Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, for our weekly free produce giveaway. You can also get a free COVID vaccine. Stop by to pick up your produce every Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon., get a COVID test 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Pfizer and J&J booster 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Westlake

Councilmember Gil Cedillo Applauds the NFL’s Super Bowl LVI Community Greening Program to Plant a Vertical Wall Garden at the Westlake Community Garden

Photo Credit: Frank Aguilera

Low-income families are the most vulnerable during normal times, but during the COVID-19 health crisis, they need our help even more. Councilmember Cedillo’s applauds the NFL’s  Community Greening Program for providing fruit, vegetables, and herbs to a neighborhood that has been highly impacted by COVID-19. More than 12,000 people in Westlake, where most of our constituents are low-income families, have been infected with the coronavirus are ground zero for the pandemic.

The Community Greening Program will increase much-needed food access to our constituents. We thank the NFL for providing immediate resources to residents suffering the most during this horrible health crisis. Councilmember Cedillo helped start and partner with this garden before the pandemic to provide resources. Then during the pandemic, it became even more of a necessary asset to our communities. We are glad others are joining our team to invest in these small but mighty efforts.

View Video: NFL Green Teams Up With Local Leaders To Help Angelenos

Cameraman: Frank Aguilera, Audio: Jordan Ellis, Editor: Mike Ryan

Councilmember Cedillo's Media Statement

Chinatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo distributed over 300 meals to our seniors at Cathay Manor. This distribution was made possible with the help of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.

ARTS AND CULTURE

The Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center invites you to participate in their Winter 2022 Virtual Arts Program with classes starting Monday, January 31 through Saturday, March 12, 2022. Enjoy six weeks of creative fun with LHYAC's multidisciplinary art and music classes for children, teens, and families. Given the circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic, all activities will continue to be offered through online platforms, free of charge. It is our joyful privilege to be here for our students and families through the highs and lows of these challenging times and offer some moments of art, relaxation, and creative expression. If you have any questions or concerns, contact (323) 224-0928 or at [email protected].

Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center (DCA) Events | Eventbrite

LAUSD

Los Angeles Unified Update on COVID-19 Protocols

Los Angeles Unified will continue to collaborate with their health partners at the county and state levels, as well as their panel of medical experts and university partners. LAUSD also continues to review updates to county, state, and federal guidance on a daily basis, and we may adjust policies accordingly. For more information, please see their Frequently Asked Questions. For more information on LAUSD protocols, please visit achieve.lausd.net/spring2022.

Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles Public Library Has Temporarily Reduced Operating Hours



New Schedule

Central and Regional Libraries
Monday through Saturday: 12 noon - 5:30 p.m., Sundays: 1 - 5 p.m.

Branch Libraries
Monday through Saturday: 12 noon - 5:30 p.m., Sundays: Closed

The library is open online 24/7 at lapl.org for books, movies, music, and more, free with your library card.

ANIMAL SERVICES

Big Dogs Adoption Campaign Kicks Off

Photo Credit: Animal Services

It’s time to Live Large in 2022 as LA Animal Services joins Best Friends Animal Society and 18 participating shelters throughout California to help big dogs find new homes. Thanks to a grant from The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, the Live Large in 2022 adoption campaign kicks off in LA on Saturday, January 15, and will cover the adoption fees of 200 dogs as the six LA Animal Services Centers saw a surge of medium- and large-sized dogs coming into the shelters over the past several weeks while being challenged with rising Omicron cases affecting approximately 11 percent of full-time staff.

Big Dogs Need Love Too

The Live Large in 2022 adoption campaign will run from January 15 through January 31 to help place as many big dogs as possible with families.

Once 200 dogs have been adopted using the grant from The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, Best Friends will offer reduced adoption fees of $22 (not including license fee) for dogs weighing more than 40 pounds.

For animal lovers looking to adopt a cat or kitten, adoption fees for feline companion animals are waived thanks to a grant from the ASPCA. Adoption fees for puppies (dogs four months and under) are not part of the promotion. View the pets available for adoption by visiting LA Animal Services or visit any of their six LA Animal Services Centers this weekend to meet your new best friend.

Dogs and cats adopted from LA Animal Services go home to their new families already spayed or neutered, licensed, microchipped, and vaccinated.

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Cedillo Día a Día:

  • Brote de Omicron provoca que el Distrito 1 supere los 72,000 casos de Covid-19

  • Preparando la reapertura de las escuelas

  • Oportunidad de formación laboral para jóvenes aprendices en aeropuerto LAX

Amigos y amigas:

El número de nuevos casos de COVID-19 continúa creciendo a pasos agigantados, casi duplicándose por tercera semana consecutiva. El aumento superó los 72,000 casos en el Distrito 1. Sin embargo, la variante Omicron refleja una característica con una tasa menor de mortalidad; esta semana se registraron dos decesos. Por favor mantente a salvo.

La seguridad en las escuelas es una de las prioridades del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD por sus siglas en inglés). El regreso a clase después de las celebraciones de fin de años es este martes 11 de enero para los estudiantes de K-12. Ante el aumento vertiginoso de los casos de COVID-19 debido a la variante Omicron, el LAUSD está implementando cambios en sus protocolos de salud y seguridad que se muestran a continuación, así como los enlaces para los reglamentos, de pruebas, y de cómo agregar un resultado de prueba externo.

También estoy muy contento de compartir con ustedes la oportunidad para nuestros muchachos en el programa de capacitación laboral en LAX que ofrece a 30 jóvenes aprendices de la ciudad de Los Ángeles 30 espacios como parte de su Programa de Mejoramiento de LAX (LAX Capital Improvement Program).

Con mis cordiales saludos, les recuerdo que mi equipo y yo estamos aquí para servirte. No dudes en ponerte en contacto conmigo escribiendo a [email protected] o llamando al (213) 473-7001.

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal Distrito 1

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Reporte Semanal

Semana del 1 al 7 de enero, 2022

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

Pruebas, vacunas y refuerzos gratis

La Ciudad y el Condado de Los Ángeles, así como proveedores de salud y farmacias han establecido sitios de prueba y vacunación de COVID-19 en todo el condado. Las pruebas, las vacunas y los refuerzos son gratuitos para todos, sin importar su estado migratorio o la cobertura médica. La vacuna se ofrece de acuerdo con los reglamentos del Departamento de Salud Pública tanto federal como estatal y del condado de Los Ángeles.

Haga click aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted

Obtenga una vacuna o refuerzo gratuito aquí

 

Aumenta tu protección contra el COVID-19 usando mascarillas tipo KN95, N95 o KF94, especialmente en lugares muy concurridos. La transmisión comunitaria es alta debido a las variantes Delta y Omicron, por esa razón debemos aumentar nuestras protecciones. Visita ph.lacounty.gov/coronavirus para más información.

Estado de California reduce el límite de personas en reuniones que serán consideran como mega eventos

Foto: wsj.com

El Estado de California redujo el límite para lo que se consideran mega eventos: En el interior ahora el límite será de 500 asistentes; antes era de 1,000. Para eventos al aire libre ahora será el límite de 5,000 asistentes. El límite anterior era de 10,000.

Todos los requisitos estatales para los mega eventos ahora se aplican a estos eventos más pequeños, incluyendo verificar la prueba de vacunación completa o una prueba negativa reciente. Revisa aquí los requisitos estatales actualizados (state requirements). El Estado de California solicitará a los lugares de eventos masivos que cumplan con los requisitos de inmediato; sin excepción deben cumplir con este mandato a más tardar el 15 de enero de 2022.

Encuentra aquí Orden de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles que incluye este cambio (LA County Health Officer Order).

Encuentra más información y recursos pertinentes en este sitio web del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

El número de nuevos casos de COVID-19 continúa creciendo a pasos agigantados, casi duplicándose por tercera semana consecutiva. El aumento superó los 72,000 casos en el Distrito 1. Sin embargo, la variante Omicron refleja una característica con una tasa menor de mortalidad; esta semana se registraron dos decesos. Por favor mantente a salvo.

6,212 nuevos casos para un total de 72,524

2 deceso más para un total de 1,457

 

VACUNA DEL CORONAVIRUS

Haga click aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted

Si bien es cierto que el aumento de los casos de COVID-19 es vertiginoso y nos indica una alta transmisión comunitaria, contamos con herramientas para protegernos entre nosotros. Vacunarse y reforzarse reduce el riesgo de infección y transmisión del coronavirus. Visita VaccinateLACounty.com para encontrar un sitio de vacunación cerca de tu domicilio o de tu trabajo.

Eventos del concejal Cedillo

REPORTE POR ÁREA

Montecito Heights

Foto: Safe Streets LA

El Equipo Cedillo en colaboración con Safewalks LA instaló otra protección vial para peatones.

Highland Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El camión repartidor de alimentos del Concejal Gil Cedillo distribuyó alimentos gratis en la esquina de Figueroa St. con Avenue 44 en Highland Park.

Westlake

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y la organización CCNP distribuyeron bolsas de mandado a cientos de familias como parte del programa de Distribución de Alimentos Gratuitos del Concejal Gil Cedillo.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El camión repartidor de alimentos del Concejal Gil Cedillo distribuyó alimentos gratis en la esquina de 8th St. con Burlington Ave.

Pico-Union

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

La organización Pico Union Project ofrece pruebas, vacunas y refuerzos a los miembros de nuestra comunidad, así como su distribución semanal de alimentos y productos de primera necesidad.

LAUSD

Preparando a las escuelas para el regreso a clases

 

Mantener las escuelas seguras es una prioridad para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD por sus siglas en inglés). En preparación para la reapertura de las escuelas este martes 11 de enero, y ante el aumento de casos de COVID-19 debido a la variante Omicron, el LAUSD ha hecho cambios en sus protocolos de salud y seguridad.

  • El martes 11 de enero de 2022 es el primer día del semestre de primavera del LAUDS para estudiantes de K-12.
  • El lunes 10 de enero de 2022 está designado como día sin alumnos para los maestros y empleados del LAUSD.
  • Para el regreso a clases, el Distrito Escolar requiere una prueba de COVID-19 para todos los estudiantes, maestros y empleados, independientemente si están o no vacunados; este requisito debe cumplirse antes de la primera semana de regreso de las vacaciones de invierno. Todos los estudiantes, maestros y empleados deberán tener un comprobante de una prueba COVID-19 negativa para poder ingresar a su escuela correspondiente el 11 de enero.
  • Los maestros, empleados y estudiantes pueden obtener una prueba a partir del lunes 3 de enero de 2022.
  • Para obtener información sobre los centros de pruebas y para programar una cita para la prueba COVID-19 en un sitio del Distrito Unificado de Los Ángeles, visita achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt o llama al número (213) 443-1300 (Family Help Desk). Es recomendable hacer cita pero no es necesaria para hacerse una prueba de COVID-19 en los puestos del Distrito Escolar. Para los horarios de funcionamiento de los sitios de prueba, visita achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt.
  • Las pruebas rápidas en casa de COVID-19 están disponibles para estudiantes de K-12. Las pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 estuvieron disponibles durante el viernes 7 de enero y el sábado 8 de enero de 8:00 am a 12:00 pm., en los 63 sitios de Grab & Go. Visita achieve.lausd.net/covid para obtener un mapa de los lugares de recolección de estas pruebas hechas en casa.
  • Las familias pueden cargar pruebas los resultados de antígeno o PCR externas, o pruebas en casa. Asegúrate de cargar los resultados en la cuenta del Pase Diario (Daily Pass) de tu estudiante a más tardar el domingo 9 de enero de 2022.
  • Para obtener información sobre cómo cargar un resultado de una prueba externa o hecha en casa, visite achieve.lausd.net/dailypass.
  • Las pruebas semanales continuarán para todos los estudiantes, maestros y empleados durante el mes de enero.
  • Se mantendrá el requisito de uso de mascarilla en todo momento, en interiores y exteriores. Se recomienda encarecidamente que todos los estudiantes usen mascarillas que no sean de tela y que les queden bien con un alambre nasal. Se requiere que todos los maestros y empleados usen máscaras de grado quirúrgico o superiores.
  • El Distrito Escolar continuará proporcionando este tipo de máscaras a los estudiantes y empleados si las necesitan y estarán disponibles en nuestros sitios de pruebas y Grab & Go.
  • Las vacunas siguen siendo un elemento clave para reducir el impacto del COVID-19 y serán obligatorias para los estudiantes de 12 años o más al comienzo del semestre de otoño de 2022.
  • Los mayores 5 años son elegible para la vacuna Pfizer de dos dosis.
  • Las vacunas de refuerzo están disponibles los mayores de 16 años, al menos seis meses después de su segunda dosis.
  • Para información sobre los sitios de vacunación disponibles, visita achieve.lausd.net/covidvaccineappt.
  • Se requiere un examen de salud del Pase Diario (Daily Pass) para todos los que ingresan a los campus escolares.

Para obtener más información sobre los reglamentos del LAUSD durante la primavera de 2022, visita achieve.lausd.net/spring2022.

 

LAX

Oportunidad de capacitación laboral para jóvenes aprendices en el aeropuerto LAX

 

Foto: LAWA

El programa Hire LAX Apprenticeship ofrece 30 espacios para jóvenes aprendices de la ciudad de Los Ángeles como parte de su programa de capacitación LAX Capital Improvement. Para más información visita: LAWA Official Site | Hire LAX http://www.eventbrite.com/.../hirelax-apprenticeship...

Volante

SERVICIOS PARA ANIMALES

¡Dale una oportunidad a un perro y adopta una mascota!

 

Las fechas alrededor del Año Nuevo incrementaron el récord de mascotas extraviadas que se registraron en nuestros refugios de animales que se acercaron al límite de su capacidad. Para animar a los angelinos a adoptar una mascota, LA Animal Services ofrece tarifas de adopción reducidas para perros a $51 (mas costos de licencia) y $75 para cachorros. No hay tarifas de adopción para gatos y gatitos gracias a una donación de ASPCA. Conoce a las mascotas que esperan ser adoptadas en LA Animal Services y dale una oportunidad para salvar su vida a cambio de una grata compañía.

A pesar de que el 4 de julio se considera como el momento de mayor actividad para los refugios de animales, el fin de semana festivo de Año Nuevo mostró una gran actividad con la presencia de mucho animales perdidos, principalmente perros de razas medianas y grandes. Debido a su tamaño, muchos de estos perros terminan quedándose con nosotros durante semanas o meses en comparación a cachorros o razas de tamaño más pequeñas.

Un hogar temporal es una excelente opción para llevar a casa un animal de compañía si no puedes adoptar. Ayudarás a proporcionar un espacio para salvar vidas de animales que no tienen a dónde ir, a la vez que le ofreces a un perro o a un gato un alivio de la vida del refugio, permitiéndoles experimentar un ambiente hogareño y una oportunidad para una mayor socialización mientras descubre más sobre su personalidad, lo cual resulta muy valioso para ayudar a nuestros amigos peludos a encontrar un hogar permanente.

Puedes dar refugio temporal a un perro durante dos días a dos semanas o a un gato durante dos semanas o más. A continuación, te indicamos cómo regalarle unas mini vacaciones a un amigo de cuatro patas:

Visita laanimalservices.com/adopt e identifica un animal que te gustaría criar.

Envía un correo electrónico al enlace de voluntarios a [email protected] con tu solicitud de adopción temporal completa (si no has sido hogar de crianza antes), una foto de tu identificación con foto (por ejemplo tu licencia de conducir) y el número de identificación del animal (s) que te interesa recibir temporalmente en tu casa.

DEPARTAMENTO DE AGUA Y ENERGIA

Cambio en tarifas de agua del LADWP entran en efecto

A partir del 1 de enero de 2022, los usuarios del Departamento de Agua y Energía de Los Ángeles (LADWP) tienen nuevos ajustes de tarifas en la factura de agua; los usuarios de consuman más agua, tendrán mayor aumento. Los usuarios que utilicen menos agua y que mantengan el promedio de uso del 2021, se mantendrán con su factura de pago más o menos igual. Los ajustes bianuales de la tarifa del agua reflejan los costos de varios suministros de agua, incluida la compra de agua para satisfacer la creciente demanda creada por los clientes de alto uso.

Si bien Los Ángeles experimentó una fuerte precipitación a fines de diciembre, la ciudad, junto con el resto del estado y la región, enfrentó condiciones extremadamente secas al comenzar el nuevo año. De hecho, a fines del año pasado, el estado de California anunció una asignación del 0% de agua del Proyecto Estatal de Agua (State Water Project) en 2022, más allá de eso para las necesidades de salud y seguridad. El Proyecto Estatal de Agua es una de las fuentes de agua de Los Ángeles.

Se avisa a los usuarios de LADWP que la Ordenanza de Conservación del Agua de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles está en vigencia, limitando el riego al aire libre con regadores automáticos a tres días a la semana, hasta 8 minutos por estación, antes de las 9:00 am o después de las 4:00 pm.

LADWP también continúa ofreciendo una amplia gama de reembolsos y programas de incentivos que fomentan la eficiencia en el uso del agua para los residentes y las empresas. A través de los diversos programas de incentivos y reembolsos de LADWP, los clientes pueden seguir ahorrando agua mientras reducen su factura de servicios públicos.

Para obtener detalles completos sobre los ajustes de las tarifas de agua que entraron en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2022, consulte el Informe Semestral de Cambio en las Tarifas de Agua de LADWP. Para obtener más consejos de conservación, información sobre el día de riego y conocer todos los programas y reembolsos de conservación de agua disponibles, visite ladwp.com/save.

ALIMENTOS, EVENTOS Y MAS RECURSOS PARA NUESTRA COMUNIDAD

Servicio del Metro reanuda cobro de tarifas a partir del 10 de enero, 2022

Para mantener seguros a los pasajeros y a nuestros empleados, se suspendió el abordaje de la puerta principal de nuestros autobuses desde marzo del 2020 al inicio de la pandemia del COVID-19. También suspendimos el requisito de que los pasajeros utilizaran el dispositivo de tarifas y el lector de TAP.

Con las vacunas disponibles y las mascarillas obligatorias en nuestro sistema, estamos en condiciones de reanudar el abordaje por la puerta principal y comenzar a cobrar tarifas nuevamente a partir del 10 de enero.

Estamos trabajando para asegurarnos de que todos conozcan estos cambios con anticipación y tengan la oportunidad de conocer y aprovechar nuestro programa para personas de bajos ingresos conocido en inglés como Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE).

Para más información sobre este programa haga clic aquí. Haga clic aquí para obtener una solicitud.

Metro también está organizando una serie de eventos para promover los beneficios del programa LIFE. Encuentra más información en The Source y Pasajero  sobre fechas, horas y ubicaciones.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en enviar un correo electrónico a [email protected] 

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Cases Nearly Double as Surge Pushed CD1 Communities Past 72,000 Cases

  • Preparing for Schools Reopening

  • Youth Workforce Apprenticeship Opportunities at LAX

Dear Friend,

The number of new COVID-19 infections continues to skyrocket, nearly doubling for the third week in a row. The surge pushed CD1 communities past 72,000 cases. The results also reflected another feature of the Omicron variant — low death rates — with two fatalities. Stay safe.

Keeping our schools safe is a top priority for Los Angeles Unified. In preparation for schools reopening on Tuesday, January 11 for K-12 students, and in light of the skyrocketing COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, LAUSD is making changes to their health and safety protocols. Below are details on LAUSD’s safety measures and links for policies, testing, and how to upload an external test result.

I am also excited to share with you the apprenticeship opportunities at LAX. The program provides 30 Youth in the City of LA with 30 slots for a construction apprenticeship program as part of the broader LAX Capital Improvement Program.

My staff and I are here to serve you. Don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or 213-473-7001 if you need anything.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

January 1 to 7, 2022

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Free Testing, Vaccines, and Boosters

The City and County of Los Angeles, and other health providers and pharmacies, have set up COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites across Los Angeles County. COVID-19 testing, vaccines, and boosters are FREE for everyone regardless of immigration status or healthcare coverage. The vaccine is being offered based on Federal, State, and L.A. County Department of Public Health vaccine eligibility guidance.

Get a free COVID-19 test at these locations

Get a free Vaccine or Booster here

Increase your protection against COVID-19 by upgrading your mask to a KN95, N95 or KF94, especially if around a lot of people. Community transmission is high due to the Delta and Omicron variants and we must increase our protections. Visit ph.lacounty.gov/coronavirus for more information.

State of California Lowered Threshold For What is Considered a Mega Event

Photo Credit: wsj.com

The State of California lowered the threshold for what is considered a Mega Event to 500 participants, or more are considered Indoor Mega Events. The prior threshold was 1,000. Events including 5,000 participants or more are now considered Outdoor Mega Events. The prior threshold was 10,000.

This means that all the state requirements for Mega Events now apply to these smaller events, such as checking for proof of full vaccination or recent negative test. Please review the state requirements.  The State asks venues to comply immediately but must be in full compliance by no later than January 15, 2022.

Read the LA County Health Officer Order that includes this change.

Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website here.

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The number of new COVID-19 infections continues to skyrocket, nearly doubling for the third week in a row. The surge pushed CD1 communities past 72,000 cases. The results also reflected another feature of the Omicron variant — low death rates — with two fatalities. Stay safe.

6,212 New Cases and 72,524 Total

2 Deaths and 1,457 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

While skyrocketing cases of COVID-19 indicate high community transmission, we do have tools to protect ourselves and each other. Getting vaccinated and boosted reduces your risk of infection and transmission of COVID. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a vaccination site near you.

FIELD UPDATE

Montecito Heights

Team Cedillo in partnership with Safewalks LA installs another safe sidewalk!

Highland Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed free groceries at the corner of Figueroa St. and Avenue 44.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Mobile Grocery Truck distributed free groceries at the corner of 8th St. and Burlington Ave.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed hundreds of produce bags to neighbors. This effort was part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Pop Up Food Distribution Program.

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Pico Union Project provided testing, vaccines and boosters for community members along with their weekly produce distribution.

LAUSD

Preparing for Schools Reopening

 

Keeping our schools safe is a top priority for Los Angeles Unified. In preparation for schools reopening on January 11, and in light of the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, LAUSD is making changes to our health and safety protocols.

The first day of the Los Angeles Unified Spring semester for all K-12 students will now be on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

Monday, January 10, 2022, will be designated as a Pupil Free Day for school site employees.

Los Angeles Unified now requires COVID-19 testing for all students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, before the first week back from winter break. All students and employees will be required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to come onto campus on January 11.

  • Employees and students can get a baseline test beginning Monday, January 3, 2022.
  • For information on testing centers and to make a COVID-19 test appointment at a Los Angeles Unified site, please visit lausd.net/covidtestingappt or call the Family Help Desk at (213) 443-1300. While appointments are encouraged, no appointment is needed for Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 tests. For a link of operating hours by testing site, please visit achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt.
  • COVID-19 at-home rapid self-tests are available for K-12 students. Please pick up your student’s free at-home COVID-19 rapid self-tests on Friday, January 7 and Saturday, January 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at any of our 63 Grab & Go sites. Please visit lausd.net/covid for a map of pickup locations.
  • Families may upload external PCR or antigen tests, or at-home tests. Please make sure to upload onto the student’s Daily Pass account no later than Sunday, January 9, 2022.

For information on how to upload an external test result, please visit lausd.net/dailypass.

Weekly testing will continue for all students and employees through the month of January.

Masking will be required at all times, indoors and outdoors. It is strongly recommended that all students wear well-fitting, non-cloth masks with a nose wire. All employees are required to wear surgical grade masks or higher.

  • Los Angeles Unified will continue to provide these kinds of masks to students and employees if they need them and will be available at our testing and Grab & Go sites.

Vaccinations remain a key element in reducing the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and communities and will be required for students 12 and older at the start of the Fall 2022 semester.

  • Anyone 5 years or older is eligible for the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
  • Booster shots are available for anyone 16 and older, at least six months after their second dose.
  • For information on available vaccination sites, please visit lausd.net/covidvaccineappt.

Daily Pass health screening is required for all who enter school campuses.

For more information about LAUSD Spring 2022 policies, please visit achieve.lausd.net/spring2022.

LAX

Youth Workforce Apprenticeship Opportunities at LAX

 

The Hire LAX Apprenticeship program provides 30 Youth in the City of LA with 30 slots for a construction apprenticeship program as part of the broader LAX Capital Improvement Program. For more information go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/.../hirelax-apprenticeship...

ANIMAL SERVICES

Give a Dog a Break and Foster or Adopt a Pet This Weekend!

The start of the New Year saw a record number of stray and lost pets making their way into our Centers resulting in kennel space nearing capacity. To encourage animal-loving Angelenos to adopt this weekend, LA Animal Services is offering reduced adoption fees for dogs at $51 (not including license fee) and $75 for puppies. Cat and kitten adoption fees are waived thanks to a grant from the ASPCA. View the pets available for fostering or adoption by going to LA Animal Services and make a difference in a pet’s life.

Although the 4th of July is traditionally seen as the busiest time for shelters, this New Year’s holiday weekend brought about an influx of animals, primarily medium and large-breed dogs in our Centers. Due to their size, many of these dogs end up staying with us for weeks or months versus their smaller canine cohorts.

Fostering is a great option to bring home an animal companion if you are not able to adopt. It not only helps create lifesaving space for animals who have nowhere else to go but it gives a dog or cat a break from shelter life, experience a home setting, and an opportunity for more socialization while finding out more about their personality away from kennel life, which proves valuable in helping our furry friends find their permanent homes

You can foster a dog for two days to two weeks or a feline friend for two weeks or longer. Here’s how to give a four-legged friend a mini vacation:

Visit laanimalservices.com/adopt and identify an animal you would like to foster. 

Email the volunteer liaison at [email protected] with your completed foster application (if you have not fostered before), a picture of your government-issued identification with photo (i.e., driver’s license), and the Animal ID number(s) of the pets you are interested in fostering. 

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER

LADWP Water Rate Changes Now in Effect

Effective January 1, 2022, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers will see rate adjustments on their water bill, with its highest water users seeing the biggest increase. Lower water users using the same amount of water as in 2021 will see their water bill remain about the same. The bi-annual water rate adjustments reflect the costs of various water supplies including purchased water to meet the increasing demand created by high-use customers.

While Los Angeles experienced some heavy precipitation at the end of December, the city, along with the rest of the state and the region, faced extremely dry conditions going into the new year. In fact, at the end of last year, the State of California announced a 0% allocation of water from the State Water Project in 2022, beyond that for health and safety needs. The State Water Project is one of the sources of water for Los Angeles.

LADWP customers are advised the City of Los Angeles’ Water Conservation Ordinance is in effect, limiting outdoor watering with sprinklers to three days a week, up to 8 minutes per station, before 9 AM or after 4 PM.

LADWP also continues to offer a wide array of rebates and incentive programs that encourage water use efficiency for residents and businesses. Through the various LADWP rebate and incentive programs, customers are able to continue saving water while lowering their utility bills.

For complete details about the water rate adjustments that took effect on January 1, 2022, please see the Bi-Annual Notice of Change in LADWP Water Rates. For more conservation tips, watering day information, and to learn about all available water conservation rebates and programs, visit ladwp.com/save.

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Metro to Restart Fare Collection on January 10, 2022

To keep riders and our employees safe, we suspended front door boarding on our buses in March 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also relaxed our rules requiring riders to use the farebox and TAP validator.

With vaccinations well underway and mask-wearing required on our system, we will resume front door boarding only and restart fare collection on January 10, 2022.

We are working to make sure everyone knows about these changes well in advance and have an opportunity to learn about our Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program.

Metro is also hosting a series of pop-up events to encourage signing up for our LIFE program, The Source and  Pasajero have more information about dates, times, and locations. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email [email protected]

 

Cedillo Día a Día:

  • Aumento de casos de COVID de 1,607 a 3,277 imponiendo un nuevo récord en el Distrito 1

  • Celebrando el Año Nuevo con nuestras queridas mascotas

  • Servicio de Metro reanuda cobro de tarifas a partir del 10 de enero y ofrece un programa para personas de bajos ingresos

Amigos y amigas:

Con la llegada del 2022, continuaré mi arduo trabajo para brindar recursos y servicios para mantener al Distrito 1 como el Número 1 en Los Ángeles. Mi equipo y yo estamos para servirles. No dudes en contactarte conmigo escribiendo a [email protected] o llamando al (213) 473-7001 en caso de que necesites nuestra ayuda.

Desafortunadamente, el COVID-19 continúa devastándonos. El aumento de casos estableció un récord en el Distrito 1, duplicándose de 1,607 a 3,277 en tan solo una semana. El número de decesos disminuyó de 5 a 4. Evita las reuniones interfamiliares durante el fin de semana de Año Nuevo. No vale la pena para ti ni para ninguno de tus parientes y amigos contraer el virus. Trata de usar una mascarilla quirúrgica debajo de tu mascarilla de tela para una protección adicional.

Por otra parte, esta semana he incluido consejos especiales para mantener a nuestras mascotas a salvo mientras celebramos el año nuevo. La mezcla de fuegos artificiales, ruido de matracas, música alta y el champán puede ser peligrosa y atemorizante para nuestras queridas mascotas.

Al entrar en el nuevo año, el servicio de Metro reiniciará el cobro de tarifas a partir del 10 de enero. He incluido información sobre el programa Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) de Metro, para que puedas aprovechar sus tarifas reducidas.

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte semanal

Semana del 25 al 31 de diciembre, 2021

REPORTE DEL CORONAVIRUS

Los casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Los Ángeles se duplicaron

La semana pasada, los casos de COVID-19 en el Condado de Los Ángeles se duplicaron debido a la variante Omicron que es más contagiosa. Por favor vacúnate, hazte una prueba y mantén una mascarilla puesta. Sabemos que es agotador e incómodo, pero estas son herramientas poderosas que nos ayudan a mantenernos seguros, salvar vidas y evitar que nuestros hospitales se saturen.

Obtén una prueba gratuita de COVID-19 en estas ubicaciones:

Prueba de COVID-19 (lacounty.gov)

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

Las comunidades del Distrito 1 establecieron un récord de nuevos casos durante la semana pasada. Esta semana duplicamos ese terrible número, aumentando de 1,607 a 3,277 casos nuevos. El número de muertes disminuyó de 5 a 4 muertes. Por favor mantente a salvo.

3,277 nuevos casos para un total de 66,314

4 decesos más para un total de 1,455

VACUNA DEL CORONAVIRUS

Haga click aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted

Las mascarillas brindan una capa adicional de protección contra el COVID-19

Las mascarillas brindan una capa adicional de protección contra el COVID-19. Si usas una mascarilla de tela, te recomendamos que uses una capa quirúrgica debajo o, para una mejor protección, trata de usar una mascarilla KN95 o N095 ajustada. Con el aumento de casos de COVID, también debemos aumentar nuestras protecciones.

REPORTE POR ÁREA

Westlake

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y la organización CCNP distribuyeron bolsas de mandado a cientos de familias de nuestras vecindarios como parte del Programa de Distribución de Alimentos Gratis del Concejal Gil Cedillo.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El camión repartidor de alimentos del Concejal Gil Cedillo estuvo en las calles  6th St. y Bonnie Brae St., entregando productos gratis a familias necesitadas.

SERVICIO PARA ANIMALES

Celebrando el Año Nuevo con nuestras queridas mascotas

Foto: Animal Services

La bienvenida al Año Nuevo incluye celebrar con fuegos artificiales, matracas, música fuerte y champán, una combinación que puede ser peligrosa y atemorizante para nuestras mascotas. Al prepararnos para la cuenta regresiva para el 2022, LA Animal Services le brinda los siguientes consejos para prepararse para una celebración de despedida del año de manera segura para usted y para sus mascotas:

Mantenga a su mascota adentro. Muchas mascotas se asustan y escapan de sus hogares durante la víspera de Año Nuevo debido a los fuertes sonidos de los fuegos artificiales. La mejor manera de mantener a sus mascotas seguras es en el interior de la casa o si es posible, en una habitación cerrada. Si su mascota va al baño afuera, asegúrese de que las puertas o las cercas estén cerradas y que su mascota esté atada. Los ruidos fuertes de los fuegos artificiales pueden ser muy intimidantes y hacer que un perro asustado encuentre el agujero más pequeño y escape. Si su mascota no parece molesta por los fuegos artificiales, aún puede estar en peligro porque hay personas sin escrúpulos que les hacen daño o incluso pueden comer algo accidentalmente que les cause daño.

Crear un ambiente relajante. Mientras celebramos, es fácil olvidar que los sonidos fuertes de los cohetes o matracas de celebración pueden asustar a nuestros amigo de cuatro patas. Crear un lugar seguro en la casa, como una habitación o una jaula con su juguete favorito, le brindará a la mascota un espacio acogedor y tranquilo. También puede reproducir música relajante y mantener la habitación lo más silenciosa posible cerrando puertas, ventanas y persianas.

Foto: Animal Services

Mantenga el alcohol y la comida de humanos lejos de las mascotas. Las bebidas alcohólicas son muy tóxicas para las mascotas. Asegúrese de que las bebidas alcohólicas y los alimentos se mantengan fuera del alcance en todo momento. Los perros y gatos pueden sufrir consecuencias graves e incluso fatales por consumir demasiados alimentos ricos y grasos como masa de levadura, chocolate o simplemente comer en exceso.

Asegúrese de que su mascota tenga una identificación actualizada. Si su mascota se escapa o se pierde, un collar con una licencia actual de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles y / o una etiqueta de identificación y un microchip que esté registrado con su información lo ayudarán a reunirse con su mascota.

Qué hacer si usted y su mascota se pierden. Comuníquese con el Centro de Servicios para Animales de Los Ángeles más cercano e informe que perdió a su mascota, bríndeles detalles específicos sobre cómo se ve su mascota, si tiene un microchip y una licencia o etiqueta. También puede visitar nuestra página de Facebook de Mascotas Perdidas y Encontradas de LA City o los animales publicados en nuestro website que han sido entregados a nuestros centros y podría encontrar a su mascota perdida.

¡Celebremos de manera segura y feliz la víspera de Año Nuevo con todos los angelinos y sus queridas mascotas!

Para más información sobre cómo mantener a las mascotas seguras, visite laanimalservices.com

DEPARTAMENTO DE RECREACIÓN Y PARQUES

ALIMENTOS, EVENTOS Y MAS RECURSOS PARA NUESTRA COMUNIDAD

Servicio del Metro reanuda cobro de tarifas a partir del 10 de enero, 2022

Para mantener seguros a los pasajeros y a nuestros empleados, se suspendió el abordaje de la puerta principal de nuestros autobuses desde marzo del 2020 al inicio de la pandemia del COVID-19. También suspendimos el requisito de que los pasajeros utilizaran el dispositivo de tarifas y el lector de TAP.

Con las vacunas disponibles y las mascarillas obligatorias en nuestro sistema, estamos en condiciones de reanudar el abordaje por la puerta principal y comenzar a cobrar tarifas nuevamente a partir del 10 de enero.

Estamos trabajando para asegurarnos de que todos conozcan estos cambios con anticipación y tengan la oportunidad de conocer y aprovechar nuestro programa para personas de bajos ingresos conocido en inglés como Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE).

Para más información sobre este programa haga clic aquí. Haga clic aquí para obtener una solicitud.

Metro también está organizando una serie de eventos para promover los beneficios del programa LIFE. Encuentra más información en The Source y Pasajero  sobre fechas, horas y ubicaciones.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en enviar un correo electrónico a [email protected] 

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Increase in COVID cases from 1,607 to 3,277 sets a record this week in CD 1

  • Celebrating the New Year with Our Beloved Pets

  • Metro Restarts Fare Collection January 10 and Offers Low-Income Fare Program

Dear Friend,

As we enter 2022, I will continue to work hard to provide resources and services and keep your district number 1 in the City. I assure you that my staff and I are here to serve you. Don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or 213-473-7001 if you need anything.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to devastate us. The increase in cases has set a record in CD 1, going from 1,607 to 3,277 in one week! The number of fatalities decreased from 5 to 4 deaths. Please be extra careful not to mix households at gatherings during the New Year weekend. It’s not worth it to you or any of your family and friends to contract the virus. Consider wearing a surgical mask underneath your cloth mask for extra protection.

I've included special tips to keep our pets safe in this week's newsletter as we celebrate the new year. We want to ensure that they are secure as fireworks, noisemakers, loud music, and champagne can be dangerous and frightening for our beloved pets.

As we enter the new year, Metro will restart fare collection on January 10, 2022. I’ve included information on Metro’s Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program, so you can take advantage of their reduced fare discount program.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

December 25 to 31, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Last week, in Los Angeles County, COVID-19 cases doubled due to the more contagious Omicron variant. Please get vaccinated, boosted, tested, and mask up. We know it’s tiring, but these are powerful tools that help us stay safe, save lives and keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed.

Get a free COVID-19 test at these locations

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

CD1 communities set a record for new infections last week; this week, we doubled that terrible toll, increasing from 1,607 to 3,277 new cases. The number of fatalities decreased from 5 to 4 deaths. Stay safe.

3,277 New Cases and 66,314 Total

4 Deaths and 1,455 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

Masks provide an extra layer of protection against COVID-19. If you wear a cloth mask, we recommend wearing a surgical mask underneath it or, for better protection, upgrade to a fitted KN95 or N095 mask. With rising COVID cases, we must also increase our protections.

FIELD UPDATE

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed hundreds of produce bags to neighbors. This effort was part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Pop-Up Food Distribution Program.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Mobile Grocery Truck was at 6th St. and Bonnie Brae St., distributing free groceries to residents.

ANIMAL SERVICES

Celebrating the New Year with Our Beloved Pets

Photo Credit: Animal Services

Welcoming the New Year often includes celebrating with fireworks, noisemakers, loud music, and champagne, which can be dangerous and frightening for our beloved pets. As we get ready to countdown to 2022, LA Animal Services would like to help you prepare for a safe New Year’s Eve with your pets with the following safety tips:

Keep your pet indoors. Many pets become scared and escape their homes during New Year’s Eve due to loud sounds from fireworks. The best way to keep your pets safe is to make sure they stay indoors and in an enclosed room, if possible. If you allow your pet outside to go to the bathroom, ensure that your gates or fence are secure or that your pet stays on a leash. Loud noises from fireworks can be very intimidating and may cause a scared dog to find the tiniest opening in a fence and escape. Even if your pet doesn’t seem upset by fireworks, they can still cause harm to pets by burning them or if accidentally ingested.

Create a calming environment. While celebrating, it is easy to forget that loud sounds from celebratory poppers or noisemakers can scare your four-legged friend. Creating a safe place in your home, like a room or crate with their favorite toy, will provide your pet with a cozy and quiet space if needed. You can also play soothing music and keep the room as quiet as possible by closing doors, windows, and blinds.

Photo Credit: Animal Services

Keep alcohol and people food away from pets. Alcoholic beverages are very toxic to pets. Ensure alcoholic drinks and foods are kept out of reach at all times. Dogs and cats can suffer severe and sometimes fatal consequences from consuming too many rich and fatty foods, like yeast dough, chocolate, and just plain overeating.

Always make sure your pet has up-to-date identification. Suppose for any reason, your pet escapes or becomes lost. In that case, a collar with a current LA City license and/or ID tag on them and a microchip that is registered with your current contact information will help reunite you with your companion animal.

What to do if you and your pet becomes lost. Contact the nearest LA Animal Services Center near you and let them know that you lost your pet, providing them with specific information about what your pet looks like, whether they are microchipped and wearing a license or tag. You may also look at our LA City Lost and Found Pets Facebook page or at the animals posted on our website who have been turned in to our Centers and might be lost pets. 

Here's to a safe and Happy New Year's Eve celebration for all Angelenos and their furry four-legged family members!

For more information on how to keep pets safe, visit laanimalservices.com

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Metro to Restart Fare Collection on January 10, 2022

To keep riders and our employees safe, we suspended front door boarding on our buses in March 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also relaxed our rules requiring riders to use the farebox and TAP validator.

With vaccinations well underway and mask wearing required on our system, we will resume front door boarding only and restart fare collection January 10, 2022.

We are working to make sure everyone knows about these changes well in advance and have an opportunity to learn about our Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program.

Metro is also hosting a series of pop-up events to encourage signing up for our LIFE program, The Source and  Pasajero have more information about dates, times, and locations. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email [email protected]

Cedillo Día a Día

  • Dramático aumento del COVID mientras aumenta un 400% en el Distrito 1

  • Entrega de juguetes con motivo de Navidad

  • Cómo mantener a sus mascotas seguras durante el invierno

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Amigos y amigas:

Estamos enfrentando un aumento dramático de COVID en el Distrito 1. Los nuevos casos aumentaron más del 400% (de 400 a 1,607 casos) aún cuando el número de decesos disminuyeron de 7 a 5. Es crucial para la salud de tu familia y de todos nosotros que te cuides. Disfruta de las fiestas decembrinas, pero asegúrate de estar vacunado, reforzado, hacerte una prueba, usar mascarilla, mantenerte socialmente distanciado y lavarte las manos con regularidad.

Esta semana, llevamos mucha alegría a niños de Montecito Heights, Cypress Park y Westlake. Santa Claus entregó juguetes y golosinas a los niños, mientras toda la familia disfrutó de sano entretenimiento gratuito.

Durante la temporada de invierno, debemos mantener a nuestras mascotas a salvo. En esta semana estoy incluyendo algunos consejos para que nuestras mascotas sobrelleven el frio como suéteres, control de las patas, la limpieza y refugio en interiores, entre otros.

Mi mayor deseo es seguir al servicio de mi comunidad durante el próximo año. Si necesitas ayuda de mi personal o de mí, no dudes en comunicarte con nosotros escribiendo a [email protected] o llamando al (213) 473-7001.

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte Semanal

Diciembre del 19 al 24, 2021

REPORTE DEL CORONAVIRUS

Cuando hay mas personas no vacunadas...

Si hay más y diferentes mutaciones, podrían darse el caso de nuevas cepas aún más preocupantes, más infecciosas y causar una enfermedad peor y / o ser completamente resistentes a la inmunidad creada por la infección natural o la inmunización. Por favor vacúnate hoy y evita que el virus siga creando mutaciones.

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

El número de nuevos casos esta semana aumentó más de un 400%, es decir de 400 a 1,607 casos. El salto semanal más alto que habíamos tenido fue de 1,070 casos nuevos a finales de agosto. El número de muertes se redujo de 7 a 5 esta semana, pero eso no es consuelo para el repunte sin precedentes que hemos registrado. ¡Por favor mantente a salvo!

1,607 nuevos casos para un total de 63,037

5 decesos mas para un total de 1,451

VACUNA DEL CORONAVIRUS

Haga click aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted

REPORTE DE VIVIENDA

Concejal Cedillo apoya la evaluación exhaustiva del suelo en Avenue 34 y Pasadena Avenue en Lincoln Heights

En mayo de 2021, el Concejal Cedillo envió una carta al Departamento de Control de Sustancias y Tóxicas (DTSC por sus siglas en inglés) expresando su apoyo a una evaluación exhaustiva del suelo en las áreas circundantes de un proyecto propuesto en 135, 141 y 153 West Avenue 34 y 3401 y 3433 Pasadena Avenue en Lincoln Heights. Como senador estatal, Cedillo fue autor de un proyecto de ley histórico, SB 143, que se convirtió en ley en 2007, para limpiar las zonas industriales abandonadas de California.

