Los Angeles City Council
Los Angeles City Council
since January 5, 2020
President pro tempore
since October 1, 2021
since December 14, 2020
|March 7, 2017|
|Los Angeles City Hall|
1 John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3224
|Los Angeles City Council Website|
The Los Angeles City Council is the legislative body of the City of Los Angeles.
The council is composed of 15 members elected from single-member districts for four-year terms. The president of the council and the president pro tempore are chosen by the council at the first regular meeting of the term (after June 30 in odd-numbered years until 2017 and the second Monday of December in even-numbered years beginning in 2020). An assistant president pro tempore is appointed by the President. As of 2020, council members receive an annual salary of $207,000 per year, which is among the highest city council salary in the nation.
- President of the Council: Nury Martinez
- President Pro Tempore: Mitch O'Farrell
- Assistant President Pro Tempore: Vacant
|District||Map||Name||Neighborhoods and areas represented||Party (officially nonpartisan)|
|1||Gil Cedillo||Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Sycamore Grove, Solano Canyon, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Victory Heights, Koreatown, Mid Cities, Mac Arthur Park||Democratic|
|2||Paul Krekorian||North Hollywood, Studio City, Sun Valley, Valley Glen, Valley Village, and Van Nuys||Democratic|
|3||Bob Blumenfield||Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills||Democratic|
|4||Nithya Raman||Hancock Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Larchmont Village, Los Feliz, Miracle Mile, Sherman Oaks, Silverlake, Toluca Lake, Windsor Square and portions of Koreatown, Van Nuys||Democratic|
|5||Paul Koretz||Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Beverlywood, California Country Club, Carthay Circle, Century City, Cheviot Hills, Comstock Hills, Encino, Fairfax, Hollywood, Melrose, Oak Forest Canyon, Palms, Pico-Robertson, Roscomare, Westside Village, Westwood, Westwood Gardens||Democratic|
|6||Nury Martinez||Van Nuys, Arleta, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Panorama City, North Hills East, North Hollywood||Democratic|
|7||Monica Rodriguez||Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sunland-Tujunga, Mission Hills, North Hills, Shadow Hills, Sylmar||Democratic|
|8||Marqueece Harris-Dawson||Baldwin Hills, Chesterfield Square, Crenshaw, Leimert Park, Jefferson Park, West Adams, and other communities of western South Los Angeles||Democratic|
|9||Curren Price||Western section of Downtown Los Angeles and South Los Angeles||Democratic|
|10||Mark Ridley-Thomas (suspended)||Arlington Heights, Koreatown, Mid-City, Olympic Park, Palms, South Robertson, West Adams, West Pico, Wilshire Center||Democratic|
|11||Mike Bonin||Brentwood, Del Rey, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, West Los Angeles, Westchester||Democratic|
|12||John Lee||Chatsworth, Granada Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, West Hills||Independent|
|13||Mitch O'Farrell||Silver Lake, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Atwater Village, Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, Rampart Village, Historic Filipinotown||Democratic|
|14||Kevin de León||Downtown, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Lincoln Heights, Monterey Hills||Democratic|
|15||Joe Buscaino||San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Watts||Democratic|
1850–1889 (Common Council)
Los Angeles was governed by a seven-member Common Council under general state law from 1850 to 1889, when a city charter was put into effect.
1889–1909 (nine wards)
Under the first charter of the city, granted by the Legislature in 1889, the city was divided into nine wards, with a councilman elected from each one by plurality vote. The first election under that system was held on February 21, 1889, and the last on December 4, 1906.
Two-year terms for the City Council began and ended in December, except for the first term, which started in February 1889 and ended in December 1890. The term of office was lengthened to three years effective with the municipal election of December 4, 1906, which was the last year this ward system was in use.
1909–1925 (at large)
City population in 1910: 319,200
Election: December 7, 1909 / Term: December 10, 1909, to December 13, 1911
- Josiah J. Andrews
- Martin F. Betkouski
- Miles S. Gregory
- Robert Martin Lusk, president from 3/22/1910
- Thomas L. O'Brien
- Richmond Plant (resigned 2/13/1910)
- George Hadley Stewart (special election 6/30/1910)
- William Johnson Washburn
- George Williams
- John Downey Works, president (resigned 3/22/1910)
- Frederick J. Whiffen (special election 6/30/1910)
Election: December 5, 1911 / Term: December 13, 1911, to July 1, 1913
Election: June 3, 1913 / Term: July 1913 to July 1915
Election: June 1, 1915 / Term: July 1915 to July 1917
Election: June 5, 1917 / Term: July 1917 to July 1919
City population in 1920: 576,700
Election: June 3, 1919 / Term: July 7, 1919, to July 5, 1921
Election: June 7, 1921 / Term: July 1921 to July 1923
Election: June 5, 1923 / Term: July 1923 to July 1925
1925 and after (15 districts)
Regular terms begin on July 1 of odd-numbered years until 2017 and on the second Monday in December of even-numbered years starting with 2020.
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- Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials: 1850—1938, Compiled under Direction of Municipal Reference Library City Hall, Los Angeles March 1938 (Reprinted 1966)