Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo has announced he will hold several town hall meetings in the district in upcoming months to listen to constituent’s concerns and ideas on how to move the district forward.
The first “2013 Listening Tour” stop will take place July 30 in Mount Washington from 7 to 8 p.m., according to the councilman’s e-Newsletter. The meeting will be held at **Mount Washington Elementary School, 3981 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065.
Cedillo will participate along with Councilmember José Huizar this Saturday at a “Meet & Greet” being sponsored by the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glassell Park Community/Senior Center, located at 3750 N. Verdugo Road.
Cedillo has also announced that he has retained the Glassell Park Field Office, which was previously a Council District 13 field office, and plans to open a Highland Park Field Office in the near future; the CD-1 Lincoln Heights Field Office has been closed indefinitely.
According to Cedillo spokesperson Fredy Ceja, the Highland Park office will also serve the Lincoln Heights community, and the councilman hopes to open an additional field office in the Pico Union area in a year or two.
The tentative schedule for the other town hall meetings, according to Ceja, is: Aug. 8 at the Lincoln Heights Senior Center; Aug. 15 for the Pico Union/University Park area; Aug. 29 for Chinatown and Victor Heights; Sept 12 for Montecito Heights; Sept. 26 fro Angelino Heights, Elysian Park and Solano Canyon; Oct. 10 for Highland Park, Oct. 17 for Westlake/Koreatown/Temple Beaudry, and Oct. 24 for Glassell Park/Cypress Park.
For more information regarding the town hall meetings, contact Sylvia Robledo at Sylvia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Editor’s note: The location listed for LA Councilman Gil Cedillo Listening Tour/Town Hall in Mt. Washington, reflects a last minute change in location. The event was previously planned for Ramona Hall.
Los Angeles attorney Luis J. Rodriguez on July 19 was elected president of the State Bar of California for 2013-14, making him the first Latino and the first public defender to hold the office.
Rodriguez – who has been an attorney with the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office since 1994 – will be sworn in as the 89th president of the 243,000-member organization in October at its annual meeting in San Jose.
Rodriguez, 46, has previously served as president of the Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, California La Raza Lawyers Association and the Latino Public Defenders Association, along with chairman of the State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness.
“Because of the obstacles that I faced and the support that I received from many, I have committed myself to being the voice for those who have no voice,” said Rodriguez, who is currently serving as the group’s vice president.
He said he plans to work to ensure that the state’s court system is adequately funded and to protect the public against immigration fraud by attorneys.
Craig Holden, a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP of Los Angeles, was elected vice president of the organization, while Heather Linn Rosing of Klindest PC in San Diego was elected treasurer.