CEDILLO EN LAS NOTICIAS

Concejal Cedillo y Departamentos de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles se unen para una entrega gratuito de árboles en Sycamore Grove

Mira aquí el reportaje en LA This Week – Channel 35 sobre la entrega de árboles en Sycamore Grove Park la semana pasada:

Departamentos de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles se unen para entrega gratuita de árboles

Camarógrafo: Frank Aguilera

Audio: Jordan Ellis

Editor: Mike Ryan 

Concejal Cedillo entregó juguetes a cientos de niños en Westlake

Equipo Cedillo y oficiales de la División Rampart del LAPD disfrutaron del espíritu navideño compartiendo con la comunidad del Distrito 1. El Concejal Cedillo se aseguró de que todos los niños obtuvieran un juguete de las manos de Santa Claus.

MacArthur Park Toy Giveaway - YouTube

Camarógrafo: Frank Aguilera

Audio: Jordan Ellis

Editor: Joe Belden 

80% de los trabajadores de la Ciudad se han vacunado cumpliendo con la fecha límite para hacerlo

Foto: CBS News

Con solo el 80% de los trabajadores de la Ciudad vacunados hasta el 18 de diciembre, la fecha límite que les dio la ciudad para hacerlo, el concejal Cedillo declaró a CBS Los Ángeles: “Francamente, ni siquiera deberíamos tener esta conversación. Deberíamos estar hablando de cómo unirnos y dejar todo esto atrás".

Sólo el 80% de los trabajadores de la ciudad se vacunaron cumpliendo con la fecha límite para el mandato de la ciudad para sus empleados - CBS Los Ángeles (cbslocal.com)

¿Te has expuesto al COVID-19? Asegúrate de hacerte una prueba, ponerte en cuarentena (durante 10 días o 7 con prueba negativa) y controlar tu salud. Aquellos que estén completamente vacunados o recuperados de COVID (pasados 90 días) pueden evitar la cuarentena si no tienen síntomas. Para obtener una guía completa, visite ph.lacounty.gov/covidquarantine

REPORTE POR ÁREA

Montecito Heights

 

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Roy Payan, presidente de Montecito Heights Improvement Association distribuyó juguetes a los 181 alumnos de la escuela Latona Street con Santa Claus. El Concejal Gil Cedillo, la Asambleísta Wendy Carrillo y el propio Payan donaron los juguetes.

Cypress Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Es la época del año para celebrar con la comunidad reunida a través del espíritu festivo. El Equipo Cedillo en colaboración con Unidos Por NELA y otros grupos comunitarios llevaron a cabo el Cypress Park Holiday Festival. Las familias disfrutaron de una velada de actividades, incluyendo manualidades y las tradicionales piñatas.

Westlake

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El pasado fin de semana el Equipo Cedillo junto con la organización CCNP llevaron a cabo una entrega de juguetes. Distribuimos cientos de juguetes a niños y niñas. Este año hemos enfrentado momentos difíciles, pero nuestra comunidad se ha mostrado muy resistente.

SERVICIO DE ANIMALES

Foto: Departamento de Servicio de Animales

El clima frío, al igual que el calor extremo, representa una peligrosa amenaza para la salud de nuestras mascotas. A continuación te ofrecemos algunos consejos para mantener a tus mascotas seguras durante el clima invernal.

Bienestar durante el invierno: el clima frío empeora algunas enfermedades como la artritis. Tu mascota debe ser examinada por un veterinario al menos una vez al año, y este es un buen momento para hacerlo. Asegúrate de que tu mascota esté lista y lo más saludable posible para sobrellevar el clima frío.

Suéter para protegerlo del frio: considera ponerle un suéter o un abrigo a tu perro si tiene pelo corto o parece sufrir por el clima frío. Asegúrate de que su suéter o abrigo esté seco cuando se los pongas. Los suéteres o abrigos mojados pueden hacer que tu perro sienta más frío y se enferme.

Revisa sus patas y asea a tus mascotas: después de caminar en un clima lluvioso, las patas, las piernas y la barriga de tus animalitos pueden recoger químicos dañinos que podrían ser tóxicos si las mascotas se los lamen. Los botines para perros son una buena opción durante el clima húmedo y frío. Asegúrate de que los botines sean de su medida apropiada para evitar complicaciones al caminar.

Foto: Departamento de Servicio de Animales

Mantén a sus mascotas adentro o en refugio bajo techo: si es posible, mantén a sus mascotas adentro durante el clima invernal. Si hace demasiado frío para ti, probablemente es mucho más frío para tu mascota.

Haz ruido: el motor de un vehículo caliente puede ser una fuente de calor atractiva pero mortal para los gatos que deambulan libremente y al aire libre. Antes de encender el motor, mira debajo de tu automóvil, golpea el capó y toca la bocina para alentar a los felinos que posiblemente se refugia en algún lugar escondido del motor de tu auto.

Nunca dejes a una mascota sola en un automóvil durante el clima frío: un automóvil puede actuar como un refrigerador y provocando que el animal se muera de frío. Siempre que salgas, verifica que los perros sean bienvenidos donde vayas, y sino, déjalos en casa.

Usa un collar y revisa el chip: asegúrate de que tu mascota use un collar que con su identificación y número licencia de perro válida de la ciudad de Los Ángeles, así como de que tu amigo peludo tenga un microchip con la información de contacto. Un microchip puede ayudar a reunirte con tu mascota perdida en caso de que se pierda.

Para obtener más información sobre L.A. Animal Services y cómo mantener seguras a sus mascotas, visita: laanimalservices.com.

DEPARTAMENTO DE RECREACIÓN Y PARQUES

ALIMENTOS, EVENTOS Y MAS RECURSOS PARA NUESTRA COMUNIDAD

El plomo es especialmente peligroso para los niños menores de 6 años de edad, cuando sus cerebros y sistemas nerviosos son más sensibles a sus efectos dañinos. Los cuerpos en crecimiento de los niños absorben más plomo que los cuerpos de los adultos. Además, es más probable que los bebés y los niños se lleven las manos y otros objetos a la boca. Estos objetos pueden tener polvo de plomo, al igual que sus manos sin lavar. Ahora es el momento de actuar llamando al Lead Hazard Remediation Program (Programa de Prevención sobre los Peligros por Plomo) al (213) 808-8935 o visitando el sitio web https://housing.lacity.org/residents/keeping-your-home-safe-from-lead-based-paint-hazards. El LHRP no cuesta nada a los residentes de la ciudad de Los Ángeles que califiquen. 

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Dramatic COVID Surge as Cases Rise More Than 400% in CD 1

  • Holiday Toy Giveaways

  • Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During Wintry Weather

 

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Dear Friend,

We suffered a dramatic surge of COVID in CD 1. New infections have risen more than 400% from 400 to 1,607 cases, and deaths dropped from 7 to 5. It is crucial to the health of your family and all of us that you be safe. Enjoy the holidays, but make sure you are vaccinated, boosted, get tested, wear your mask, keep socially distanced and wash your hands regularly.

The number of new infections this week increased more than 400%, from 400 to 1,607 cases. The highest weekly jump we ever had was 1,070 new cases in late August. The number of fatalities dropped from 7 to 5 this week, but that's small comfort for the unprecedented surge. Stay safe!

This week, we brought joy to children in Montecito Heights, Cypress Park, and Westlake. Santa joined our children and families with free toys, fun activities, and treats.

During the cold that comes with the winter, you must keep your pets safe. I’ve included tips in this week’s newsletter on winter wellness, sweater weather, checking paws, wiping down pets, staying inside, and more.

I look forward to continuing to serve you next year. If my staff or I can be of any help, don’t hesitate to contact me at 213-473-7001 or [email protected]

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

December 19 to 24, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

If the mutations are significant, they could lead to even more troubling strains that may be even more infectious, cause worse illness, and/or be completely resistant to the immunity created by natural infection or immunization. Get vaccinated today, and stop the virus from mutating.

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The number of new infections this week increased more than 400%, from 400 to 1,607 cases. The highest weekly jump we ever had was 1,070 new cases in late August. The number of fatalities dropped from 7 to 5 this week, but that's small comfort for the unprecedented surge. Stay safe!

1,607 New Cases and 63,037 Total

5 Deaths and 1,451 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

HOUSING UPDATE

Councilmember Cedillo Supports Thorough Evaluation of Soil On-Site and Soil Testing On Avenue 34 and Pasadena Avenue in Lincoln Heights

In May 2021, Councilmember Cedillo sent a letter to the Department of Toxic & Substances Control (DTSC) expressing support for a thorough evaluation of soil on-site and soil testing in the surrounding areas of a proposed project at 135, 141, and 153 West Avenue 34 and 3401 and 3433 Pasadena Avenue in Lincoln Heights. As a State Senator, the Councilmember authored a landmark bill SB 143, which became law in 2007, to clean up California’s brownfields.

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

Councilmember Cedillo and LA City Departments Team Up for a Free Tree Giveaway in Sycamore Grove

View the LA This Week – Channel 35 story on the free tree giveaway at Sycamore Grove Park last week.

LA City Departments Team Up For A Free Tree Giveaway

Cameraman: Frank Aguilera, Audio: Jordan Ellis, Editor: Mike Ryan 

Councilmember Cedillo Distributed Toys to Hundreds of Children in Westlake

Team Cedillo and LAPD officers of the Rampart Division got into the holiday spirit by giving back to the residents of Council District 1. Councilmember Gil Cedillo ensured that all kids walked away with a toy from Santa.

MacArthur Park Toy Giveaway - YouTube

Cameraman: Frank Aguilera, Audio: Jordan Ellis, Editor: Joe Belden 

80% Of City Workers Vaccinated As Deadline For City’s Mandate For Employees Lands

Photo Credit: CBS News

With only 80% of City Workers vaccinated as the deadline for the City’s mandate for employees approached on December 18, Councilmember Cedillo stated to CBS Los Angeles, “We shouldn’t even have this conversation, frankly. This should be a conversation about how we come together and put this behind us.”

Only 80% Of City Workers Vaccinated As Deadline For City’s Mandate For Employees Lands – CBS Los Angeles (cbslocal.com)

Exposed to COVID-19? Make sure to get tested, quarantine (for 10 days or 7 with negative test) & monitor your health. Those fully vaccinated or recovered from COIVD (past 90 days) may forgo quarantine if asymptomatic. For the full guidance, visit ph.lacounty.gov/covidquarantine

FIELD UPDATE

Montecito Heights

 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Montecito Heights Improvement Association President Roy Payan distributed toys to all 181 children at Latona Street Elementary School with Santa. Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, and Roy Payan donated toys.

Cypress Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

It's that time of the year when the community comes together to celebrate the holidays. Team Cedillo partnered with Unidos Por NELA and other community groups to host the Cypress Park Holiday Festival. Families enjoyed an evening full of activities, from arts and crafts to breaking piñatas.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

This past weekend Team Cedillo joined CCNP in a toy giveaway. We distributed hundreds of toys to boys and girls. Times have been tough this year, but our community has been resilient.

ANIMAL SERVICES

Photo Credit: LA Animal Services

Cold weather, just like hot weather, can pose serious threats to your pets' health. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during wintry weather:

Winter wellness: Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, and it's as good a time as any to get them checked out to make sure they are ready and as healthy as possible for cold weather.

It's sweater weather: Consider a sweater or dog coat if your dog has a short coat or seems bothered by the cold weather. Use a dry sweater or coat each time your dog goes outside. Wet sweaters or coats can make your dog feel colder.

Check paws and wipe down pets: After walks in rainy weather, paws, legs, and bellies may pick up harmful chemicals that could be toxic if pets lick them off of their feet or fur. Dog booties are a good option during wet and cold weather; ensure booties fit properly.

Photo Credit: LA Animal Services

Stay inside. If it’s possible to keep your pets indoors. Keep your cats and dogs inside during cold and freezing weather. If it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet.

Make some noise: A warm vehicle engine can be an appealing but deadly heat source for outdoor and free-roaming cats. Before starting the engine, check underneath your car, bang on the hood, and honk the horn to encourage feline hitchhikers to leave their hiding spot under the hood.

Never leave a pet alone in a car during cold weather: A car can act as a refrigerator, holding in the cold and causing the animal to freeze to death. Always check to make sure that dogs are welcome where you are going; otherwise, leave them at home.

Wear a collar and check the chip: Make sure your pet is wearing a well-fitting collar with a current LA City dog license and ID tag and that your furry friend is microchipped with your up-to-date contact information. A microchip can help reunite you with your lost pet should you become separated.

For more information about LA Animal Services and how to keep your pets safe, visit: laanimalservices.com.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Lead is especially dangerous to children under the age of 6 years. At this age, children's brain and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead. Children's growing bodies absorb more lead than adult bodies. As any parent or caretaker will tell you, babies and children are more likely to put their hands and other objects in their mouths. These objects can have lead dust on them, and so can their unwashed hands. Now is the time to act by calling the LHRP at (213) 808-8935 or by visiting our website at https://housing.lacity.org/residents/keeping-your-home-safe-from-lead-based-paint-hazards. The Lead Hazard Remediation Program is at no cost to qualifying residents of the City of Los Angeles.

Cedillo Día a Día

  • COVID aumenta un 33% en el Distrito 1 esta semana

  • Recompensa por información sobre el asesinato de Jason Cortez

  • Celebración Solstice Tree Care en Sycamore Grove y entrega de juguetes en MacArthur Park

 

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Amigos y amigas:

Esta semana el Distrito 1 registró un aumento del 33% de nuevos casos (de 306 a 400 casos) y los decesos aumentaron de 4 a 7. Por favor, cuídate y mantente a salvo usando mascarilla, manteniendo la sana social, lavándote las manos con frecuencia, vacúnate (si no lo haz hecho) y hazte una prueba de COVID-19. Sé que estamos cansados de soportar esta pandemia, pero debemos estar alerta por la seguridad de nuestras familias y de nuestras comunidades.

Por otra parte, esta semana, mi oficina y el LAPD organizaron una conferencia de prensa para anunciar una recompensa de hasta $50,000 a quien dé información sobre la muerte a tiros de Jason Cortez Nativi. Este joven de 29 años de edad originario de Virginia, caminaba por Debs Park la tarde del 10 de septiembre cuando recibió un disparo mortal en la espalda. El detective Alex Abundis está a cargo de la investigación; puedes llamarlo si tienes información al (213) 486-8700. Si quieres hacer una denuncia anónima, puedes llamar al (800) 222-tips (8477) o visitando www.lacrimestoppers.org con cualquier información para llevar al criminal ante la justicia.

Esta semana asistí a la celebración Solstice Tree Care (cuidado de árboles) de Sycamore Grove, donde repartimos 100 árboles frutales y de sombra gratis. He gestionado arduamente la plantación de árboles ya crecidos en nuestros parques y otros espacios públicos. Por otra, entregamos a los residentes un árbol gratis e hicimos una demostración especial de cuidado de árboles.

También esta semana organicé la entrega anual de juguetes de Miracle @ MacArthur Park. Distribuimos juguetes a cientos de niños en Westlake que han sido los más vulnerables en el Distrito 1 durante la pandemia de COVID-19 de casi dos años. Les llevamos algo de felicidad a nuestros pequeños en Westlake durante esta temporada navideña.

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte Semanal

Del 13 al 18 de diciembre, 2021

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

EFECTIVO A PARTIR DEL 15 DE DICIEMBRE: las mascarillas deben usarse en todos los lugares públicos interiores en todo California, independientemente de la vacunación, hasta el 15 de enero de 2022. Con el aumento de casos de COVID-19 y la creciente preocupación de Omicron, las mascarillas son esenciales y brindan una capa adicional de protección contra la propagación del coronavirus.

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

Esta semana, el aumento de nuevos casos aumentó un 33% (de 306 a 400 casos) y los decesos casi se duplicaron (de 4 a 7). Por favor, mantente a salvo, cuida a tu familia y a tu comunidad.

400 nuevos casos para un total de 61,430

7 decesos mas para un total de 1,446

Hazte la prueba de COVID-19 antes y después de un evento para reducir el riesgo y la propagación. Recuerda: si obtienes un resultado positivo o has estado en contacto con alguien contagiado con COVID, llama a un especialista en salud pública para rastrear contactos confidenciales, información sobre cuarentena / aislamiento y más al (833) 641-0305.

VACUNA DE CORONAVIRUS

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CEDILLO EN EVENTOS DE NUESTRA COMUNIDAD

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

El Concejal Gil Cedillo realizó una distribución gratuita de árboles frutales y de sombra y brindó talleres de cuidado de árboles durante la celebración de Solstice Tree Care en donde hubo un ambiente familiar con música y mucha diversión en Sycamore Grove. Muchas gracias a nuestros colaboradores City Plants LA, NELA Climate Collective, las organizaciones comunitarias Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, el Departamento de Recreación y Parques y LADWP. El Concejal Cedillo estuvo acompañado por el Jefe Salas, Kizh Gabrieleño, León Boroditsky, Emily Spokes del Highland Park Neighborhood Council y la Directora Ejecutiva de City Plants, Rachel O'Leary. Fue un gran evento.

Comunicado de prensa

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Concejal Cedillo en Facebook Live durante la celebración de Solstice Tree Care en Sycamore Grove

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

El Concejal Gil Cedillo distribuyó juguetes a centenares de niños en Miracle @ McArthur Park. Muchas gracias por el co-patrocinio de LAPD, DAG Law Firm, Walter J. Company y LA Parks.

Cedillo recibió el premio Champion Award por parte de los residentes de Westlake por luchar para mejorar su calidad de vida, incluida las obras de mejoramiento del parque MacArthur Park Lake, su lucha por adquirir más y conservar viviendas asequibles y por la aprobación de su ley que otorga licencias de conducir a todos los residentes de California sin importar su estatus migratorio.

Concejal Cedillo en Facebook Live en Miracle @ MacArthur Park

CONCEJAL CEDILLO EN LAS NOTICIAS

Concejal Cedillo en la dedicatoria del centro laboral UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center

Foto: Reed Hutchison, UCLA

“No hay estadounidense que haya hecho más por el cambio social, pacífico y no violento en esta nación como lo ha hecho el reverendo James Lawson. Hoy dedicamos este edificio y luego abogaremos por que se le otorgue la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad”, dijo Cedillo, concejal del Distrito 1 en donde se ubica este centro laboral y de justicia social. Cedillo destacó el gran carácter humanitario de Lawson, recordando que el reverendo estuvo con él y su familia orando en el hospital del Centro de Cáncer de la USC cuando su esposa estaba en los últimos días de vida.

Dedicatoria del centro laboral UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center, Los Ángeles Sentinel, Black News (lasentinel.net) 13 de diciembre, 2021

 

PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS DE CEDILLO

REPORTE POR ÁREA

La Oficina del Concejal Cedillo anunció su moción aprobada por el Concilio que ofrece una recompensa de hasta $50,000 por información sobre el o los responsables de la muerte a tiros de Jason Cortez Nativi. Jason, un nativo del estado de Virginia de 29 años de edad, caminaba por un sendero en Debs Park la tarde del 10 de septiembre pasado cuando recibió un disparo mortal en la espalda. Más tarde, un testigo proporcionó un dibujo de un hombre que había estado en los arbustos sosteniendo un rifle, dijo la policía. El sospechoso fue visto por última vez cerca de Griffin Avenue y Montecito Drive. Fue descrito como un varón latino de unos 30 años, vestido con una camisa azul. La policía aún no ha realizado arrestos.

Corina Solórzano, esposa de Jason Cortez, pidió ayuda al público para encontrar al asesino de su esposo. El detective Alex Abundis es el encargado del caso y lo puedes contactar llamando al (213) 486-8700. Para denuncias anónimas, llama al (800) 222-8477 o visita www.lacrimestoppers.org on cualquier información para llevar a este criminal ante la justicia.

Comunicado de prensa sobre recompenza sobre el crimen de Jason Cortez

Candelario Cortez, padre de Jason, habla con un reportero junto a su mamá Reyna. En la foto también están Jaime, hermano de Jason y un amigo de la familia.| Foto Barry Lank, The Eastsider

Policía y familiares piden información para esclarecer el crímen del excursionista en Debs Park | Noticias de Montecito Heights | theeastsiderla.com

Ofrecen recompenza sobre el crimen de Jason Cortez KTLA

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Angelino Heights

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

En colaboración con Angelino Heights Triangle Group y Heluna Health, el Equipo Cedillo organizó el evento First Annual Community Block Party and Toy Drive. En una época para agradecer y compartir, los vecinos se unieron para donar juguetes a los niños de la comunidad mientras se divertían en un ambiente sano y familiar.

William Mead

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Las organizaciones William Mead Homes RAC, LAPD, HACLA, y SEA llevaron a cabo un festival navideño en William Mead Homes. Los niños se divirtieron en grande con Santa Claus y el Grinch.

Lincoln Heights

Equipo Cedillo en el Desfile Navideño de Lincoln Heights. | Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Entregamos reconocimientos de Gran Mariscal en el Desfile Navideño de Lincoln Heights a Mario Godoy, Ray Lara y al equipo de Lincoln High School Football. Muchas gracias al comité organizador, Vera, Anthony, Vicente, Vince, Theresa, Gil y a la familia Ríos entre otros. El Concejal Cedillo fue co-patrocinador del desfile de este año.  

Westlake

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y la organización CCNP distribuyeron productos alimenticios de primera necesidad a familias del Distrito 1 en la esquina de 6th St. con Bonnie Brae Ave.

Foto: Frank Aguilera 

Equipo Cedillo y oficiales de la División Rampart del LAPD celebraron el espíritu navideño llevando regalos a los vecinos del Distrito 1. El Concejal Cedillo se aseguró de que todos los niños obtuvieran un regalo de Santa Claus.

Reportaje de LA This Week Equipo Cedillo y  Rampart LAPD Sorteo de juguetes

Camarógrafo: Frank Aguilera, Audio: Jordan Ellis, Editor: Mike Ryan 

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo unió esfuerzos con la empresa Northgate Market para entregar juguetes a cientos de niños y niñas.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Everytable distribuyó centenares de comidas preparadas en Union Tower Apartments.

Pico-Union

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo entregó reconocimientos a voluntarios en Pico-Union Project. Nuestro equipo y los miembros de la comunidad son testigos de cómo han ayudado a empaquetar productos, mover cajas y repartir bolsas. Hemos visto su trabajo y los hemos conocido en plena acción. Cada uno tiene una historia diferente y, llueva o truene, nos han ayudado a alimentar a miles de familias y personas necesitadas. Su arduo trabajo es de gran valor para todos en Pico-Union.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Pruebas de Covid-19 y alimentos frescos gratis estás disponibles en Pico-Union Project. No habrá distribución el próximo viernes 24 de diciembre, pero si habrá el jueves 23 de las 10:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y las organizaciones KYCC y PUNC y miembros de la comunidad unieron fuerzas para una limpieza comunitaria en Arapahoe St. y Pico Blvd.

SERVICIOS ANIMALES

Evento de adopción Whisker Wonderland

Foto: Animal Services

La organización Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation patrocinó el evento de adopción Whisker Wonderland en los seis centros de Servicios de Animales el domingo 19 de diciembre. Las tarifas de adopción de perros se redujeron a $50, mas $20 por la licencia. Adopción de gatos también fue patrocinada por Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation, mientras que la tarifa por adopción de gatitos corre a cargo de una generosa aportación de ASPCA. Puedes encontrar a tu mascota en este sitio: laanimalservices.com

going to laanimalservices.com

DEPARTAMENTO DE RECREACIÓN Y PARQUES

ALIENTOS, EVENTOS Y MAS RECURSOS

Cambios en el servicio de Metro

Foto: Metro

Los cambios en el servicio de Metro entraron en vigencia a partir del pasado domingo 19 de diciembre. Verifica si hay cambios en la línea de autobús que utilizas con nuestra herramienta en línea en metro.net/mybus. Puedes obtener información específica sobre tu ruta de transporte o descargar el nuevo horario y mapa de la línea que frecuentas. Un folleto que resume todos los cambios en el servicio de autobús también está disponible aquí. Los cambios de horario están en la aplicación Transit, la aplicación oficial para teléfonos inteligentes de Metro.

Actualmente, Metro no está cobrando tarifas de autobús pero sí en su sistema de Metro Rail y otros servicios. El cobro de tarifas en los autobuses se reiniciará el 10 de enero de 2022. Encuentra más información en esta publicación de Source para saber cómo puede obtener tarifas con descuento y pases a mitad de precio o síguelos en Twitter @metrolosangeles para obtener actualizaciones.

Las mascarillas son obligatorias al usar el Metro.

Cedillo Weekly:

  • COVID Continues to Rise in CD 1 by 33%

  • Reward Information on Jason Cortez Murder

  • Sycamore Grove Solstice Tree Care Celebration and MacArthur Park Toy Giveaway

 

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Dear Friend,

This week in CD 1 the increase in new infections rose 33% (from 306 to 400 cases), and deaths nearly doubled (from 4 to 7 fatalities). Please stay safe and continue to wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands frequently, get vaccinated and tested. I know you are tired of the pandemic, but we must stay vigilant for the safety of our families.

This week my office and LAPD hosted a press conference to announce a reward of up to $50,000 in the shooting death of Jason Cortez Nativi. The 29-year-old native of Virginia was hiking in Debs Park on the afternoon of Sept. 10 when he was fatally shot in the back. Please contact Detective Alex Abundis at 213-486-8700 or to submit anonymous tips, call 800-222-tips (8477) or www.lacrimestoppers.org with any information to bring this perpetrator to justice.

This week I attended the Sycamore Grove Solstice Tree Care Celebration, where we gave out one hundred free shade and fruit trees. I have strongly advocated more mature trees be planted at our parks and other public spaces. We gave residents a free tree and provided a special tree care demonstration.

I also hosted my annual Miracle @ MacArthur Park Toy Giveaway. We distributed toys to hundreds of children in Westlake who have been the most vulnerable in CD 1 to the nearly two-year COVID-19 pandemic. I brought some happiness to our children in Westlake during this holiday season.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

December 13 to 18, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15: masks must be worn in all indoor public settings throughout California, regardless of vaccination, until January 15, 2022. With the rise of COVID-19 cases and the growing concern of Omicron, masks are essential and provide an extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID.

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

This week the increase in new infections rose 33% (from 306 to 400 cases), and deaths nearly doubled (from 4 to 7 fatalities). Stay safe.

400 New Cases and 61,430 Total

7 Deaths and 1,446 Total

Get tested for COVID-19 before and after an event to reduce the risk and spread. Remember, if you test positive or have been in contact with someone with COVID, call a public health specialist for confidential contact tracing, info on quarantine/isolation and more at 833-641-0305

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

CEDILLO ATTENDS EVENTS

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo distributed free fruit and shade trees and provided tree care workshops and free music at the Sycamore Grove Solstice Tree Care Celebration at Sycamore Grove Park. Partners included City Plants LA, NELA Climate Collective, Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, Department of Recreation and Parks, and LADWP. 

Councilmember Cedillo was joined by Chief Salas, Kizh Gabrieleño, Leon Boroditsky, Recreation and Parks, Emily Spokes with the Highland Park Neighborhood Council, and Rachel O’Leary, Executive Director, City Plants. We thank them for a terrific event.

Event Media Advisory

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo Facebook Live at Sycamore Grove Solstice Tree Care Celebration

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo distributed free toys to hundreds of children at Miracle @ McArthur Park. Thank you to our co-sponsors LAPD, DAG Law Firm, Walter J Company, and LA Parks.

Councilmember Cedillo was presented with the Champion Award by the residents of Westlake for fighting to improve their quality of life including upgrading MacArthur Park Lake, maintaining affordable housing, and passing the law providing driver’s licenses to undocumented residents.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo Facebook Live at Miracle @ MacArthur Park

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

Councilmember Cedillo Dedicates the UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center

“There is no American who has done more for peaceful, nonviolent, and social change in this nation than the Reverend James Lawson. Today, we dedicate this building, and next, we advocate for the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” said Cedillo, who represents the district where the center is located. Illustrating the character of Lawson, Cedillo related that Lawson came to the USC Cancer Center hospital to pray with him and his family as Cedillo’s wife was in her final days of life.

Community and Labor Dedicate UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center - Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel | Black News (lasentinel.net)

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

FIELD UPDATE

Montecito Heights

 

The Office of Councilmember Gil Cedillo announced his motion adopted by the Council to offer a reward of up to $50,000 in the unsolved shooting death of Jason Cortez Nativi. Jason, a 29-year-old native of Virginia was hiking in the park on the afternoon of September 10 when he was fatally shot in the back. A witness later provided a sketch of a man who had been in the bushes holding a rifle, police said. The suspect was last seen headed near Griffin Avenue and Montecito Drive. He was described as a male Latino in his early 30s, wearing a blue shirt. But police have still made no arrests.

Corina Solorzano, the wife of Jason Cortez, asked for the public’s help to find the suspect in the murder of her husband, Jason Cortez. Please contact Detective Alex Abundis at 213-486-8700 or to submit anonymous tips, call 800-222-tips (8477) or www.lacrimestoppers.org with any information to bring this perpetrator to justice.

Reward Press Conference Media Advisory

The victim's father, Candelario Cortez, speaks with a reporter, standing with his mother, Reyna. In the foreground are the victim's brother Jaime and an unidentified friend. | Photo Credit Barry Lank, The Eastsider

Family and police plea for help in the murder of Debs Park hiker | Montecito Heights News | theeastsiderla.com

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Angelino Heights

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with the Angelino Heights Triangle Group and Heluna Health, Team Cedillo hosted the First Annual Community Block Party and Toy Drive.  In a time of giving, neighbors came together to donate toys to the local community children while having a good time.

William Mead

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

William Mead Homes RAC, LAPD, HACLA, and SEA hosted a Holiday Festival at William Mead Homes. The children had a fun time meeting Santa and the Grinch.

Lincoln Heights

Team Cedillo at the Lincoln Heights Holiday Parade. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We honored our Community Grand Marshals at the Lincoln Heights Holiday Parade: Mario Godoy, Ray Lara, and the Lincoln High School Football Team. We thank the Parade Committee, Vera, Anthony, Vicente, Vince, Theresa, Gil, Rios Family, and others for inviting Councilmember Cedillo to co-sponsor and join you at the parade this year.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed much-needed groceries to families in Council District 1 at the corner of 6th St. and Bonnie Brae Ave.

Photo Credit: Frank Aguilera 

Team Cedillo and LAPD officers of the Rampart Division got into the holiday spirit by giving back to the residents of Council District 1. Councilmember Gil Cedillo ensured all kids walked away with a toy from Santa.

LA This Week Team Cedillo and Rampart LAPD Toy Giveaway

Cameraman: Frank Aguilera, Audio: Jordan Ellis, Editor: Mike Ryan 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined Northgate Market to give hundreds of toys to boys and girls.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Everytable distributed hundreds of meals to Union Tower Apartments.

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo recognized multiple volunteers at the Pico Union Project. Our Team and community members have seen them help by bagging produce, moving boxes, and handing out bags. We have seen their work and have gotten to know them. Each one has a different story, and no matter the climate, rain, or shine, they have helped us feed thousands of families and individuals in need. Their hard work is of great value to everyone in Pico-Union.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Fresh produce and testing are available for all at the Pico Union Project. We’d like to give you a friendly reminder that next week there will NOT be a produce distribution Friday, but it will occur on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo, KYCC, PUNC, and other community members joined forces at a community clean-up on Arapahoe St. and Pico Blvd.

ANIMAL SERVICES

Whisker Wonderland Adoption Event

Photo Credit: Animal Services

The Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation will sponsor the Whisker Wonderland adoption event at their six LA Animal Services Centers on Sunday, December 19. During the Whisker Wonderland adoption event, the adoption fees for dogs will be reduced by $50, which does not include the $20 license fee. Adoption fees for cats will be waived by the Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation, and adoption fees for kittens will be waived through a generous grant from the ASPCA. View the pets who are available for adoption by going to laanimalservices.com

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Metro Service Changes

 

Metro service changes will go into effect on Sunday, December 19. Check for changes to your bus line with our online tool at metro.net/mybus. You can get info specific to your trip or download the new schedule and map for the line. A brochure summarizing all bus service changes is also available here. Schedule changes are on Transit app, Metro’s official smartphone app.

At this time, Metro is not collecting fares on buses. Regular fares apply on Metro Rail and other services. Fare collection on buses will restart on Jan. 10, 2022. See this Source post to learn how you can get discounted fares and half-price passes or follow us on Twitter @metrolosangeles for updates.

Please be sure to wear a mask on Metro as they are still required.

Cedillo Weekly:

  • New COVID-19 Infections Jumped 64% in CD 1

  • Capping Orphan Oil Wells In CD 1

  • More Affordable Housing Units To Be Preserved

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Dear Friend,

The increase in new COVID-19 infections jumped 64% this week (from 195 to 306 cases), putting CD1 communities back to where they were in early September. Please stay safe, wear a mask, social distance, get tested and vaccinated.

Capping abandoned gas and oil wells is critical to my constituents' health, safety, and welfare especially as the City continues to urbanize and real estate activity encroaches on land with orphaned wells. I will work hard to ensure that new federal funding is secured to cap orphan wells including those such as the wells on Firmin Street in Temple-Beaudry and University Park in my district.

This week, the City Council approved the restructuring of financing to allow existing affordable housing units to be preserved and upgraded.  As a result, five properties with a total of 83 affordable housing units located throughout the Pico-Union, Harvard Heights, and Arlington Heights neighborhoods will have their term of affordability extended to 2085!

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

December 6 to 11, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The increase in new infections jumped 64% this week (from 195 to 306 cases), putting CD1 communities back to where they were in early September. Stay safe.

306 New Cases and 61,030 Total

4 Deaths and 1,439 Total

 

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Preserving Affordable Housing in Council District One

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

This week, the City Council approved the restructuring of financing to allow existing affordable housing units to be preserved and upgraded.  As a result, five properties with a total of 83 affordable housing units located throughout the Pico-Union, Harvard Heights, and Arlington Heights neighborhoods can be operated with greater financial stability and capacity to continue capital improvement projects. The term of affordability will be extended to 2085!

The five properties are known collectively as the "Professional Housing and Development ("PHD") Apartments".  The five sites are all low-rise apartments built in the 1920s and 1930s and were renovated in the 1970s. The portfolio was acquired in 2007 and was a collaborative project between both Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC) and Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC). 

The 83 units comprise 54 studios, 27 one-bedroom units, 2 two-bedroom units with affordability median income levels between 30% and 50% AMI. This project weathered the 2007 economic downturn by utilizing federal funds and financing to preserve the properties’ affordability.

The PHD Apartments is a strong example of how preservation projects with enriched community-specific services can help stabilize a low-income and ethnically diverse neighborhood. This form of community investment exemplifies how a neighborhood-based preservation project can help to maintain the city’s at-risk affordable housing stock while enhancing the region’s network of transit-oriented housing. 

CEDILLO ATTENDS EVENTS

Councilmember Cedillo Dedicated the UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo dedicated the UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center in Westlake. Reverend Lawson’s presence is essential in this building dedicated to labor rights and justice as we remember his teachings of non-violence and carry it forward in how we work to bring about social justice for immigrants, low-income, essential workers, women, and the LGBTQ community.

Councilmember Cedillo's Speech

Media Advisory

Councilmember Cedillo Declared ARRAY Day in LA

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo presented a resolution to filmmaker Ava DuVernay, declaring ARRAY Day in LA on their tenth anniversary on Friday. ARRAY is a Peabody Award-winning multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. ARRAY, in ten short years, has built the institutional infrastructure to produce award-winning content in film (Selma) and television (Queen Sugar), across genres of drama (When They See Us), documentary (13th), unscripted (Home Sweet Home), and animation (Wings of Fire).

ARRAY’s creative campus has been in CD 1 on Glendale Blvd. in the Temple Beaudry/Historic Filipinotown neighborhood for ten years. ARRAY works to give voice to absent voices and missing representations in front of and behind the camera by people of color and women, and reimagining how projects are greenlit, created, produced, distributed, and by whom. 

Councilmember Cedillo's Presentation of Resolution to Ava DuVernay

Capping Abandoned Gas and Oil Wells is Critical To Our Constituents' Health, Safety, And Welfare

Residents Rosalinda Morales and David Luna joined Councilmember Cedillo, Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, and Mayor Garcetti to tour an oil well on Firmin Street. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo joined Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, and Mayor Garcetti on a tour of oil orphaned wells on Firmin Street and Vista Hermosa Park in the Temple-Beaudry neighborhood. Secretary Haaland was in Los Angeles to promote the passage of the Infrastructure Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA), which provides $4.7 Billion for orphaned well site plugging, remediation, and restoration. Capping abandoned gas and oil wells is critical to our constituents' health, safety, and welfare, especially as the City continues to urbanize and real estate activity encroaches on land with orphaned wells.

Councilmember Cedillo with Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo will work hard to ensure that new federal funding to cap orphan wells including those such as the wells on Firmin Street in Temple-Beaudry and University Park. He introduced a motion in the LA City Council that instructs the City's Petroleum Administrator to recommend integration of the "Community Health, Safety and Notification Plan" developed by the County Public Health Department into the City's land-use, environmental review, and permitting processes related to real estate development activities on sites with abandoned gas and oil wells.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Museum of History

Vista Hermosa Park was once covered with oil wells but is now a beautiful urban park, next to the Edward Roybal Learning Center. Councilmember Cedillo will work to transform our neighborhoods, improve the environment and protect the health of people by shutting down orphaned wells. He will fight for environmental justice and work to eliminate abandoned gas and oil wells to protect his constituents.

Press Release

Spectrum News 1 Federal government will help clean up LA's 1,300 oil wells (spectrumnews1.com)

Orphaned Oil Wells KRCA 12 10 21 1115PM - YouTube

Cedillo With the LA Area Chamber of Commerce

Councilmember Cedillo with Maria S. Salinas, President, and CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

It is always such a pleasure to meet with our LA Chamber of Commerce! Together, we can find ways to advance opportunities and solutions for a thriving regional economy that is inclusive and globally competitive—especially for our small businesses in Council District 1!

Cathedral High School Scholarship Dinner

Councilmember Cedillo at the Cathedral High School Scholarship Dinner where he honored their commitment to educating the future leaders of Southern California. Honorees included:

Spirit of Cathedral Award: Isaiah Jewett - Cathedral graduate 2015, 2020 Tokyo Olympian, 2021 NCAA 800M Champion who attends USC | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Phantom for Life Award: Cynthia Farfan - Two sons attended Cathedral Martin and Moises, Philanthropic efforts: Volunteered at Cathedral High School, Sacred Heart High School, All Saints Elementary and donates to the school. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Cathedral Tradition Award: Brother John Montgomery, FSC, Principal - 26 years as Principal of Cathedral and longest-tenured principal. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Cathedral Tradition Award: Martin Farfan '86, President, Cathedral graduate 1986 and the longest-tenured president 19 years. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

FIELD UPDATE

Mt. Washington

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and KYCC joined with the Jessica Triangle Neighbors to clean up around the Jessica Triangle on Mt. Washington on Saturday. Together we are making Mt. Washington clean and green for the holidays!

Montecito Heights

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo getting ready for a big holiday food giveaway with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, LACC, and Santa himself.

Highland Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined with the Buchanan Elementary PTA and staff to clean around the school. Clean and Green in Highland Park! Go Bobcats!

Cypress Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo in partnership with Unidos Por NELA, and local community non-profit organizations provided fresh produce to Cypress Park residents.

Chinatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo distributed over 300 bags of fresh produce to our seniors at Cathay Manor. This distribution was made possible with the help of the Jóvenes Latinos Escritores, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the Chinatown Service Center, and many other community groups.

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo along with Pico-Union Community Members broke ground and went hands in for “Nery’s Community Garden”


Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Come on down to the Pico Union Project for fresh produce, vaccines, and COVID-19 Testing every Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or when items run out.

 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and the Pico Union Neighborhood Council presented awards to youth participants at University Prep Value High School. Students participated in a “Street Decal Contest” where their art representing Pico-Union and its history will soon be placed throughout the area. Congratulations to the winners and all participants.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo led a successful Community Clean-Up with our Albany Community and First Evangelical Free Church members.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Bright and Early, Team Cedillo partnered with Catalina Walton Neighborhood Association to host a community clean-up. Thank you to the additional community members and Pico Union Neighborhood Council members who joined us.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

The corner of 6th St. and Alvarado St. is much cleaner after Team Cedillo's clean-up.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Photo: Team Cedillo

Congratulations to Maqueos Music for this outstanding achievement of playing at the opening of the Christmas gala concert held at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. We are very proud of Maqueos Music for continuing to support CD1 youth.

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ARENA: A House Music-al is Sold Out!

ARENA: A House Music-al (ARENA), executive produced by Councilmember Cedillo, is a great success! Every performance has sold out. We thank everyone for their support of a story that resonated with audiences. It is set in the 1990s, about twentysomething Lucio Torres from East LA, the music minister at an Apostolic Church who comes out of the closet. Lucio, his family, and his friends are from East LA and Boyle Heights. ARENA blends house music standards and original songs created by a diverse creative team. It’s about us, LA, music, and familia. ARENA returns for its world premiere from  June 17, to July 17, 2022. More information at Arena: A House MUSIC-al - CASA 0101 Theater 

Go back to a place to enjoy the music, dancing, and familia of ARENA: A House Music-al - Video

ANIMAL SERVICES

In celebration of the holiday season and to help the furry friends in our Centers find their new homes, LA Animal Services offers reduced adoption fees during the Home for the Paw-lidays adoption event on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51, not including license, and $75 for puppies. The adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA.

You can view the wonderful pets who are available for adoption by going to laanimalservices.com/adopt.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

 

Cedillo Día a Día:

  • Nuevos casos de COVID-19 aumentan un 64% en el Distrito 1

  • Tapan pozos abandonados de petróleo en el Distrito 1

  • Se mantendrán más unidades de vivienda asequible

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Amigos y amigas:

El aumento esta semana del 64% de nuevos casos del COVID-19 (de 195 a 306 casos) en referencia a la anterior, regresó al estado crítico registrado a principios de septiembre en las comunidades del Distrito 1. Por favor, cuídate y cuida a tu familia, usa mascarilla, mantén la sana distancia, hazte una prueba del COVID-19 y sino lo haz hecho, vacúnate tan pronto como te sea posible. Tanto la prueba y como la vacuna son completamente gratis.

Por otra parte, tapar los pozos de petróleo abandonados es fundamental para la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar de todos, especialmente a medida que Los Ángeles continúa urbanizándose y la actividad inmobiliaria sigue expandiéndose sobre terrenos en donde se encuentran estas profundas excavaciones. Trabajaré arduamente para conseguir nuevos fondos federales para cubrir los pozos abandonados como los que se encuentran en Temple-Beaudry y University Park.

Esta semana, el Concilio aprobó la reestructuración del financiamiento para que unidades de vivienda asequible existentes se conserven y mejoren. Cinco propiedades con un total de 83 viviendas en Pico-Union, Harvard Heights y Arlington Heights extendieron sus términos de asequibilidad ¡hasta el año 2085!

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte Semanal

Del 4 al 11 de diciembre, 2021

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

El aumento esta semana del 64% de nuevos casos del COVID-19 (de 195 a 306 casos) en referencia a la anterior, regresó al estado crítico registrado a principios de septiembre en las comunidades del Distrito 1. Por favor, cuídate y cuida a tu comunidad.

306 nuevos casos para un total de 61,030

4 decesos para un total de 1,439

VACUNA DE CORONAVIRUS

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REPORTE LEGISLATIVO

Preservando viviendas asequibles en el Distrito 1

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Esta semana, el Ayuntamiento aprobó la reestructuración del financiamiento que permite que unidades de vivienda asequibles existentes se conserven y mejoren. Como resultado, cinco propiedades con un total de 83 unidades en Pico-Union, Harvard Heights y Arlington Heights pueden operar con mayor estabilidad financiera y continuar con proyectos de mejoramiento.

