Los Angeles City Council
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Type
Type
Leadership
Paul Krekorian
since October 18, 2022
President pro tempore
Mitch O'Farrell
since October 1, 2021
Assistant President
pro tempore
Vacant
since December 14, 2020
Structure
Seats15
LA City Council as of October 12, 2022.svg
Political groups
Officially nonpartisan
  •   Democratic (13)
  •   Independent (1)
  •   Vacant (1)[a]
Elections
Two-round system
Last election
November 3, 2020
Next election
November 8, 2022
Meeting place
Los Angeles City Hall (color) edit1.jpg
Los Angeles City Hall
1 John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3224
Website
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.[1] 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.[2]

Regular council meetings are held in the City Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am except on holidays or if decided by special resolution.[3]

Current members

Pre-2020 Redistricting City Council Districts (does not reflect current members)
Pre-2020 Redistricting City Council Districts (does not reflect current members)
Post-2020 redistricting City Council districts map (from 2022)(Interactive version)
Post-2020 redistricting City Council districts map (from 2022)
(Interactive version)

Officers:

District Map Name Neighborhoods and areas represented Party (officially nonpartisan)
1
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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, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Victory Heights, Koreatown, Mid Cities, Mac Arthur Park and a portion of Lincoln Heights Democratic
2
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Paul Krekorian North Hollywood, Studio City, Sun Valley, Valley Glen, Valley Village, and Van Nuys Democratic
3
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Bob Blumenfield Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills Democratic
4
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Nithya Raman Hancock Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Larchmont Village, Los Feliz, Sherman Oaks, Silverlake, