This week was quiet at City Hall once again. We anticipate the hustle and bustle around here to be back to normal starting Monday. The field was busy trimming trees, responding to a water main break, supporting a Latino Mental Health Conference, and hosting a housing rights workshop.

Have a good weekend.   


Gil Cedillo
Councilmember, First District

Summer Recess

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This was the last week of summer recess. We resume committees and council meetings next week. 

Trimming Trees in Cypress Park

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Councilmember Cedillo used special funds to send Bureau of Street Services (BSS) crews to trim 52 trees on Cypress Avenue from Elm Street to Division Street, Future Street from Cypress Avenue to Isabel Street, and Roseview Avenue between Cypress and San Fernando Road. The much needed trimming was in response to constituent concerns.  We thank BSS Urban Forestry Division staff Tim Tyson, Hector Banuelos and Kelly Lewis and onsite supervisor Rigoberto Rodriguez and his crew for making this happen. We also thank our constituents for bringing this to our attention.

For city service requests, please call 311 or our office at (323)550-1538

Water Main Break in Pico Union

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Last Friday at approximately 4:00 pm, a water main broke on Albany Street between Olympic Boulevard and Connecticut Street in Pico Union. Rapid response from the Department of Water and Power resulted in minimal repair time, bringing back water supply in a matter of hours. Special thanks to LAPD, LA Fire and DOT traffic division for keeping everyone safe during this unfortunate event.

Normandie Park Summer Night Lights

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Yesterday, Team Cedillo provided constituent services in Normandie Park as part of the Summer Night Lights event. During the event, information about housing, community clean up events, building and safety and other city services was provided. The Summer Night Lights program will continue in Normandie Park and Toberman Park every Wednesday through Sunday until August 5th.

Latino Mental Health Conference in Los Angeles

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This week, the Latino Mental Health Conference entitled, "Trauma in the Community" was held at the CA Endowment and was attended by over 200 professionals in the behavioral health and education field. The conference presented seven workshops and two keynote sessions. The highlight for attendees was a keynote session by USC Professor Rafael Angulo, LCSW and Janice Boafo, MSW on Liberation Psychology in the Age of Trump. This conference will be held annually. We look forward to continuing our involvement. Team Cedillo helped plan the conference with other committee members: Office of Congressmember Tony Cardenas, CSUN, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Social Work, Syndicated Insurance Agency, USC Suzanne Dworak- Peck, School of Social Work, and Tarzana Treatment Centers. 

Housing Rights Workshop

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On Wednesday, Team Cedillo hosted a housing rights workshop in Pico Union. People in attendance had the opportunity to receive information from the Housing and Community Investment Department and The Coalition for Economic Survival on the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, cash for keys and eviction procedures. A special thanks to St. Thomas the Apostle Church for hosting the event.

Clean Scene

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Thank you Bureau of Sanitation for helping us keep Cypress Park clean!

4th Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival

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Save the Date! Our 4th Annual Latin Jazz and Music Festival is back, scheduled for September 23rd and 24th, 2017.

Cedillo Remounts Disney’s Aladdin Dual Language Edition

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Aladdin Dual Language Edition is back! True love flourishes in the fictional city of Agrabah, where a beggar becomes a Prince, a Princess finds true happiness and an evil spell is broken to create ‘A Whole New World,’ in a way you have never seen or heard before!

Councilmember Cedillo was proud to present Disney’s Aladdin Dual Language Edition with TNH Productions at CASA 0101 Theater earlier this year. Over 5,000 children, youth and families saw the show at 57 performances including many from CD1. Due to this overwhelming demand, tremendous media coverage and great reviews, Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions in Association with El Centro Del Pueblo and CASA 0101 Theater, are presenting a remount of the show at the larger Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) in Downtown Los Angeles from September 8-17, with possible extensions to October 1st

For Aladdin tickets visit: http://thelatc.org/event/ or call (866)811-4111.


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