¡El plazo de asequibilidad se extendió hasta el año 2085!

Las cinco propiedades se conocen comúnmente como “Apartamentos de Viviendas y Desarrollo Para Trabajadores” (Professional Housing and Development – PHD - Apartments). Todos son viviendas construidas entre los años 1920 y 1930 y renovadas en los años 1970. El complejo se adquirió en el 2007 y fue un proyecto de colaboración entre las organizaciones Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC) y Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC). 

Las 83 unidades incluyen 54 estudios, 27 unidades de una recámara y 2 unidades de dos recámaras para inquilinos con niveles de ingresos entre el 30% y el 50% del ingreso medio promedio. Este proyecto resistió la recesión económica del 2007 a través de fondos federales y financiamiento para preservar la asequibilidad de las propiedades.

Los apartamentos tipo PHD son un claro ejemplo de cómo los proyectos de preservación con servicios mejorados pueden ayudar a estabilizar un vecindario de bajos ingresos y étnicamente diverso. Inversiones comunitarias como esta ayudan a mantener el complejo de viviendas y mejoran la red regional de viviendas asequibles en riesgo.

CEDILLO EN EVENTOS DE NUESTRA COMUNIDAD

Concejal Cedillo en la dedicatoria del centro laboral “UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center”

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

El Concejal Cedillo dedicó el centro laboral “UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center” en Westlake. La figura y activismo del reverendo Lawson es esencial en este edificio dedicado a la equidad y a los derechos laborales. El nuevo centro laboral mantendrá presente las enseñanzas del reverendo Lawson sobre la no violencia e inspirando el activismo para una justicia social para todos los inmigrantes, trabajadores de bajos ingresos, trabajadores esenciales, las mujeres y para la comunidad LGBTQ.

Video de Discurso del concejal Cedillo

Comunicado de prensa

Concejal Cedillo declaró el Día de ARRAY en LA

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Concejal Gil Cedillo entregó una resolución a la cineasta Ava DuVernay, en la que se declara al 10 de diciembre como el Día de ARRAY en Los Ángeles celebrando su décimo aniversario. Fundado en el 2011 por la cineasta Ava DuVernay, ARRAY es un colectivo de artes e impacto social con multi plataformas ganador del premio Peabody dedicado al cambio narrativo. En tan solo una década, ARRAY ha construido la infraestructura institucional para producir contenido de calidad galardonada en cine (Selma) y televisión (Queen Sugar), en el género de drama (When They See Us), documental (13th), guión (Home Sweet Home ) y animación (Wings of Fire).

Las instalaciones de ARRAY se encuentran sobre Glendale Blvd., en el barrio histórico del Filipinotown en Temple-Beaudry. ARRAY lucha para dar voz a todos y para dar la representación que hace falta a quienes participan en la industria del entretenimiento enfrente y detrás las cámaras, incluyendo personas de color y mujeres. ARRAY busca reinventar cómo los proyectos se realizan, crean, producen, distribuyen y quienes los hacen.

Presentación de resolución del concejal Cedillo a Ava DuVernay

Tapar pozos de petróleo abandonados es fundamental para la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar de todos

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Rosalinda Morales y David Luna, vecinos del área, se unieron a la Secretaria del Interior de los Estados Unidos, Deb Haaland, al Alcalde de Los Ángeles Eric Garcetti y al Concejal Gil Cedillo, en el recorrido alrededor de un pozo de petróleo en Firmin Street. | Foto: Equipo Cedillo

la Secretaria del Interior de los Estados Unidos, Deb Haaland, al Alcalde de Los Ángeles Eric Garcetti y al Concejal Gil Cedill, realizaron un recorrido por los alrededores de pozos abandonados de petróleo en Firmin Street y Vista Hermosa Park en el área de Temple-Beaudry. Haaland estuvo en Los Ángeles para promover la aprobación de la Ley de Inversión en Infraestructura y Empleos (IIJA por sus siglas en inglés), que proporciona $4.7 mil millones para tapar, reparar y restaurar pozos abandonados. Tapar las excavaciones de gas y petróleo abandonados es fundamental para la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar de todos, especialmente a medida que la Ciudad continúa urbanizándose y la actividad inmobiliaria se expande a terrenos en donde aún existen este tipo de excavaciones abandonadas.

El concejal Cedillo con Deb Haaland, secretaria de Gobernación | Foto: Team Cedillo

El Concejal Cedillo dijo que trabajará arduamente para garantizar que los nuevos fondos federales cubran los viejos pozos petroleros, incluidos los de Firmin Street en Temple-Beaudry y University Park. Cedillo presentó una moción al Concilio para que instruya al Fiscal de Petróleo de la Ciudad a realizar y recomendar un "Plan de Notificación, Seguridad y Salud Comunitaria" ("Community Health, Safety and Notification Plan") para ser ejecutado por el Departamento de Salud del Condado en los procesos de uso de la tierra, revisión ambiental y permisos relacionados con el desarrollo de bienes raíces sobre áreas con pozos petroleros abandonados.

Foto: Los Angeles County Museum of History

Alguna vez el Vista Hermosa Park estuvo cubierto de pozos de petróleo, pero ahora es un agradable parque urbano, al lado del centro comunitario Edward Roybal Learning Center. El Concejal Cedillo afirmó que trabajará para transformar nuestros vecindarios, mejorar el medio ambiente y proteger la salud de las personas cerrando pozos viejos y sin uso. Afirmó que luchará por la justicia ambiental y para eliminar todo tipo de riesgo.

Comunicado de Prensa

El gobierno federal ayudará a limpiar los 1.300 pozos de petróleo de Los Ángeles (espectronews1.com)

Pozos petroleros huérfanos KRCA

Cedillo con la Cámara de Comercio de Commerce

El Concejal Gil Cedillo con la Presidenta y Directora Ejecutiva de la Cámara de Comercio del Área de Los Ángeles, María S. Salinas. | Foto: Equipo Cedillo

¡Siempre es un gran gusto reunirnos con miembros de nuestra Cámara de Comercio de Los Ángeles! Juntos podemos encontrar formas de promover oportunidades y soluciones para una economía regional próspera que sea inclusiva y competitiva a nivel mundial, en especial para las pequeñas empresas del Distrito 1.

Cena en beneficio de becas para Cathedral High School

El Concejal Cedillo durante la cena de becas de la escuela Cathedral High School, reanudó su compromiso de apoyar a los futuros líderes del sur de California. Los homenajeados fueron:

Spirit of Cathedral Award: Isaiah Jewett - Graduado en el 2015, Olímpico de Tokio 2020, Campeón de la NCAA 800M 2021, actualmente asiste a la universidad de USC. | Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Phantom for Life Award: Cynthia Farfán - Dos de sus hijos, Martín y Moisés, asistieron a Cathedral. El premio reconoce sus acciones filantrópicas: voluntaria en Cathedral High School, Sacred Heart High School, All Saints Elementary y donaciones para la escuela. | Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Cathedral Tradition Award: Hermano John Montgomery, FSC, Director - 26 años como director de Cathedral HS convirtiéndose en el director con más tiempo en el cargo. |  Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Cathedral Tradition Award: Martin Farfán '86, presidente, graduado de Cathedral en 1986 y el presidente con más tiempo en el cargo, 19 años. | Foto: Equipo Cedillo

PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS DE CEDILLO

REPORTE POR ÁREA

Mt. Washington

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y KYCC unieron esfuerzos con el grupo vecinal Jessica Triangle Neighbors para una limpieza en Mt. Washington el sábado. Juntos estamos haciendo que Mt. Washington luzca limpio y más verde para las celebraciones de fin de año.

Montecito Heights

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo preparándose para la gran distribución de comida con motivo de las fiestas decembrinas con las organizaciones Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council y LACC ¡Hasta Santa Claus estuvo empacando!

Highland Park

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo se unió a la asociación de padres y maestros y al personal de Buchanan para limpiar la escuela. ¡Por un Highland Park más limpio y más verde! ¡Vamos Bobcats!

Cypress Park

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

En coordinación con Unidos Por NELA, el Equipo Cedillo y  organizaciones comunitarias distribuyeron productos frescos a familias Cypress Park.

Chinatown

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo distribuyó más de 300 bolsas de alimentos frescos a los adultos mayores de Cathay Manor. Esta entrega fue posible gracias a la ayuda de Jóvenes Latinos Escritores, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Chinatown Service Center y muchos otros grupos comunitarios.

Pico-Union

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo, junto con miembros de la comunidad Pico-Union pusieron manos a la obra en apoyo de mejoras en “Nery’s Community Garden.”

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Visita las instalaciones de Pico-Union Project para recibir gratis alimentos, vacunas y pruebas de COVID-19 cada viernes de 10:30 am a 12 pm (o hasta que se acaben).

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y la organización Pico Union Neighborhood Council hizo entrega de reconocimientos a jóvenes en University Prep Value High School. Estudiantes participaron en el concurso “Street Decal” representando con su arte a Pico-Union; sus historias serán colocadas en el área. Felicidades a los ganadores y a todos los participantes.

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo llevó a cabo una exitosa limpieza comunitaria con la organización Albany Community y miembros de la iglesia First Evangelical Free Church.

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

Tempranito en la mañana, Equipo Cedillo patrocinó a la organización Catalina Walton Neighborhood Association para realizar una limpieza comunitaria. Muchas gracias a miembros de la comunidad y a la organización Pico-Union Neighborhood Council por sumar esfuerzos.

Westlake

Fotos: Equipo Cedillo

La esquina de 6th St. y Alvarado St. Luce mucho mejor después de la limpieza realizada por el Equipo Cedillo.  

ARTS AND CULTURE

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Felicidades a Maqueos Music por su exitosa participación en la inauguración del concierto de gala de Navidad que se llevó a cabo en la Iglesia Presbiteriana Emmanuel. Estamos muy agradecidos y orgullosos de Maqueos Music por apoyar a los jóvenes del Distrito 1.

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ARENA: A House Music-al está Sold Out! 

Photo Credit: Visual Eyes LA

La producción ejecutiva del Concejal Cedillo, ARENA: A House Music-al (ARENA) resultó un gran éxito. ¡Todas los lugares para las funciones programadas ya están vendidas! Muchas gracias a todos por su apoyo.

Esta obra musical está ambientada en la década de 1990, y ocurre alrededor de la historia de Lucio Torres, un veinteañero del East Los Angeles, que decide salir del closet y dejar su ministerio de música de una Iglesia Apostólica. Lucio y los otros protagonistas de la ARENA viven en East Los Ángeles y Boyle Heights. La obra combina elementos de la música house y canciones originales de un equipo creativo diverso. El musical es un retrato de real Los Ángeles, su música y sus familia. ARENA regresará a escena del 17 de junio al 17 de julio de 2022. Más información en Arena: A House MUSIC-al - CASA 0101 Theater 

Vuelve a un lugar para disfrutar de la música, el baile y la familia de ARENA: A House Music-al - Video

SERVICIOS ANIMALES

Con motivo de la temporada navideña y para ayudar a los amigos peludos en nuestros centros de adopción a encontrar sus nuevos hogares, LA Animal Services ofrece tarifas de adopción reducidas durante su evento de adopción Home for the Paw-lidays. La tarifa de adopción para perros son de $51, mas licencia, y de $75 para los cachorros. La adopción es gratis para gatos y gatitos gracias a una generosa donación de ASPCA.

Puedes conocer y elegir a las maravillosas mascotas que están buscando un hogar visitando el sitio laanimalservices.com/adopt.

DEPARTAMENTO DE RECREACIÓN Y PARQUES

ALIMENTOS, EVENTOS Y OTROS RECURSOS

 

Cedillo Weekly:

  • New COVID-19 Infections Jumped 64% in CD 1

  • Capping Orphan Oil Wells In CD 1

  • More Affordable Housing Units To Be Preserved

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Dear Friend,

The increase in new COVID-19 infections jumped 64% this week (from 195 to 306 cases), putting CD1 communities back to where they were in early September. Please stay safe, wear a mask, social distance, get tested and vaccinated.

Capping abandoned gas and oil wells is critical to my constituents' health, safety, and welfare especially as the City continues to urbanize and real estate activity encroaches on land with orphaned wells. I will work hard to ensure that new federal funding is secured to cap orphan wells including those such as the wells on Firmin Street in Temple-Beaudry and University Park in my district.

This week, the City Council approved the restructuring of financing to allow existing affordable housing units to be preserved and upgraded.  As a result, five properties with a total of 83 affordable housing units located throughout the Pico-Union, Harvard Heights, and Arlington Heights neighborhoods will have their term of affordability extended to 2085!

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

December 6 to 11, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The increase in new infections jumped 64% this week (from 195 to 306 cases), putting CD1 communities back to where they were in early September. Stay safe.

306 New Cases and 61,030 Total

4 Deaths and 1,439 Total

 

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Preserving Affordable Housing in Council District One

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

This week, the City Council approved the restructuring of financing to allow existing affordable housing units to be preserved and upgraded.  As a result, five properties with a total of 83 affordable housing units located throughout the Pico-Union, Harvard Heights, and Arlington Heights neighborhoods can be operated with greater financial stability and capacity to continue capital improvement projects. The term of affordability will be extended to 2085!

The five properties are known collectively as the "Professional Housing and Development ("PHD") Apartments".  The five sites are all low-rise apartments built in the 1920s and 1930s and were renovated in the 1970s. The portfolio was acquired in 2007 and was a collaborative project between both Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC) and Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC). 

The 83 units comprise 54 studios, 27 one-bedroom units, 2 two-bedroom units with affordability median income levels between 30% and 50% AMI. This project weathered the 2007 economic downturn by utilizing federal funds and financing to preserve the properties’ affordability.

The PHD Apartments is a strong example of how preservation projects with enriched community-specific services can help stabilize a low-income and ethnically diverse neighborhood. This form of community investment exemplifies how a neighborhood-based preservation project can help to maintain the city’s at-risk affordable housing stock while enhancing the region’s network of transit-oriented housing. 

CEDILLO ATTENDS EVENTS

Councilmember Cedillo Dedicated the UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo dedicated the UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center in Westlake. Reverend Lawson’s presence is essential in this building dedicated to labor rights and justice as we remember his teachings of non-violence and carry it forward in how we work to bring about social justice for immigrants, low-income, essential workers, women, and the LGBTQ community.

Councilmember Cedillo's Speech

Media Advisory

Councilmember Cedillo Declared ARRAY Day in LA

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo presented a resolution to filmmaker Ava DuVernay, declaring ARRAY Day in LA on their tenth anniversary on Friday. ARRAY is a Peabody Award-winning multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. ARRAY, in ten short years, has built the institutional infrastructure to produce award-winning content in film (Selma) and television (Queen Sugar), across genres of drama (When They See Us), documentary (13th), unscripted (Home Sweet Home), and animation (Wings of Fire).

ARRAY’s creative campus has been in CD 1 on Glendale Blvd. in the Temple Beaudry/Historic Filipinotown neighborhood for ten years. ARRAY works to give voice to absent voices and missing representations in front of and behind the camera by people of color and women, and reimagining how projects are greenlit, created, produced, distributed, and by whom. 

Councilmember Cedillo's Presentation of Resolution to Ava DuVernay

Capping Abandoned Gas and Oil Wells is Critical To Our Constituents' Health, Safety, And Welfare

Residents Rosalinda Morales and David Luna joined Councilmember Cedillo, Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, and Mayor Garcetti to tour an oil well on Firmin Street. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo joined Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, and Mayor Garcetti on a tour of oil orphaned wells on Firmin Street and Vista Hermosa Park in the Temple-Beaudry neighborhood. Secretary Haaland was in Los Angeles to promote the passage of the Infrastructure Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA), which provides $4.7 Billion for orphaned well site plugging, remediation, and restoration. Capping abandoned gas and oil wells is critical to our constituents' health, safety, and welfare, especially as the City continues to urbanize and real estate activity encroaches on land with orphaned wells.

Councilmember Cedillo with Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo will work hard to ensure that new federal funding to cap orphan wells including those such as the wells on Firmin Street in Temple-Beaudry and University Park. He introduced a motion in the LA City Council that instructs the City's Petroleum Administrator to recommend integration of the "Community Health, Safety and Notification Plan" developed by the County Public Health Department into the City's land-use, environmental review, and permitting processes related to real estate development activities on sites with abandoned gas and oil wells.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Museum of History

Vista Hermosa Park was once covered with oil wells but is now a beautiful urban park, next to the Edward Roybal Learning Center. Councilmember Cedillo will work to transform our neighborhoods, improve the environment and protect the health of people by shutting down orphaned wells. He will fight for environmental justice and work to eliminate abandoned gas and oil wells to protect his constituents.

Press Release

Spectrum News 1 Federal government will help clean up LA's 1,300 oil wells (spectrumnews1.com)

Orphaned Oil Wells KRCA 12 10 21 1115PM - YouTube

Cedillo With the LA Area Chamber of Commerce

Councilmember Cedillo with Maria S. Salinas, President, and CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

It is always such a pleasure to meet with our LA Chamber of Commerce! Together, we can find ways to advance opportunities and solutions for a thriving regional economy that is inclusive and globally competitive—especially for our small businesses in Council District 1!

Cathedral High School Scholarship Dinner

Councilmember Cedillo at the Cathedral High School Scholarship Dinner where he honored their commitment to educating the future leaders of Southern California. Honorees included:

Spirit of Cathedral Award: Isaiah Jewett - Cathedral graduate 2015, 2020 Tokyo Olympian, 2021 NCAA 800M Champion who attends USC | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Phantom for Life Award: Cynthia Farfan - Two sons attended Cathedral Martin and Moises, Philanthropic efforts: Volunteered at Cathedral High School, Sacred Heart High School, All Saints Elementary and donates to the school. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Cathedral Tradition Award: Brother John Montgomery, FSC, Principal - 26 years as Principal of Cathedral and longest-tenured principal. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Cathedral Tradition Award: Martin Farfan '86, President, Cathedral graduate 1986 and the longest-tenured president 19 years. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

FIELD UPDATE

Mt. Washington

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and KYCC joined with the Jessica Triangle Neighbors to clean up around the Jessica Triangle on Mt. Washington on Saturday. Together we are making Mt. Washington clean and green for the holidays!

Montecito Heights

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo getting ready for a big holiday food giveaway with the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, LACC, and Santa himself.

Highland Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined with the Buchanan Elementary PTA and staff to clean around the school. Clean and Green in Highland Park! Go Bobcats!

Cypress Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo in partnership with Unidos Por NELA, and local community non-profit organizations provided fresh produce to Cypress Park residents.

Chinatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo distributed over 300 bags of fresh produce to our seniors at Cathay Manor. This distribution was made possible with the help of the Jóvenes Latinos Escritores, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the Chinatown Service Center, and many other community groups.

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo along with Pico-Union Community Members broke ground and went hands in for “Nery’s Community Garden”


Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Come on down to the Pico Union Project for fresh produce, vaccines, and COVID-19 Testing every Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or when items run out.

 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and the Pico Union Neighborhood Council presented awards to youth participants at University Prep Value High School. Students participated in a “Street Decal Contest” where their art representing Pico-Union and its history will soon be placed throughout the area. Congratulations to the winners and all participants.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo led a successful Community Clean-Up with our Albany Community and First Evangelical Free Church members.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Bright and Early, Team Cedillo partnered with Catalina Walton Neighborhood Association to host a community clean-up. Thank you to the additional community members and Pico Union Neighborhood Council members who joined us.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

The corner of 6th St. and Alvarado St. is much cleaner after Team Cedillo's clean-up.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Photo: Team Cedillo

Congratulations to Maqueos Music for this outstanding achievement of playing at the opening of the Christmas gala concert held at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. We are very proud of Maqueos Music for continuing to support CD1 youth.

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ARENA: A House Music-al is Sold Out!

ARENA: A House Music-al (ARENA), executive produced by Councilmember Cedillo, is a great success! Every performance has sold out. We thank everyone for their support of a story that resonated with audiences. It is set in the 1990s, about twentysomething Lucio Torres from East LA, the music minister at an Apostolic Church who comes out of the closet. Lucio, his family, and his friends are from East LA and Boyle Heights. ARENA blends house music standards and original songs created by a diverse creative team. It’s about us, LA, music, and familia. ARENA returns for its world premiere from  June 17, to July 17, 2022. More information at Arena: A House MUSIC-al - CASA 0101 Theater 

Go back to a place to enjoy the music, dancing, and familia of ARENA: A House Music-al - Video

ANIMAL SERVICES

In celebration of the holiday season and to help the furry friends in our Centers find their new homes, LA Animal Services offers reduced adoption fees during the Home for the Paw-lidays adoption event on Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51, not including license, and $75 for puppies. The adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA.

You can view the wonderful pets who are available for adoption by going to laanimalservices.com/adopt.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

 

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Omicron Variant Update

  • Crisis and Bridge Facility Housing Site For Homeless Approved on San Fernando Road

  • Transformation Plan For William Mead Homes

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Dear Friend,

As the Omicron Variant spreads, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health provided an update on this new variant. The most important strategy to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and emerging variants remains that everyone five years and older get fully vaccinated or receives their booster and does so as quickly as possible to reduce transmission of the virus dominating across the county.

On Friday, the City Council unanimously voted to approve funding for the development of one new “Crisis and Bridge Facility” housing site providing temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness with up to 132 beds located at 499 San Fernando Road in Council District 1. I will continue to provide more housing to bring the homeless indoors and create more affordable housing.

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) recently announced that it had received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support a planning process to develop a comprehensive neighborhood Transformation Plan for William Mead Homes and the Hope Corridor neighborhood just north of Chinatown and Downtown Los Angeles. I look forward to engaging residents in this process to improve their housing.

Be safe!

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

November 20 to December 3, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The increase in new cases and deaths and the decrease in vaccinations look worse than they are:

  • The data reflects two weeks, so the 391 infections and 10 fatalities are weekly averages of 198 cases (down about 20%) and 5 deaths (down about 40%).
  • The County switched tracking vaccinations from 12 years old to 5 years old and up.

391 New Cases and 60,724 Total

10 Deaths and 1,435 Total

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Update

Please read the California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) COVID-19 Fact Sheet Omicron Variant for an update on this new variant.

We can all take important steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and from emerging variants of concern. The most important strategy remains to make sure that everyone 5 years and older gets fully vaccinated or receives their booster as soon as possible to reduce transmission of the virus dominating across the county. The vaccines are effective against the Delta variant and earlier strains of the virus which allows us to remain hopeful that the approved vaccines will also provide some protection against Omicron. However, given that there continues to be a substantial transmission of COVID-19 and we have uncertainty about the level of vaccine efficacy against this new variant of concern, all residents across LA County need to be sure to adhere to the masking requirements and wear a mask when indoors or at large outdoor mega events regardless of vaccination status

We continue to strongly recommend that individuals wear a mask when at any crowded indoor or outdoor events. Residents are reminded that they are legally required to isolate if they have a positive COVID test result and that vaccinated close contacts with symptoms and unvaccinated close contacts need to quarantine.  Testing is an important tool in early detection of infection to reduce spread and we encourage residents who have traveled for the holidays to get tested if they traveled internationally or to locations in this country with high transmission rates, or they participated at gatherings and events with large numbers of people, some of which may be unvaccinated.

Other pertinent information and resources can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Proof of Full Vaccination Effective November 29th at Certain Public Locations

On November 29, 2021, it became effective in the City of Los Angeles that visitors are required to show proof of full vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine to enter certain public locations. Here is the new City Ordinance: (187219), Article 10 Proof of Full Vaccinations with a Covid-19 Vaccine Required to Enter Certain Public Locations, including City buildings.

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Council Approves Crisis and Bridge Housing Facility in Council District 1

This Friday, the City Council unanimously voted to approve funding for the development of one new “Crisis and Bridge Facility” housing site providing temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness with up to 132 beds located at 499 San Fernando Road in Council District 1. A total of up to $14,415,914 would cover the construction costs necessary to establish the facility on City-owned land. 

A future report from the City Administrative Officer will recommend funding for services to operate the site for either families, individuals, or both, and the authority for the City’s General Services Department to negotiate and execute a sublease agreement with an identified service provider for a period of up to five years.

This most recent effort is part of our overall plan to provide housing options for people experiencing homelessness. 

Open Space Improvements at Rio De Los Angeles and Los Angeles State Historic Parks

This week, the City Council authorized the City’s Recreation and Parks Department to secure grant funds from the State of California improvements to the Rio De Los Angeles and Los Angeles State Historic Parks in Council District 1.

The grant award of $5,000,000 shall be used for maintenance and improvements at Rio de Los Angeles Park, including enhancements to soccer fields, shaded picnic areas, resurfacing the parking lot, and walking trail. The funds will also help establish a Farmers Market at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

HOUSING UPDATE

HACLA Awarded $450,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from HUD

Photo Credit: Public Housing.com 

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) recently announced that it had received a FY 2021 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The awarded grant dollars will support a two-year planning process with extensive resident and community involvement to develop a comprehensive neighborhood Transformation Plan for William Mead Homes and the Hope Corridor neighborhood just north of Chinatown and Downtown Los Angeles. Councilmember Cedillo and other community stakeholders have embraced a broad vision to promote restorative justice and hope for the neighborhood, which has the headquarters of Homeboy Industries and the California Endowment and houses the people and families at William Mead Homes - hence, the description “Hope Corridor.”

CEDILLO ATTENDS EVENTS

Renovation of The Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument Rededication

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo and The Wall Las Memorias Project

We have a lot to learn from the LGBTQ community and their long-fought battle against HIV and AIDS. We have lessons for us to learn as we battle COVID-19, with one of the most important is the need for resilience, strength, and community. Together, we will continue to shed light on the importance of science, health, and awareness.

We celebrated the completion of the Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument Rededication renovation! The Wall remains a significant symbol in our community as it brings AIDS and HIV to the forefront in the Latino Community—which AIDS/HIV devastated.

The rededication allowed the Wall Las Memorias Project to:

  • Reach over 100,000 community members, letting them know that The Wall Las Memorias and their services were built for and belong to them!
  • Engage local, state, and national political leaders and decision-makers to ensure The Wall Las Memorias Project’s future as LA’s premiere LGBT and Latino/a HIV prevention and wellness organization.
  • Spend time with more than 800 individuals commemorating 40 years of HIV.

Facebook Live of Councilmember Cedillo's remarks

Media Advisory

Councilmember Gil Cedillo With San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas as She Received HOPE Spirit Award

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo celebrated with San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas as she was awarded the HOPE Spirit Award at the Hispanic Organized for Political Empowerment 32nd Anniversary and Awards Dinner. Supervisor Vargas was honored for being a trailblazing leader, and the first Latina elected to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 200 years. Councilmember Cedillo has supported and contributed to HOPE for nearly three decades.

Latino Victory Building Political Power for Latino Community

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Latino Victory is an organization dedicated to building political power in the Latino community so that the voices and values of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward. Councilmember Cedillo was pleased to join our leaders to help ensure that our immigrants come out of the shadows and are equal participants in our economy.

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

World AIDS DAY

World AIDS Day was observed in LA with a free concert at The Forum organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and a ceremony at The Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument in Lincoln Park.

Los Angeles Marks World AIDS Day With Free Concert, Memorial Ceremony – NBC Los Angeles

Channel 35 Story on The Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument Rededication

Cameraman: Jordan Ellis, Audio: Jordan Ellis, Editor: Joe Belden 

Los Angeles Marks World AIDS Day With Concert, Memorial Ceremony | Los Angeles, CA Patch

Free Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaways

Alejandra Delfin, a Westlake/Pico-Union community member, receives a turkey from Councilmember Gil Cedillo, District 1 | Photo Credit: 

Councilmember Gil Cedillo, District 1, and his team organized turkey distributions for low-income seniors and families in the Glassell Park and Westlake/Pico-Union neighborhoods, showing community support through the pandemic.

Cedillo distributes Thanksgiving turkeys to 500 families | News | ladowntownnews.com

Free Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaways in Southern California – NBC Los Angeles

Major Improvements Coming to Rio to Los Angeles Park

Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, General Manager Michael Shull of the L. A. Department of Recreation and Parks, and residents celebrated the funding of $7.5 million to upgrade three soccer fields and other facilities at Rio de Los Angeles State Park in Cypress Park

Major improvements coming for soccer and football fields at Rio de Los Angeles State Park – BoulevardSentinel.com

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

FIELD UPDATE

Team Cedillo Distributes Hundreds of Turkeys

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo distributed hundreds of free turkeys to our low-income constituents including seniors in CD1 over four weeks!

Media Advisory Turkey Giveaways

Team Cedillo Thanks Bureau of Street Lighting 

Photo Credit: BSL 

This week, Team Cedillo visited with the Bureau of Street Lighting (BSL) field operations crews covering Council District 1. Our City department field crews have done all they can, showing up to work during the COVID pandemic while facing enormous risks. BSL helps ensure our street lights illuminate the sky, sidewalks, and streets to ensure we have visibility for a safe, well-lit Los Angeles. Even with pandemic budget reductions, workforce retirements, and increased copper theft and vandalism, our BSL crews have worked with our team to prioritize repairs. Team Cedillo will be visiting other public works departments to say thank you. 

Team Cedillo Hosts Overdose Prevention Training 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

This week, Team Cedillo hosted important training for gang intervention and peace ambassadors working in Council District 1 to help staff know the signs of an overdose, how to help during an overdose, and when to use Narcan to reverse the overdose. Together with Community Health Project Los Angeles, we provided two training sessions for 43 staff working at Homies Unidos, Community Warriors 4 Peace, Volunteers of America LA, and Soledad Enrichment Action. We will continue to host this training. Councilmember Cedillo's motion this week to increase overdose prevention training, resources, and access to treatment will help us to address the opioid overdose crisis. 

Glassell Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo trimmed the big tree in Glassell Park with community member and advocate Maggie Quiroz while also spreading mulch with the Glassell Park Improvement Association for their Flash Clean-Up.

Chinatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with Everytable, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Chinatown Service Center, Team Cedillo distributed over 300 meals to our seniors at Cathay Manor. Along with the meals, seniors had the opportunity to receive their booster shot thanks to the partnership with Chinatown Service Center.

Highland Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Happy Hanukah from Team Cedillo as we celebrated with Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, the Historic Highland Park Trust, and Academia Avance. Temple Beth Israel is the oldest Synagogue in Los Angeles residing in the same location and is an important part of Highland Park's glorious past and bright future.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined the Maryland Street Community group in two community clean-ups.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed hundreds of produce bags to neighbors. This effort was part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Pop-Up Food Distribution Program.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

There was a Council District 1 Community Clean-Up on Beacon Avenue.

Koreatown/Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Our Senior Meal Program continues weekly with our seniors at Pilgrim Tower.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Free produce, COVID testing, and vaccination were offered at Pico Union Project

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo assisted with a produce giveaway with Eva’s Pico-Union Angels and United Across Borders Foundation. Hundreds of families received much-needed items.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo held a Pico-Union Community Clean-Up stretching from Olympic Blvd to Washington Blvd. along Union Ave. and some of its inner streets. We thank the Pico Union Neighborhood Council, LAPD Rampart, Catalina Walton Neighborhood Association, Berendo Neighborhood Association, Arapahoe Neighbors, Comunidad de NHF, Graff Lab, Loyola High School, Saito High School, LA Red Shield Salvation Army, and 7-Eleven for their collaboration and support with this huge clean-up.

Lincoln Heights

Photo Credit: Frank Aguilera  

Team Cedillo collaborated with Dino's Bomb Squad to sponsor a toy drive in Lincoln Park. Attendees helped collect toys and enjoyed a local classic car show at this family-friendly event.

Cameraman: Frank Aguilera, Audio: Jordan Ellis, Editor: Ed Gallegos

Lincoln Park Toy Drive and Car Show

ARTS AND CULTURE

Known for their force in the arts and social justice, Culture Clash presents An LA Ghost Story. This cinematic production tells the stories of three families who watched the rise and fall of Chavez Ravine as it documents how development uprooted the lives of people who called the place home, all for the construction of a Dodgers baseball stadium. Come enjoy the story of Chavez Ravine as we acknowledge the history of our home, Los Angeles.

Available on demand October 8th to December 6th.

'Chavez Ravine: In 9 Innings' | Center Theatre Group

ARENA: A House Music-al is the Hottest Show on the Street!

ARENA: A House Music-al, the play executive produced by Councilmember Cedillo, is a great success! Just a few days after opening, many performances have sold out, and we expect to sell out the run soon. Get Your Tickets Here or call 323-263-7684.

The storyline about a Latino kid from East LA coming out resonates with audiences. The Arena Nightclub was a vast and popular club in Hollywood when it was open from 1991-2015. It was adjacent to Circus Disco, which was open 1975-2015. Gene La Pietra opened Circus Disco because LGBTQ  Clubs in West Hollywood denied people of color entry or multiple forms of ID. His two clubs totaled 50,000 square feet of entertainment in a single block. Arena and Circus were more than just nightclubs; they were a place where people could come together to find community and family. 

Go back to a place to enjoy the music, dancing, and familia of ARENA: A House Music-al - Video

ANIMAL SERVICES

National Mutt Day

Photo Credit: LA Animal Services

In honor of National Mutt Day and to celebrate these one-of-a-kind dogs in their Centers with mixed-breed pedigrees, LA Animal Services is offering reduced adoption fees for our canine friends starting today through Sunday, December 5, where adoption fees for dogs will be $51, not including license, and $75 for puppies. The adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA.

To further encourage pet adoptions this holiday season, so our furry friends find new families, LA Animal Services is hosting special adoption days in December: 

National Mutt Day: Thursday, December 2 through Sunday, December 5 

Home for the Paw-lidays: Saturday, December 11, and Sunday, December 12

Whisker Wonderland: Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19 

You can view the pets who are available for adoption by going to laanimalservices.com/adopt.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Councilmember Cedillo Distributes Turkeys to Low-Income Seniors and Families

  • The Wall Las Memorias Rededication Ceremony on December 1st

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Dear Friend,

Low-income families are the most vulnerable during normal times, but during the COVID-19 health crisis, they need our help even more. Additionally, over 60,000 people were infected with the coronavirus in the First District, many low-income families. During Thanksgiving, I want to make sure that families celebrate with a free turkey and be thankful they survived this health crisis.

On December 1, 2004, I provided significant financial support for the first publicly funded AIDS monument in the nation that was dedicated before thousands of supporters and community leaders. Today, The Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument in Lincoln Park has over 360 names etched into it—the names of people who have died from AIDS complications.

Please join me at the rededication of the AIDS Monument on December 1, 2021, on World AIDS Day, when we raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourn those who have died of the disease. Again, I provided major financial support on a significant renovation of the AIDS monument that includes a new irrigation system, fresh landscaping, including fifteen fully grown trees, new walkways, and state-of-the-art LED lighting.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of November 15 to November 19, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The 240 new cases this week are a slight drop from last week but average out to about 34 infections daily. The 8 fatalities this week are an increase to where the CD1 death rate was about two months ago. Neither statistic is where we want to plateau. Stay safe.

240 New Cases and 60,333 Total

8 Deaths and 1,425 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

CEDILLO ATTENDS EVENTS

Improvements to Rio de Los Angeles State Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We celebrated improvements to Rio de Los Angeles State Park funding with Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, Los Angeles Recreation and Parks General Manager Mike Shull, California State Parks Director Armando Quintero, and Founder and President of the Anahuac Soccer Youth Association Raul Macias.

Media Advisory

Video of Councilmember Cedillo’s Remarks

Telemundo52 News Story

KNBC 4 News Story

Cathay Manor Apartments Listening Session

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

After weeks of providing emergency services to seniors in Chinatown, our office participated in a listening session with other government agencies and residents.

Councilmember Cedillo Distributes Turkeys to Low-Income Seniors and Families

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Team Cedillo distributed free Thanksgiving turkeys to low-income seniors and families to their homes. Councilmember Cedillo distributed hundreds of more turkeys at his Westlake Field Office. 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

As many residents have suffered during the pandemic, Councilmember Cedillo supports them during this challenging time so they can enjoy Thanksgiving with a turkey.

Media Advisory 

KTLA 5 News Story

KCAL 2/9 News Story

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

Councilmember Cedillo Provides Resources to Cathay Manor Tenants After Getting One Elevator Operating

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Following Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo getting one elevator operating manually and bringing relief to hundreds of low-income seniors at Cathay Manor Apartments in Chinatown, multiple resources were provided to tenants this past week, including bags of produce, complimentary laundry services, and water.

Cathay Manor Residents Get Some Relief, Rafu Shimpo, November 14, 2021

Cathay Manor residents wait for the one, manually operated elevator in the 16-story, 270-unit, low-income residential building for elderly people. | Photo by Chris Mortenson

A Temporarily Fixes Elevator In Elderly Residential Building, by Andres de Ocampo, LA Downtown News Staff Writer, November 17, 2021

New Mural Honors The Greats Of Lincoln Heights

Councilmember Gil Cedillo in front of the Champions of Change mural in Lincoln Heights. "It is important to have murals that educate ourselves and others about our history," he said. | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

New mural honors the greats of Lincoln Heights – BoulevardSentinel.com

FIELD UPDATE

Chinatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with Everytable and many other community organizations, Team Cedillo distributed over 300 meals to our seniors at Cathay Manor Apartments.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

CD1 organized a community clean-up of Coronado Street with Manos en Acción and the MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Council District 1 Community Clean-Up took place on Beacon Ave.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed produce at 6th St. and Bonnie Brae St.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Known for their force in the arts and social justice, Culture Clash presents An LA Ghost Story. This cinematic production tells the stories of three families who watched the rise and fall of Chavez Ravine as it documents how development uprooted the lives of people who called the place home, all for the construction of a Dodgers baseball stadium. Come enjoy the story of Chavez Ravine as we acknowledge the history of our home, Los Angeles.

Available on demand October 8th to December 6th.

'Chavez Ravine: In 9 Innings' | Center Theatre Group

Our cast is hard at work to bring you back to a time and place where love was the drug, friends became familia, and the music was life! #ArenaTheMusical, a new jukebox musical written by Abel Alvarado, is a coming of age story set during the 1990s LA CLUB + PARTY scene and dedicated to 90s #HOUSEMUSIC and the iconic Arena Night Club. We follow a group of friends during a turbulent decade when HIV/AIDS disproportionately affected LGBTQ BIPOC. Lucio Torrez is on a journey to find himself as a gay man growing up in a devout Apostolic family. Arena: A HOUSE Musical is a story about staying true to who you are and finding your tribe. Get Your Tickets Here or call 323-263-7684.

View our new video here.

Tickets: Arena: A House MUSIC-al - CASA 0101 Theater

Rededication Celebration (General Admission)
Las Posadas in the Park (General Admission)

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

 

The City of Angels' COVID-19 Memorial | Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (lamayor.org)

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Cedillo Weekly:

  • Worrying Trend: COVID-19 Cases Edging Up in CD 1

  • Pocket Park Renamed in Memory of Nativo Lopez

  • Improvements Coming to Rio De Los Angeles State Park

  • More Resources for Cathay Manor Apartments

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Dear Friend,

This week the number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths edged up for the second week in a row. We are still at a fourth of the last surge's peak, but it's a worrying trend. We also, unfortunately, reached a milestone of over 60,000 COVID-19 cases. Please stay safe and get you, your children, other family members, and friends vaccinated.

This week my staff and I continue to bring resources to the neighborhoods of CD 1. We continue to respond to the needs of constituents throughout my district.

This week the City Council adopted my motion to rename the Pico-Union Vest Park to Parque Nativo Lopez. Nativo was a good friend and organizer who fought fearlessly on behalf of immigrants and other underserved communities.

I also look forward to celebrating improvements to Rio de Los Angeles State Park. I have committed $2,750,000 to the project, and with the support from our local and state partners, I am thrilled to continue supporting green space in our densely populated district.

After I got one elevator operating manually at Cathay Manor Apartments, which brought relief to hundreds of low-income seniors, I brought multiple resources to the tenants this week, including complimentary bags of produce, laundry services, and water. I will continue to help our vulnerable seniors.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of November 8 to November 12, 2021

Happy Veterans Day

Gilbert Saenz Cedillo

This week we honored all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We are forever grateful.

I want to recognize my late father, Gilbert Saenz Cedillo, who, at age 17, left high school and enlisted in the Army. As my father later told me, the three squares a day and new underwear sold him on joining the military. He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne and trained as a combat paratrooper. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans—a day so special to my family—a day we dedicated to those who especially deserve our thanks and gratitude. Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our country!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The number of new infections and deaths edged up for the second week in a row. We are still at a fourth of the last surge's peak, but it's a worrying trend. Stay safe.

256 New Cases and 60,093 Total

9 Deaths and 1,417 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

Proof of vaccination is now required for indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges in LA County. For more info, visit ph.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

LAC | DPH | COVID Prevention Public Places (lacounty.gov)

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now approved under Emergency Use Authorization for children 5-11 years old. Children 5+ may now get vaccinated at select, walk-up clinics county-wide. Fully vaccinated children will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and be better protected in our communities.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

This week I was pleased that the City Council adopted my motion to rename Pico-Union Vest Park, located at 1827 South Hoover Street, to Parque Nativo Lopez in memory of Lawrence "Nativo" Lopez and in recognition of his contributions to Los Angeles and Southern California.

Lawrence "Nativo" Lopez was a Chicano political leader and immigrant rights activist in the City of Los Angeles and Southern California. Lopez was the founder and president of the Mexican American Political Association and the executive director of the Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana (formerly the Hermandad Mexicana Nacional), a community service and advocacy organization for Mexican-American immigrants in California. His importance in Los Angeles politics has been compared by the Los Angeles Times to that of Al Sharpton in New York and Jesse Jackson in Chicago. 

Nativo’s activism for immigrant rights started in the Pico-Union community, so it is fitting that this pocket park be designated in his honor and perhaps the recognition will inspire the younger generation. He was a dear friend whose life work advanced the rights of working people and inspired me to enter into public service. 

-Councilmember Gil Cedillo

Congratulations, Al Martinez, On Your Retirement

Photo by: Betsy Annas

Councilmember Cedillo congratulated LAPD Officer Al Martinez on his retirement. Officer Martinez most recently served the City in Council Chambers. We wish him well!

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

"Champions of Change" Mural Unveiled

Photo caption: Paula Cristosomo; Councilmember Gil Cedillo; Charlotte Castro, wife of the late Sal Castro, educator; Ana Bernal, cousin of Babo Castillo; LA Dodgers; and Sergio Daniel Robleto, muralist at the celebration of the Champions of Change Mural at Albion Park in Lincoln Heights. | Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten and Team Cedillo

Last week Team Cedillo was joined by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Lincoln Heights community to celebrate the unveiling of the Champions of Change mural at Albion/Downey Park. Special guests include Charlotte Castro, wife of Sal Castro, and Paola Crisostomo. We want to thank Sergio Daniel Robleto, the artist who engaged the community and spoke to those honored in the mural or their families. Each person in this mural emerged from Lincoln Heights as a change maker. Please take a moment of your time to visit the mural at Albion/Downey Park at 1739 Albion St., Lincoln Heights, CA. 90031.

Camera Operator: Frank Aguilera 

Audio: Jordan Ellis  

Editor: Joe Belden 

"Champions of Change" Mural Unveiled - Channel 35

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

Improvements to Rio de Los Angeles State Park

On Monday, November 15th, Councilmember Gil Cedillo joins State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, Armando Quintero, Director, California State Parks, Jon Christensen, Los Angeles River State Park Partners, and Raúl Macías, Founder and President, Anahuak Soccer Youth Association, at the funding celebration and groundbreaking of improvements to Rio de Los Angeles State Park. Councilmember Cedillo committed $2,750,000 to the project, and together with the support from our local and state partners is happy to continue supporting green space in our densely populated district. The Río de Los Angeles State Park Project will be implemented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering (BOE).

Councilmember Cedillo is excited about the improvements that the City is helping to bring to Rio de Los Angeles State Park. Families in Northeast LA will enjoy the much-needed improvements, including sports fields upgrades of two of the three existing natural fields to durable synthetic turf, replacing existing restrooms, added lighting, shade trees and structures, walking paths, picnic areas, and improvements to the parking lot.

FIELD UPDATE

Chinatown

More Resources for Cathay Manor Apartments

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Following Councilmember Cedillo getting one elevator operating manually and bringing relief to hundreds of low-income seniors, multiple resources were provided to tenants this week, including bags of produce, complimentary laundry services, and water.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with Central City Neighborhood Partners, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and many other community organizations, Team Cedillo distributed hundreds of bags of fresh produce to our seniors at Cathay Manor Apartments.

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Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with the Emergency Services Department, The Laundry Truck LA, Chinatown Service Center, and other community organizations, Team Cedillo hosted a laundry day for seniors at Cathay Manor Apartments.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with the Emergency Services Department, Los Angeles Food Bank, and many other community organizations, Team Cedillo distributed hundreds of bags of fresh produce and water cases to low-income seniors at Cathay Manor Apartments.

Montecito Heights

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

It's Turkey Time in CD1! Team Cedillo provided turkeys to our community partners with the Montecito Heights Improvement Association for distribution at Latona Elementary.

Eagle Rock and Glassell Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo partnered with Margaret Irwin at the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, who uses the Turkeys provided by Council District 1 to provide delicious holiday meals for those in need, including holiday meals for the 80 seniors at Tres Lomas in the CD1 portion of Eagle Rock.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Under the directive of Councilmember Gil Cedillo, the Streets LA Urban forestry division trimmed all the trees on Verdugo Rd.

Cypress Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with El Rio de Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, Team Cedillo honored U.S. Veterans and First Responders. We are grateful for our veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country.

William Mead

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with County Supervisor Hilda Solis, William Mead Resident Advisory Council, Los Angeles Housing Authority, LAPD, and other community organizations, Team Cedillo hosted a Health Resource Fair at the William Mead Homes. The residents received helpful information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees also had the opportunity to get vaccinated. We give special thanks to all community organizations that supported this effort.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and Everytable distributed hundreds of meals at Union Tower Apartments.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed hundreds of produce bags to neighbors. This effort was part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Pop-Up Food Distribution Program.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed groceries on 8th St. and Burlington Ave.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

The Senior Meal Program with Everytable continues with hundreds of meals distributed to low-income seniors.

Pico-Union and Koreatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Our Senior Meal Program with Everytable continued at Pilgrim Tower.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo hosted our Monthly Community Clean-Up with Albany St. Neighbors, Rampart Senior Lead Officers, Sergeant, and Captain, who helped and addressed our constituents' questions and concerns.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Our Senior Meal Program with Everytable continued with the distribution of hundreds of meals to our low-income seniors at Westmore Linden Apartments.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with the Catalina Walton Neighborhood Association, Pico Union Neighborhood Council, and KYCC, Team Cedillo joined forces to conduct a morning clean-up for the Catalina-Walton Community.

ARTS AND CULTURE

artUnite will benefit at-risk youth services and programs organized by the non-profit Central City Action Committee. Located in Angelino Heights, they have been in the neighborhood since the 1970s, helping low to moderate-income kids and families through education, work programs, mentorship, volunteerism, and city beautification. 

Known for their force in the arts and social justice, Culture Clash presents An LA Ghost Story. This cinematic production tells the stories of three families who watched the rise and fall of Chavez Ravine as it documents how development uprooted the lives of people who called the place home, all for the construction of a Dodgers baseball stadium. Come enjoy the story of Chavez Ravine as we acknowledge the history of our home, Los Angeles.

Available on demand October 8th to December 6th.

'Chavez Ravine: In 9 Innings' | Center Theatre Group

The fantastic cast of ARENA: A House Music-al Executive Produced by Councilmember Gil Cedillo rehearse opening number. See this exciting original musical about a Latino from the Eastside coming out at CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights from November 26th to December 19th. Get Your Tickets Here or call 323-263-7684. New ARENA Rehearsal Video

Tickets: Arena: A House MUSIC-al - CASA 0101 Theater

ANIMAL SERVICES

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. To encourage the pet adoptions of our senior shelter guests, L.A. Animal Services is offering reduced adoption fees Saturday, November 13th, and Sunday, November 14th. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51 (not including license) and $75 for puppies. The adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA.

You can view our furry friends who are looking for their new homes by going to laanimalservices.com/adopt.

Senior for Seniors Program

LA Animal Services offers a Senior for Seniors program for seniors living in the City looking for a companion animal, matching senior companion animals (seven years and older) from our shelters with senior adults (62 years and older). Senior adopters also receive 50 percent off the adoption fee (not including license), and pets adopted from L.A. Animal Services already come microchipped, vaccinated as well as being spayed or neutered.

Why Companion Animals are Great for Seniors

  • Pets have been known to lower blood pressure.
  • A senior pet has usually already lived in a home, so they are already house-trained and know basic commands.
  • With a senior pet, what you see is what you get as their personalities are already established.
  • Seniors with companion animals become more active, go for more walks, and are generally more active than those without pets.
  • Most everyone, especially seniors, will say that a companion animal is their friend and are less likely to be lonely with a canine, feline, or bunny friend around.
  • Seniors take better care of themselves when they care for a companion animal.
  • Bringing a trustworthy pet companion can provide a sense of security.

If you adopt a senior furry friend this weekend or have adopted or fostered an older pet from L.A. Animal Services, join us in celebrating Adopt a Senior Pet Month by sharing a photo or video of your furry friend and tagging us on social media using the hashtags #AdoptaSeniorPetMonth #LAcitypets #LAanimalservices! We're also always looking for stories to share and be featured on our social media accounts, so we encourage you to submit your story and photos to us by clicking here.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS

The Department of Recreation and Parks is joining the L.A. Conservancy and City of Los Angeles Council District 4 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Los Angeles's beloved historic resource, Griffith Park!

Join us on Saturday, November 13th, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to learn more about the significant structures, sites, and stories of Griffith Park. Volunteer educators from the Conservancy and 30 different organizations are uniting to tell the park's extraordinary history! This event is free, and no reservations or tickets are required; for more information and to download a free event map visit laconservancy.org/GriffithPark125The event's central hub will be located near the Merry-Go-Round, where eventgoers can enjoy food trucks, educational activities, entertainment, and more. There will be unique opportunities to tour the historic Greek Theatre and access the Autry Museum. 

The Museum's Investigating Griffith Park exhibit and theatrical performances, panel discussions, and book readings will also be available. Griffith Parkline Shuttle will be operating along with buses traveling within the park for a great way of getting around the park. Links to information on public transit and bike route have been included in the map.

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Pre-Order your tamales here.

 

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Cedillo Día a Día

  • Ya funciona el elevador en Cathay Manor Apartments

  • Seminarios web sobre sobre leyes contra el acoso de inquilinos y contra la discriminación en la vivienda justa

  • Comida gratis para tu mascot en el centro de servicios para animales en North Central

  • Develan el mural “Champions of Change”

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Amigos y amigas:

Mi principal preocupación es la seguridad, la protección y la accesibilidad de nuestras personas mayores e inquilinos en Cathay Manor Apartments. Es inaceptable tener ascensores que no funcionan. Es por eso que tomé medidas y reuní a los departamentos de Vivienda y de Construcción y Seguridad con la División Cívica de la Oficina del Fiscal de la Ciudad para que el viernes por la noche se contratara a una empresa de reparación de ascensores que restaurara inmediatamente el servicio.

Cathay Manor es un edificio de apartamentos de 16 pisos ocupado por personas mayores, muchas de las cuales están discapacitadas. Los dos ascensores que daban servicio a Cathay Manor estuvieron fuera de servicio desde el 15 de octubre, creando condiciones inseguras y peligrosas que hacen que la vida diaria sea extremadamente difícil para unos 250 residentes mayores vulnerables. Ahora tienen un ascensor operable mientras que ambos serán reemplazados por elevadores mas modernos.

Por otra parte, invito a inquilinos, propietarios y administradores de propiedades a los seminarios web sobre las leyes contra el acoso de inquilinos y las leyes contra la discriminación de vivienda justa organizados por el Departamento de Vivienda. Conoce sus derechos y responsabilidades en estos valiosos seminarios informativos.

El Departamento de Servicios para Animales ha abierto su despensa de alimentos para mascotas gratis en el Centro de Servicios para Animales de North Central en Lincoln Heights para familias e individuos de bajos ingresos. Aprovecha este valioso recurso.

Esta semana quedé gratamente impresionado con la develación del mural “Champions of Change” (Campeones del Cambio) en Albion Park en Lincoln Heights. Cada persona en el mural sobresalió en Lincoln Heights como un impulsor de cambios. Tómate el tiempo para visitar este increíble mural en honor a personalidades que son una parte esencial de nuestra historia.

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte Semanal

Semana del 1 al 5 de noviembre, 2021

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

¡Sobre un 30%! Eso es el aumento de casos diarios y semanales en comparación al viernes de la semana pasada. Esta fue la primera vez desde el 27 de agosto que los números semanales subieron. Asegúrate de lavarte las manos con frecuencia, usar mascarilla, mantener la sana distancia, vacunarte y hacerte una prueba con regularidad. Continúa con estas medidas incluso si estás vacunado parcial o totalmente. Mantente a salvo a ti y a tu familia.

242 nuevos casos para un total de 59,837

7 decesos adicionales para un total de 1,408

VACUNA DE CORONAVIRUS

Haga click aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted

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Ahora se requiere un comprobante de vacunación para visitar lugares interiores como bares, bodegas, cervecerías, clubes nocturnos y salones en el condado de Los Ángeles. Para más información, visita ph.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

La vacuna de Pfizer contra el COVID-19 se aprobó bajo autorización de uso en caso de emergencia para niños de 5 a 11 años. Los niños mayores de 5 años ahora pueden vacunarse en clínicas selectas y sin cita previa en todo el condado. Los niños completamente vacunados ayudarán a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19 y estarán mejor protegidos.

LAC | DPH | COVID Prevención Lugares Públicos (lacounty.gov)

REPORTE LEGISLATIVO

Restauración del servicio de ascensor para inquilinos de Cathay Manor

Foto: ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News

El viernes pasado presenté una moción para contratar a una empresa de reparación de ascensores que restaurara temporalmente el servicio de ascensores y, en la medida de lo posible, reparar los ascensores en Cathay Apartments en Chinatown.

Foto: Team Cedillo

Gracias a mis gestiones, un ascensor funciona las 24 horas del día para brindar accesibilidad y seguridad a más de 250 inquilinos, muchos de los cuales son personas mayores de bajos ingresos y algunos con incapacidades. La salud y el bienestar de los inquilinos de Cathay Manor son mi mayor preocupación.

-Concejal Cedillo

Foto: ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News

La hija de un inquilino de los apartamentos Cathay Manor comparte que es una gran bendición que el servicio de ascensores haya sido restaurado el viernes por la noche en el edificio. Su padre, una persona de la tercera edad, ahora puede tener acceso a todo el edificio.

Avances en la reparación de ascensores de apartamentos de gran altura Canal 7 Eyewitness News, viernes 6 de noviembre de 2021

The daughter of a tenant at Cathay Manor apartments shares how it is a huge blessing….that elevator service was restored on Friday night at the building. Her father, a senior citizen, can now have access to up and down his building.

Con ascensores en viviendas para personas mayores aún inoperantes, Cedillo busca solución en la Ciudad - MyNewsLA.com

Ayuntamiento apoya el programa Proyect Homekey

Marmion Way Apartments in Cypress Park | Foto: PATH

El viernes, el Concilio votó a favor de que el Departamento de Vivienda de Los Ángeles solicite $252 millones al Programa Homekey del Estado para comprar propiedades y crear viviendas de apoyo a largo plazo para personas sin hogar. El Concilio aprobó una contribución local de $145.2 millones para ayudar a crear 450 unidades e instruyó al Oficial Administrativo de la Ciudad para identificar fondos adicionales para producir 300 unidades más. La Ciudad ha estado colaborando con la Autoridad de Vivienda (HACLA) para añadir 350 unidades. Este es un gran total de 1,100 nuevas unidades dedicadas a viviendas de apoyo para personas sin hogar.

Este es momento de actuar y ayudar a nuestros vecinos sin vivienda a hacer la transición a viviendas de apoyo a largo plazo. Esta votación significa un paso sin precedentes para abordar la crisis de vivienda.

-Concejal Cedillo

REPORTE DE VIVIENDA

Seminarios web en vivo sobre leyes contra el acoso de inquilinos y contra la discriminación en la vivienda justa

Participa en uno de sus seminarios web programados por el Departamento de Vivienda de Los Ángeles (LAHD) en donde se dará información sobre la Ordenanza contra el acoso de inquilinos y las leyes de vivienda justa que protegen a los inquilinos de la discriminación en la vivienda.

Este taller se llevará a cabo con el Centro de Derechos a la Vivienda (HRC). La presentación abordará los derechos de las familias con niños, inquilinos inmigrantes, beneficiarios de la Sección 8, personas con discapacidades y otras protecciones bajo las leyes estatales y federales.

HRC es la organización de vivienda justa más grande del país, que apoya a las víctimas de discriminación en la vivienda en todo el condado de Los Ángeles.

Estos seminarios web son para inquilinos de Los Ángeles que desean conocer sus derechos y responsabilidades. También es recomendable para propietarios y familiares que ayudan a administrar sus propiedades, así como para activistas comunitarios, bancos, prestamistas, fideicomisarios, empresas de servicios, agentes de cotización y cualquier persona que esté pensando en comprar o vender una propiedad de alquiler en Los Ángeles.

Los seminarios web de este mes serán presentados por la División de Estabilización de Rentas de LAHD y el Centro de Derechos a la Vivienda (HRC).

Las sesiones serán a través de Zoom. Haz clic en el enlace proporcionado a continuación para registrarse.

También puedes llamar al (213) 928-9075.

Sessions will be via Zoom. Click here to register to attend or call 213-928-9075.

17 de noviembre 17 a las 3 p.m. - INGLÉS

10 de noviembre 10 a las 3 p.m. - ESPAÑOL

¡Se han reabierto los mostradores del Departamento de Vivienda!

Para un mejor servicio a todos los angelinos, además de las citas virtuales, el Departamento de Vivienda de Los Ángeles ha reanudado sus operaciones en sus mostradores de persona a persona con cita previa.

PARA CITAS EN PERSONA NECESITA:

Prueba de vacunación del COVID-19; esto se solicitará antes de ingresar a las oficinas de LAHD.

De acuerdo a los protocolos contra el COVID-19, debes usar una mascarilla en todo momento mientras te encuentres en las instalaciones.

Los mostradores públicos están abiertos de lunes a viernes de 9 am a 4 pm. Solo por cita.

Para tu comodidad, puedes programar una cita en una las cinco oficinas. HAZ CLICK AQUÍ para elegir el lugar, la fecha y la hora. También puedes programar una cita en persona o virtual llamando al (866) 557-7368.

EVENTOS CON EL CONCEJAL CEDILLO

Festival Día de Los Muertos

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Concejal Gil Cedillo asistió al Festival Anual del Día de Los Muertos copatrocinado con la organización cultural 24th Street Theater. El festival contó con la escenografía de un cementerio en donde los asistentes conmemoraron y honraron a sus difuntos seres queridos. Hubo música, comida y paseos gratis en una rueda de la fortuna y en carrusel. Aprovechamos para recordar la importancia de cuidarnos unos a otros.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Dia de los Muertos KVEA 11/01/2021 11:07 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos KRCA 11/01/2021 11:07 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos KABC 11/01/2021 11:25 p.n.

Video of Councilmember Gil Cedillo at the Día De Los Muertos Street Festival at 24th Street Theater.

Dancers at the Día de Los Muertos Street Festival

More Dancers at the Día de Los Muertos Street Festival

Comunicado de prensa

Juego Clásico de East LA Football: Roosevelt High contra Garfield High

La semana pasada se llevó a cabo el juego de fútbol americano East LA Classic: Roosevelt High School contra Garfield High. El concejal Cedillo fue mariscal de campo en Roosevelt en su época de estudiante. Esa noche disfrutó de la victoria de Roosevelt en esta sana rivalidad de décadas.

Su vida giraba en torno al fútbol hasta que Gil Cedillo se unió a su primera marcha hace 50 años | Viewpoints And Ideas | theeastsiderla.com

"Es algo grande": Los equipos de fútbol de Roosevelt y de Garfield se enfrentan en East L.A. Classic | KTLA

Develan el Mural “Champions of Change”

Pie de foto: Paula Cristosomo; Concejal Gil Cedillo; Charlotte Castro, viuda de Sal Castro; Ana Bernal, prima de Babo Castillo; LA Dodgers; y Sergio Daniel Robleto en la develación del mural “Champions of Change” en Albion Park en Lincoln Heights. | Fotos: Steve Weingarten y Equipo Cedillo

Esta semana, el Departamento de Asuntos Culturales y la comunidad de Lincoln Heights se unieron al Equipo Cedillo para la develación del mural Champions of Change (Campeones del Cambio) en Albion / Riverside Park. Entre los invitados especiales se encontraban Charlotte Castro, esposa de Sal Castro, y Paola Crisostomo. Muchas gracias a Sergio Daniel Robleto, el artista que integró a la comunidad y habló con los homenajeados en el mural o con sus familiares. Cada persona en este mural destacó en Lincoln Heights como un impulsor de cambios. Visita este mural ubicado en 1739 Albion St., Lincoln Heights, CA. 90031. Celebra con nosotros a nuestros

Champions of Change:

  • Sal Castro - Educador y activista
  • Dra. Ruth Vivian Acosta - Coautora del Título IX, ley de derechos civiles que prohíbe la discriminación en el atletismo
  • Robert Ernie “Babo” Castillo - jugador de béisbol profesional de los Dodgers y los Mellizos
  • Leo Santa Cruz - Tres veces campeón de boxeo
  • Kenneth S. Washington: primer afroamericano en firmar con la NFL
  • Paola Crisostomo - Activista por la igualdad de derechos

Video del evento

Champions of Change Mural en KVEA

"Champions of Change" Mural Canal 35

Camarógrafo: Frank Aguilera 
Audio: Jordan Ellis  
Editor: Joe Belden   

CEDILLO EN LAS NOTICIAS

Foto: Johnny Knox

Esta semana conmemoramos el 30 aniversario de Rolling Thunder, un movimiento laboral liderado por el Concejal Gil Cedillo. Antes de su servicio público, Cedillo encabezó el sindicato Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 660. Se desempeñó como gerente general del sindicato más grande del condado de Los Ángeles de 1990 a 1996.

En 1991, Cedillo dirigió Rolling Thunder, una huelga que culminó con un paro general de 41,000 sindicalizados del Local 660 de SEIU. Lucharon por mejores beneficios y salarios para los trabajadores del condado, incluidas las enfermeras vitales para la atención médica de los residentes.

REPORTE POR ÁREA

Highland Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Equipo Cedillo se unió a la organización Monte Vista Early Education Center para una celebración con padres de familia de Highland Park y con la oficina de la Asambleísta Wendy Carrillo.

Lincoln Heights

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

En colaboración con la organización Central City Neighborhood Partners y Sacred Heart Church, el Equipo Cedillo distribuyó productos frescos y comestibles a cientos de familias necesitadas.

Cypress Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y la organización Unidos por NELA organizó una actividad estilo huerto de calabazas. Los niños disfrutaron de una tarde llena de diversión con una mesa de manualidades, pintura de calabazas y dibujos en sus caras.

Chinatown

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Adultos mayores de Cathay Manor recibieron más de 250 bolsas de productos frescos. Gracias a unos 90 voluntarios de Chinatown Service Center y varias organizaciones comunitarias, las personas mayores recibieron una bolsa de productos fresco frente a la puerta de su hogar.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Programa de Alimentos para Adultos Mayores con Everytable continúa en Grand Plaza. Distribuimos comidas a cientos de personas mayores de bajos ingresos. Muchas gracias al personal que ayuda a garantizar que las personas mayores reciban sus comidas.

Westlake

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El camión repartidor de alimentos gratuitos del Concejal Gil Cedillo distribuyó productos en la esquina de 6th St. con Bonnie Brae St.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Dos limpiezas comunitarias del Distrito 1 en Beacon Ave.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Miembros de la comunidad se unieron al Equipo Cedillo para una limpieza comunitaria del Distrito 1 en Maryland St.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y la organización CCNP distribuyeron cientos de bolsas con productos a familias del área. Esta acción fue parte del programa de distribución de alimentos gratuitos del Concejal Gil Cedillo.

Pico-Union

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

En coordinación con las organizaciones KYCC, Berendo Neighborhood Association, Pico Union Neighborhood Council, Pilgrim Tower Seniors, y otros miembros de la comunidad, el Equipo Cedillo unió fuerzas para el Proyecto de Embellecimiento (Beautification Project). ¡Todos unidos por una comunidad limpia!

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo distribuyó cientos de alimentos a inquilinos de Pilgrim Tower.

ARTE Y CULTURA

La campaña cultural ArtUnite realizada por la organización sin fines de lucro Central City Action Committee beneficiará a servicios y programas para jóvenes en riesgo. Ubicados en Angelino Heights, este comité existe desde los años ‘70s ayudando a niños y familias a través de educación, programas de trabajo, tutoría, voluntariado y embellecimiento de la ciudad.

Conocidos por su impacto en las artes y la justicia social, Culture Clash presenta "An L.A. Ghost Story". Esta producción cuenta las historias de tres familias que vieron el ascenso y la caída de Chávez Ravine y documenta cómo el desarrollo desplazó los hogares de personas para construir un estadio de béisbol. Ven a descubrir interesantes relatos mientras conoces la historia de Los Ángeles.

'Chavez Ravine: In 9 Innings' | Center Theatre Group

Disponible del 8 de octubre al 6 de diciembre

Foto y video: Equipo Cedillo

El fantástico elenco de ARENA: A House Music-al Executive Producido por el Concejal Gil Cedillo ensayará el número de apertura. Vea este emocionante musical original sobre un latino de East LA que se estrena en el Teatro CASA 0101 en Boyle Heights del 26 de noviembre al 19 de diciembre. Boletos (323) 263-7684

Video nuevo de ensayo de ARENA

Compra tus boletos aquí o llama al 323-263-7684.

SERVICIOS ANIMALES

Alimentos gratis para tu mascota en North Central Animal Services Center

Foto: Servicios Animales

La despensa de alimentos para mascotas es un recurso comunitario para ayudar las familias de bajos ingresos y a las personas en la ciudad de Los Ángeles que atraviesan dificultades económicas y necesitan ayuda para alimentar a sus animales de compañía | Foto: Servicios para animales

LA Animal Services anunció la apertura de su tercera despensa de alimentos para mascotas el 7 de noviembre, en el North Central Animal Services Center ubicado en 3201 Lacy Street, Los Ángeles, CA 90031 en Lincoln Heights. Este refugio proporcionará comida para mascotas gratis a quienes necesiten ayuda para alimentar a sus mascotas. La despensa de alimentos para mascotas está abierta con cita previa todos los domingos de 1:00 pm a 4 pm. Llama al (213) 655-7611 o haz click aquí para hacer una cita en el refugio de North Central.

Los residentes interesados en obtener una despensa de alimentos para mascotas deben demostrar que son dueños de la mascota; por favor regístrate en línea o llama para hacer una cita.

MAS NOTICIAS

Jóvenes practican con la carrera Students Run LA (SRLA) para el L.A. Marathon 2022

Durante más de 30 años, Students Run LA (SRLA) ha ayudado a estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria en Los Ángeles a alcanzar sus metas dentro y fuera del maratón de LA. Más de 50,000 estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria completaron el L.A. Marathon con las actividades de Students Run LA. La magnitud e impacto del programa SRLA, junto con las historias que cambiaron la vida de los estudiantes, aparece en este enlace de The New York Times. La tradición de SRLA continuó el domingo pasado con 2,700 estudiantes de SRLA que se entrenan para el L.A. Marathon de marzo del 2022.

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Elevator Now Operating at Cathay Manor Apartments

  • Webinars on Tenant Anti-Harassment and Fair Housing Anti-Discrimination Laws

  • Free Pet Food Pantry at North Central Animal Services Center

  • Champions of Change Mural Unveiled

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Dear Friend,

My paramount concern is for the safety, security, and accessibility of our seniors and tenants at Cathay Manor Apartments. It is totally unacceptable to have inoperable elevators. That is why I took action and brought together the Housing Department, Building and Safety Department and the Civic Division of the City Attorney’s Office to secure a qualified elevator repair company to immediately restore elevator service on Friday evening.

Cathay Manor is a 16-story high-rise apartment building occupied by senior citizens, some of whom are disabled. The two elevators serving Cathay Manor had been inoperative since October 15, 2021, creating unsafe and hazardous conditions that make daily life extremely difficult for approximately 250 vulnerable senior citizen residents. They now have one operable elevator, and both will be replaced with modernized versions.

I invite tenants, landlords, and property managers to webinars on tenant anti-harassment and fair housing anti-discrimination laws hosted by the Housing Department. Hear about your rights and responsibilities at these worthwhile webinars.

On Sunday, the Department of Animal Services opens a Free Pet Food Pantry at the North Central Animal Services Center in Lincoln Heights for low-income families and individuals. Please take advantage of this valuable service.

This week I was captivated at the unveiling of the Champions of Change Mural at Albion Park in Lincoln Heights. Each person in the mural emerged from Lincoln Heights as a change maker. Please take the time to visit this incredible mural honoring people who were an essential part of our history.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of November 1 to November 5, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

Thirty percent! That’s how much the daily and weekly increases grew over yesterday and last Friday. This was the first time since August 27 that the weekly numbers went up. Be sure to continue to wash your hands frequently, wear a mask, social distance, get vaccinated and tested regularly. Please continue these measures even if you are partially or fully vaccinated. Stay safe.

242 New Cases and 59,837 Total

7 Deaths and 1,408 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

 

 

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

Proof of vaccination is now required for indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges in LA County. For more info, visit ph.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

LAC | DPH | COVID Prevention Public Places (lacounty.gov)

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now approved under Emergency Use Authorization for children 5-11 years old. Children 5+ may now get vaccinated at select, walk-up clinics county-wide. Fully vaccinated children will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and be better protected in our communities.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Restoring Elevator Service for the Tenants of Cathay Manor

Photo Credit: ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News

On Friday, I introduced a motion to contract with a qualified elevator repair company to temporarily restore elevator service and, to the extent feasible to repair the elevator(s) at Cathay Apartments in Chinatown.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

One elevator is now operating 24-hours daily because of my aggressive efforts to bring accessibility and safety to over 250 tenants, many of whom are low-income seniors. The Cathay Manor tenants' health and well-being are my utmost concern.

-Councilmember Cedillo

Photo Credit: ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News

The daughter of a tenant at Cathay Manor apartments shares how it is a huge blessing….that elevator service was restored on Friday night at the building. Her father, a senior citizen, can now have access to up and down his building.

Progressing on Fixing High-Rise Apartment Elevators Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Friday, November 6, 2021 

With Elevators In Senior Housing Still Inoperable, Cedillo Seeks City Action - MyNewsLA.com

City Council Pursues Project Homekey Program

Marmion Way Apartments in Cypress Park | Photo Credit: PATH

On Friday, the Council voted to authorize the Los Angeles Housing Department to apply for $252 million from the State’s Homekey Program to purchase properties to create long-term supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals. The Council approved a local match of $145.2 million which would support the creation of 450 units, and instructed the City Administrative Officer to identify additional funds which could produce 300 more units. The City has been collaborating with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) which could bring 350 additional units. This is a grand total of 1,100 new units devoted to supportive housing serving the formerly homeless!

The moment is now to act and help our unhoused neighbors make the transition into long-term supportive housing. This vote is one step toward addressing an unprecedented crisis.

-Councilmember Cedillo

HOUSING UPDATE

November 2021 - Live Webinars On Tenant Anti-Harassment and Fair Housing Anti-Discrimination Laws

Join the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) at one of their scheduled webinars as they discuss the City of Los Angeles’ Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance and fair housing laws that protect renters from housing discrimination. This workshop will be held in collaboration with the Housing Rights Center (HRC). The presentation will cover the rights of families with children, immigrant tenants, Section 8 voucher holders, people with disabilities, and other protections under State and Federal laws. HRC is the nation’s largest fair housing organization, supporting victims of housing discrimination throughout Los Angeles County.

These webinars are for City of Los Angeles renters, landlords, and property managers who want to know their rights and responsibilities. They are also recommended for landlords and their family members who assist them in managing their properties, community advocates, banks, lenders, trustees, servicing companies, listing agents, and anyone contemplating buying or selling rental property in the City of Los Angeles
 
This month’s webinars will be presented by LAHD's Rent Stabilization Division and the Housing Rights Center (HRC).
 
Sessions will be via Zoom. Click here to register to attend or call 213-928-9075.

November 17 at 3 p.m. - English

November 10 at 3 p.m. - Spanish

Housing Department Public Counters Have Re-opened!

To further assist Angelenos, in addition to virtual appointments, the Los Angeles Housing Department is resuming public counters operations on an appointment basis.

FOR IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS:

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required; such will be requested prior to entering LAHD offices.

Per COVID-19 protocols, a mask must be worn at all times while on the premises.

The public counters are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment only.

For your convenience, to schedule an appointment at one of our five different offices, CLICK HERE to choose the location, date, and time; or schedule an in-person or virtual appointment at (866) 557-7368.


COUNCILMEMBER CEDILLO ATTENDS EVENTS

Día de Los Muertos Street Festival

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo attended the Annual Día de Los Muertos Street Festival he co-sponsored with the 24th Street Theater. The festival featured a cemetery where residents could commemorate and honor their loved ones who are no longer with us, music, food, free rides on a Ferris wheel, and Carousel Merry-Go-Round. We remembered our loved ones and the importance of taking care of one another.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Dia de los Muertos KVEA 11/01/2021 11:07 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos KRCA 11/01/2021 11:07 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos KABC 11/01/2021 11:25 p.n.

Video of Councilmember Gil Cedillo at the Día De Los Muertos Street Festival at 24th Street Theater.

Dancers at the Día de Los Muertos Street Festival

More Dancers at the Día de Los Muertos Street Festival

Media Advisory

East LA Classic Football Game: Roosevelt High School Versus Garfield High

Last week was the East LA Classic football game: Roosevelt High School versus Garfield High…a decades-long rivalry. Councilmember Cedillo was a quarterback at Roosevelt back in the day. He relished Roosevelt stepping it up with their victory over Garfield!

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‘It’s a big ol’ thing:’ Roosevelt, Garfield football teams square off in East L.A. Classic | KTLA

Champions of Change Mural Unveiling

Photo caption: Paula Cristosomo; Councilmember Gil Cedillo; Charlotte Castro, wife of the late Sal Castro, educator; Ana Bernal, cousin of Babo Castillo; LA Dodgers; and Sergio Daniel Robleto, muralist at the celebration of the Champions of Change Mural at Albion Park in Lincoln Heights. | Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten and Team Cedillo

This week Team Cedillo was joined by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Lincoln Heights community to celebrate the unveiling of the Champions of Change mural at Albion/Downey Park. Special guests included Charlotte Castro, wife of Sal Castro, and Paola Crisostomo. We want to thank Sergio Daniel Robleto, the artist who engaged the community and spoke to those honored in the mural or their families. Each person in this mural emerged from Lincoln Heights as a change maker. Please take a moment of your time to visit the mural at Albion/Downey Park at 1739 Albion St., Lincoln Heights, CA. 90031. Join us in honoring our Champions of Change:

  • Sal Castro - Educator and Activist
  • Dr. Ruth Vivian Acosta - Co-author of title IX, civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in athletics
  • Robert Ernie “Babo” Castillo - Professional baseball player for the Dodgers and Twins
  • Leo Santa Cruz- 3 Time boxing Champion
  • Kenneth S. Washington - First African American to sign with the NFL
  • Paola Crisostomo - Equal rights activist

Video of Event

Champions of Change Mural KVEA, November 4, 2021, 11:34 p.m.

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

Photo Credit: Johnny Knox

This week we commemorated the 30th Anniversary of Rolling Thunder, a labor action led by Councilmember Gil Cedillo. Before his public service, Councilmember Gil Cedillo worked for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 660, Los Angeles County's largest union, where he served as general manager from 1990 to 1996. In 1991, Gil Cedillo led Rolling Thunder, where the Local engaged in a department-by-department strike that culminated in a general strike of 41,000 union members. Gil Cedillo fought for better benefits and wages for County workers, including nurses vital to health delivery to residents.

FIELD UPDATE

Highland Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined the Monte Vista Early Education Center for Holiday fun with Highland Park parents and Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo's office.

Lincoln Heights

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In collaboration with Central City Neighborhood Partners and Sacred Heart Church, Team Cedillo distributed fresh produce and groceries to hundreds of families.

Cypress Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo with Unidos por NELA hosted a Pumpkin Patch. Kids enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with an arts and craft table, pumpkin painting, and face painting.

Chinatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Seniors at Cathay Manor received over 250 bags of fresh produce. Thank you to our nearly 90 volunteers from the Chinatown Service Center and multiple community organizations; seniors had a produce bag in front of their door.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

The Senior Meal Program with Everytable continues at Grand Plaza. We distributed meals to hundreds of low-income seniors. A huge thank you to the on-site staff that helps make sure the seniors get their meals.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed groceries at the corner of 6th St. and Bonnie Brae St.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Two CD1 Community Clean-Ups on Beacon Ave.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Community members joined Team Cedillo in a CD1 Community Clean-Up on Maryland St.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed hundreds of produce bags to neighbors. This effort was part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Pop-Up Food Distribution Program.

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with KYCC, Berendo Neighborhood Association, Pico Union Neighborhood Council, Pilgrim Tower Seniors, and other community members, Team Cedillo joined forces for a Beautification Project. Everyone came together to clean their community!

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo distributed hundreds of meals to seniors at Pilgrim Tower.

ARTS AND CULTURE

artUnite will benefit at-risk youth services and programs organized by the non-profit Central City Action Committee. Located in Angelino Heights, they have been in the neighborhood since the 1970s, helping low to moderate-income kids and families through education, work programs, mentorship, volunteerism, and city beautification. 

Known for their force in the arts and social justice, Culture Clash presents An LA Ghost Story. This cinematic production tells the stories of three families who watched the rise and fall of Chavez Ravine as it documents how development uprooted the lives of people who called the place home, all for the construction of a Dodgers baseball stadium. Come enjoy the story of Chavez Ravine as we acknowledge the history of our home, Los Angeles.

Available on demand October 8th to December 6th.

'Chavez Ravine: In 9 Innings' | Center Theatre Group

Photo and Video Credit: Team Cedillo

The fantastic cast of ARENA: A House Music-al Executive Produced by Councilmember Gil Cedillo rehearse opening number. See this exciting original musical about a Latino from the Eastside coming out at CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights from November 26th to December 19th. Get Your Tickets Here or call 323-263-7684. New ARENA Rehearsal Video

Tickets: Arena: A House MUSIC-al - CASA 0101 Theater

ANIMAL SERVICES

Pet Food Pantry at North Central Animal Services Center

The Pet Food Pantry is a community resource to assist low-income families and individuals in the City of Los Angeles experiencing financial hardship who need help feeding their animal companions | Photo Credit: Animal Services

LA Animal Services announced their third Pet Food Pantry location opening on Sunday, November 7, at the North Central Animal Services Center located at 3201 Lacy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031 in Lincoln Heights. The North Central shelter will provide free pet food to low-income families and individuals who need help feeding their pets. The Pet Food Pantry is open by appointment every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to register and make an appointment at North Central or call 213-655-7611.

Residents interested in participating in the Pet Food Pantry must be the pet’s owner and will need to register by going online or calling to obtain an appointment.

OTHER NEWS

Students Run LA (SRLA) Train for the Los Angeles Marathon

For more than 30 years, Students Run LA (SRLA) has helped middle and high school students across Los Angeles achieve their goals on and off the marathon course. More than 50,000 middle and high school students have completed the Los Angeles Marathon with Students Run LA. The scope and safety of the SRLA program, along with students’ life-changing SRLA stories, are featured in The New York Times. The SRLA tradition continues today, with the next class of 2,700 SRLA students training for the Los Angeles Marathon in March 2022.

NY Times Article

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Visit Guaranteed Basic Income for Questions and Answers on this program providing $1,000 monthly qualifying individuals.

 

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Cedillo Weekly:

  • Funding Secured For Lincoln High School All-Weather Field and Synthetic Track

  • 24th Street Theater Day of The Dead Event

  • Library Offers Free or Low-Cost Passes to Museums and Other Attractions

  • $5,000 Grants Are Available For 5,000 Small Businesses

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Dear Friend,

This week was a productive week in our office. I attended the annual Lincoln High School football game to honor Kenny Washington. At half time I joined a celebration of a stadium project that includes an all-weather field and synthetic track. I pushed the City Council to contribute $2 million. I thank Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board Member, for securing matching funds of $2 million from LAUSD.

I invite you to join me at the annual Day of the Dead commemoration on Monday, November 1, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the 24th Street Theater, 1117 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007, at the intersection of 24th Street and South Hoover Street. The FREE festival will feature musical acts including Jaime Lopez, Klezmer Juice, Esteban Leon,  Mariachi Calilajara, and Gabriel y La Verdad.

I am also excited to share with you the Los Angeles Public Library's offer to allow library patrons to reserve free or low-cost passes to museums and other attractions with their LAPL library card. Please take advantage of this fun offer.

And finally, applications are NOW OPEN for Round 1 of the $25M Comeback Checks COVID-19 financial recovery program. $5,000 grants are available for 5,000 small businesses located and operated within the City of Los Angeles. Applications are due by November 2, 2021!

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

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CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of October 23rd to October 29th, 2021

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Los Angeles City Hall was lit up in honor of Filipino History and Heritage Month!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

We started the week with new infections increasing daily in the low 20s and they edged upward to the high 30s. The weekly increase in new cases continued to drop slightly (from 193 to 188) and the number of deaths — 4 — remains relatively low. Stay safe.

188 New Cases and 59,598 Total

4 Deaths and 1,401 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE


All COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J) have been approved by the FDA & CDC for boosters. Suppose you got Pfizer or Moderna (both doses at least six months ago). In that case, you are eligible if you are either: 65 & older, 18+ and live in long-term care settings, have underlying medical conditions, or work or live in high-risk environments. J&J is available to anyone who received a dose more than two months ago and is 18+. People may also receive booster doses that are different from their original vaccine (mix & match), and you may also receive other vaccines simultaneously, including flu vaccines. For more info & to make an appointment, visit LAC | DPH | COVID-19 Vaccination - How to get vaccinated (lacounty.gov)

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

Get Your Digital Vaccination Record Here

HOUSING UPDATE

Housing Committee Advances Housing Element

Photo Credit: Los Angeles City Planning

The City Council's Housing Committee, chaired by Councilmember Cedillo, unanimously approved the proposed Housing Element and advanced the document to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee.

According to the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, the city must accommodate at least 456,643 new units by 2029, with at least 184,721 affordable units for lower-income households.

Council District 1 has produced the most affordable housing units in the entire city. Council Member Cedillo is a strong advocate for the equitable distribution of affordable housing citywide.

The PLUM Committee will take up the matter next, and if passed out of that committee, the plan will go to the full council.

LA Plan to Increase City's Housing Stock Advances Out of Committee, Daily News, October 27, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER CEDILLO ATTENDS EVENTS

Councilmember Cedillo Provides $2 million for Lincoln High School Athletic Field

Councilmember Cedillo Honors Kenny Washington at Annual Lincoln High School Game | Photo Credit: LA Rams

At halftime, there was a celebration in that a stadium project is going to happen. It will include an all-weather field and synthetic track. The City Council, thanks to a push from Councilman Gil Cedillo, has contributed $2 million. With support from Board of Education member Monica Garcia, the Los Angeles Unified School District has provided matching funds of $2 million.

Lincoln running back Andre Watkins breaks away for a touchdown against Franklin. | Photo Credit: Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times

Lincoln forging a bright future with win over Franklin - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten

Councilmember Gil Cedillo Stopped by Reflections in Mt. Washington and Union Villa in Pico-Union to Distribute Meals and Chat With Seniors

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo stopped by Reflections at Glen Albyn in Mt Washington to talk to the seniors about city updates and resources. A food distribution was also conducted in partnership with Everytable.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo stopped by Union Villa to chat and help distribute meals to hundreds of seniors through his Senior Meal Program with EveryTable.

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

More Coverage on Latin Jazz and Music Festival

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's 8th Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival Video

Councilmember Cedillo Paramount Concern is for the Safety and Access of Seniors and Tenants at Cathay Manor

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My paramount concern is for the safety and access of our seniors and tenants at Cathay Manor, and it is totally unacceptable to have inoperable elevators. That is why I requested the City to step in and find a solution to immediately get at least one elevator operational while modernizing the second elevator.

My office had previously brought together the Housing Department, Department of Building and Safety to fix the elevator. The elevator was later inspected and tagged as being non-compliant because the elevator would not stop appropriately on certain floors.

My office again brought the appropriate City Departments, including the Housing Department, Department of Building and Safety, and the City Attorney’s Civil Branch, to work on immediate solutions to have at least one of the elevators to be in operation. The City is currently working on getting one elevator manually operated while the second elevator will be modernized. We hope to have a manual operator within the next 48 hours.

Rehabilitation of MacArthur Park

Photo Credit: Channel 35

Councilmember Cedillo shares the plans to rehabilitate MacArthur Park and bring it back to its incredible beauty and make it safe, clean, and secure for the children, youth, and families of Westlake and Pico-Union

Channel 35 Story on the Rehabilitation of MacArthur Park

Cameraman: Martin Martinez

Audio: Paul Townsend 

Editor: Eduardo Gallegos/ Wendell Ayala 

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

Please join Councilmember Cedillo at the Annual “Day of the Dead” Festival he is co-sponsoring with Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, and the 24th Street Theater. The event is on Monday, November 1, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the 24th Street Theater, 1117 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007 at the intersection of 24th Street and South Hoover Street. The FREE festival will feature musical acts including Jaime Lopez, Klezmer Juice, Esteban Leon,  Mariachi Calilajara, and Gabriel y La Verdad.

FIELD UPDATE

Lincoln Heights

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed free groceries at the corner of Baldwin St. and Sichel St.

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo hosted a Community Clean-Up in Pico-Union, collaborating with Comunidad de NHF, Pico Union Neighborhood Council, and Toberman Neighborhood Watch.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We spoke with Olivia Suria, an executive board member of the MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council who has lived in the MacArthur Park area for over two decades. Olivia has been a strong voice in the community for many years, supporting immigrant and student rights while also educating residents on housing rights. She is pleased with all the improvements to the park and is looking forward to all future projects.

Olivia Suria Video

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We visited Doña Bibi’s Restaurant in MacArthur Park to speak with owner Maynor Sandoval who stated his support for all the improvements coming to the area. A Honduran immigrant who opened his restaurant almost 20 years ago, Maynor established Doña Bibi’s as an icon for the Honduran community in MacArthur Park and Westlake. We’re proud to collaborate with community leaders such as Maynor as we maintain safe, clean, and secure neighborhoods and parks for all.

Maynor Sandoval Video

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo partnered with IDEPSCA to beautify the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and LaFayette Park Place. This project is part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Community Beautification Project. The project aims to beautify multiple locations in Council District 1 by planting trees, repairing damaged infrastructure, cleaning dumping sites, and installing artistic features.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Central City Neighborhood Partners and Team Cedillo hosted a produce giveaway. We distributed more than 150 bags of fresh produce to residents.

1VOICE

1Voice is published quarterly by the Office of Councilmember Gil Cedillo. Here is are excerpts from the Fall 2021 issue.

Our Cover Artist

Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten

Robert Vargas grew up in Boyle Heights but found artistic acclaim a few blocks west. Galleries in New York, Chicago, Miami, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, and Osaka have shown his work, but tens of thousands of Angelenos see his murals daily on office buildings across DTLA.

“With the right time and message, a mural can really transcend a neighborhood or a community,” Vargas said. “They allow me to reach art aficionados, as well as people who wouldn't otherwise have access to museums and galleries.”

His most ambitious project is a 14-story mural he hopes will rank as the largest mural in the world by a single artist.

"I've painted more square footage than the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel," Vargas said.

The seventh-generation Angeleno studied at the L.A. County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and Pratt Institute in New York. He lives in a downtown loft.

$37 Million to Help Small Businesses Recover

Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten

Eric Stollsteimer opened his first music shop in 1996 in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He moved west and set up shop in CD1, first in Chinatown and then Lincoln Heights.

Today, Caveman Vintage Music sells and repairs instruments and equipment, and sells vinyl records. The business was a hit … until the coronavirus hit.

“We were shut for at least two months,” Stollsteimer said, “but my landlord never stopped charging rent.”

He applied to the City for a $20,000 loan, which was later changed to a grant because it covered employee salaries, and the City designated a parking spot for curbside pick-up. Caveman also received a burst of attention when Mayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference in front of the store.

Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten

Stollsteimer’s store has stabilized, but other small businesses continue to struggle. More targeted financial support and services are on the way.

Garcetti and the City Council allocated $37 million from the American Rescue Plan Act for small businesses, including $25 million for 5,000 restaurants, and $12 million to help about 800 small businesses pay rent.

The Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is administering this program. For more information, contact Barrio Planners at (323) 264-9020.

ARTS AND CULTURE

artUnite will benefit at-risk youth services and programs organized by the non-profit Central City Action Committee. Located in Angelino Heights, they have been in the neighborhood since the 1970s, helping low to moderate-income kids and families through education, work programs, mentorship, volunteerism, and city beautification. 

Known for their force in the arts and social justice, Culture Clash presents An LA Ghost Story. This cinematic production tells the stories of three families who watched the rise and fall of Chavez Ravine as it documents how development uprooted the lives of people who called the place home, all for the construction of a Dodgers baseball stadium. Come enjoy the story of Chavez Ravine as we acknowledge the history of our home, Los Angeles.

Available on demand October 8th to December 6th.

'Chavez Ravine: In 9 Innings' | Center Theatre Group

Photo and Video Credit: Team Cedillo

The fantastic cast of ARENA: A House Music-al Executive Produced by Councilmember Gil Cedillo rehearse opening number. See this exciting original musical about a Latino from the Eastside coming out at CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights from November 26th to December 19th. Tickets 323-263-7684. https://casa0101.org/?shows=arena

Arena Rehearsal Video

Tickets: Arena: A House MUSIC-al - CASA 0101 Theater

LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY

Reserve Free or Low-Cost Passes to Museums and Other Attractions

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Public Library

The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) partnership program called Explore L.A. with Discover and Go Program allows library patrons to reserve free or low-cost passes to museums and other attractions with their LAPL library card, using the Discover & Go platform. This program is open to Los Angeles residents 18 and over with a LAPL card in good standing. Reservations are first-come, first-serve. The Los Angeles Zoo provides one pass per day (good for up to 4 tickets) in all libraries throughout the City, representing nearly 22,000 tickets annually.

LAPL provides a quarterly report that includes monthly reservation numbers by zip code, to see which communities are utilizing the program, and the Zoo tracks the actual redemption. The citywide usage for the first month of this reactivated program is contained in the attached chart, and CD 1 has the highest use so far. In addition, below are some images of the co-created "Beloved Pets Ofrenda" that we developed in partnership with Plaza De La Raza. It has been an outstanding success with our guests and runs through Día de Los Muertos.

RECREATION AND PARKS ACTIVITIES

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Visit Guaranteed Basic Income for Questions and Answers on this program providing $1,000 monthly qualifying individuals.

Applications are NOW OPEN for Round 1 of the $25M “Comeback Checks” COVID-19 financial recovery program. $5,000 grants are available for 5,000 small businesses located and operated within the City of Los Angeles. Applications are due by November 2, 2021!

Not sure if your #smallbusiness qualifies? Visit: ComebackChecksLA.com for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The City’s BusinessSource Centers are also offering free webinars in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean from October 26 to November 1 to guide Angelenos through the application process. To register and learn more, visit ComebackChecksLA.com.

Additional questions? Email [email protected] or call 213-744-7130.

 

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Click here for the form for participants in High Res 2021 to submit their work. 

We invite students at 15 local high schools to explore the new world that COVID-19 created at Councilmember Cedillo’s second Hi-Res Student Photo Competition. Students may enter one original photograph taken on any type of camera. Post-production work by the entrant is allowed, but no one else may edit your image. There are no entry fees. The entry period is Oct. 4 – 17.

Judges will select first, second, and third place winners at each school and first, second, and third place district-wide winners. Results will be announced in November. Winning photos will be published in the District One 2022 calendar and CD1’s quarterly bilingual magazine, 1Voice/1Voz.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Cedillo Día a Día:

Cierre pacífico del MacArthur Park para que el Departamento de Recreación y Parques trabaje en mejoras de espacios públicos seguros, limpios y protegidos

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Amigos y amigas:

Con gusto les informo que coordiné el cierre pacífico y exitoso del MacArthur Park para que el Departamento de Recreación y Parques de la Ciudad iniciara el mantenimiento para un área que mucho lo necesitaba, esto en apego a mis esfuerzos para mantener los espacios públicos seguros, limpios y protegidos.

Entre el 1 de enero y el 15 de octubre de 2021, la Autoridad de Servicios para Personas sin Hogar de Los Ángeles (LAHSA por sus siglas en inglés) y People Assisting the Homeless (PATH por sus siglas en inglés) alojaron a 326 personas que vivían en el MacArthur Park (164 de ambos lados del parque antes del 27 de septiembre, más 126 de solo el área de cierre propuesta entre el 27 de septiembre y el 15 de octubre de 2021). El 15 de octubre, también atendimos a 36 personas que no vivían en el parque, pero se acercaron expresando su deseo de mudarse a un lugar bajo techo.

"Estoy orgulloso de los esfuerzos de LAHSA, PATH y de mi personal para llevar a refugio seguro bajo techo a estas 326 personas sin hogar", dijo el concejal Cedillo. “Esperamos que el Departamento de Recreación y Parques complete el trabajo de rehabilitación y mantenimiento del parque, mientras seguimos trabajando con PATH y LAHSA para identificar y asegurar viviendas permanentes para 126 personas que anteriormente vivían en MacArthur Park y que fueron trasladados a refugio bajo techo durante el operativo para el cierre del área.

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

PD.- Les comparto algunas de las historias en los medios de comunicación sobre mis esfuerzos para hacer al MacArthur Park un sitio seguro, limpio y protegido.

Concejal afirma que se refugiaron a cientos de personas que habitaban el MacArthur Park (espectronews1.com)

Rehabilitación del MacArthur Park KMEX 10 15 21 1104PM - YouTube

Rehabilitación del MacArthur Park KVEA 10 15 21 1100 p.m. - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vmd0dIrzTo

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Reporte Semanal

Semana del 16 de octobre al 22 de octubre, 2021

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

El aumento por semana de nuevas infecciones sigue disminuyendo y la tasa diaria de nuevas infecciones también. El número de muertes esta semana fue un poco más alto que las recientes semanas, pero aún así es una fracción de donde estaba el Distrito 1 durante el auge de la pandemia. Por favor cuídate y cuida a tu familia.

193 nuevos casos para un total de 59,410

5 decesos más para un total de 1,397

VACUNA DE CORONAVIRUS

Haga click aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted

Todos los residentes de California pueden solicitar un registro de vacunación digital en MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov que puede descargar a su teléfono.

Los registros digitales de vacunación son emitidos por:

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) CDPH Home (ca.gov) Una empresa aprobada (e.g., Healthvana y Carbon Health)

Para obtener más información, visita la página de registros de vacunas en VaccinateLACounty.com

PROYECTOS DEL CONCEJAL CEDILLO

¿Cuál es tu nueva normalidad?

El segundo certamen anual de fotografía Hi-Res del Concejal Cedillo invita a los estudiantes de 15 escuelas secundarias a explorar el nuevo mundo creado por el COVID-19. Los estudiantes pueden participar con una fotografía original tomada con cualquier tipo de cámara. El trabajo de postproducción es permitido siempre y cuando sea obra del mismo autor de la foto, pero nadie más puede editar su imagen. No hay tarifas de entrada. El período de inscripción es del 13 al 26 de octubre.

Los jueces seleccionarán a los ganadores del primer, segundo y tercer lugar en cada escuela y a los ganadores del primer, segundo y tercer lugar en todo el distrito. Los resultados se anunciarán en noviembre. Las fotos ganadoras se publicarán en el calendario 2022 del Distrito 1 y en la publicación bilingüe trimestral de Distrito 1, 1Voice / 1Voz.

¿Preguntas? Escribe a [email protected]

Puedes hacer tu envío a través del sitio web del Distrito 1:

www.gilcedillo.com

PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS DE CONCEJAL CEDILLO

1Voice/1Voz

1Voice/1Voz es una publicación trimestral bilingüe de la Oficina del Concejal Gil Cedillo. Aquí hay algunos extractos de la edición de otoño de 2021.

Las personas con problemas mentales necesitan tratamiento, no cárcel

Foto: Steve Weingarten

Equipos de oficiales de LAPD y médicos de Salud Mental del Condado ayudan a desactivar confrontaciones explosivas.

El oficial Superior Julián Canales, recibió un reporte sobre una mujer sin hogar en el MacArthur Park que “parecía fuera de contexto”.

Canales acudió al llamado vestido de manera casual con una camisa tipo polo con el logo del LAPD bordado. Su pareja en la Unidad de Evaluación Mental (MEU) es un médico del Departamento de Salud del Condado (DHM).

El objetivo de la colaboración entre LAPD y DMH es reducir la violencia durante los operativos policiacos con pacientes de enfermedades mentales y evaluar los servicios de salud mental disponibles. La misión es atender a la persona, no enviarla a la cárcel.

“La gente marca al 911 y por eso casi siempre hay policías en la escena cuando llegamos. Los policías nos llaman cuando se dan cuenta de que no hay un delito pero detectan un problemas de salud mental”.

En este caso, proporcionaron el nombre de la mujer y apareció en la base de datos de Canales. El médico de DHM explicó que la mujer deliraba por un ataque de pánico y atemorizada, huyó del hogar provisional en donde vivía; estuvo a punto de perder su lugar en una vivienda permanente. La acción rápida de Canales y del equipo de MEU resolvió ese dilema.

“Fue fácil para nosotros”, dijo Canales, “pero el resultado hubiera sido muy trágico sin nosotros”, explicó.

Salario mínimo alcanza los $15 por hora

Seis años después de promulgarse como ley, todas las empresas de Los Ángeles deben pagar el salario mínimo de $15 por hora.

El Concilio votó 14-1 para aprobar la ley en mayo del 2015; la escala salarial aumentó gradualmente de $9 a $15 durante cinco años: $12 por hora en julio del 2017, a $13.25 en julio del 2018 y a $14.25 en julio del 2019.

Concejal Cedillo ayudó a la ley de salario mínimo y creó la Oficina de Normas Salariales; los empleadores no clasificarán erróneamente a trabajadores para reducir su salario.

Las empresas comenzaron a pagar $15 por hora el año pasado, pero las de 25 empleados o menos tuvieron hasta julio pasado para igualar el salario. La ordenanza ahora exige el aumento del salario mínimo en función a la inflación a partir del 2022.

COMISIÓN DE REDISTRIBUCIÓN DEL CONCILIO DE LA CIUDAD DE LOS ÁNGELES

El proceso de redistribución de distritos de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles, un evento que vuelve a trazar las líneas del Distrito del Concejo Municipal cada diez años, sigue avanzando. Invitamos a las personas a participar en las audiencias públicas.

El Concejo Municipal debe aprobar el mapa final para diciembre de 2021. El nuevo mapa, con los límites del Distrito actualizados, entrará en vigencia el 1 de enero del 2022.

Tu voz es de vital importancia para este proceso. Hay varias formas de participar:

Proporcionar tus comentarios públicos verbales a través de Zoom o llamando por teléfono a una de las reuniones anteriores. Te recomendamos que te unas a la reunión 30 minutos antes y, tan pronto como estés en la reunión, prácticamente levanta la mano como señal de que quieres hablar.

Proporciona comentarios públicos por escrito enviando un correo electrónico a la Comisión a [email protected] También puedes enviar un mensaje de correo electrónico a mi oficina en [email protected]

Si estás interesado en participar en las audiencias públicas pero tienes dificultades para conectarte o ser escuchado, no dudes en comunicarse con mi oficina al (213) 473-7001 o [email protected] Para más información, visita:

LACCRC 2021 – Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission 2021 – City of Los Angeles

ARTE Y CULTURA

La campaña cultural ArtUnite realizada por la organización sin fines de lucro Central City Action Committee beneficiará a servicios y programas para jóvenes en riesgo. Ubicados en Angelino Heights, este comité existe desde los años ‘70s ayudando a niños y familias a través de educación, programas de trabajo, tutoría, voluntariado y embellecimiento de la ciudad.

Conocido por su fuerza en las artes y la justicia social, Culture Clash presenta An LA Ghost Story. Esta producción cinematográfica cuenta las historias de tres familias que vieron el ascenso y la caída de Chavez Ravine mientras documenta cómo el desarrollo desarraigó las vidas de las personas que llamaron hogar al lugar, todo por la construcción de un estadio de béisbol de los Dodgers. Venga a disfrutar de la historia de Chavez Ravine mientras reconocemos la historia de nuestra casa, Los Ángeles.Disponible bajo demanda del 8 de octubre al 6 de diciembre

'Chavez Ravine: In 9 Innings' | Center Theatre Group

SERVICIOS PARA ANIMALES

Foto: LA Animal Services

“Fall in Love!” es una promoción de LA Animal Services para que te enamores y adoptes a un nuevo amiguito peludo. Animal Services ofreció tarifas de adopción con descuento el sábado 23 y el domingo 24 de octubre durante su evento de adopción “Fall in Love!”, con el fin de fomentar la adopción de mascotas. Las tarifas de adopción para perros son $51 (sin incluir la licencia) y $75 para cachorros. No hay tarifas de adopción para gatos y gatitos gracias a una generosa subvención de ASPCA.

Durante el mes de octubre, Animal Services también se unirá a Subaru y sus concesionarios para celebrar la campaña Subaru Loves Pets dirigida a promover la adopción perros mayores y/o con discapacidades. Estos perros, cariñosamente conocidos como "desvalidos" (“Underdogs”), tienen mayores dificultades para ser adoptados y para encontrar un hogar amoroso. Para motivar aún más a los posibles adoptantes, Subaru Sherman Oaks donará $100 por cada mascota adoptada de Animal Services hasta el 31 de octubre.

REPORTE POR ÁREA

Westlake

Mes de la Herencia Hispana en Casa Azul

Foto: PATH

Durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, el Equipo Cedillo visitó Casa Azul, nuestro refugio para mujeres y familias operado por PATH. Reconocemos los lazos culturales que tiene Casa Azul con la comunidad latina de Los Ángeles. El refugio es único honrando la herencia mexicana y la influencia de Frida Kahlo. A la entrada hay un mural de la artista mexicana dando la bienvenida a nuestros vecinos sin hogar. El refugio cuenta con auténticos muebles mexicanos y piezas de arte rodeados de colores brillantes que crean un ambiente cálido y acogedor para sus inquilinos y visitantes.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo, CCNP y familias con sus niños, disfrutaron de la nueva área infantil en MacArthur Park con juegos y actividades para todos.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Visitamos el vecindario de Burlington Ave., y charlamos con Yasmín Barrón y Rosa Paniagua, fundadoras de la asociación de vecinos Beacon of Light Neighborhood Association. Las residentes de MacArthur Park durante más de 20 años, formaron este grupo para mejorar su área con limpiezas comunitarias semanales y distribución de alimentos para cientos de familias de bajos ingresos y personas mayores. Con la colaboración de la oficina del Concejal Gil Cedillo y otros vecinos, Yasmín y Rosa están muy orgullosas de su trabajo que mantiene a su vecindario seguro, limpio y protegido.

Foto y Video: Equipo Cedillo

Video de Rosa Paniagua and Yasmín Barron Video

Foto y video: Equipo Cedillo

Yasenia Conde, fundadora de Scholars Factory, nació y creció en el área de MacArthur Park. Ha dedicado su vida adulta a ayudar a los jóvenes en riesgo con actividades productivas y con frecuencia usa las instalaciones del parque y el nuevo patio de juegos infantiles. Ella está muy complacida con todas las mejoras que se vienen para mantener un parque seguro y así nos lo cuenta en el siguiente video.

Video de Yasenia Conde

Foto y video: Equipo Cedillo

Mildred Medina es miembro del consejo vecinal de MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council y del grupo de vecinos Madres Que Luchan. Residente desde hace mucho tiempo del área de MacArthur Park y madre voluntaria en la primaria Hoover, Mildred ha pasado incontables horas dirigiendo eventos de limpieza comunitaria, talleres sobre el derecho a la vivienda y capacitación en liderazgo para mejorar su vecindario. En este video nos da sus comentarios.

Video de Mildred Medina

Foto y video: Equipo Cedillo

Diana Guillén, Presidenta y Directora del comité LAUSD English Learner Advisory Committee. Abogando por los estudiantes inmigrantes y sus familias durante más de una década, Diana es residente de MacArthur Park desde hace mucho tiempo y es voluntaria en las escuelas locales. Bajo su liderazgo, los estudiantes inmigrantes han tenido acceso a recursos educativos y la participación de los padres ha aumentado. Gracias a miembros activos de la comunidad como Diana, podemos colaborar con los residentes para mantener vecindarios y parques seguros, limpios y protegidos. Conoce a Diana y sus comentarios en el siguiente video.

Video de Diana Guillen

Foto y video: Equipo Cedillo 

Eduardo Aguirre es actual vicepresidente y ex presidente del Westlake South Neighborhood Council. Eduardo, residente y defensor desde hace mucho tiempo en el área del Parque MacArthur, se aseguró de que miles de personas necesitadas recibieran cajas de comestibles, mascarillas y productos frescos desde el comienzo de la pandemia. También promueve eventos culturales y actividades deportivas en MacArthur Park. Eduardo nos da su opinión en el siguiente video.

Video de Eduardo Aguirre

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Equipo Cedillo y Everytable distribuyó cientos de comidas a personas mayores de bajos ingresos en Parkview Terrace Apartments.

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El camión repartidor de alimentos gratuitos del Concejal Gil Cedillo distribuyó productos en la esquina de 6th St. con Bonnie Brae St.

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Equipo Cedillo, en colaboración con Maryland Bixel Association, organizó una limpieza comunitaria con el propósito de que todos los vecinos tengan una comunidad segura, limpia y protegida.

Cypress Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo, en colaboración con la organización Unidos Por NELA, organizó una limpieza comunitaria. Ahora los estudiantes de Nightingale Middle School caminan por una ruta limpia hacia la escuela.

Highland Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Equipo Cedillo se unió a los padres, estudiantes y voluntarios de la Primaria Aldama en un proyecto de embellecimiento comunitario.

Pico-Union

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Muchas gracias a National Health Foundation, agencias y proveedores por su colaboración proporcionando recursos esenciales a nuestra comunidad durante el exitoso festival Pico Union Community Fair.

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El programa de comidas para personas mayores con Everytable sigue en curso en Westmore Linden Apartments. Las comidas se distribuyeron paquetes a cientos de personas mayores de bajos ingresos.

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Equipo Cedillo y EveryTable continuan llevando a cabo el programa de comidas para personas mayores en Pilgrim Tower Meals. Se distribuyeron paquetes a cientos de personas mayores de bajos ingresos.

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El Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo en plena acción en la esquina de Hoover St. con 11th St.

COMIDA, EVENTOS Y MAS RECURSOS

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Solicitudes para el Programa de Cheques de Recuperación parte del la recuperacion financiera COVID-19 de $25 Millones se aceptarán desde el 26 de octubre hasta el 2 de noviembre. Subvenciones de $5,000 estan disponibles para 5,000 negocios pequeños ubicados y en operación en la Ciudad de Los Ángeles. Para asistencia, contacte su @LAEWDD BusinessSource Centers local. Para mas información y aplicar, visite: ComebackChecksLA.com


Tipos de Empresas Elegibles


1. Microempresas con cinco (5) empleados o menos, incluyendo el propietario(s), con menos de $100,000 en ingresos brutos anuales


2. Empresas pequeñas con menos de $1 millón en ingresos brutos anuales


3. Empresas pequeñas a medianas con ingresos brutos anuales entre $1,000,000 y $5,000,000 * Ingresos son basados en la declaracion de impuestos más reciente (2019 o 2020).


Una Lente de Equidad para las Subvenciones
Ganadores de las subvenciones serán seleccionados mediante un sistema de aplicación aleatorio. Para apoyar a los más vulnerables en nuestras comunidades, los solicitantes que cumplan con los siguientes criterios tendrán una mayor ponderación en el sistema de solicitud aleatorio:


o Entidades ubicadas en secciones censales de ingresos bajos a moderados (LMI), según definido por HUD.

o Secciones censales que están desproporcionadamente sobrecargadas y vulnerables
a múltiples factores socioeconómicos como: pobreza, contaminación, desempleo, etc

Cedillo Weekly:

Peaceful and Successful Closure of MacArthur Park So That The City’s Department of Recreation and Parks Could Start Much-Needed Deferred Maintenance to Keep Public Spaces Safe, Clean, and Secure For All.

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Dear Friend,

I coordinated the peaceful and successful closure of MacArthur Park so that the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks could start much-needed deferred maintenance consistent with my efforts to keep public spaces safe, clean, and secure for all.

Between January 1, 2021, and October 15, 2021, The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) moved 326 (164 from both sides of the park before September 27, 2021, plus 126 from only the proposed closure area between September 27, 2021, and October 15, 2021) people indoors from living in Mac Arthur Park. In addition, on Friday, October 15, we assisted 36 walk-ups who were not living in the park but came to the park expressing a desire to move indoors.

I am proud of the efforts by LAHSA, PATH, and my staff to bring 326 unhoused people indoors from MacArthur Park,” stated Councilmember Cedillo. “We look forward to the park rehabilitation and deferred maintenance work being completed by the Department of Recreation and Parks and we remain working with PATH and LAHSA to identify and secure permanent housing for those 126 formerly living at MacArthur Park that was moved indoors in preparation for the closure.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

P.S. Here are some of the media stories on making MacArthur Park safe, clean, and secure.

Spectrumnews1.com

Univision Channel 34

Telemundo 52

Estrella TV

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of October 16th to October 22nd, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The weekly increase of new infections continues to fall, and the daily rate of new infections remains fairly low. The number of deaths this week was a little higher than most weeks but is still a fraction of where CD1 was during the surge. Stay safe.

193 New Cases and 59,410 Total

5 Deaths and 1,397 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

Get Your Digital Vaccination Record Here

CEDILLO PROJECTS

Click here for the form for participants in High Res 2021 to submit their work. 

We invite students at 15 local high schools to explore the new world that COVID-19 created at Councilmember Cedillo’s second Hi-Res Student Photo Competition. Students may enter one original photograph taken on any type of camera. Post-production work by the entrant is allowed, but no one else may edit your image. There are no entry fees. The entry period is October 13 thru 26.

Judges will select first, second, and third place winners at each school and first, second, and third place district-wide winners. Results will be announced in November. Winning photos will be published in the District One 2022 calendar and CD1’s quarterly bilingual magazine, 1Voice/1Voz.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

1Voice

1Voice is published quarterly by the Office of Councilmember Gil Cedillo. Here is are excerpts from the Fall 2021 issue.

People in Mental Distress Need Treatment, Not Jail

Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten

Teams of LAPD officers and County mental-health clinicians are on the scene and helping defuse explosive confrontations.

Senior Lead Officer Julian Canales recently received a call about a homeless woman in MacArthur Park who “didn’t seem to belong there.”

Canales wore “soft clothing” – a polo shirt with embroidered LAPD badge instead of a starched uniform or tactical clothing. His partner in the Mental Evaluation Unit (MEU) was a clinician from the L.A. County Department of Mental Health.

The LAPD and DMH collaborative’s mission is to reduce the potential for violence during police contacts involving people experiencing mental illness and assess the mental health services available. The goal is to get the person treatment instead of jailing them.

“People usually call 911 first, so uniformed police are almost always on the scene when we get there,” Canales said. “They usually call us when they realize a crime hasn’t been committed and mental health issues are involved.”

Officers in the park gave Canales the woman’s name, and she popped up in his database. The DHM clinician began to draw out the woman’s story: She was delusional, had fled interim housing for fear that she was in danger, and was on the verge of losing a placement in permanent housing. Quick action resolved that problem.

“It didn’t take us a lot of work,” Canales said, “but the outcome could have been very bad without us.”

Minimum Wage Finally Reaches $15 per Hour

Six years after a law was enacted, all L.A. businesses must pay employees at least $15 per hour.

After the City Council voted 14-1 to approve the pathbreaking law in May 2015, the wage scale gradually increased from $9 to $15 over five years. The minimum rose to $12 an hour by July 2017, $13.25 per hour by July 2018, and $14.25 per hour by July 2019.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo helped pass the minimum wage law and created the Office of Wage Standards to stop employers from shorting their workers’ pay by misclassifying them.

Large businesses began paying $15 hourly last year, but businesses with 25 or fewer employees had until this July to match the wage. The ordinance now calls for the minimum wage in 2022 to continue increasing based on the cost of living.

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

The City of Los Angeles redistricting process - an event that redraws the City Council District lines every ten years - continues to move forward. We encourage you to participate in the public hearings.

On October 21st, the Commission adopted its final draft map and sent it to the City Council for consideration, evaluation, and approval.

The City Council must adopt the final map of updated City Council Districts by December 2021. The new map - with updated Council District boundaries - will be in effect on January 1st, 2022.

Your voice is critically important to this process. There are multiple ways to participate:

Provide verbal public comment via Zoom or dialing in by phone to one of the above meetings. We recommend you join the meeting 30 minutes early, and as soon as you are in the meeting, virtually raise your hand.

Provide written public comment by emailing the Commission at [email protected]. Please feel free to CC my office at [email protected]. 

If you are interested in providing public comment but have difficulties getting connected or heard, do not hesitate to contact my office at 213-473-7001 or [email protected] For more information, go to:

LACCRC 2021 – Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission 2021 – City of Los Angeles

ARTS AND CULTURE

artUnite will benefit at-risk youth services and programs organized by the non-profit Central City Action Committee. Located in Angelino Heights, they have been in the neighborhood since the 1970s, helping low to moderate-income kids and families through education, work programs, mentorship, volunteerism, and city beautification. 

Known for their force in the arts and social justice, Culture Clash presents An LA Ghost Story. This cinematic production tells the stories of three families who watched the rise and fall of Chavez Ravine as it documents how development uprooted the lives of people who called the place home, all for the construction of a Dodgers baseball stadium. Come enjoy the story of Chavez Ravine as we acknowledge the history of our home, Los Angeles.

RECREATION AND PARKS ACTIVITIES

ANIMAL SERVICES

Photo Credit: LA Animal Services

LA Animal Services invites you to ‘Fall in Love’ this weekend and adopt a new furry friend! LA Animal Services will offer discounted adoption fees on Saturday, October 23, and Sunday, October 24 during our ‘Fall in Love’ adoption event to encourage pet adoptions. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51 (not including license) and $75 for puppies. The adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA. 

Throughout October, LA Animal Services is also joining Subaru and its retailers to celebrate the Subaru Loves Pets initiative geared towards helping senior dogs and dogs with disabilities get adopted. These dogs, lovingly referred to as “Underdogs,” are harder to place and need a little extra effort to find loving homes. To further show their support of the initiative, Subaru Sherman Oaks will donate $100* for every pet adopted from LA Animal Services, now through October 31.

FIELD UPDATE

Westlake

Hispanic Heritage Month at Casa Azul

Photo Credit: PATH

Last week during Hispanic Heritage Month, Team Cedillo visited our women and families shelter Casa Azul that is operated by PATH. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we were reflecting on the cultural ties our Casa Azul shelter site has with LA’s Latin community. Casa Azul is unique, as it honors the Mexican heritage and influence of Frida Kahlo with her mural at the entry welcoming our unhoused neighbors to come indoors. The shelter has authentic Mexican furniture, art pieces, and bright colors that create a warm and inviting environment for residents.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo, CCNP, children, and their families enjoyed the new playground at MacArthur Park for a family day.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We stopped by Burlington Ave. to chat with Yasmín Barron and Rosa Paniagua, founders of the Beacon of Light Neighborhood Association. MacArthur Park residents for over 20 years, formed the group to improve their community with weekly community clean-ups and food distributions for hundreds of low-income families and seniors. In collaboration with our office and other neighbors, Yasmín and Rosa proudly keep their neighborhood safe, clean, and secure for all.

Photo and Video Credit: Team Cedillo

Rosa Paniagua and Yasmín Barron Video

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We spoke with Yasenia Conde, founder of the Scholars Factory, who was born and raised in the MacArthur Park area. She’s dedicated her adult life to helping at-risk youth with productive activities, and, with her children frequently uses the park’s facilities and new playground, she is very pleased with all the improvements coming to maintain a secure park.

Yasenia Conde Video

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We spoke with Mildred Medina, board member of the MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council and member of the neighborhood group Madres Que Luchan. A long-time resident of the MacArthur Park area and parent volunteer at Hoover Elementary, Mildred has spent countless hours leading community clean-up events, housing rights workshops, and leadership training to better her neighborhood.

Mildred Medina Video

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We spoke with Diana Guillen, President, and Chair of the LAUSD English Learner Advisory Committee. Advocating for immigrant students and their families for over a decade, Diana is a long-time MacArthur Park resident and volunteer at local schools. Under her leadership, immigrant students have had access to educational resources, and parent engagement has risen. It is thanks to active community members like Diana that we can collaborate with residents to maintain safe, clean, and secure neighborhoods and parks for all.

Diana Guillen Video

Photo and Video Credit: Team Cedillo

We spoke with Eduardo Aguirre, current Vice President and past President of the Westlake South Neighborhood Council. A long-time resident and advocate in the MacArthur Park area, Eduardo has ensured that thousands of people in need received boxes of groceries, masks, and produce since the beginning of the pandemic. As he has also promoted cultural events and sports activities in MacArthur Park for many years.

Eduardo Aguirre Video

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and Everytable distributed hundreds of meals to low-income seniors at Parkview Terrace Apartments.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed free groceries at the corner of 6th St. and Bonnie Brae St.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo, in partnership with Maryland Bixel Association, hosted a clean-up making sure all neighbors have a safe and clean community.

Cypress Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo, in partnership with Unidos Por NELA, hosted a clean-up. Now the students at Nightingale Middle School have a clean route to school.

Highland Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined parents, students, and volunteers from Aldama Elementary on a community beautification project.

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We thank the National Health Foundation for your collaboration and the agencies and vendors who came out to provide essential resources to our comunidad at the successful Pico Union Community Fair.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Senior Meal Program with Everytable continues at Westmore Linden Apartments. Meals were distributed to hundreds of low-income seniors.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and EveryTable continued at Pilgrim Tower with our Senior Meal Program. Meals were distributed to hundreds of low-income seniors.

 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo's strike team was in full effect at the corner of Hoover St. and 11th St.

Lincoln Heights

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

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Cedillo Weekly:

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • MacArthur Park Rehabilitation to Begin After all Unhoused Residents in the Park Were Successfully Moved Indoors

  • 100% Affordable Housing Project in Lincoln Heights

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Dear Friend,

My lovely wife Ruby grabbed me by the collar of my shirt and said, ‘But first you have to finish passing this bill. Get that done first, OK? Promise me.’

Ruby lost her life to breast cancer, but before she passed, she left me with those incredible words and made it clear that my first priority should be to pass legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

I completed my mission that Ruby tasked me with —but I know my work and fight to continue to represent and take care of our people has yet to draw to an end.

I want to remind everyone that October is breast cancer awareness month. We must fight for universal healthcare, we must continue to educate and resource our communities who are most adversely impacted. We must rise and unite—to remind each other that together we are stronger, and together we must rise to uplift women and ensure we get access to the education, screening, and support all women need.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

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Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of October 2nd to October 15th, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo recognizes breast cancer awareness month.

Hispanic Heritage Month

As we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month, Councilmember Cedillo shared the importance of remembering those who have helped the Hispanic community, their contributions and to learn from their social and political tragedies.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo Talks About Hispanic Heritage

Cameraman: Landis Stokes, Audio: Paul Townsend, Editor: Mike Ryan

Eighth Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival a Great Success!

Thousands of residents enjoyed the eighth annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival. There was good music, dancing and a time to enjoy friends, family and community.

LA Sonora Dinamita Video

Ozomatli Video

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

220 New Cases and 59,217 Total

3 Deaths and 1,392 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Click here to locate a vaccination site nearest you.

Get Your Digital Vaccination Record Here

HOUSING UPDATE 

Council Approves Financing for 100% Affordable Housing in Lincoln Heights

Photo Credit: Urbanize LA

This week, the Council voted to approve financing to support the development of affordable housing as part of the Brine project in Lincoln Heights. Council's action will allow the construction of 97 affordable housing units, including 49 supportive housing units serving formerly homeless individuals, and 23 special needs units for seniors, veterans, single-parent families and transition-age youth. 

The affordable housing will part of a mixed-use development on the site of a former pickle factory.  The new mixed-use building will contain a food hall, HomeGirl Café, and day care center to be operated by the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation on the ground floor with the 100% affordable housing above. A pediatric mental health clinic will operate out of three existing historic buildings that will be relocated within the site and renovated as part of the project.  Construction on the housing is expected to begin the fall of 2021.

Councilman Gil Cedillo's District 1 Produced the Most Affordable Housing

Photo Credit: MF Construction

The Los Angeles City Planning Commission will consider the proposed 2021-29 Housing Element which would serve as a guide for Los Angeles' housing policy and accommodate the production of nearly 500,000 new units.

City Planner Matt Glesne reported to council members on Aug. 17 that between 2009 and 2020, 15,886 units of affordable housing were produced in the city, but the distribution was uneven. Councilman Gil Cedillo's District 1 had the most produced, with 2,423, while Councilman John Lee's District 12 only produced 40.

L.A. City Planning Commission to Consider Plan to Increase Housing Supply, By City News Service, October 14, 2021.

City's Eviction Protections

You are invited to attend weekly virtual workshops on the City's tenant protections. You can sign up here.

There is updated information and FAQ's on the City's eviction protections is available on the Housing Department website: https://housing.lacity.org/

City of Los Angeles Emergency Renter's Assistance Program (ERAP) Part 2

The City of Los Angeles is working with the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) to administer the City's Emergency Renter's Assistance Program (ERAP) (Part 2).  HCD's portal opened September 1, 2021, to accept applications by tenants and landlords.  Applicants should go directly to HCD's portal here:  https://housing.ca.gov/ or call 833-430-2122.

Here's information on the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department here: https://hcidla.lacity.org/

How to apply for California COVID-19 rent relief - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

CEDILLO ATTENDS EVENTS

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

The United States continues to thrive with the talent, creativity and hard work of immigrants. They are the hope and strength of our democracy. Councilmember stood with a coalition of hundreds of organizations across the city, state and nation to demand Vice President Harris and our congressional leaders stand with our immigrants who build this country. The coalition called on our elected officials to support a pathway to citizenship and robust immigration reform.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo was at Amity Foundation this week. He acknowledged the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LAARP) and their 10 year anniversary. This group has led efforts to create a network of reentry focused non-profit organizations, public agencies, and advocates that work to ensure that our reentry system meets the needs of our agencies, communities, and the people served, both in terms of capacity and public policy.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Happy Birthday to Mr. Los Angeles—Tom LaBonge! The most admirable thing about Tom was his authenticity: he just simply wasn’t trying to be like anyone or be anyone but himself. His genuine spirit and his kind heart had enriched the lives of so many. We miss Tom, but we know he with us daily as we continue to serve and love our City.

UPCOMING CEDILLO PROJECTS

Click here for the form for participants in High Res 2021 to submit their work. 

We invite students at 15 local high schools to explore the new world that COVID-19 created at Councilmember Cedillo’s second Hi-Res Student Photo Competition. Students may enter one original photograph taken on any type of camera. Post-production work by the entrant is allowed, but no one else may edit your image. There are no entry fees. The entry period is October 13 thru 26.

Judges will select first, second, and third place winners at each school and first, second, and third place district-wide winners. Results will be announced in November. Winning photos will be published in the District One 2022 calendar and CD1’s quarterly bilingual magazine, 1Voice/1Voz.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

Join us the ReelAbilities Film Festival, reelabilities.org/losangeles. Los Angeles, October 15-17, 2021.

CEDILLO DELIVERS FOR YOU

Keeping MacArthur Park Safe, Clean, and Secure

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

MacArthur Park’s lake (South) side between Alvarado/Park View and Wilshire/ 7th St has been closed so that the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) can complete much-needed deferred maintenance that will be consistent with Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s efforts to keep public spaces safe, clean and secure. The recreation (North) side of MacArthur Park that is not part of the repairs and maintenance will remain open. All unhoused residents in the park were successfully moved indoors by 10:50PM.

From January 2021 through October 14, 2021, The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) have moved 268 people indoors. Although challenging, we saw great work being done in this area and by 10:50PM, the remaining handful of unhoused individuals in the park have all been moved indoors.

Community members in Westlake sharing their testimonies in regards to the rehabilitation of McArthur Park Lake Side.

Bonifacio Hernández, MacArthur Park Unhoused

Bonifacio Hernández is originally from Mexico. He has been living in MacArthur Park since losing his job due to the pandemic. Through Project Roomkey he will now be housed, and he is thrilled to have his own bed and bathroom.

Moo Goong Hwa, Korean Volunteer Organization

Moo Goong Hwa is a local Korean volunteer organization named after the South Korean national flower. They are one of several community groups who volunteer to perform regular trash cleanups in MacArthur Park. The City has come to rely on many volunteer groups during the pandemic while City staff have been redeployed as disaster service workers. Following a 6-year action plan to bring the park “back to beautiful,” Moo Goong Hwa has worked in close cooperation with Council District 1 to maintain accessible public spaces.

Velicia Bryant, MacArthur Park Unhoused

Velicia Bryant is a homeless community member in MacArthur Park. She was moved to a Project Roomkey, where she has access to her own private room and bedroom. Grateful for the work the City, LAHSA and PATH is conducting, she offered to share her experience suffered in her time unhoused and how much these services mean to her.

Bamby Salcedo, [email protected] Coalition Founder

Bamby Salcedo is the founder of [email protected] Coalition. The Coalition advocates for immigrant transgender Latina women. Its main focus is violence prevention and transgender wellness. It is a one-stop trans-wellness center that services hundreds of transgender women every year. Bamby expressed the importance of having a safe park.

Jose Felix, MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council Vice President

Jose Felix Cabrera Larios is the Vice President of the MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council. He recognizes the importance of green space. A Westlake area resident of over two decades, Jose has dedicated most of his adult life to defending the rights of low-income families and helping create a better place to live for all. He is an avid supporter of green space and one of the founders of the Westlake Community Garden.

Vicenta Martinez, MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council Board Member

Vicenta Martinez is Executive Board Member of the MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council. She expressed the importance of having a safe recreational space for all to enjoy.

Rosario Argueta, MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council Board Member

Rosario Argueta is a Board Member of the MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council.  Recently elected to the neighborhood council and mother of three children who frequent the park’s playground, Rosario plans to continue her work with Team Cedillo to keep her community. She spoke about the past and future improvements to MacArthur Park.

Maria Santiago, Westlake Resident

Maria Santiago is a Westlake resident and spoke about the new playground in MacArthur Park and the impact it had on her family as the only nearby recreational space accessible to them. Originally from Oaxaca, Maria grew up speaking her native Zapotec. She recently formed a new community group at Maryland Street to address public safety and clean streets issues.

Chong Lee, Parkview Terrace Senior Apartments Tenant Representative

Chong Lee is a tenant representative at Parkview Terrace Senior Apartments in MacArthur Park. He shared his work with Council District 1 to maintain community spaces for all residents to enjoy.

Alejandro Alvarado, Zonas Urbanas Founder

Alejandro Alvarado is founder of Zonas Urbanas. He spoke about the improvements coming to MacArthur Park. Born and raised in the MacArthur Park area, Alejandro has worked with at-risk youth for decades. He believes that having a safe and secure park is vital for the wellbeing of the community, as this is the only accessible green space for many.

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

The City of Los Angeles redistricting process - an event that redraws the City Council District lines every ten years - continues to move forward. We encourage you to participate in the public hearings.

On October 21st, the Commission will adopt its final draft map and then send it to the City Council for consideration, evaluation, and approval.

The City Council must adopt the final map of updated City Council Districts by December 2021. The new map - with updated Council District boundaries - will be in effect on January 1st, 2022.

Your voice is critically important to this process. There are multiple ways to participate:

Provide verbal public comment via Zoom or dialing in by phone to one of the above meetings. We recommend you join the meeting 30 minutes early, and as soon as you are in the meeting, virtually raise your hand.

Provide written public comment by emailing the Commission at [email protected]. Please feel free to CC my office at [email protected]. 

If you are interested in providing public comment but have difficulties getting connected or heard, do not hesitate to contact my office at 213-473-7001 or [email protected] For more information, go to:

LACCRC 2021 – Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission 2021 – City of Los Angeles

ARTS AND CULTURE

Known for their force in the arts and social justice, Culture Clash presents: An LA Ghost Story. This cinematic production tells the stories of three families who watched the rise and fall of Chavez Ravine as it documents how development uprooted the lives of people who called the place home, all for the construction of a Dodgers baseball stadium. Come enjoy the story of Chavez Ravine as we acknowledge the history of our home, Los Angeles.

RECREATION AND PARKS ACTIVITIES

ANIMAL SERVICES

OTHER NEWS

The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) Ready Your LA Neighborhood (RYLAN) Program is designed to help neighbors in Los Angeles prepare for disaster. Here is the website: https://www.readyla.org/wizard

Here is the link to the workshop readyla.org/workshops

FIELD UPDATE

Highland Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined with Church of the Resurrection, the Historic Highland Park NC and CD14 to bring food and food security to the people of Highland Park. 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Getting ready for the Aldama Elementary Beautification project installation.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo staff celebrated Tom LaBonge’s Day of Service by planting three oak trees at Sycamore Grove Park before we kicked off the Latin Jazz and Music Festival. We miss you Mr. Los Angeles!

Mt. Washington

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo set up for a clean-up in Mt. Washington with the Friends of Mt. Washington Elementary and the Mt. Washington Homeowners Association.

Chinatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo, in partnership with Everytable, distributed hundreds of meals to low-income seniors at Grand Plaza Apartments.  This effort is part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s Senior meal program, which aims to provide free meals to our seniors in CD1 facing food insecurity. 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo sponsored the annual Homeboy 5K Run/ Walk event in Council District 1! Huge thanks to Father Greg Boyle and his staff for their continued support to the residents of Council District One and to Team Cedillo!

Glassell Park

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Team Cedillo joined the Glassell Park Improvement Association (GPIA) and community members in making Glassell Park clean and green!

Temple-Beaudry

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team was in full force in Temple-Beaudry.

Koreatown

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team cleaned a corner of 11th St.

Pico-Union/Koreatown

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Senior Meal Program with Everytable continues at Pilgrim Tower. Meals were distributed to hundreds of low-income seniors.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Senior Meal Program with Everytable continues at Westmore Linden Apartments.

Pico-Union

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The Pico Union Community Fair was a great success. We offered multiple resources including COVID-19 testing and vaccination.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo’s Strike Team was in full force at the corner of 11th St. and Union Ave.

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Team Cedillo and Albany community members at a community clean up.

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Councilmember Cedillo, Safe Routes to School, LADOT, LAUSD at our Magnolia Ave Elementary Pop-Up.

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team cleaned the corner of Arapahoe St. and Pico Blvd.

 

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EveryTable and Union Villa distributed hundreds of meals to low-income seniors.

Solano Canyon

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team cleaned the corner of Emerald St. and 2nd St.

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Team Cedillo, in partnership with Central City Action Committee and other community partners, cleaned the Solano Ave. tunnel. They beautified the tunnel and provided safe walking for all Solano Canyon residents.

Westlake

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CD1 Community Clean-Up on Beacon Ave.

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Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed hundreds of produce bags to neighbors.

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Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed groceries on 8th St and Burlington Ave.

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CD1 Community Clean-Up on Maryland St.

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Team Cedillo and Everytable distributed hundreds of meals at Union Tower Apartments.

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Senior meal program with Everytable at Parkview Terrace Apartments.

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Team Cedillo joined new community group Manos En Acción in a community clean-up.

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Team Cedillo at Festival Chapin where Guatemalan music, food, art, and culture created an amazing experience for hundreds.

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Team Cedillo, in partnership with CARECEN and Beacon of Light Neighborhood Association, installed a beautification project at Union Ave. This project is part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Community Beautification Project. The project aims to beautify multiple locations in Council District 1 by planting trees and repairing damaged infrastructure.

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Cedillo Weekly:

Latin Jazz and Music Festival Returns October 9th & 10th

Governor’s Comeback Plan Could Create 84,000 New Housing Units

New Playgrounds at Alvarado Terrace Park and MacArthur Park

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Dear Friend,

I am so happy to announce that my FREE Latin Jazz and Music Festival is returning. The in-person event is at Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N. Figueroa Street in Highland Park on Saturday, October 9th, and Sunday, October 10th 12:30-8 p.m. We have a great line-up with headliners Ozomatli and Little Willie G on Saturday and La Sonora Dinamita with Vilma Diaz and Joe Bataan on Sunday. Your health and safety are my priorities. All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination. So please bring a copy of your vax card. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov that you can download to your phone.

I was the only Councilmember voting to support the Governor’s Comeback Plan in Council. The plan passed the legislature and was signed by the governor to create up to 84,000 new housing units. The plan includes SB 8, SB 9, and SB 10.

We opened a new playground at Alvarado Terrace Park in Pico-Union and will open a new playground in MacArthur Park on Monday. I am happy to provide safe outdoor activities for my constituents and a place for our children to have fun, especially in a community that lacks sufficient open space and playground facilities.

Please get in touch with me if I can assist you at [email protected] or 213-473-7001.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of September 11 to September 17, 2021

Latin and Music Festival Returns to Sycramore Grove Park!

Highland Park’s biggest annual cultural events– the Highland Park Independent Film Festival and  Councilman Gil Cedillo’s Latin Jazz and Music Festival – are right around the corner. The film festival will be on Oct. 1 and 2 at the historic Highland Theater, 5604 N. Figueroa Street. The jazz festival will be on Oct. 9 and 10 at Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N. Figueroa St. 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Heading to a Bar in LA County? Bring Your ID and Proof of COVID Vaccination

Photo Credit: NBC 4

Going to an indoor bar or nightclub in Los Angeles County will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Attending a theme park or large outdoor event with 10,000 people or more will require vaccination or a negative COVID test, LA County's Health Officer Order was issued on Friday, September 17, 2021, and goes into effect on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

LA County to Issue New Vaccine Requirements – NBC Los Angeles

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

372 New Cases and 58,122 Total

9 Deaths and 1,377 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Homebound Vaccination Program Flyer English

Click here to locate a vaccination nearest you.

HOUSING UPDATE

Councilmember Cedillo Hails Housing Bill Signed by Governor Newsom

Photo Credit: Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Councilmember Cedillo thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for signing his California Comeback Plan, including SB 8, SB 9, and SB 10. The plan will lead to over 84,000 new housing units and exits from homelessness, including this week’s announcement of $1.75 billion in affordable housing funding for the new California Housing Accelerator.

SB 8 extends the Housing Crisis Act of 2019 to jumpstart more housing production. Gov. Newsom Signs SB 8, Extending the Housing Crisis Act | Senator Nancy Skinner (ca.gov)

SB 9 gives homeowners additional tools to add critically needed new housing and help ease California’s housing shortage. Bill Text - SB-9 Housing development: approvals. (ca.gov)

SB 10 establishes a voluntary, streamlined process for cities to zone for multi-unit housing -- making it easier and faster to construct housing. Bill Text - SB-10 Planning and zoning: housing development: density. (ca.gov)

“We must now act and act affirmatively and build our toolbox so that we can take the actions necessary to build housing,” Cedillo said. “At the end of the day, the prospect of not disturbing or disrupting these communities, not challenging these communities who want to maintain the apartheid that exists in the city is simply an argument for the status quo.”

CEDILLO EVENTS

Voted!

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This week many of you carried out your civic responsibility, which is paramount to the success of democracy. This week’s special election was crucial to affordable housing, healthcare, and climate justice. They were all on the line in this election. Thank you for voting.

Councilmember Cedillo joined Marcela Celorio, Counsel General of Mexico at El Grito!

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Councilmember Cedillo joined Marcela Celorio, Counsel General of Mexico, Council President Nury Martinez and Councilmembers Kevin de León and Monica Rodriguez, and other dignitaries at El Grito.

Councilmember Cedillo speaks at El Grito

Video of El Grito Ceremony

City Hall Marks Central American Nations' 200 Years Of Independence | KFI AM 640

Children Love the New Playground at Alvarado Terrace Park

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Councilmember Cedillo, Aurora Corona, Pico-Union Neighborhood Council, Monica Casals, Resident, Javier Solis, Superintendent, Recreation and Parks cut the ribbon for the new Alvarado Terrace Playground Park in Pico-Union.

Councilmember Cedillo speaks at ribbon-cutting for the new Playground at Alvarado Terrace Park.

Roosevelt High School Modernization Project Ribbon-Cutting

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Councilmember Cedillo attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed gymnasium, lunch shelter, and classroom building that comprise part of the Roosevelt High School Comprehensive Modernization Project.

LAUSD board approved $26M more to Boyle Heights school $190M upgrade. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education passed an additional $ 26 million to allocate an additional $ 26 million to the existing $ 190 million comprehensive modernization project on the Roosevelt High School campus.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo was among the alums who attended. “Of course, I was in the Chicano era and the Chicano movement, and that was our demand and our interest. We wanted dignity and respect. But above all, we wanted fairness, “said Councilmember Cedillo. “We wanted to have the same kind of resources, the same kind of commitments, the same kind of promises that every young man in the region had.”

Educational equity: LAUSD board approves $26M more to Boyle Heights school $190M upgrade - ABC7 Los Angeles

Educational equity: LAUSD board approves $26M more to Boyle Heights school $190M upgrade - California News Times

Roosevelt High celebrates the first phase of a $190 million makeover of the Boyle Heights campus | Boyle Heights News | theeastsiderla.com

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

City Hall To Light Up For Central American Nations’ 200 Years Of Independence – CBS Los Angeles (cbslocal.com)

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and the Department of Recreation and Parks invite you to the MacArthur Park ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 20.

The new playground is at the northwest corner of the park at S. Park View St. and W. Sixth Street. Complimentary pizza, paletas, and refreshments will be provided.

"This park dedication is for the children, youth, and families of Westlake who deserve a new playground," stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo. "I am happy to provide safe outdoor activities for my constituents and a place for our children to have fun, especially in a community that lacks sufficient open space and playground facilities for our children."

FIELD UPDATE

Partnering Up With Laundry Truck LA

Video Credit: Team Cedillo

We offered a care package this week for our Laundry Truck Guests! It is a privilege for our office to partner up with Laundry Truck LA. As a team, we do our best to ensure that the needs of our most vulnerable constituents are met.

Thanks, Captain Rick Stabile 33 Years of Service

Photo Credit: Jose Rodriguez

This week Team Cedillo joined community members and LAPD staff to say thanks and goodbye to Captain Rick Stabile after 33 years of service to Los Angeles. Captain Stabile retired as the Commanding Area Officer at LAPD Hollenbeck Division and served in numerous assignments in his career with the Los Angeles Police Department. He was responsive, always spoke from the heart, and his frankness helped us know the severity of community crime and how we needed to work together to achieve safety. We wish him a healthy and enjoyable retirement. 

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Senior Meal Program

Councilmember Gil Cedillo launched his Senior Meal Program in partnership with Everytable and Brotherhood Crusade. The project will provide 4-5 meals per week for 40 weeks to hundreds of low-income seniors in Council District at several buildings. This effort is a response to the urgent food insecurity that many seniors are currently experiencing.

Westlake

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Team Cedillo kicked off Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Senior Meal Program at Parkview Terrace Apartments.

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Team Cedillo in partnership with Everytable distributed hundreds of meals to low-income seniors at Union Towers Apartments.

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Team Cedillo in partnership with Everytable distributed hundreds of meals to low-income seniors at Crescent Arms Apartments.

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Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed boxes of groceries to hundreds of neighbors. This effort was part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Pop-Up Food Distribution Program.

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CD1 Community Clean-Up on Beacon Ave.

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team is in full force today at the corner of 3rd St. and Union Pl., where they worked hard to keep CD 1 clean!

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Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck is parked at the corner of 8th St. and Burlington Ave.

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team was in full force at the corner of Hartford Ave. and 5th St.

Chinatown

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In partnership with Everytable, Team Cedillo distributed hundreds of meals to low-income seniors at Cathay Manor Apartments.

Cypress Park

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Team Cedillo in partnership with Everytable, distributed hundreds of meals to low-income seniors at Casa Salazar Apartments. This effort is also part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s Senior meal program.

Pico-Union

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Team Cedillo, members of Pico-Union Neighborhood Council, and LAPD Rampart Senior Lead Officers had a very productive and informative meeting with members of Toberman Neighborhood Watch and Pico-Union residents.

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team cleaned up the corner of Malvern Ave. and 14th St.

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Finishing up day one of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Senior meal program on a high note. Team Cedillo distributed hundreds of meals to low-income seniors at Westmore Linden Apartments.

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On the first day of the Councilmember Cedillo’s Senior Meal Program with Everytable continues at Union Villa Apartments. Meals were distributed to hundreds of low-income seniors.

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team was in full force this week as they cleaned the corner of New Hampshire Ave. and Venice Blvd.

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Team Cedillo’s Strike Team cleaned the corners of Olympic Blvd., S. Park View St., and S. Grand View St.

Come Pick Up Free Fresh Delicious Produce

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Join Us every Friday at Pico Union Project for fresh, delicious produce starting at 10:30. a.m.

Koreatown

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Senior Meal Program with Everytable continues at Pilgrim Tower Apartments. Meals were distributed to hundreds of low-income seniors.

Angelino Heights

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Community clean-up took place on Bellevue Avenue. Team Cedillo and neighbors are making sure our community streets are clean.

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

ARTS AND CULTURE

artUnite Art Show and Online Auction for Central City Action Committee (CCAC)

For 2021, the goal is to raise $15,000 for CCAC, an Echo Park non-profit helping underserved kids and families for 51 years. In addition, CCAC is part of the City's beautification program.

November 17-18 - Online auction days

November 18 - Art Show - hybrid event (live and online event) 6–9 pm 
*We'll also have our raffle during this time. Details upcoming.

Location: TBD - Echo Park area and online

Instagram: @artUniteLA
Facebook: @artUniteLA

You can learn more at https://www.artunite.org/

Upcoming Arts and Culture Activities

Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public” by LA Times, Grand Performances celebrates its 35th season of presenting high-quality music, dance, theater, and more in the beautifully renovated California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.  The season will feature live music and entertainment featuring Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zaěrate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection, and The Do Over.  All events are free and presented outside.

Visit their event calendar here.

California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 - Map

RECREATION AND PARKS ACTIVITIES

The Department of Recreation and Parks is Hiring Recreation Instructors

Prospective applicants can submit their resumes in person or by email to [email protected]. For more information, please call 213-485-8743.

2022 LA City Lifeguard Job Bulletin

Summer 2022 Aquatics Application

YOUR PET CORNER

Make Sure Your Furry Four-Legged Friends Are Part Of Your Family Emergency Plan

Photo Credit: LA Animal Services

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and LA Animal Services wants to make sure your furry four-legged friends are part of your family emergency plan. Here’s a checklist to create a family emergency preparedness plan.

Plan where you and your pet will stay in case you need to evacuate your home.  

Prepare an emergency kit. Put together a bag of emergency supplies for your pet, such as food and water for several days, treats, medications, toys, and blankets. Make sure that perishable items are replaced every few months.

Create copies of important documents for your animal such as vaccination records, microchip information, photos of your pet, your contact information, friends/relatives contact information, notes on feeding, medication, and behavior. Keep a copy off-site with a friend or family member in digital storage, and tape a copy to a portable kennel.

Make sure you have the proper equipment for pets to ride in the car (carriers, harnesses, pet seat belts, etc.).

Have your entire family, including your furry family members, practice evacuating so everyone knows what to take, where to find the pets, and where to meet.

To see the complete checklist, click here.

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Enrolling Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool Programs

USC's School for Early Childhood Education (SECE) is now enrolling for its Head Start, Early Head Start, and STATE Preschool programs. SECE provides free high-quality early childhood education services to children and their families in Los Angeles. Call (213)-743-2466 for more information and a list of locations to find a center near you.

City of Los Angeles Emergency Renter's Assistance Program (ERAP) Part 2

The City of Los Angeles is working with the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) to administer the City's Emergency Renter's Assistance Program (ERAP) (Part 2).  HCD's portal opened September 1, 2021, to accept applications by tenants and landlords.  Applicants should go directly to HCD's portal here:  https://housing.ca.gov/ or call 833-430-2122.

Here's information on the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department here: https://hcidla.lacity.org/

How to apply for California COVID-19 rent relief - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

[email protected] Coalition Recruiting A Community Advisory Board

The [email protected] Coalition (TLC) is excited to announce a new opportunity to be more deeply involved in policy. Creating a community advisory board resulted from a generative discussion at a two-day Strategic Planning process with staff at the [email protected] Coalition. To more intentionally include TLC’s membership in their policy advocacy processes, TLC is creating a community advisory board that will lend expertise, feedback, and strategic input to guide their policy work.

If you are interested in applying, please visit translatinacoalition.org/community-advisory-board for more information. The deadline is September 24, 2021.

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Cedillo Día a Día:

  • Vota este martes 14 de septiembre en la elección especial

  • Palacio Municipal se ilumina con los colores de México y países de Centro América para celebrar su Independencia

  • Entrega de mochilas entre la comunidad sin hogar

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Amigos y amigas:

Tu que puedes, vota este martes 14 de septiembre en la elección especial. Los resultados impactarán nuestro estado y la protección de los efectos devastadores del COVID-19.

Durante los próximos días, me coordinaré con el Concejal Kevin de León para iluminar el Ayuntamiento con los colores de México y los países de Centro América para celebrar el bicentenario de su Independencia. La iluminación comienza el lunes 13 de septiembre al anochecer.

Esta semana junto con el equipo de Laundry Truck LA, repartimos mochilas en algunas de nuestras ubicaciones en donde proporcionamos servicio de lavandería móvil. Cada mochila incluye productos de uso personal solicitado por personas sin hogar y estamos empacando más mochilas para responder a las necesidades de nuestro distrito.

Por favor, si necesitas ayuda para ti, para tu familia o para tu comunidad, llama al (213) 473-7001 o escríbeme a [email protected]

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte Semanal

Semana del 4 al 10 de septiembre, 2021

Vota este el martes 14 de septiembre

No podemos sentarnos y dejar que otros definan nuestro futuro. La vivienda asequible, la atención médica y la justicia del medio ambiente están en juego en esta elección.

Aun estás a tiempo para votar de una de las siguientes maneras:

- Devuelve tu boleta de votación firmada y fechada en una casilla segura y autorizada.

- Envíe tu boleta por correo (debe tener fecha de antes del 14 de septiembre)

- Vota en persona este martes 14 de septiembre en un centro de votación local. Encuentra ubicaciones y horarios aquí. También puedes registrarte para votar el mismo día.

Si vas a votar en persona, debes hacerlo antes de las 8 de la noche.

El Ayuntamiento se iluminará con los colores de México y países de Centro América

Del lunes 13 de septiembre al lunes 23 de septiembre del 2021, El concejal Gil Cedillo iluminará el Ayuntamiento con los colores de México y las naciones centroamericanas para celebrar el bicentenario de su Independencia. Las luces del Ayuntamiento se encenderán al anochecer. El calendario es el siguiente:

13 de septiembre - El Salvador

15 de septiembre - México

17 de septiembre - Honduras

19 de septiembre - Guatemala

21 de septiembre - Nicaragua

23 de septiembre - Costa Rica

"La Ciudad de Los Ángeles se une a México y a los países de Centro América para celebrar el bicentenario de su independencia", afirmó el Concejal Gil Cedillo. "Los latinos constituyen al menos el 50% de la población de la ciudad, lo que representa casi 2 millones de habitantes. Nuestra conexión con México y Centroamérica es profunda. Reconocemos sus conquistas históricas conectadas con los residentes de Los Ángeles al iluminar el Ayuntamiento con los colores de sus banderas", dijo el concejal.

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

El Departamento de Salud del Condado no ha incluido datos completos durante los últimos dos días. El número de muertes adicionales no está disponible. Cuídate y cuida a tu familia.

461 nuevos casos para un total de 57,793

VACUNA DEL CORONAVIRUS

¡Alerta de calor! ¿Tienes una cita para vacunarte esta semana? Recuerda mantenerte hidratado.

Las Clínicas de Vacunación del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles ahora están abiertas los DOMINGOS con horario extendido. No se necesita cita.

Haga clic aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted.

REPORTE DE VIVIENDA

El armazón de madera del desarrollo de viviendas de apoyo se eleva en Westlake: la construcción va tomando forma al sur de Wilshire

Foto: Urbanize LA

Una cuadra al sur de Wilshire Boulevard en Westlake, la construcción ha superado el nivel del podio en Ingraham Apartments, un desarrollo de viviendas de apoyo permanente para personas sin hogar de SRO Housing Corp.

El proyecto, que reemplazó un área de estacionamiento en 1230 Ingraham Street, consiste en una estructura de siete pisos con 121 apartamentos sobre un estacionamiento semi subterráneo con espacio para 42 vehículos.

https://urbanize.city/la/post/westlake-1230-ingraham-sro-housing

CEDILLO EN LAS NOTICIAS

Concilio declara Mechicano Arts Center y Centro De Arte Público en Highland Park como monumentos Históricos-Culturales

Foto: Channel 35

Highland Park Heritage Trust y el Concejal Cedillo lograron que el Concilio de Los Ángeles designara el Mechicano Arts Center y el Centro de Arte Público en Highland Park como monumentos histórico-culturales. Los Concejales reconocieron la historia cultural de latinos y latinas representados en estos dos inmuebles. "Quiero que la gente sepa que esta fue la meca donde surgió el movimiento chicano, una increíble contribución social, artística y cultural a esta ciudad", afirmó el concejal Gil Cedillo.

Designación histórica de dos simbólicos centros de arte

Camarófragos: Frank Aguilera/Landis Stokes 

Audio: Martin Martinez/Gavin White/Paul Townsend

Editor: Kevin King 

Cedillo presentó una moción para convertir la antigua corte de justicia del Condado en Cypress Park en viviendas de apoyo asequibles y/o permanentes

Foto: The Eastsider

El Concejal Cedillo presentó una moción solicitando al fiscal administrativo de la ciudad que informe sobre la viabilidad de convertir la antigua propiedad de la corte de justicia del Condado de Cypress Park en viviendas de apoyo asequible y / o permanente. También pidió un plan de disposición y financiación. Cedillo aprovecha proactivamente todas las oportunidades para crear nuevas viviendas asequibles, incluidas asociaciones y oportunidades únicas para abordar las crisis de vivienda y de personas sin hogar en nuestro mercado inmobiliario cada vez más apretado.

Enlace a la moción

¿Podría un juzgado en ruinas de Cypress Park convertirse en vivienda? | Noticias de Cypress Park | theeastsiderla.com

Inquilinos de Cathay Manor reciben ayuda del Concejal Cedillo

Foto: NBC Los Angeles

El Concejal Cedillo atiende las quejas de negligencia en Cathay Manor, un complejo de apartamentos de Chinatown, lo que provocó la investigación de la Oficina del Fiscal de la Ciudad. 

Quejas sobre negligencia en complejo de apartamentos de Chinatown impulsan la investigación de la oficina del Fiscal de la ciudad de Los Ángeles - NBC Los Ángeles

Día de la salud infantil y donaciones con motivo del regreso a la escuela organizado por Equipo Cedillo y la Fundación Nacional de Salud

Foto: National Health Foundation

El 13 de agosto, la Fundación Nacional de Salud (NHF por sus siglas en inglés) organizó el Día de la Salud Infantil y una Donación con Motivo del Regreso a la Escuela con la Clínica Romero, la Supervisora Hilda Solís, y el Concejal Gil Cedillo. El evento en el centro de NHF en Pico-Union incluyó: Distribución de alimentos, cortesía del Banco Regional de Alimentos de Los Ángeles; Clases de Zumba para niños a través de la asociación de NHF con CalFresh; y vacunas COVID-19 administradas por trabajadores de la salud de Clínica Romero.

Las familias recibieron útiles escolares gratuitos como mochilas, cuadernos, lápices y plumas. La NHF y el Equipo Cedillo también distribuyeron información esencial sobre nutrición, protocolos de seguridad de COVID-19 y de ciudadanía estadounidense. Gracias a nuestros colaboradores, personal y voluntarios, distribuimos 300 cajas de alimentos (5,100 libras), más de 500 mochilas, útiles escolares, kits de higiene bucal y suministros para bebés, y las tres vacunas COVID-19, llegando a 1500 niños y familias en nuestra comunidad.

Monumento en Honor a los Traqueros Mexicanos

Foto: Libro de Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo

El comité de Venice Car Show apoya la creación de un Monumento México-Americano en honor a los traqueros - trabajadores ferroviarios. El pasado fin de semana, hubo una exhibición de autos familiar gratuita para ayudar a recaudar fondos para el Monumento Traquero mexicano-estadounidense que se elevará en Winward Circle en Venice. El Concejal Gil Cedillo, cuyo abuelo fue un traquero, expresó su apoyo al monumento, calificándolo de "significativo para la comunidad mexicoamericana".

Vecine Car Show apoyará la creación de un monumento mexicano-estadounidense | Parche de Venice, CA

OTRAS NOTICIAS

Alcalde Eric Garcetti anuncia el lanzamiento de Angeleno Connect

El alcalde Eric Garcetti anunció el lanzamiento de la aplicación móvil y la tarjeta de débito Angeleno Connect. La Ciudad puede usar este programa para depositar asistencia financiera directamente a los usuarios, conectar a las personas con los servicios de la Ciudad y ofrecer servicios financieros gratuitos a los angelinos que no tienen una cuenta bancaria. La tarjeta brindará a los usuarios transacciones gratuitas, proporcionando una tarjeta de débito segura en el área metropolitana de Los Ángeles.

A través de Angeleno Connect website, los usuarios pueden conectarse a más de 140 de los servicios en línea de la Ciudad, como adoptar una mascota, hacer una reservación en un parque u obtener una licencia o permiso comercial. A través de la aplicación móvil, los angelinos también accederán a materiales adicionales sobre información crucial sobre educación financiera, incluida la creación de crédito, el desplazamiento de pequeñas empresas y los servicios financieros predatorios.

Los usuarios también podrán realizar retiros gratis con su tarjeta Angeleno Connect en cualquier cajero automático de Wells Fargo. Los residentes pueden obtener más información sobre el programa, obtener una cuenta o registrarse para recibir servicios visitando LACity.org/AngelenoConnect o llamando al 3-1-1. 

Participa en la Actualización y Encuesta Comunitaria sobre la investigación en el proyecto Avenue 34

Para tu conveniencia, el Departamento de Control de Sustancias Tóxicas te invita a participar en el Reporte Comunitario y Encuesta Comunitaria sobre la investigación en el proyecto Avenue 34 en Los Ángeles, CA. Para mas información, comunícate con:

Luis García, DTSC Project Manager, [email protected], (818) 717-6611.

Jessica Swan, DTSC Public Participation, [email protected], (818) 717-6568

Encuesta

Campaña de apoyo para afganos

Foto: U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen handout via Reuters

Participa ahora en la campaña de los aliados afganos, que proporciona reportes y más información sobre las necesidades de los refugiados afganos.

En las últimas tres semanas, Act Now for Afghan Allies Campaign recibió alrededor de 40 refugiados afganos a través de IILA y otros 40 a través de las dos únicas agencias de reasentamiento de refugiados en el condado de Los Ángeles: IRC e IRIS. Se anticipan más llegadas.

La necesidad más importante es el empleo y la vivienda permanente asequible para los refugiados. Se ha creado la campaña Actúa ahora por los aliados afganos (Act Now for Afghan Allies Campaign); para más información y reportes sobre este tema haz clic aquí.

ARTE Y CULTURA

AHORA EN LÍNEA: La Serie de Serenatas de la Plaza de la Raza (Raza's Summer Serenata Music Series) ha llegado a su fin, pero si deseas disfrutar de alguno de los conciertos, todos están disponibles para ver en línea. Los conciertos incluyen Changui Majadero y Los Jornaleros Del Norte.

ONLINE ON DEMAND: Plaza de la Raza's Summer Serenata Music Series has come to a close, but if you've missed any of their concerts, all are available to experience online. Additional concerts include Changui Majadero and Los Jornaleros Del Norte.

Foto: Plaza de la Raza

Tres Souls | Foto: Plaza de la Raza

Club Mambi & Maga Shukar | Foto: Plaza de la Raza

Katalyst | Foto: Plaza de la Raza

YouTubeFacebook, y IGTV @plazadelaraza

CLASES GRATIS EN LÍNEA: La Escuela de Artes Visuales y Escénicas de Plaza de la Raza (Plaza de la Raza's School of Performing & Visual Arts) continúa en línea con una una variedad de talleres para niños, adolescentes y adultos en danza, música, teatro y artes visuales. Su plataforma de enseñanza es fácil de usar y permite a los estudiantes personalizar su horario de clases para tomarlas en su tiempo libre. Los nuevos talleres se graban, editan y actualizan profesionalmente cada trimestre y son GRATIS para todos. 

Margaret García, Maestra de Arte | Foto: Plaza de la Raza

¡Regístra ya!

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CON CITA: "Futuro Pasado" es una exhibición y venta de arte de Emilia Cruz y Rick Ortega. Curada por Jimmy O'Balles, Summer Bernal y Juan Escobedo, ¡Tienes que verla!

Reservaciones aquí

Recepción de clausura el 18 de septiembre a las 5 pm.

Nota importante: Se exigirá comprobante de vacunación a todos los asistentes. Se mantendrán protocolos del COVID-19 como usar mascarilla y mantener la sana distancia durante la visita a Boathouse Gallery, incluidos los invitados vacunados. Para más información: (323) 223-2475.

Premios Omega Sci-Fi recibe nominaciones entre el 7 de septiembre y el 21 de diciembre 2021!

Foto: Omega Sci-Fi

La sexta edición de los Omega Sci-Fi Awards acepta presentaciones de cuentos cortos escritos ¡Y tú podrías ser un ganador!

Omega Sci-Fi Awards es una organización de artes literarias sin fines de lucro, para inspirar a nuevos talentos para escribir temas de ciencia ficción y pensamiento imaginativo. Cuenta con la categoría The Tomorrow Award para estudiantes de secundaria del condado de Los Ángeles y The Roswell Awards para escritores internacionales mayores de 16 años. Los ganadores reciben premios en efectivo además de otros reconocimientos especiales. No hay cuota de inscripción.

El evento culminante de Omega Sci-Fi Awards es la representación de las historias ganadoras con actores de cine y televisión. Para los estudiantes de secundaria, hay talleres de escritura creativa disponibles; para más información visita este enlance.

artUnite Art Show y Online Auction para Central City Action Committee (CCAC)

Para el 2021, el objetivo de la audiencia en vivo y en línea de artUnite Art es recaudar $15,000 para CCAC, una organización sin fines de lucro de Echo Park que durante 51 años ha ayudado a niños y sus familias. Además, CCAC es parte del programa de embellecimiento de la ciudad.

17 y 18 de noviembre – Subastas en línea

18 de noviembre – Exposición de arte en vivo y en línea de 6 pm a 9 pm 
* También habrá rifas durante el evento. Próximamente más detalles.

Lugar: por confirmar en Echo Park.

Instagram: @artUniteLA
Facebook: @artUniteLA

Para más información visita https://www.artunite.org/

Próximas actividades artísticas y culturales

Aclamada como la "mejor serie gratuita de conciertos de verano al aire libre" por Los Angeles Magazine y descrita como "un gran regalo para el público" por LA Times, California Plaza celebra su 35a temporada presentando música, danza, teatro y mucho más en un hermoso y renovado escenario en el centro de Los Ángeles. La temporada contará con música en vivo y entretenimiento con artistas como Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zárate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection y The Do Over. Todos los eventos son gratis y al aire libre.

Para información como el calendario en California Plaza, visita este enlace.

California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 - Mapa

LAUSD

En buscar de nuevo superintendente

La Junta de Educación del LAUSD está seleccionando al próximo Superintendente y quiere de la ayuda de padres de familia para garantizar que el nuevo Superintendente refleje las prioridades de todas las comunidades del Distrito Unificado de Los Ángeles.

LAUSD, con la participación de docenas de grupos interesados, ha desarrollado una encuesta de 21 preguntas y 3 minutos para escuchar directamente a quienes resulten más afectados por la selección del próximo Superintendente. Complete la encuesta gratuita, segura y anónima, antes del 30 de septiembre. 

PARQUES Y RECREACIÓN

Departamento de Recreación y Parques está contratando instructores

El Departamento de Recreación y Parques busca instructores para enseñar y ayudar con actividades físicas y deportes como baloncesto, fútbol, gimnasia, boxeo, ping pon, tenis, patineta, voleibol, atletismo, artes marciales y hockey sobre césped para jóvenes de 5 a 15 años.

Los interesados pueden asistir a alguna de sus Ferias de Empleo de 9:30 am a 1:30 pm en las siguientes fechas y lugares:

18 de Septiembre, 2021: EXPO Center, 3980 South Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037

25 de Septiembre, 2021: Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Los interesados pueden enviar sus currículums por correo electrónico a [email protected]. Para más información llama al 213-485-8743.

ESPACIO PARA TU MASCOTA

¿Estás tu y tus mascotas listos para el mes nacional de preparación?

Foto: LA Animal Services

¿Sabías que septiembre es el mes nacional de preparación? Es una oportunidad fantástica para asegurarse de que todos los miembros de su familia sepan qué hacer en caso de emergencia.

La mejor manera de enfrentar cualquier emergencia o desastre es prevenir. Una emergencia como un terremoto, una inundación o un incendio forestal, puede ocurrir en cualquier momento.

¡Y no te olvides de los peludos miembros de tu familia! El equipo de LA Animal Services tiene una guía útil para ayudarte a planificar y prepararte con tus mascotas en caso de emergencia. Visita este enlance para consejos útiles.

DEPARTAMENTO DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO Y LABORAL

Alcalde Garcetti anuncia asesoramiento financiero gratuito para Propietarios de pequeñas empresas en Los Ángeles

El alcalde Eric Garcetti anunció un programa que brindará a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas asesoramiento, información y asistencia para el pago de deudas para ayudarlos a recuperarse económicamente de la pandemia.

Se proporcionará asesoramiento gratuito a las pequeñas empresas las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, mediante la colaboración con el Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y de la Fuerza Laboral (EWDD por sus siglas en inglés) y Money Management International (MMI) de la ciudad.

El programa ofrecerá orientación, recursos y asistencia a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas para ayudarlos a estabilizar el flujo de efectivo, reducir sus deudas, mejorar historial de crédito y lograr sus metas financieras. Para más información visita EWDD o llama al (888) 645-2227.

Estén atentos para más información sobre el Programa Comeback Checks de estímulo económico para pequeñas empresas que quieren y necesiten regresar a funcionar. La Ciudad de Los Ángeles ofrecerá $37 millones en fondos para recuperación financiera del COVID-19 a través de Comeback Checks.

REPORTE POR ÁREA

Distrito 1 y The Laundry Truck LA dan mochilas para comunidades sin hogar

Foto: The Laundry Truck LA

Esta semana, el Equipo Cedillo y nuestro proveedor de lavandería móvil, Laundry Truck LA, repartieron mochilas en algunas de nuestras ubicaciones de servicio. Cada mochila incluye productos para la salud bucal, bocadillos saludables, toallitas higiénicas, bálsamo labial, loción y desinfectante para manos, equipo de higiene, calcetines, gorro, botella de agua, cortaúñas y un mensaje del concejal. Estos son suministros que las personas sin hogar han pedido y estamos empacando más mochilas para ayudar a satisfacer las necesidades de nuestro distrito. Al mismo tiempo, continuamos construyendo más viviendas y creando camas de refugio para trasladar a las personas al interior.

Solano Canyon

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

En colaboración con Community Groups, Equipo Cedillo trabajó arduamente para asegurar que los residentes del área tuvieran un paso seguro a través del túnel de Solano Avenue.

Chinatown

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El sábado pasado, la sucursal de Young Adult Librarian Lynn Nguyen en Chinatown lanzó el programa “Teen Council's Painting at the Park”. Lynn, quien ha enseñado programas de pintura antes, llevó a los adolescentes a pintar un paisaje urbano de Los Ángeles en los bancos de picnic de Ord y Yale Street Park. El evento coincidió con el centenario de la Ciudad. Este fue el primer evento de la biblioteca en el nuevo parque y la primera vez que los miembros del Consejo de Adolescentes se han reunido en persona desde la pandemia. Fue un evento divertido que Lynn planea continuar. Aquí están los enlaces sobre este evento:

Channel 35 news story 

Video realizado por nuestro bibliotecario de redes sociales

Fotos del evento

Pico-Union

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo en plena acción limpiando la esquina de New Hampshire Ave. con Venice Blvd.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo en plena acción en una limpieza a fondo en la esquina de Westmoreland Ave. y 11th St. Se retiraron basura, escombros y bultos grandes.

Ven por tus productos frescos y deliciosos gratis

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Cada viernes en Pico Union Project te ofrecemos gratis productos frescos y deliciosos a partir de las 10:30 de la mañana.

Westlake

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza comunitaria en la esquina de Maryland St. con Bixel St.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Vecinos junto al Equipo Cedillo realizaron una limpieza comunitaria en Beacon Ave.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El camión repartidor de alimentos gratis del Concejal Gil Cedillo distribuyó productos en 6th St. y Bonnie Brae St.

COMIDA, EVENTOS Y OTROS RECURSOS

Cómo inscribir a tus niños en los programas preescolares estatales, Head Start y Early Head Start

La Escuela de Educación Infantil Temprana (SECE por sus siglas en inglés) de USC tiene inscripciones abiertas para sus programas Head Start, Early Head Start y Preescolar STATE. SECE brinda servicios gratuitos de educación infantil de alta calidad a los niños y sus familias en Los Ángeles. Para más información llama al (213) 743-2466 y para una lista de un centro cercano a tu domicilio, visita este enlace.

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Vote by Tuesday, September 14th in the Special Election

  • City Hall to Be Illuminated With the Colors of Mexico and Central American Nations to Celebrate Their Independence

  • Backpacks Distributed to Unhoused Community

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Dear Friend,

Please vote by Tuesday, September 14th in the Special Election. The results will impact our state, and maintaining protection from the devastating effect of COVID-19 on all of us is at stake.

For the next several days, I am partnering with Councilmember Kevin de León to illuminate City Hall with the colors of Mexico and Central American nations to celebrate the bicentennial of their Independence. Watch for the illumination to begin on Monday, September 13th at dusk.

This week I partnered with our mobile laundry provider, Laundry Truck LA, to pass out backpacks at some of our service locations. Each backpack includes supplies people experiencing homelessness have asked to receive, and we are assembling more backpacks to help meet the needs in our district.

Please get in touch with me if I can assist you at [email protected] or 213-473-7001.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of September 4 to September 10, 2021

Vote By Tuesday, September 14th

We can't sit back and let others determine our future. Affordable housing, healthcare, climate justice-- all of these are on the line in this election.

If you haven't yet, here's how you can cast your ballot:

Return your signed and dated ballot at a secure dropbox,

Send your ballot in the mail (it must be postmarked by 9/14),

Vote in person at a local vote center. Find locations and hours here. You may also register to vote on the same day.

We're three days away from the last day of voting, which is Election Day, Tuesday, September 14th. Remember that if you're voting in person, you must be in line by 8 p.m.

City Hall to Be Illuminated With the Colors of Mexico And Central American Nations

From Monday, September 13th to Monday, September 23rd, 2021, Councilmember Gil Cedillo will illuminate City Hall with the colors of Mexico and Central American nations to celebrate the bicentennial of their Independence. The lights on City Hall will be turned on at dusk. The schedule is as follows:

September 13th - El Salvador

September 15th - Mexico

September 17th - Honduras

September 19th - Guatemala

September 21st - Nicaragua

September 23rd - Costa Rica

"The City of Los Angeles joins Central American Countries and Mexico to celebrate the bicentennial of their Independence," stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo. "With Latinos comprising at least 50% of the population of the City, or nearly 2 million, their connection to Mexico and Central America is profound. We recognize their historical and familial connections to the residents of Los Angeles by illuminating City Hall with the brilliance of the colors of their flags."

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The County hasn't listed full data for the past two days. The number of additional deaths is not available. They reflect the downturn in cases. Stay safe.

461 New Cases and 57,793 Total

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Heat Alert! Are you headed to your vaccine appointment this week? Remember to stay hydrated.

LA County Department of Public Health Vaccine Clinics are now open on SUNDAYS with extended hours. No appointments are needed.

Homebound Vaccination Program Flyer English

Click here to locate a vaccination nearest you.

HOUSING UPDATE

Wood Framing Rises at Westlake Supportive Housing Development - Development Takes Shape on Block South of Wilshire

Photo Credit: Urbanize LA

One block south of Wilshire Boulevard in Westlake, construction has passed the podium level at the Ingraham Apartments, a permanent supportive housing development for the formerly homeless from SRO Housing Corp.

The project, which replaced a surface parking lot at 1230 Ingraham Street, will eventually consist of a seven-story structure containing 121 apartments above a semi-subterranean parking garage with accommodations for 42 vehicles.

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

City Council Designates Mechicano Arts Center and Centro De Arte Publico in Highland Park As Historic-Cultural Monuments

Photo Credit: Channel 35

The Highland Park Heritage Trust and Councilmember Cedillo partnered to successfully get the City Council to designate the Mechicano Arts Center and Centro de Arte Publico in Highland Park as historic-cultural monuments. The Council recognized the cultural history of Latinos and Latinas. "I want people to know that this was the mecca where the Chicano movement emerged, an incredible social, artistic, and cultural contribution to this City," stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo.

Historic Designation For Two Iconic Cultural Art Centers

Camera Operator: Frank Aguilera/Landis Stokes 

Audio: Martin Martinez/Gavin White/Paul Townsend     

Editor: Kevin King 

Councilmember Cedillo Introduced Motion to Explore Converting Former Cypress Park Courthouse Property as Affordable and/or Permanent Supportive Housing

Photo Credit: The Eastsider

Councilmember Cedillo introduced a motion asking the City Administrative Officer to report on the feasibility of developing the former Cypress Park Courthouse Property as affordable and/or permanent supportive housing, including a disposition and funding plan. Councilmember Cedillo is proactively pursuing every opportunity to create new affordable housing, including unique partnerships and opportunities to address the housing and homelessness crises in our tightening housing market.

Motion

Could a broken-down Cypress Park courthouse become housing? | Cypress Park News | theeastsiderla.com

Cathay Manor Tenants Get Help From Councilmember Cedillo

Photo Credit: NBC Los Angeles

Councilmember Cedillo takes action to address complaints of neglect at Cathay Manor, a Chinatown apartment complex, prompting LA City Attorney's Office Investigation.

Complaints of Neglect at Chinatown Apartment Complex Prompts LA City Attorney's Office Investigation – NBC Los Angeles

Children's Health Day and Back-to-School Giveaway Co-Hosted By Team Cedillo in National Health Foundation Newsletter

Photo Credit: LA Channel 35

On August 13th, National Health Foundation (NHF) hosted a Children's Health Day and Back-to-School Giveaway with Clinica RomeroSupervisor Hilda Solis, and Councilmember Gil Cedillo. Located at NHF's recuperative care center in Pico-Union, the event included food distribution, courtesy of the LA Regional Food Bank; Zumba classes for kids through NHF's partnership with CalFresh; and COVID vaccinations administered by Clinica Romero healthcare workers.

Families picked up free back-to-school supplies such as backpacks and writing materials. NHF and Team Cedillo also distributed essential information about nutrition, COVID-19 safety, and U.S. Citizenship. Thanks to our partners, staff, and volunteers, we distributed 300 boxes of food (5,100 pounds), over 500 backpacks, school supplies, oral hygiene kits, and baby supplies, and all three COVID-19 vaccines, reaching 1500 children and families in our community.

Monument Honors Mexican Traqueros

Photo Credit: Nicole Charky | Patch

Venice Car Show supported the creation of a Mexican-American Monument honoring traqueros – railroad workers. This weekend, there were incredible rides at a free family car show to help fundraise for the Mexican-American Traquero Monument going up at Winward Circle in Venice. Councilman Gil Cedillo, whose grandfather was a traquero, voiced his support for the monument, calling it "significant for the Mexican-American community."

Venice Car Show Will Support Creating Mexican-American Monument | Venice, CA Patch

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

OTHER NEWS

Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces the Launch of Angeleno Connect

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the launch of the Angeleno Connect debit card and mobile app. The City can use this program to disburse financial assistance directly to residents, connect people to City services, and offer free financial services to Angelenos without a bank account. The card will give users free transactions, providing a safe debit card for populations without a bank account in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Through the Angeleno Connect website, users can connect to more than 140 of the City's online services, such as adopting a pet, making a park reservation, or obtaining a business license or permit. Through the mobile app, Angelenos will also access additional materials on crucial financial literacy information, including credit building, small business displacement, and predatory financial services.

Users will also be able to make free withdrawals with their Angeleno Connect Card at any of Wells Fargo's ATMs. Residents may learn more about the program, get an account, or sign up for services by visiting LACity.org/AngelenoConnect or calling 3-1-1. 

Community Update and Community Survey About the Investigation at the Avenue 34 project

At your convenience, the Department of Toxic Substances Control encourages you to review the Community Update and Community Survey below about the investigation at the Avenue 34 project in Los Angeles, CA. For information, contact Jessica Swan, DTSC Public Participation, [email protected] (818) 717-6568 or Luis Garcia, DTSC Project Manager, [email protected] (818) 717-6611.

Afghan Allies Campaign

Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen Handout via Reuters

Act Now for Afghan Allies Campaign, which provides updates and gives more information as to the needs of Afghan refugees.

In the last three weeks, Act Now for Afghan Allies Campaign received about 40 Afghan refugees through IILA and another 40 or so through the only two refugee resettlement agencies in Los Angeles County: IRC and IRIS. More arrivals are anticipated.

The most significant need is affordable permanent housing and employment for the refugees. Act Now for Afghan Allies Campaign has been created and for updates and more information click here.

  

ARTS AND CULTURE

ONLINE ON DEMAND: Plaza de la Raza's Summer Serenata Music Series has come to a close, but if you've missed any of their concerts, all are available to experience online. Additional concerts include Changui Majadero and Los Jornaleros Del Norte.

Photo Credit: Plaza de la Raza

Tres Souls | Photo Credit: Plaza de la Raza

Club Mambi & Maga Shukar | Photo Credit: Plaza de la Raza

Katalyst | Photo Credit: Plaza de la Raza

YouTubeFacebook, and IGTV @plazadelaraza

FREE ONLINE INSTRUCTION: Plaza de la Raza's School of Performing & Visual Arts continues online and includes a variety of workshops for children, teens, and adults in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Their teachable platform is easy to use and allows students to customize their schedule of classes to take at their leisure. New workshops are professionally recorded, edited, and updated every quarter and FREE for all. 

Margaret Garcia, Teaching Artist | Photo Credit: Plaza de la Raza

Register today!

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BY APPOINTMENT: "Futuro Pasado" is a two-person art exhibition and sale featuring Emilia Cruz and Rick Ortega. Curated by Jimmy O'Balles, Summer Bernal, and Juan Escobedo, this exhibit is a must-see! Visit before it closes!

Reservations

Special Closing Reception September 18th @ 5pm

Proof of vaccination is mandatory for all attendees. Masks and social distancing are required while visiting the Boathouse Gallery, including vaccinated guests. For more information, contact (323) 223-2475.

Omega Sci-Fi Awards Accepting Story Submissions September 7th - December 21st, 2021!

Photo Credit: Omega Sci-Fi

The 6th Annual Omega Sci-Fi Awards accepts short story writing submissions, and you could be a winner! The Awards, a nonprofit literary arts organization, is inspiring new sci-fi writing talent and imaginative thinking, consist of The Tomorrow Prize for LA County high school students and The Roswell Awards international competition for writers aged 16 and over. There is no charge to submit a piece of writing, and winners receive cash prizes in addition to other special recognitions.

The culminating spring awards event features actors from film and television, bringing the award-winning stories to life. For high school students, creative writing workshops are available to interested LA County high schools. Get more information here.

artUnite Art Show and Online Auction for Central City Action Committee (CCAC)

For 2021, the goal is to raise $15,000 for CCAC, an Echo Park non-profit helping underserved kids and families for 51 years. In addition, CCAC is part of the City's beautification program.

November 17-18 - Online auction days

November 18 - Art Show - hybrid event (live and online event) 6–9 pm 
*We'll also have our raffle during this time. Details upcoming.

Location: TBD - Echo Park area and online

Instagram: @artUniteLA
Facebook: @artUniteLA

You can learn more at https://www.artunite.org/

Upcoming Arts and Culture Activities

Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public” by LA Times, Grand Performances celebrates its 35th season of presenting high-quality music, dance, theater, and more in the beautifully renovated California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.  The season will feature live music and entertainment featuring Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zaěrate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection, and The Do Over.  All events are free and presented outside.

Visit their event calendar here.

California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 - Map

LAUSD

Search For New Superintendent

The LAUSD Board of Education is selecting the next Superintendent to run the district—and wants your help to ensure that the Superintendent reflects the priorities of the entire LA Unified community.

LAUSD, with input from dozens of stakeholder groups, has developed a 3–4-minute 21 question survey to hear directly from those most impacted by the selection of the next Superintendent. Would you please complete the free, safe, and anonymous survey, which will close on September 30th?  

RECREATION AND PARKS ACTIVITIES

The Department of Recreation and Parks is Hiring Recreation Instructors

Prospective applicants can submit their resumes in person or by email to [email protected]. For more information, please call 213-485-8743.

YOUR PET CORNER

Are You and Your Pets Ready For National Preparedness Month?

Photo Credit: LA Animal Services

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? It's a fantastic opportunity to make sure everyone in your family knows what to do in an emergency.

The best way to manage any emergency or disaster is by being prepared. An unpredictable emergency such as an earthquake, flood, or wildfire can happen at any time. 

And don't forget your furry family members! The team at LA Animal Services has a handy guide to help you plan and prepare for your pets in an emergency. Click here to see all our tips.

ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Mayor Garcetti Announced Free Financial Counseling For Small Business Owners In Los Angeles

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a program that will provide small business owners with counseling, education, and debt repayment assistance to help with their economic recovery from the pandemic.

Free counseling will be provided to small businesses 24/7 by collaborating with the City of Los Angeles’ Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) and Money Management International (MMI). The program will offer guidance, resources, and assistance to small business owners to help them stabilize cash flow, decrease debt, improve credit standing, and reach their financial goals. For more information, please visit EWDD or call 888-645-2227. 

(234) LA This Minute - Small Business Comeback Checks - YouTube

Stay tuned for more information about the Comeback Checks Program! The City of LA is offering $37M in COVID-19 financial recovery grants to the City's small businesses.

FIELD UPDATE

CD1 and The Laundry Truck LA Give Backpacks for Unhoused Community

Photo Credit: The Laundry Truck LA

This week, Team Cedillo and our mobile laundry provider, Laundry Truck LA, passed out backpacks at some of our service locations. Each backpack includes; oral health supplies, healthy snacks, hygiene wipes, lip balm, hand sanitizer and lotion, hygiene kit, socks, hat, hydroflask, nail clippers, and a note from the Councilmember. These are some of the many supplies people experiencing homelessness have asked to receive, and we are working on assembling more backpacks to help meet the needs in our district. At the same time, we continue to build more housing and create shelter beds to move people indoors. 

Solano Canyon

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with Community Groups, Team Cedillo worked hard to ensure Solano Canyon Residents have a safe walking path through the Solano Avenue Tunnel.

Chinatown

Photo Credit: Chinatown Branch Library

Last Saturday, our Chinatown Branch's Young Adult Librarian Lynn Nguyen launched the Chinatown Teen Council's Painting at the Park Program. Lynn, who has taught painting programs before, led teens to paint a Los Angeles cityscape at the Ord and Yale Street Park picnic benches. The event coincided with the City's 100th birthday. This was the first library event at the new park, and the first time the Teen Council members have met in person since the pandemic. It was a fun event that Lynn plans to continue. Here are the links to:

Channel 35 news story 

video by our social media librarian and event photos

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo's Strike Team was in full force cleaning at the corner of New Hampshire Ave. and Venice Blvd.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo's Strike Team was in full force with a thorough cleaning at the corner of Westmoreland Ave. and 11th St. Trash, debris, and bulky items were removed.

Come Pick Up Free Fresh Delicious Produce

Join us every Friday at Pico Union Project for fresh, delicious produce starting at 10:30. a.m.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

CD1 Community Clean-Up took place at the corner of Maryland St. and Bixel St.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Community members joined CD1 in a Community Clean-Up on Beacon Ave.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed free groceries at 6th St. and Bonnie Brae St.

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

Enrolling Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool Programs

USC's School for Early Childhood Education (SECE) is now enrolling for its Head Start, Early Head Start, and STATE Preschool programs. SECE provides free high-quality early childhood education services to children and their families in Los Angeles. Call (213)-743-2466 for more information and a list of locations to find a center near you.

Cedillo Día a Día:

  • Homeboy Industries lanza programa de comida para Adultos mayores en el Distrito 1

  • Programa de asistencia de emergencia para rentas abre parte 2

  • Censo incompleto en distritos del Este de Los Ángeles

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Amigos y amigas:

El Concilio aprobó la moción de financiar a Homeboy Industries para lanzar un Programa de Comidas para Personas Mayores en el Distrito 1; Homeboy podrá distribuir 25,000 comidas a adultos mayores a la semana.

Esta semana se abrió la Parte 2 del Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia para Rentas. Si eres un inquilino, aprovecha este apoyo vital.

Me preocupa la respuesta débil al Censo 2020, que refleja la disminución de 6,022 en la población del Distrito 1. Esto resulta increíble tomando en cuenta el hacinamiento en algunas partes del distrito. Creo que la campaña del ex presidente para que el estatus migratorio fuera parte de la encuesta hizo que los habitantes temieran ser deportados si participaban en el Censo.

Por otra parte, tu participación en las audiencias de redistribución de distritos es crucial para diseñar el Distrito 1, particularmente porque tenemos que ganar terreno. Llama al (213) 263-5765 para obtener más información o visita este enlace: LACCRC 2021 – Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission 2021 – City of Los Angeles.

Sinceramente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte Semanal

Semana del 28 al 3 de septiembre, 2021

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

Hazte la prueba de COVID-19 si presentas síntomas, independientemente si estás vacunado o no. Visita covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ para encontrar un lugar de pruebas cerca de tu domicilio o de tu trabajo.

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

El aumento semanal de casos nuevos se ha reducido al nivel registrado el 6 de agosto. Cuídate y cuida a tu familia.

659 nuevos casos para un total de 57,332

3 decesos más para un total de 1,368

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

Si has dado positivo a la prueba de COVID-19, responde cuando te llame alguien de Salud Pública. El monitoreo de contactos es una herramienta esencial que nos ayuda a frenar la propagación del virus. Todo la información que proporciones es confidencial.

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

Las vacunas del COVID-19 son 100% gratuitas, sin importar tu estatus migratorio o sino tienes seguro médico. Encuentra un lugar para vacunarte cerca de tu casa o de tu trabajo en Vacuna contra el COVID-19 - LA County Department of Public Health No necesitas hacer cita.

Las Clínicas de Vacunación del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles ahora están abiertas los DOMINGOS con horario extendido. No se necesita cita.

Haga clic aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted.

LEGISLANDO PARA TI

El Concilio aprobó una moción presupuestaria vital muy significativa para mí. Como quedó escrito en la agenda, el Concilio aprobó la recomendación que ordena al Director Administrativo que busque fondos de $2 millones para un proyecto de Homeboy Industries para un programa de comidas para personas mayores en el Distrito 1. Para mí, significa mucho más. Es un proyecto que construye un puente entre los jóvenes de Homeboy Industries y nuestros adultos mayores en torno a un elemento que salva vidas: la comida.

Espero que más proyectos como este se realicen en nuestras diferentes comunidades y proporcionen las mejores comidas para personas mayores en la ciudad.

-Concejal Gil Cedillo

REPORTE DE VIVIENDA

Programa de asistencia para inquilinos de emergencia de la ciudad de Los Ángeles (ERAP) Parte 2

La Ciudad de L.A. está trabajando con el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario (HCD por sus siglas en inglés) del estado para administrar el Programa de Asistencia para Inquilinos de Emergencia (ERAP) de la Ciudad (Parte 2). El portal de HCD abrió el 1 de septiembre para aceptar solicitudes de inquilinos y propietarios. Los solicitantes deben ir directamente al portal de HCD aquí: https://housing.ca.gov/ o llamando al (833) 430-2122.

Más información sobre el Departamento de Inversión Comunitaria + Vivienda de Los Ángeles en este enlace: https://hcidla.lacity.org/

Cómo solicitar el alivio de alquiler de California COVID-19 - los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

CEDILLO EN LAS NOTICIAS

Censo informa que la población está disminuyendo en el este de L.A.

Calle Figueroa en Highland Park, en donde el Censo de EE. UU. Encontró una disminución del 7% en la población, lo que alimentó la preocupación de un conteo insuficiente. | Foto: Myung J. Chun, Los Angeles Times

El Concejal Cedillo cree que es posible que hayamos sufrimos una gran falta de conteo en el Distrito 1 debido a varios factores. El estado migratorio de un habitante tuvo un impacto porque los inmigrantes temían por una deportación. La campaña de la administración Trump para cuestionar sobre el estado migratorio redujo la participación. Además, mi distrito tiene una de las concentraciones más altas de inmigrantes, con viviendas superpobladas llenas de varias generaciones de miembros de la familia. Muchos de estos residentes son trabajadores esenciales y trabajadores de la industria de servicios que a menudo están fuera de su casa. Nos enfrentamos a desafíos como estos que pueden evitar una precisión del 100% en el conteo.

Cedillo dijo que “la débil respuesta al censo se debió al impulso del ex presidente para que el estatus migratorio fuera parte de la encuesta y al temor a la deportación entre algunos de sus habitantes”.

Censo informa que la población está disminuyendo en el Este de Los Ángeles, alimentando el temor de un recuento insuficiente, por David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 30 de agosto de 2021.

 

Únete a la Comisión de Redistribución de Distritos del Ayuntamiento de L.A. en una audiencia pública. El objetivo es volver a remarcar los mapas de cada distrito del concilio para garantizar que tenga una representación justa e inclusiva. Llama al (213) 263-5765 para más información o visita LACCRC 2021 – Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission 2021 – City of Los Angeles.

Edificios clave para artistas chicanos agregados a la lista de monumentos históricos y culturales de Los Ángeles

Wayne Healy Mural Ghosts de El Barrio 1974 via Laurie Avocado Flickr

The Centro de Arte Público y Mechicano Art Center son reconocidos por su amplia contribución a la herencia Chicana en Los Ángeles.

"Agradezco al Concilio por designar estos sitios como Histórico-Culturales", dijo el Concejal Cedillo. "Felicito a muchos artistas de estas instituciones como Judithe Hernández, George Yepes, Bárbara Carrasco, Frank Romero, John Valadez, Leo Limón, Dolores Guerrero Cruz, Víctor Vaya, Robert Delgado, Gilbert Magu Luján, Wayne Healy y Nicandro Gronk Glugio. Todos ellos son unos verdaderos héroes de nuestra cultura.” Por Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic, 30 de agosto, 2021

Mujeres de la Tierra salieron a la calle para convencer a personas que no han sido vacunadas

Nanette Machado, trabajadora de Mujeres de la Tierra, logró convencer a las hermanas Vilma y Mónica Santiago para que se vacunaran.

Con el aumento de las infecciones por Covid-19, las mujeres visitan comunidades difíciles y peligrosas para aclarar dudas sobre las vacunas.

"A medida que seguimos viendo un aumento de los casos de coronavirus, en mi distrito [en una semana de 699 a 1070 y de dos muertes a seis], es más importante que nunca que las personas se vacunen, se hagan pruebas con regularidad, usen mascarilla que cubra la nariz cada vez que están fuera de su casa. Lávete las manos con frecuencia y respeta el distanciamiento social”, dijo el Concejal Cedillo.

Mujeres de la Tierra salen a las calles a convencer a las personas que no se han vacunado - La Opinión (laopinion.com)

David Aranda, 13, y su mamá Ingrid Rodríguez ya se vacunaron. Solo falta el pequeño Moses. Foto: La Opinión

Irma Muñoz, directora ejecutiva de Mujeres de la Tierra. Foto: La Opinión

ARTE Y CULTURA

artUnite Art Show y Online Auction para Central City Action Committee (CCAC)

Para el 2021, el objetivo de la audiencia en vivo y en línea de artUnite Art es recaudar $15,000 para CCAC, una organización sin fines de lucro de Echo Park que durante 51 años ha ayudado a niños y sus familias. Además, CCAC es parte del programa de embellecimiento de la ciudad.

17 y 18 de noviembre – Subastas en línea

18 de noviembre – Exposición de arte en vivo y en línea de 6 pm a 9 pm 
* También habrá rifas durante el evento. Próximamente más detalles.

Lugar: por confirmar en Echo Park.

Instagram: @artUniteLA
Facebook: @artUniteLA

Para más información visita https://www.artunite.org/

Próximas actividades artísticas y culturales

Aclamada como la "mejor serie gratuita de conciertos de verano al aire libre" por Los Angeles Magazine y descrita como "un gran regalo para el público" por LA Times, California Plaza celebra su 35a temporada presentando música, danza, teatro y mucho más en un hermoso y renovado escenario en el centro de Los Ángeles. La temporada contará con música en vivo y entretenimiento con artistas como Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zárate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection y The Do Over. Todos los eventos son gratis y al aire libre.

Para información como el calendario en California Plaza, visita este enlace.

California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 - Map

PARQUES Y RECREACIÓN

Departamento de Recreación y Parques está contratando instructores

El Departamento de Recreación y Parques busca instructores para enseñar y ayudar con actividades físicas y deportes como baloncesto, fútbol, gimnasia, boxeo, ping pon, tenis, patineta, voleibol, atletismo, artes marciales y hockey sobre césped para jóvenes de 5 a 15 años.

Los interesados pueden asistir a alguna de sus Ferias de Empleo de 9:30 am a 1:30 pm en las siguientes fechas y lugares:

11 de Septiembre, 2021: Downey Recreation Center, 1772 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

18 de Septiembre, 2021: EXPO Center, 3980 South Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037

25 de Septiembre, 2021: Mar Vista Recreation Center, 11430 Woodbine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Los interesados pueden enviar sus currículums por correo electrónico a [email protected]. Para más información llama al 213-485-8743.

DEPARTAMENTO DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO Y LABORAL

Alcalde Garcetti anuncia asesoramiento financiero gratuito para Propietarios de pequeñas empresas en Los Ángeles

El alcalde Eric Garcetti anunció un programa que brindará a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas asesoramiento, información y asistencia para el pago de deudas para ayudarlos a recuperarse económicamente de la pandemia.

Se proporcionará asesoramiento gratuito a las pequeñas empresas las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, mediante la colaboración con el Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y de la Fuerza Laboral (EWDD por sus siglas en inglés) y Money Management International (MMI) de la ciudad.

El programa ofrecerá orientación, recursos y asistencia a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas para ayudarlos a estabilizar el flujo de efectivo, reducir sus deudas, mejorar historial de crédito y lograr sus metas financieras. Para más información visita EWDD o llama al (888) 645-2227.

Estén atentos para más información sobre el Programa Comeback Checks de estímulo económico para pequeñas empresas que quieren y necesiten regresar a funcionar. La Ciudad de Los Ángeles ofrecerá $37 millones en fondos para recuperación financiera del COVID-19 a través de Comeback Checks.

REPORTE POR ÁREA

Pastor Augie Barajas, Victory Outreach | Foto: Equipo Cedillo

¡Gracias a nuestros increíbles colaboradores en Victory Outreach! Es un privilegio trabajar con un grupo tan fantástico. ¡Apreciamos su vocación de servicio para hacer una diferencia en la vida de las personas!

Foto: Victory Outreach

Equipo Cedillo y Victory Outreach se coordinaron para distribuir cajas de alimentos y artículos escolares para 200 familias de NELA.

Reconocimiento a Jensey Henríquez, trabajadora de alcance comunitario de LAHSA en el Distrito 1

Foto: Jose Rodriguez

Esta semana, el Equipo Cedillo se despidió y agradeció a Jensey Henríquez, Autoridad de Servicios para Personas sin Hogar de Los Ángeles (LAHSA por sus siglas en inglés), quien fue parte integral de nuestros esfuerzos para ayudar a las personas sin hogar en el Distrito 1. Como trabajadora de alcance comunitario, Jensey trabajó en el Distrito 1 enfocada en ayudar a nuestros vecinos sin hogar que viven a 500 pies de las autopistas. Extrañaremos su dedicación y espíritu. Le deseamos mucho éxito en el Programa de Maestría en Trabajo Social en USC.

Debs Park y Radio Hill: se instalaron avisos de zona de alto riesgo de incendios

Foto: City of LA Recreation and Parks

Foto: City of LA Recreation and Parks

Durante los últimos meses, el Equipo Cedillo ha trabajado con los residentes que viven alrededor de Debs Park y Elysian Park junto con LAFD, LAPD y el Departamento de Parques y Recreación para ayudar a educar al público y prevenir incendios. La Zona de Alto Riesgo de Incendio (o "Zone") se estableció por primera vez en la Ciudad de Los Ángeles en 1999 y reemplazó al "Distrito de Incendios" y la "Zona de Disminución" más antiguos. La "Zone" se determinó cuidadosamente de acuerdo con la Ley del Estado de California. El área de gravedad de alto riesgo de incendios comprende la mayoría de las regiones montañosas de la ciudad de Los Ángeles. Los primeros 20 letreros se instalaron en las ubicaciones más críticas, mientras que se identifican más áreas para instalar letreros.

Mt. Washington

Foto: Team Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y LA Conservation Corps trabajaron alrededor de Pasadena y Figueroa, para limpiar y colocar plantas.

Solano Canyon

Recolección de basurero ilegal en Solano Canyon

Stadium Way Antes | Foto: LA Bureau of Sanitation

Stadium Way Después| Foto: LA Bureau of Sanitation

Esta semana, los vecinos reportaron al Equipo Cedillo sobre bultos arrojados ilegalmente en Stadium Way cerca de la autopista 110. Esta información se proporcionó a la Oficina de Saneamiento de Los Ángeles, que coordinó la limpieza. Tirar desechos, materiales, empaques y equipos en las calles, aceras y callejones de Los Ángeles o en contenedores públicos es un delito y está sujeto a multas y/o cárcel. Si tienes evidencia o información de primera mano sobre vertederos ilegales, reportarlos a la Ciudad para su investigación. Puedes llamar al 311 o al Departamento de Sanidad de Los Ángeles al (800) 773-2489.

Cypress Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo organizó una limpieza comunitaria en Avenue 26 y Jeffries Avenue en colaboración con KYCC, División NELA del LAPD, Children's Hospital LA, Anahuak Youth Sports Association, Unidos Por NELA, miembros de la comunidad.

University Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo limpió basura y escombros del callejón entre las calles Portland St. y Scarff St.

Koreatown

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo limpió basura y escombros sobre Dewey Ave. entre Olympic Blvd. y 11th St.

Pico-Union

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo limpió la esquina de 1029 W. 17th. St.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Todo un éxito nuestra limpieza comunitaria en el área de 14th St. y Albany St.

Recibe frutas y verduras gratis en Pico-Union Project todos los viernes

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

¡Ya sabes que cada viernes la entrega de comida en Pico-Union Project siempre está a tu alcance! Aprovecha para vacunarte y/o hacerte una prueba gratis de COVID-19.

Westlake

Cónsul General de Honduras, María Fernanda Rivera y Agregado Cultural de Honduras en los Estados Unidos Juan Ramón Martínez | Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo acompañó al Consulado General de Honduras en Los Ángeles, a la organización Hondureños Unidos de L.A. y otros líderes comunitarios en una celebración cívica en Plaza Morazán.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo limpió la esquina de 5th St. con Westlake Ave. 

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El camión repartidor de alimentos del Concejal Gil Cedillo distribuyó productos a los residentes de las calles 8th St. y Burlington Ave.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y CCNP distribuyeron cajas de alimentos a cientos de familias en Westlake como parte del Programa de Distribución de Alimentos del Concejal Gill Cedillo.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza comunitaria en Beacon Ave.

West Adams

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo, CCNP y la organización "We Are LA" realizaron una exitosa distribución de productos esta semana. Familias de nuestra comunidad recibieron fruta y vegetales frescos, así como desinfectante de manos y libros para niños.

COMIDA, EVENTOS Y OTROS RECURSOS

[email protected] Coalition Reclutando una Junta Asesora Comunitaria

[email protected] Coalition (TLC) anuncia la oportunidad de participar en la política local con la creación de una Junta Asesora Comunitaria. Para incluir a los miembros de TLC de manera más directa en sus procesos de promoción de políticas, TLC ha creado esta junta asesora comunitaria que brindará experiencia, comentarios y aportes estratégicos para guiar su trabajo de políticas públicas.

Si estás interesado en postularse para ser parte de esta junta, visita translatinacoalition.org/community-advisory-board para más información. Fecha límite para tu postulación es el 24 de septiembre, 2021.

Encuesta previa al programa de certificación (google.com)

 

 

 

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Homeboy Industries Funding Recommended to Launch Senior Meal Program in CD 1

  • Emergency Renter's Assistance Program Part 2 Opens

  • Census Undercount in Eastside Districts

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Dear Friend,

This week Council approved the recommendation providing funding for Homeboy Industries to launch a Senior Meal Program in CD 1. Homeboy will distribute 25,000 meals weekly to seniors.

The Emergency Renter's Assistance Program Part 2 opened this week. If you are a renter, please take advantage of this vital support.

I am upset that there was a weak response to the census, with CD 1 losing 6,022 in population. The loss of people is unbelievable given the overcrowding in parts of the district. The reason was the former president's push to make immigration status a part of the survey and deportation fears among some of my constituents.

Your participation in redistricting hearings is crucial for designing CD 1, particularly because we will be gaining territory.  Please call 213-263-5765 for more information or click here.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of August 28 to September 3, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Get tested for COVID-19 if you're experiencing any of these symptoms, regardless of your vaccination status. Visit covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ to find a testing site near you.

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

The weekly increase in new cases is down to the level of August 6th. Stay safe.

659 Cases and 57,332 Total

Deaths and 1,368 Total

If you test positive for COVID-19, please answer when Public Health calls. Contact tracing is an essential tool that helps us slow the spread, and everything you share is confidential.

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

The COVID-19 vaccines are 100% free regardless of immigration status or health insurance. Find a location near you at VaccinateLACounty.com. No appointments are needed.

LA County Department of Public Health Vaccine Clinics are now open on SUNDAYS with extended hours. No appointments are needed.

Homebound Vaccination Program Flyer English

Click here to locate a vaccination nearest you.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Council passed a vital budget motion that is near and dear to my heart.  As written on the council agenda, the Council effectively approved the recommendation directing the Chief Administrative Officer to find potential budget sources for a $2 million Homeboy Industries project for a Senior Meal Program in Council District 1.  To me, the project is symbolic of something more.  It is a project that builds a bridge between the youth at Homeboy Industries and our seniors around a life-changing and life-saving item - food.  A compassionate and quality-of-life project is transpiring at a time of humankind's worst pandemic in modern history. 

I look forward to more projects partnering our different communities, our seniors and youth, and providing the best senior meals in the city.   

-Gil Cedillo

HOUSING UPDATE

City of Los Angeles Emergency Renter's Assistance Program (ERAP) Part 2

The City of Los Angeles is working with the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) to administer the City's Emergency Renter's Assistance Program (ERAP) (Part 2).  HCD's portal opened September 1, 2021, to accept applications by tenants and landlords.  Applicants should go directly to HCD's portal here:  https://housing.ca.gov/ or call 833-430-2122.

Here's information on the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department here: https://hcidla.lacity.org/

How to apply for California COVID-19 rent relief - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

Census Reports Declining Population On L.A.'s Eastside, Fueling Undercount Fears

Figueroa Street in Highland Park, where the U.S. census found a 7% decline in population, fueling concerns of an undercount. | Photo Credit: Myung J. Chun, Los Angeles Times

Councilmember Cedillo believes it is possible that we also naturally suffered a vast undercount in the First District due to several factors. A resident's immigration status had a significant impact because immigrants feared deportation. The Trump administration's push for asking about immigration status put a chill on responses. Furthermore, my district has one of the highest concentrations of immigrants, with overcrowded housing filled with several generations of family members. Many of these residents are essential workers and service industry workers who are often out of their residence. We face challenges such as these that may quickly and organically prevent 100% accuracy in counting. 

"Cedillo (said) the weak response to the census was due to the former president's push to make immigration status a part of the survey and to deportation fears among some of his constituents," Census Reports Declining Population On L.A.'s Eastside, Fueling Undercount Fears, 

Census reports declining population on L.A.'s Eastside, fueling undercount fears - [email protected] - City of Los Angeles Mail (google.com), by David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, August 30, 2021.

Join the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission at a community public hearing. The purpose of redistricting is to redraw the maps of each council district to ensure you have the power to determine fair and inclusive representation in your council district. Please call 213-263-5765 for more information or go to LACCRC 2021 – Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission 2021 – City of Los Angeles

Key Buildings for Chicanx Artists Added to LA Historic-Cultural Monument List

Wayne Healy Mural Ghosts of El Barrio 1974 via Laurie Avocado Flickr

The Centro de Arte Publico and the Centro de Arte Publico, and Mechicano Art Center were recognized for their contributions to the longstanding tradition of Chicano/a cultural heritage in LA.

"I thank the council for designating these sites as Historic-Cultural," )Councilmember Cedillo) continued. "I salute the many artists involved with these institutions, including Judithe Hernandez, George Yepes, Barbara Carrasco, Frank Romero, John Valadez, Leo Limon, Dolores Guerrero Cruz, Victor Vaya, Robert Delgado, Gilbert Magu Lujan, Wayne Healy, and Nicandro Gronk Glugio. They are cultural heroes," stated Councilmember Cedillo." Key Buildings for Chicanx Artists Added to LA Historic-Cultural Monument List (hyperallergic.com), by Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic, August 30, 2021.

Mujeres de la Tierra Take to The Streets to Convince People Who Have Not Been Vaccinated

Nanette Machado, a Mujeres de la Tierra worker, managed to convince sisters Vilma and Monica Santiago to be immunized.

With the increase in covid infections, women visit difficult and dangerous communities to clarify doubts about vaccines.

"As we continue to see COVID-19 cases rise, in my district [in a week from 699 to 1070 and from two deaths to six], it's more important than ever that people get vaccinated, get tested regularly, wear a mask that covers their nose whenever they're out of their house. Wash your hands frequently and respect social distancing," said Councilman Gil Cedillo.

Mujeres de la Tierra salen a las calles a convencer a las personas que no se han vacunado - La Opinión (laopinion.com)

David Aranda, 13, is already vaccinated, as is his mother, Ingrid Rodriguez. Only little Moses is missing. Photo Credit: La Opinion

Irma Muñoz is executive director of Mujeres de la Tierra. Photo Credit: La Opinion

ARTS AND CULTURE

artUnite Art Show and Online Auction for Central City Action Committee (CCAC)

For 2021, the goal is to raise $15,000 for CCAC, an Echo Park non-profit helping underserved kids and families for 51 years. In addition, CCAC is part of the City's beautification program.

November 17-18 - Online auction days

November 18 - Art Show - hybrid event (live and online event) 6–9 pm 
*We'll also have our raffle during this time. Details upcoming.

Location: TBD - Echo Park area and online

Instagram: @artUniteLA
Facebook: @artUniteLA

You can learn more at https://www.artunite.org/

Upcoming Arts and Culture Activities

Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public” by LA Times, Grand Performances celebrates its 35th season of presenting high-quality music, dance, theater, and more in the beautifully renovated California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.  The season will feature live music and entertainment featuring Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zaěrate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection, and The Do Over.  All events are free and presented outside.

Visit their event calendar here.

California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 - Map

RECREATION AND PARKS ACTIVITIES

The Department of Recreation and Parks is Hiring Recreation Instructors

Prospective applicants can submit their resumes in person or by email to [email protected]. For more information, please call 213-485-8743.

Universal Play classes english 2021

ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Mayor Garcetti Announced Free Financial Counseling For Small Business Owners In Los Angeles

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a program that will provide small business owners with counseling, education, and debt repayment assistance to help with their economic recovery from the pandemic.

Free counseling will be provided to small businesses 24/7 by collaborating with the City of Los Angeles’ Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) and Money Management International (MMI). The program will offer guidance, resources, and assistance to small business owners to help them stabilize cash flow, decrease debt, improve credit standing, and reach their financial goals. For more information, please visit EWDD or call 888-645-2227. 

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Stay tuned for more information about the Comeback Checks Program! The City of LA is offering $37M in COVID-19 financial recovery grants to the City's small businesses.

YOUR PET CORNER

Photo Credit: Animal Services

FIELD UPDATE

Pastor Augie Barajas, Victory Outreach | Photo Credit: Victory Outreach

Thank you to our amazing partners at victory outreach! It is indeed a privilege to work with such a terrific group of people. We appreciate your heart to serve and make a difference in people's lives!

Recognizing Jensey Henriquez, LAHSA CD1 Roadmap Outreach Worker

Photo Credit: Jose Rodriguez

This week, Team Cedillo said goodbye and thank you to Jensey Henriquez, LA Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), who has been an integral part of our efforts to help people experiencing homelessness in CD1. As an outreach worker with the LAHSA CD1 Roadmap Team, Jensey was working across CD1 focused on helping our unhoused neighbors living within 500 feet of freeways. Her dedication and spirit will be missed. We wish her success as she enters her Masters of Social Work Program at USC and knows we will continue to see her make a difference in Los Angeles.

Debs Park and Radio Hill - Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone Signs Installed

Photo Credit: City of LA Recreation and Parks

Over the past several months, Team Cedillo has been working with residents living around Debs Park and Elysian Park together with LAFD, LAPD, and Recreation and Parks to help educate the public and prevent fires in these areas. The Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (or "Zone") was first established in the City of Los Angeles in 1999 and replaced the older "Mountain Fire District" and "Buffer Zone." The "Zone" was carefully determined according to California State Law. The Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone comprises most of the hilly and mountainous regions of the City of Los Angeles. The first 20 signs were installed with ten at each park at the most critical locations, while more areas get identified for signs to be installed.

Mt. Washington

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

 

Solano Canyon

Illegal Dumping Collection in Solano Canyon

Stadium Way Before

Stadium Way After | Photo Credit: LA Bureau of Sanitation

This week, Team Cedillo was notified by local residents of illegally dumped items on Stadium Way near the 110 Freeway. This information was provided to the LA Bureau of Sanitation, who coordinated the clean-up. Dumping waste, materials, packaging, and equipment on L.A. streets, sidewalks, and alleys or in public bins is a crime and is subject to increased fines or criminal prosecution. To make it easier for witnesses of illegal dumping with evidence or first-hand information to report it to the City for investigation, please call  311 or LA Bureau of Sanitation at 800-773-2489.

Photo Credit: Victory Outreach

Team Cedillo and Victory Outreach partnered to distribute food boxes and school supplies to 200 families in Northeast LA.

Cypress Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

In partnership with KYCC, LAPD Northeast Division, Children's Hospital LA, Anahuak Youth Sports Association, Unidos Por NELA, and community members, Team Cedillo hosted a Community Clean-up on Avenue 26 and Jeffries Avenue.

University Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo's Strike Team cleaned trash and debris from the alley between Portland St. and Scarff St.

Koreatown

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo's Strike Team removed trash and debris on the corner of Dewey Ave. between Olympic Blvd. and 11th St.

Pico-Union

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo's Strike Team cleaned up the corner of 1029 W. 17th. St.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

We had a successful clean-up with community members in the 14th St. and Albany St. area in Pico-Union.

Pick Up Your Free Fruits and Vegetables at Pico Union Project Every Friday

Don't forget to join us to receive fresh produce every Friday at the Pico Union Project! While you are there, get a free COVID-19 vaccine and test. 

Westlake

Consul General Maria Fernanda Rivera and Special Cultural Envoy to the United States Juan Ramon Martinez | Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined the Consulate General of Honduras in Los Angeles, Hondureños Unidos de Los Angeles, and other community leaders on a civic celebration at Plaza Morazan.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo's Strike Team was at it again, cleaning the corner of 5th St. and Westlake Ave. 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck distributed groceries to residents at 8th St. and Burlington Ave.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and CCNP distributed boxes of groceries to hundreds of neighbors in Westlake. This effort was part of Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Pop-Up Food Distribution Program.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

CD1 Community Clean-Up on Beacon Ave. in Westlake

West Adams

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo, CCNP, and "We Are LA" had a successful distribution this week. Residents received fresh fruits and vegetables along with hand sanitizer and children's books.

Cedillo Día a Día

  • Nuevo Protocolo de Salud para Ligas Deportivas Juveniles

  • Dos Proyectos de vivienda 100% asequibles en construcción

  • Mechicano Arts Center y Centro de Arte Público declarados Monumentos Histórico-Culturales

  • Regalamos 250 carritos del mandado

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Amigos y amigas:

Seguimos registrando un aumento de los casos de COVID-19 en el Distrito 1. En la semana reciente los casos aumentaron de 699 a 1,070 y el número de decesos de dos a seis. Es más importante que nunca que te vacunes, te hagas la prueba con regularidad, uses mascarilla que te cubra la nariz cada vez que estés fuera de su casa, te laves las manos con frecuencia y mantengas tu sana distancia.

Si necesitas ayuda para ubicar un lugar de vacunación cerca de tu domicilio o un viaje gratis para vacunarte, visita LAC | DPH | Vacuna COVID-19: cómo vacunarse (lacounty.gov), también puedes contactarme en [email protected] o llamado al (213) 473-7001.

Por otra parte, me complace informarles que el Ayuntamiento aprobó la designación de Mechicano Arts Center y Centro de Arte Público como Monumentos Histórico-Culturales. Muchos de mis amigos desarrollaron su arte en estos sitios, incluidos Judithe Hernández, Richard Duardo, Bárbara Carrasco, Frank Romero y George Yepes.

Aún hay más: Prepárense para dos nuevos proyectos de viviendas 100% asequibles. Berendo Sage tendrá 42 unidades y Mariposa Lily tendrá 41. Estoy comprometido a crear más viviendas asequibles en el Distrito 1, además de las 2,423 construidas desde que estoy en el cargo.

Por último, me complació mucho asociarme con Pico-Union Project para regalar 250 carritos para el mandado. Esta fue una idea de Terri Boggan, una voluntaria del Pico-Union Project que se dio cuenta de que los vecinos necesitaban estos carritos para poder llevar muchos más productos a casa.

Por favor cuídate.

Sinceramente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte Semanal

Semana del 21 al 27 de agosto, 2021

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

Orden de Salud mejora la seguridad en las ligas deportivas escolares

Foto: WDIO.com

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Los Ángeles ha publicado requisitos actualizados y mejores prácticas para las ligas deportivas juveniles (incluidos los equipos escolares) para optimizar la seguridad de los participantes, entrenadores y comunidades alrededor, reduciendo el riesgo de transmisión del COVID-19. El Apéndice S describe estas nuevas medidas. Appendix S_08/26/2021 (lacounty.gov)

 

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

Esta semana las 1,070 nuevas infecciones, es el número registrado más alto desde el 5 de febrero. Por favor cuídate y cuida a tu familia.

1,070 nuevos casos para un total de 56,532

6 deceso más para un total de 1,365

A medida que los niños del Condado de Los Ángeles regresan a la escuela, aquí está todo lo que necesita saber sobre nuestros protocolos de regreso a la escuela. Para obtener más información, visite: Guías COVID-19 - Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado

Si no estás vacunado y has tenido contacto con alguien contagiado con COVID-19, debes ponerte en aislamiento durante 10 días. Para más información visita ph.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

VACUNA DEL CORONAVIRUS

Haga clic aquí para localizar una vacuna más cercana a usted.

LEGISLANDO PARA TI

Buscando oportunidades de vivienda asequible en NELA

Foto: City News Service

Esta semana, el Concilio aprobó una moción que presenté pidiendo al personal de la Ciudad que explorara la posible adquisición de las instalaciones de la antigua Corte del Condado de Los Ángeles ubicadas en el 1150 N. San Fernando Road, con el objetivo de convertirlas en viviendas asequibles y/o de apoyo para personas sin hogar. Durante muchos años, el Condado de L.A. administró el edificio, pero al cerrar la corte ha estado vacío. Mi oficina inició pláticas con su propietario, el Consejo Judicial del Estado. La crisis de vivienda de la Ciudad es severa y debemos ser creativos para solucionarla. Aquí está la Moción del Concilio.

-Concejal Gil Cedillo

LEGISLANDO PARA TI

Dos complejos de apartamentos 100% asequibles están en construcción en Distrito 1

Foto: West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

Berendo Sage con 42 unidades, se comenzó a construir en el otoño del 2020, la mitad será para personas sin hogar. Mariposa Lily tendrá 41 unidades, cuando menos 20 serán para personas sin hogar.

CEDILLO EN LAS NOTICIAS

Concejal apoya auditoría de igualdad en los programas y políticas de la ciudad

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Concejal Cedillo apoya la Auditoría de Equidad Racial de los Programas y Políticas de la Ciudad. También busca que la Ciudad audite el impacto de sus políticas públicas hacia los inmigrantes indocumentados con niños que son ciudadanos.

El Ayuntamiento de Los Ángeles ordena una "auditoría de equidad racial" de los programas y políticas de la ciudad (lamag.com)

Programa “Al Fresco” podría ser permanente

Foto: LADOT

El Concejal Cedillo apoya la iniciativa para que “Al Fresco” que permite servicio al aire libre en restaurantes sea permanente. Beneficia a las empresas locales, a las fuentes de empleo y proporciona un lugar seguro para que los residentes pueden disfrutar de salir a comer, afirmó el concejal.

Las mesas “en la calle” y al aire libre de los restaurantes podrían convertirse en un paisaje urbano permanente en Eastside | Restaurantes y bares | theeastsiderla.com

Councilmember Gil Cedillo supports making outdoor Alfresco Dining permanent. It’s good for our local businesses, the people they employ, and a safe place for residents to enjoy going out for a meal.

ARTE Y CULTURA

Mechicano Art Center y Centro de Arte Público son Designados como Monumento Histórico-Cultural

De izquierda a derecha, atrás: John Valadez, Judithe Hernández, Dolores Guerrero. Al frente: Bárbara Carrasco y otros empleados de CRA en 1981. | Imagen cortesía de Bárbara Carrasco en el artículo en KCET por Sybil Venegas.

El Concilio de Los Ángeles designó como Monumentos Histórico-Culturales a Mechicano Arts Center y Centro de Arte Público. Highland Park Heritage Trust, con el fuerte apoyo del Concejal Gil Cedillo, impulsó la campaña para este gran logro.

Mechicano Arts Center y Centro de Arte Public ahora son dos emblemáticas monumentos históricos con un gran significado para las instituciones culturales de nuestra ciudad, reflejando la historia cultural de latinos y latinas. Felicitamos a muchos de los artistas involucrados con estas instituciones, como Judithe Hernández, Richard Duardo, Bárbara Carrasco, Frank Romero, George Yepes, John Valadez, Leo Limón, Dolores Guerrero Cruz, Víctor Vaya, Robert Delgado, Gilbert “Magú” Lujan, Wayne Healy, y Nicandro “Gronk” Glugio. Todos ellos son unos verdaderos héroes culturales.

Richard Duardo, Bárbara Carrasco and Carlos-Almaraz | Foto: Hexacon Gallery

Arte creado en 1976 y 1977 en el Mechicano Art Center en Highland Park por (de izquierda a derecha) Carlos Almaraz, Guillermo Bejarano y Judithe Hernández | Fotos del Smithsonian American Art Museum, imagen cortesía de Highland Park Heritage Trust.

Chicano history in Highland Park gains official recognition (boulevardsentinel.com)

Agradecemos a Highland Park Heritage y a su presidente Jamie Tijerina por su liderazgo a través de este proceso.

Próximas actividades artísticas y culturales

Aclamada como la "mejor serie gratuita de conciertos de verano al aire libre" por Los Angeles Magazine y descrita como "un gran regalo para el público" por LA Times, California Plaza celebra su 35a temporada presentando música, danza, teatro y mucho más en un hermoso y renovado escenario en el centro de Los Ángeles. La temporada contará con música en vivo y entretenimiento con artistas como Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zárate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection y The Do Over. Todos los eventos son gratis y al aire libre.

Para información como el calendario en California Plaza, visita este enlace.

ACTIVIDADES RECREATIVAS Y DE PARQUES

DEPARTAMENTO DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO Y FUERZA LABORAL

(234) LA This Minute - Small Business Comeback Checks - YouTube

Estén atentos para más información sobre el Programa Comeback Checks de estímulo económico para pequeñas empresas que quieren y necesiten regresar a funcionar. La Ciudad de Los Ángeles ofrecerá $37 millones en fondos para recuperación financiera del COVID-19 a través de Comeback Checks.

LAUSD

Opina sobre el rediseño de mapas de distritos de los miembros de la junta del LAUSD

 

REPORTE POR ÁREA

William Mead

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Equipo Cedillo en colaboración con L.A. Dodgers, Fundación Dodger, Departamento de Vivienda de la Ciudad y la organización L.A. Boys and Girls Club inauguraron un centro deportivo recientemente renovado en William Mead Homes. Los niños y las niñas ahora disfrutan de este centro recreativo con nuevas cercas, ventanillas, marcadores, topes y letreros en el campo. Este Dodger Dreamfield esta recientemente pintado, tiene pisos nuevos, muebles renovados, una estructura de sombra y otros juegos y actividades.

Covertura en medios:

Spectrum TV

KTLA 5 – 11:25 p.m.

KTLA 5 – 5:34 p.m.

KNBC 4

Solano Canyon

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo en plena acción limpiando el túnel peatonal Solano.

Cypress Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza Comunitaria del Distrito 1 en Cypress Avenue en Division.

Westlake

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

¡No te lo pierdas! Cada martes tenemos una distribución gratis de alimentos en la esquina de 6th St. y Bonnie Brae St. Trae a tu familia. Mira el Video

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza Comunitaria del Distrito 1 en Beacon Ave.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo limpiando la esquina de 5th St. con Lucas St.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo limpiando la esquina de 6th St. con Westlake Ave.

Pico-Union

Vecinos de Pico-Union recibieron carritos de compras gratis para recoger frutas y verduras todos los viernes

Foto: Steve Weingarten

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Foto: Steve Weingarten

Fue un viernes maravilloso en Pico-Union Project: 250 familias recibieron un carrito para el mandado cargado con frutas y verduras frescas gratis para transportar más fácilmente a sus hogares los productos regalados. Esta idea fue de la voluntaria Terri Boggan, que se encarga de empacar bolsas de frutas y verduras cada semana y se dio cuenta de que los vecinos podrían llevarse a casa muchos más productos si tuvieran estos carritos. El Concejal Cedillo junto con el Proyecto Unión Pico hizo realidad la idea de Terri.

Carrito de compras y entrega de fruta y verduras frescas - Canal 7 de KABC - 08-27-21 427 p.m.

Recibe frutas y verduras gratis en Pico-Union Project todos los viernes

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

¡Ya sabes que cada viernes la entrega de comida en Pico-Union Project siempre está a tu alcance! Aprovecha para vacunarte y/o hacerte una prueba gratis de COVID-19.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Gracias a todos nuestros voluntarios por su arduo trabajo limpiando su vecindario. Se juntaron más de treinta bolsas de basura.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

¡Llueva o truene! El Equipo Cedillo, Pico-Union Neighborhood Council, Toberman Neighborhood Watch, y los vecinos del área unen fuerzas para una limpieza comunitaria.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y sus colaboradores de SALEF distribuyeron alimentos gratuitos en Normandie Park. También se realizaron vacunas contra el COVID-19.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo de Fuerza Cedillo en plena acción en el callejón de la Hoover St. entre 17th St. y 18th St.

Sycamore Grove

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo junto con Northeast CPAB, Northeast Senior Lead Officers, y KYCC ayudaron en la limpieza de Sycamore Grove. Disfrutaron de una merecida carne asada después del arduo trabajo.

Limpieza de la comunidad con un agente de la policía - YouTube

Camarógrafo: Frank Aguilera

Audio: Martín Martínez

Editor: Joe Belden  

Foto: Equipo Cedillo 

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council se unió al Equipo Cedillo para una entrega de alimentos. Distribuyeron comidas preparadas de Everytable y deliciosos productos de CCNP.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El camión repartidor de alimentos del Concejal Gil Cedillo estuvo en la esquina de Figueroa St. con Avenue 44.

Cedillo Weekly:

  • New Health Protocol for Organized Youth Sports Leagues

  • Mechicano Arts Center and Centro de Arte Publico Approved as Historic-Cultural Monuments

  • Two New 100% Affordable Housing Projects Under Construction

  • Two-Hundred Free Carts Given Away

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Dear Friend,

This week we continue to see COVID-19 cases rise in CD 1. In the last week cases rose from 699 to 10,070 and deaths from two to six. It is now more important than ever that you get vaccinated, get tested regularly, wear a mask covering your nose whenever you are out of your home, wash your hands frequently , and social distance. If you need help locating a vaccination site close to you or a free ride to a vaccination site, please contact me at [email protected] or 213-473-7001.

The City Council voted to designate Mechicano Arts Center and Centro de Arte Publico as Historic-Cultural Monuments.  Many of my friends practiced their art at these sites including  Judithe Hernández, Richard Duardo, Barbara Carrasco, Frank Romero, and George Yepes.

We have two new 100% affordable housing projects under construction. Berendo Sage will have 42 brand-new units, and Mariposa Lily  41 units. I am committed to bringing more affordable housing to CD 1 above and beyond the 2,423 that have been built since I’ve been in office.

At lastly, I was so pleased to partner with the Pico Union Project to give away 250 grocery carts. The giveaway was the brainchild of Terri Boggan, a Pico Union Project volunteer who realized that neighbors could take home much more produce if they had carts.

Be safe.

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of August 21 to August 27, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Health Officer Order Enhances Safety for School Sports Leagues

Photo Credit: WDIO.com

LA County Department of Public Health has posted updated requirements and best practices for youth sports leagues (including school sports teams) to enhance safety for participants, coaches, and communities, and lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission within their teams. Appendix S outlines these new measures.

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

This week’s 1,070 new infections are the highest since Feb. 5 (1,532). Stay safe.

1,070 New Cases and 56,532 Total

6 Deaths and 1,365 Total

 

As LA County children go back to school, here is everything you need to know about our back-to-school protocols. For more info, visit: COVID-19 Guidances - LA County Department of Public Health

If you are unvaccinated and have had close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19, you need to quarantine for 10 days. For more information visit ph.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

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Click here to locate a vaccination nearest you.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Pursuing Affordable Housing Opportunities in Northeast Los Angeles

Photo Credit: City News Service

This week, the City Council approved a motion that I sponsored asking city staff to explore the potential acquisition of the former courthouse facility located at 1150 N. San Fernando Road and to study the feasibility of converting it into affordable and/or supportive housing serving formerly homeless individuals.  For many years, the County of Los Angeles operated the building as a courthouse, but it has since stood vacant.  My office initiated discussions with the State Judicial Council which owns the property.  The City’s housing crisis is severe, and we need to think creatively.  Here is the Council Motion.

-Councilmember Gil Cedillo

HOUSING UPDATE

Two All-new 100% Affordable Apartment Communities Are Under Construction in CD1!

Photo Credit: West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

Berendo Sage broke ground in Fall 2020 and will include 42 brand-new units, with half reserved for formerly homeless households. Mariposa Lily will have 41 units, with half reserved for formerly homeless households.

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

Councilmember Cedillo supports Racial Equity Audit of City’s Programs and Policies

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Cedillo supports Racial Equity Audit of City’s Programs and Policies. He also wants the city to audit how its policies impact undocumented immigrants with children who are citizens.

L.A. City Council Orders ‘Racial Equity Audit’ of City Programs and Policies (lamag.com)

Making Outdoor Alfresco Dining Permanent

Photo Credit: LADOT

Councilmember Gil Cedillo supports making outdoor Alfresco Dining permanent. It’s good for our local businesses, the people they employ, and a safe place for residents to enjoy going out for a meal.

'Street-side' seating for restaurants could become a permanent part of the Eastside cityscape

ARTS AND CULTURE

Mechicano Art Center and Centro de Arte Publico Designated as Historic-Cultural Monuments

Left to right, back: John Valadez, Judithe Hernandez, Dolores Guerrero. Front: Barbara Carrasco and other CRA employees in 1981. | Image courtesy of Barbara Carrasco in KCET article by Sybil Venegas

The City Council voted to designate Mechicano Arts Center and Centro de Arte Publico as Historic-Cultural Monuments. The Highland Park Heritage Trust, with the strong support of Councilmember Gil Cedillo, led the effort to get these critical cultural institutions on the list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.​ 

Mechicano Arts Center and Centro de Arte Public are two of many significant cultural institutions in our City, reflecting Latinos and Latinas' cultural history. We salute the many artists involved with these institutions including Judithe Hernández, George Yepes, Barbara Carrasco, Frank Romero, John Valadez, Leo Limon, Dolores Guerrero Cruz, Victor Vaya, Robert Delgado, Gilbert “Magú” Lujan, Wayne Healy, and Nicandro “Gronk” Glugio. They are cultural heroes.

Richard Duardo, Barbara Carasco and Carlos-Almaraz | Photo Credit: Hexacon Gallery

Here is art created in 1976 and 1977 at the Mechicano Art Center in Highland Park by (from left) Carlos Almaraz, Guillermo Bejarano, and Judithe Hernández | Photos from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, image courtesy of Highland Park Heritage Trust.

Chicano history in Highland Park gains official recognition (boulevardsentinel.com)

We thank the Highland Park Heritage Trust and President Jaime Tijerina for her leadership for advocating this through the process.

Upcoming Arts and Culture Activities

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park Announces a Hybrid 2021 Season - Digital Journal

Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public” by LA Times, Grand Performances celebrates its 35th season of presenting high-quality music, dance, theater, and more in the beautifully renovated California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.  The season will feature live music and entertainment featuring Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zaěrate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection, and The Do Over.  All events are free and presented outside.

Visit their event calendar here.

California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 - Map

RECREATION AND PARKS ACTIVITIES

Universal Play classes english 2021

ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

(234) LA This Minute - Small Business Comeback Checks - YouTube

Stay tuned for more information about the Comeback Checks Program! The City of LA is offering $37M in COVID-19 financial recovery grants to the City's small businesses.

LAUSD

Give Your Input to Redesign LAUSD Board Member District Maps

YOUR PET CORNER

Adopt a Pet This Weekend

Photo Credit: Animal Services

For those who would like to adopt or foster a pet, Animal Services invites you to visit one of our six LA Animal Services Centers this weekend, as we host an onsite adoption event on Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29 as part of the NBC4 and Telemundo 52’s Clear the Shelters™ 2021 pet adoption campaign. Animal Services' six LA Animal Services Centers are open without appointments on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 am to 5 pm. During this weekend’s adoption event, adoption fees for dogs and puppies will be $20, which does not include the $20 license fee.

Adopt | Los Angeles Animal Services (laanimalservices.com)

FIELD UPDATE

William Mead

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo collaborated with the LA Dodgers, LA Dodger Foundation, Los Angeles Housing Authority, Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club to bring a newly renovated teen center and Dodgers Dreamfield for the youth of William Mead Homes. Children enjoy new fencing, windscreens, scoreboard, backstop, and signage. The Outdoor Teen Center has new flooring and paint, furniture upgrades, a shade structure, and other games and activities.

Media Coverage:

Spectrum TV

KTLA 5 – 11:25 p.m.

KTLA 5 – 5:34 p.m.

KNBC 4

Solano Canyon

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo’s Strike Team was in full force as they cleaned the Solano Pedestrian Tunnel.

Cypress Park

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

CD1 Community Clean-Up on Cypress Avenue at Division St.

Westlake

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Don’t miss out! Every Tuesday we have a grocery distribution pop-up on the corner of 6th St. and Bonnie Brae St. Bring your family and get some goods. Check out the video on our pop-up.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

CD1 Community Clean-Up on Beacon Ave.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo’s Strike Team cleaned the corner of 5th St. and Lucas St.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo's Strike Team cleaned the corner of 6th St. and Westlake Ave.

Pico-Union

Residents Receive Free Shopping Carts So They Can Pick up Free Fruits and Vegetables Every Friday

Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Photo Credit: Steve Weingarten

We had a very successful Friday at the Pico Union Project. Two hundred constituents received a free shopping cart loaded with free fresh fruit and vegetables that help them transport their fresh produce to their homes. This year's gift was the brainchild of longtime volunteer Terri Boggan who packs produce bags every week. She realized that neighbors could take home much more produce if they had carts. Councilmember Cedillo partnered with the Pico Union Project to make Terri’s idea a reality.

Shopping Cart And Produce Giveaway – KABC Channel 7 - 08-27-21 427pm

Councilman Provides Pico Union Project With Carts To Assist Food Distribution | MyNewsLA.com

Pick Up Your Free Fruits and Vegetables at Pico Union Project Every Friday

Don't forget to join us to receive fresh produce every Friday at the Pico Union Project! While you are there, get a free COVID-19 vaccine and test. 

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work cleaning up their neighborhood. They removed over thirty bags of trash.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Rain or shine! Team Cedillo, Pico-Union Neighborhood Council, Toberman Neighborhood Watch, and residents were out in full force for a community clean-up.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo and our partners from SALEF distributed free food at Normandie Park and provided covid-19 vaccination to constituents.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo’s Strike Team was in full force on the Hoover St. alley between 17th St. and 18th St.

Sycamore Grove

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Team Cedillo joined Northeast CPAB, Northeast Senior Lead Officers, and KYCC to help clean up Sycamore Grove. They enjoyed a barbeque after their hard work.

Community Clean-Up with a Cop - YouTube

Cameraman: Frank Aguilera, Audio: Martin Martinez, Editor: Joe Belden  

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council join Team Cedillo for a food Giveaway. They distributed hot meals from Everytable and delicious produce from CCNP.

Photo Credit: Team Cedillo

Councilmember Gil Cedillo's Grocery Truck was parked at the corner of Figueroa St. and Avenue 44.

Cedillo Día a Día

  • Cedillo vota a favor de requerir mascarilla a todos los empleados de la Ciudad

  • Mascarilla requerida para todos los eventos masivos

  • Conoce y aprovecha los recursos del “Ruby Cedillo Breast Cancer and Imaging Center”

  • Préstamos para Pequeños Negocios

  • Celebrando el Día Internacional del Perro

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Amigos y Amigas:

Esta semana voté por exigir que todos los empleados de la Ciudad usen mascarilla. Quise asegurarme de que el público sepa que aquellos que están haciendo pruebas, vacunando y atendiéndolos, son los primeros en mantenerse a salvo cuando prestan atención y ayuda. También apoye la decisión del condado de Los Ángeles de exigir mascarillas en todos los eventos masivos.

Conoce y aprovecha los servicios de centros de estudios y atención contra el cáncer. El Centro “Ruby Cedillo”, que honra el nombre de mi difunta esposa, se encuentra en Arroyo Vista Family Health Center en Highland Park. Las mamografías y los exámenes de los senos gratuitos están disponibles para quienes califiquen.

También me da gusto informarles que la Ciudad de Los Ángeles está ofreciendo $25 millones en fondos de su Programa de Recuperación de Restaurantes y Pequeñas Empresas y $12 millones en un Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler para Pequeñas Empresas. Estos fondos ayudarán a los restaurantes y otras industrias vulnerables que necesitan asistencia para recuperarse de la recesión económica.

Por otra parte, sé que entre nosotros hay muchos amigos de los perros en el Distrito 1. Este 26 de agosto, celebraremos juntos el Día Internacional del Perro. Es un día para dar un poco más de amor y cuidado extra a nuestros amigos peludos.

Mientras tanto, ¡ponte a salvo!

Atentamente,

Gil Cedillo

Concejal, Distrito 1

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

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Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


Reporte Semanal

Semana del 14 al 20 de agosto, 2021

REPORTE DE CORONAVIRUS

Desde ya el uso de mascarilla es requisito obligatorio en todos los eventos masivos al aire libre, independientemente si estás vacunado o no. La variante Delta altamente infecciosa continúa propagándose, por eso, el uso de una mascarilla reduce el riesgo de infectarse y transmitir el virus del COVID-19.

COVID-19 esta semana en el Distrito 1

No habíamos tenido 699 nuevas infecciones en una semana desde de febrero. Por favor, mantente a salvo.

699 nuevos casos para un total de 55,572

2 muertes para un total de 1,359

A medida que los niños del condado de Los Ángeles regresan a la escuela, aquí encontrarás toda la información que necesitas saber sobre los protocolos de regreso a la escuela. Para más información visita.

VACUNA DEL CORONAVIRUS

El COVID-19 no es una broma. Los coanfitriones de Showtime @desusnice y @thekidmero están invitando a todos los angelinos a vacunarse. Para encontrar un sitio de vacunación cerca de tu domicilio, visita Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated.

El Equipo Cedillo está completamente vacunado. ¡Proteje a nuestra comunidad vacunándose hoy! Comunícate con nuestra oficina al (213) 473-7001 o visítanos en línea para obtener más información en www.gilcedillo.com. No olvides seguirnos en

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Ayuntamiento vota para exigir la vacuna COVID-19 a todos los empleados de la Ciudad

Los empleados de la ciudad de Los Ángeles deberán estar completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 a principios de octubre, a menos que se obtengan una exención por razones médicas o religiosas, según una nueva ordenanza aprobada el miércoles por el Concilio.

Esta ordenanza permitirá que algunas personas con enfermedades médicas o creencias religiosas reales que les impiden recibir las vacunas, busquen una exención, pero tendrán que someterse a pruebas periódicas. No se permitirá a los empleados municipales optar por la prueba para evitar vacunarse por otras razones. El objetivo de la Ciudad con esta ordenanza es tener una fuerza laboral vacunada.

Aquí es donde puedes vacunarse

La vacuna sigue siendo gratuita y está disponible para cualquier persona de 12 años o más sin seguro o sin importar su estado migratorio.

Puestos de Vacunación

Con más de 800 puestos de vacunación en todo el condado de Los Ángeles, obtener la vacuna nunca ha sido tan fácil. Puedes visitar los puestos de drive-thru (sin bajar de tu auto), caminando en clínicas locales y en puestos de vacunación cercano de ti. También puedes vacunarte durante tu viaje en las estaciones LA Metro. El centro de llamadas del condado de Los Ángeles también puede ayudarte a encontrar lugares de vacunación en tu área y ayudarte para hacer una cita. Puedes llamar al (833) 540-0473 entre las 8 am y las 8:30 pm todos los días. Trae un comprobante de edad al puestos o clínica de vacunación. Para los jóvenes de 12 y 17 años, tienen que llenar este formulario.

PRUEBAS GRATIS DE COVID-19

Muchos puestos de vacunación también ofrecen pruebas gratis de COVID-19. Es muy recomendable que te hagas la prueba si tienes síntomas de COVID-19, incluso si estás completamente vacunado, y has estado en contacto cercano con alguien que haya dado positivo en la prueba de COVID-19. Puedes encontrar una lista de sitios de prueba en Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing.

VACUNAS A DOMICILIO Y TRANSPORTE GRATIS PARA VACUNARTE

Si están impedido de salir de tu hogar, puedes solicitar una vacuna a domicilio. También puedes solicitar un viaje gratis a través de Uber o Lyft. Para más información sobre las vacunas a domicilio y los viajes gratuitos, comunícate con el Centro de llamadas del condado de Los Ángeles al (833) 540-0473 o completa este formulario en línea.

LEGISLANDO PARA TI

Esta semana, el Concilio aprobó uno de los primeros mandatos de vacunación COVID-19 para los empleados de la Ciudad.

Estamos en uno de los momentos más cruciales en la historia del país, principalmente lidiando con esta devastadora y peligrosa pandemia.

A pesar de todos los debates entre la decisión personal y la extralimitación del gobierno, ahora es el momento más que nunca en que debemos unimos contra un enemigo común: El virus del COVID-19.

Luchar contra el virus significa eliminarlo y evitar que cobre más vidas.

La ciencia ha demostrado que las vacunas nos protegen del virus y evitan que se mute.

Las vacunas nos permite producir una inmunidad colectiva y, al igual que otras infecciones mortales como la poliomielitis, la viruela y la influenza, recibir una dosis impedirá que el coronavirus cause mas muertes.

La vacuna obligatoria para nuestros empleados de la Ciudad, nuestros héroes durante nuestra lucha contra la pandemia es nuestra forma de unirnos contra un enemigo común y, al hacerlo, nos acercamos a otra victoria contra las pandemias del mundo.

-Concejal Gil Cedillo

Concilio de Los Ángeles aprueba mandato de vacunación para trabajadores de la Ciudad | MyNewsLA.com

Declaraciones de Cedillo en el debate del Concilio para exigir vacuna a los empleados de la Ciudad

"Estamos aquí para ser servidores públicos y atender a la comunidad. Hemos hecho un trabajo extraordinario, aunque no tenemos un departamento de salud. No tenemos una enfermera ni un médico en la nómina, pero hemos vacunado a más personas que nadie (y) realizamos pruebas a más personas que nadie. Sin embargo, debemos asegurarnos de que el público sepa que quienes están realizando pruebas, vacunando y atendiendo, estarán seguros cuando vengan a verlos. Como servidores públicos, nuestro deber es primero con el público. Es nuestra responsabilidad vacunarnos para mantener seguras a nuestras comunidades, familias y a nuestros seres queridos".

Puedes ver el video con las declaraciones del Concejal Cedillo aquí.

CEDILLO EN LAS NOTICIAS

Concejal informa que casi 1.6 millones de licencias de conducir se han emitido a indocumentados

Foto: Smiles Driving School

“Estoy más que feliz porque 1,550,985 inmigrantes indocumentados obtuvieron sus licencias de conducir entre enero del 2015 y mayo de 2021. Me postulé para el cargo para tener la oportunidad de servir y defender a las comunidades vulnerables y cumplí con la aprobación de la AB 60, otorgando a los indocumentados inmigrantes el derecho a solicitar una licencia de conducir. Desde 1998 intenté nueve veces para que la Legislatura del Estado de California aprobara este proyecto de ley que beneficia a los indocumentados".

Solicita tu licencia de conducir AB 60 aquí: AB 60 Driver's Licenses - California DMV

PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS DEL CEDILLO

MAS NOTICIAS

Centro “Ruby Cedillo” contra el cáncer de mama

Foto: Arroyo Vista Family Health Center en Highland Park con Teresa Hoang

Aquí hay una recopilación del día en que abrimos el “Ruby Cedillo Breast Cancer and Imaging Center” en el Arroyo Vista Family Health Center en Highland Park.

Servicios de salud para la mujer

El programa de mamografías de Arroyo Vista Health Center está acreditado por el Colegio Americano de Radiología (ACR por sus siglas en inglés), cumpliendo con la más alta calidad requerida por el estado. La Clínica Arroyo Vista Family Health Center ofrece mamografías y exámenes de los senos gratuitos para quienes califiquen.

Arroyo Vista es el único centro de mamografía digital en nuestra comunidad, que ofrece imágenes de mejor calidad con menos radiación. Sus trabajadores de manejo de casos en el lugar, te guiarán en cada paso del proceso. Haz clic aquí para hacer una cita en una de sus sucursales.

ARTE Y CULTURA

Ayuntamiento votado sobre nominación de Monumento Histórico-Cultural para Centro de Arte Mechicano y Centro de Arte Público

Sede anterior de Arte Público | Foto: Google Maps

Sede anterior de Mechicano Art Center| Foto: Google Maps

La nominación de Monumento Histórico-Cultural para Mechicano Art Center, ubicado en 5337-5341 North Figueroa Street y 110 North Avenue 54 y el Centro de Arte Público, ubicado en 5605-5607 North Figueroa Street, está programada para ser presentada ante el Ayuntamiento este Martes 24 de agosto.

Los dos edificios, fueron los inmuebles más influyentes del condado de Los Ángeles durante el movimiento artístico latino en las décadas de 1960 y 1970. Desempeñaron un papel fundamental al permitir que los artistas latinos se expresaran y exhibieran su trabajo creativo en un ambiente seguro y agradable. Tenemos que preservar estos centros históricos para garantizar que las historias y el trabajo de estos artistas permanezcan vivos para las futuras generaciones de angelinos. Algunos artistas exponentes en Mechicano Art Center y / o Centro de Arte Público incluyen a Richard Duardo, Carlos Almaraz, Leo Limón, Harry Gamboa, John Valadez y Roberto Chávez.

Foto: Blvd. Sentinel

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park Announces a Hybrid 2021 Season - Digital Journal

Aclamada como la "mejor serie gratuita de conciertos de verano al aire libre" por Los Angeles Magazine y descrita como "un gran regalo para el público" por LA Times, California Plaza celebra su 35a temporada presentando música, danza, teatro y mucho más en un hermoso y renovado escenario en el centro de Los Ángeles. La temporada contará con música en vivo y entretenimiento con artistas como Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zárate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection y The Do Over. Todos los eventos son gratis y al aire libre.

Para información como el calendario en California Plaza, visita este enlace.

DEPARTAMENTO DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO Y FUERZA LABORAL

@LACity lanzó "Come Back Checks", un programa de recuperación financiera COVID-19. La ronda No.1 ofrece $37 millones para pequeñas empresas. @LAEWDD Los centros BusinessSource pueden ayudarte a preparar una solicitud. Contacto

El Alcalde y el Concilio asignaron $50 millones en fondos de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARPA por sus siglas en inglés) para apoyar a las pequeñas empresas, implementando una serie de programas que promuevan una recuperación económica sólida y equitativa en la ciudad. El Departamento de Desarrollo y Fuerza Laboral Económica es el administrador de este programa que incluye:

- $25 millones - Programa de recuperación de restaurantes y pequeñas empresas.

- Fondos de $5,000 a 5,000 pequeñas empresas afectadas por COVID-19, incluidos restaurantes y otras industrias vulnerables que necesitan asistencia en sus esfuerzos de recuperación económica.

- $12 millones - Programa de asistencia de alquiler para pequeñas empresas.

- Fondos de hasta $15,000 (o seis meses de alquiler) para costos de alquiler / arrendamiento de aproximadamente ochocientas pequeñas empresas en industrias que califican para pagos de renta actuales y atrasados y negocios nuevos elegibles que necesitan ayuda con el primer y el último mes de alquiler.

BusinessSource - Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y de la Fuerza Laboral, Ciudad de Los Ángeles (ewddlacity.com)

LAUSD

Opina sobre el rediseño de mapas de distritos de los miembros de la junta del LAUSD

¡Tu voz importa! Únete a una de las siete audiencias públicas virtuales para hablar sobre tu comunidad y la importancia de la educación de tus hijos ante la Comisión de Rediseño del LAUSD, @LAUSDRedistrictingCommission. Estas audiencias son tu oportunidad para dar tu opinión sobre el tema de #redistricting del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles.

Los límites de cada distrito de los miembros de la Junta Escolar del LAUSD se trazan cada diez años para tener en cuenta los cambios de población documentados por el Censo. Estas audiencias son tu oportunidad para ayudar a dibujar los mapas que deciden quién puede representar a tu comunidad durante los próximos diez años. Regístrate para una audiencia pública o envía un comentario público a: bit.ly/redistrictlausdcomment.

ESPACIO PARA TU MASCOTA

Celebra el Día Internacional del Perro el 26 de agosto

Foto: @dogs.lovers

Celebramos el Día Internacional del Perro el 26 de agosto. Es un día para dar un poco más de amor y cuidado por nuestros amigos peludos. Este día está dedicado a su amistad, compañía y al amor desinteresado que nos brindan.

Nuevo horario de fin de semana

A partir del sábado 21 de agosto, las seis ubicaciones de L.A. Animal Services operarán sin citas los fines de semana, de 11 am a 5 pm. Continuarán operando con cita previa de martes a viernes para adopciones de mascotas y entrega a dueños de mascotas. Los centros cierran los lunes. Los centros de animales admitirán animales enfermos o heridos sin cita previa. Llame al (888) 452-7381 para concertar una cita.

Para obtener más información sobre L.A. Animal Services y para ver las mascotas disponibles para adopción, visite: laanimalservices.com.

ACTIVIDADES RECREATIVAS Y DE PARQUES

REPORTE POR ÁREA

PATH uno de nuestros héroes del Distrito 1

Foto: PATH

PATH fue honrado como "Héroe del Distrito 1" durante su serie de conciertos de verano al aire libre. PATH recibió este premio junto con LAHSA, The Shower of Hope y The Laundry Truck LA. PATH agradeció el reconocimiento del Concejal Gil Cedillo quien admitió que estas organizaciones han sido esenciales para combatir la pandemia y brindar recursos a la comunidad.

Foto: LAHSA, The Laundry Truck LA y The Shower of Hope.

Montecito Heights

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo en el evento de limpieza comunitaria y reducción de riesgos de incendios en Debs Park con Marcos Trinidad y su Audubon Team, L.A. Conservation Corps y miembros de la comunidad.

Cypress Park

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

¡Regresó a clases en la Primaria Aragon! Equipo Cedillo y organizaciones de NELA se unieron para dar mochilas y útiles gratuitos a los estudiantes.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza Comunitaria del Distrito 1 en Figueroa entre las calles Amabel St. y Cypress Ave.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza Comunitaria del Distrito 1 en el callejón en River St. y Figueroa St.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza Comunitaria del Distrito 1 en la esquina de Poplar St. y San Fernando Rd.

Westlake

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo y Central City Neighborhood Partners distribuyeron cajas de comestibles a cientos de vecinos como parte del Programa de Distribución de Alimentos Gratis del Concejal Gil Cedillo. 

El camión repartir de alimentos del Concejal Cedillo se estaciona cada martes 10 am a 1 pm en 6th St. y Bonnie Brae St. Ven para obtener alimentos gratis.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza Comunitaria del Distrito 1 en Plaza Morazán.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Limpieza Comunitaria del Distrito 1 en Beacon Ave.

Pico-Union

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Te presentamos el reportaje en el Canal 35 en el Día de la Salud del Niño sobre los miembros de la comunidad que recibieron mochilas, fruta fresca, comestibles, pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 y vacunas para preparar a los niños y sus familias para el nuevo año escolar. El Equipo Cedillo, la Fundación Nacional de Salud, la Supervisora del Condado de Los Ángeles Hilda Solís, SALEF y la Clínica Romero colaboraron para apoyar a los residentes en Toberman Park.

Camarógrafo: Frank Aguilera

Audio: Martín Martínez

Editor: Joe Belden  

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Equipo Cedillo, nuestro Equipo de Respuesta Rápida de KYCC y los miembros de la organización Catalina Walton Neighborhood Association, en plena acción esta semana en una Limpieza Comunitaria.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

El Equipo Cedillo llevó a la Secundaria Berendo el camión repartidor de alimentos del Concejal Cedillo. Más de doscientas familias recibieron productos frescos gracias a nuestra colaboración con Central City Neighborhood Partners. Agradecemos al Centro de Padres de la Escuela Intermedia Berendo por su gran apoyo.

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

Equipo Cedillo se unión con El Salvador Foundation, Estación Olympic del LAPD, Olympic Neighborhood Watch, y otras agencias para proporcionar mochilas y otros productos muy necesarios. ¡Agradecemos a todos nuestros socios que colaboraron para asegurar que nuestros jóvenes y sus familias comiencen este nuevo año escolar por el camino correcto!

Foto: Equipo Cedillo

¡No olvides venir para recibir productos frescos todos los viernes en el Pico Union Project!

FOOD, EVENTS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

 

 

Cedillo Weekly:

  • Cedillo Votes to Require All City Employees to Wear a Mask

  • Masks Required at all Mega Events

  • Take Advantage of the Ruby Cedillo Breast Cancer and Imaging Center

  • Checks for Small Businesses

  • Celebrating International Dog Day

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Dear Friend,

This week I voted to require all City employees to wear a mask. We must make sure that the public knows that those who are testing, vaccinating, and responding, that your first responders are going to be safe when they come to your aid. I also support the decision by LA County to require masks at all mega-events.

Please take advantage of the Ruby Cedillo Breast Cancer and Imaging Center. The Center, named after my late wife, Ruby, is at the Arroyo Vista Family Health Center in Highland Park. Free mammograms and Breast Exams are available for those who qualify.

I am also happy to share that the City offers $25M in grants from their Restaurant and Small Business Recovery Program and $12M in a Small Business Rental Assistance Program. The funds will help restaurants and other vulnerable industries needing assistance in recovering from the economic downturn.

In closing, I know we have many dog lovers in CD 1. I will join you in celebrating International Dog Day on August 26. It is a day to shower some extra love and care for our furry friends.

Be Safe!

Sincerely,

Gil Cedillo

Councilmember, First District

Facebook: @cmgilcedillo

Instagram: @cmgilcedillo

Twitter: @cmgilcedillo

Website: www.GilCedillo.com


CEDILLO WEEKLY

Week of August 14 to August 20, 2021

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Masks will now be required at all outdoor mega-events, regardless of vaccination status. As the highly infectious Delta variant continues to spread, mask-wearing will reduce the risk of being infected with and transmitting COVID-19.

COVID-19 This Week In Council District 1

We have not had 699 new infections in a week since early February. Stay safe.

699 New Cases and 55,572 Total

2 Deaths and 1,359 Total

As LA County children go back to school, here is everything you need to know about our back-to-school protocols. For more info, visit: COVID-19 Guidances - LA County Department of Public Health

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

COVID-19 is no joke. Showtime co-hosts @desusnice, and @thekidmero are encouraging all Angelenos to get vaccinated. To find a vax site near you, visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated.

Team Cedillo is fully vaccinated! Protect our community by getting vaccinated today! Contact our office at (213) 473-7001 or visit us online for more information at www.gilcedillo.com. Do not forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook

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City Council Votes to Require COVID-19 Vaccine For City Employees!

Los Angeles city employees will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by early October, unless they are granted an exemption for medical or religious reasons, under a new ordinance approved Wednesday by the City Council.

The law would permit people with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the shots to seek an exemption, requiring regular testing for such employees. However, it would not allow municipal employees to opt for testing if they wish to avoid getting vaccinated for other reasons. The proposal states that the City's goal is to have a vaccinated workforce.

Here is Where You Can Get Vaccinated

The vaccine remains free and available to anyone age 12 and older without insurance or immigration status proof.

VACCINATION SITES

With more than 800 vaccination sites across Los Angeles County, getting the vaccine has never been easier. You can visit drive-thru, walk-up, and pop-up sites near you — or get vaccinated during your commute at LA Metro transit stations. Los Angeles County's Call Center can also help you find vaccination sites in your area and help you register ahead of your visit. You can call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. daily. Remember to bring proof of age to the site and if you are between 12 and 17 years oldbring this form.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING

Many vaccination sites are also offering free COVID-19 testing. We highly recommend that you get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms — even if you are fully vaccinated — and have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. You can find a list of testing sites at Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing.

IN-HOME VACCINATIONS & FREE RIDES

If you are homebound, you can request an in-home vaccination. You can also request a free ride through Uber or Lyft. For more information about in-home vaccinations and free rides, contact Los Angeles County's Call Center at (833) 540-0473 or fill out an online form.

Uber $15 Discount Flyer

Homebound Vaccination Program Flyer English

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

This week, Council passed one of the first-ever COVID-19 vaccination mandates for City employees.  We are in one of the most pivotal times in our nation's history, mainly dealing with the most devastating and dangerous pandemic the world has ever seen.  Notwithstanding all the debates about personal choice and government overreach, now is the time more than ever that we all unite and not be divided against one common enemy, the COVID 19 virus.  To unite against the virus is to remove it from existence and stop it from claiming more lives.  Science has shown that vaccinations protect us from the virus and prevent the virus from mutating.  Increased vaccinations allow us to achieve herd immunity and, much like previous deadly infections, have stopped polio, smallpox, and influenza from causing deaths.  Mandated vaccinations for our valued City employees who themselves have emerged as heroes during our fight against the pandemic is our way of uniting against one common enemy and, in doing so, assures us of another victory against the pandemics of the world.

-Councilmember Gil Cedillo

Los Angeles City Council Approves Vaccination Mandate for City Workers | MyNewsLA.com

Councilmember Cedillo's Remarks During Council Debate To Require City Employees To Be Vaccinated

"We are here to be servant leaders and serve the public. We have done an extraordinary job even though we do not have a health department. We do not have a nurse or doctor on the payroll. Yet, we vaccinated more people than anybody (and) we tested more people than anybody. Yet we must make sure that the public knows that those who are testing, vaccinating, and responding, that your first responders are going to be safe when they come to see you. As public servants and first responders, our duty is first to the public. It is our responsibility to get vaccinated to keep our communities, families, and loved ones safe."

You can see a video of Councilmember Cedillo's remarks here.

CEDILLO IN THE NEWS

Councilmember Cedillo Hails Nearly 1.6 million Driver's Licenses Issued to the Undocumented

Photo Credit: Smiles Driving School

I am ecstatic that 1,550,985 million undocumented immigrants obtained their driver's licenses between January 1, 2015, and May 2021. I ran for office for the opportunity to serve and advocate for vulnerable communities and delivered for them with the passage of AB 60, granting undocumented immigrants the right to apply for a driver's license. I tried nine times since 1998 to get bills passed in the California State Legislature that would allow undocumented. 

Apply for an AB 60 Driver’s License here. AB 60 Driver's Licenses - California DMV

UPCOMING CEDILLO EVENTS

OTHER NEWS

Bringing Equitable Computer Science to High Schools

Strong computer science skills prepare high school students for in-demand jobs and open pathways to economic opportunity. However, only 47 percent of schools can teach computer science, which drops significantly for schools reaching the most diverse student groups.

On Wednesday, August 25 at 11 a.m., please join Microsoft. They will host a panel of experts for an online discussion on connecting high school teachers with the skills and tactics needed to create pathways to economic opportunity for their students through computer science education. You can register here. 

This webinar is part of Microsoft's Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program, connecting high school teachers with tech industry volunteers to create equitable and sustainable CS programs.

ARTS AND CULTURE

City Council to Vote on Historic-Cultural Monument Nomination for Mechicano Art Center and Centro De Arte Publico on Tuesday, August 24th

The former site of Centro De Arte Publico | Photo Credit: Google Maps

The former site of Mechicano Art Center | Photo Credit: Google Maps

The Historic-Cultural Monument nomination for Mechicano Art Center, located at 5337-5341 North Figueroa Street and 110 North Avenue 54 and the Centro de Arte Publico, located at 5605-5607 North Figueroa Street, is scheduled to be heard before the City Council this Tuesday, August 24th.

Photo Credit: Blvd. Sentinel

These are two of Los Angeles County’s most influential buildings during the Latino arts movement in the 1960s and 1970s. They played a pivotal role in allowing Latino artists to express themselves and showcase their creative work in a welcoming environment. There is a dire need to preserve these historic centers to ensure the stories and work of these artists stay alive for future generations of Angelenos. Some artists exhibited at Mechicano Art Center and/or Centro de Arte Publico include Richard Duardo, Carlos Almaraz, Leo Limon, Harry Gamboa, John Valadez, and Roberto Chavez.

City council meetings are broadcast live on cable television channel 35 and on the internet at: https://clerk.lacity.org/calendar. Live council meetings can also be heard at: (213) 621-city (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-city (Westside), and (310) 547-city (San Pedro area)

Members of the public who wish to offer public comment to the Council should call 1 669 254 5252 and use Meeting ID No. 160 535 8466 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. Once admitted into the meeting, press *9 to request to speak.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park Announces a Hybrid 2021 Season - Digital Journal

Councilmember Cedillo Executive Producer of ARENA: A House Music-al

ARENA is a musical play based on the house music of the 1990s at the legendary ARENA Nightclub in Hollywood. It follows a group of friends during a turbulent time when HIV/AIDS infections rose 130% among LGBTQ Latinos. ARENA is the story of Lucio Torrez, a 21-year-old Chicano man with a dynamic voice who is the music minister director at the Pentecostal Church of East L.A., where his father is the pastor. He has a closeted relationship with the church guitar player and his parents find out. They demand he attend Exist in Truth (EXIT), a gay conversion group, to keep his ministry and continue being part of their family or lose it all. Lucio attends EXIT and realizes that his truth is what is most important.

ARENA features over 15-20 original music compositions and great dancing, a signature of a TNH Production! The creative team that brought In The Heights, Disney’s Aladdin Dual  Language Edition, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – The Broadway Musical and Sister Act to Boyle Heights brings you another high energy, poignant story that will bring you to your feet, touch your heart and inspire you to sing as you leave the theater.

ARENA is presented by: Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, TNH Productions, CASA 0101 Theater, and El Centro Del Pueblo.

Tickets: Arena: A House MUSIC-al - CASA 0101 Theater

ARENA: A House Music-al Auditions – Non-Union Principals/Featured/Ensemble/Double Cast

Monday, August 23, 2021, 7 p.m. -10 p.m. (Location: Casa 0101 - 2102 E. First St. Los Angeles 90033

CALLBACKS *by invitation only: Thursday, August 26, 2021

Offering Mileage reimbursement

Produced by: TNH Productions, CASA 0101, El Centro del Pueblo, and Councilmember Gil Cedillo.

Book by: Abel Alvarado
Director: Rigo Tejeda
Choreographer: Tania Possick
Music Director: Gabrielle Maldonado

Open Call signups available via SignUpGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48afa92da2fa7-arena1

Seeking experienced and strong singer/actor/dancers. All auditionees must be 18 years of age or older.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

• Please bring to the audition a non-returnable copy of your professional theatrical resume and headshot.
• ALL characters please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary Musical Theatre selection that shows both vocal skill and range. • Please bring legible sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No tracks or a cappella.
• All roles are Non-Union.

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS:

Audition appointments MUST be scheduled. To schedule your audition, please visit SignUpGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48afa92da2fa7-arena1
and sign up for an available audition slot. Please arrive 15 minutes early and expect to stay for about an hour. If you make an appointment and cannot keep it, please cancel the appointment so we can offer that spot to someone else.

Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public” by LA Times, Grand Performances celebrates its 35th season of presenting high-quality music, dance, theater, and more in the beautifully renovated California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.  The season will feature live music and entertainment featuring Talib Kweli, La Tigresa y Briseyda Zaěrate, Garth Trinidad, Soulection, and The Do Over.  All events are free and presented outside.

Visit their event calendar here.

California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 - Map

RECREATION AND PARKS ACTIVITIES

Universal Play classes english 2021

ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

@LACity is launching "Come Back Checks," a COVID-19 financial recovery program. Round #1 offers $37M for small businesses @LAEWDD BusinessSource Centers can help Angelenos prepare applications! Contact: BusinessSource - Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles (ewddlacity.com)

The Mayor and City Council allocated fifty million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support struggling for-profit small businesses, to implement a series of programs that promote a strong and equitable economic recovery in the City. The Economic Workforce and Development Department is the administrator for this program which includes:

$25M - Restaurant and Small Business Recovery Program

Deployment of $5,000 gra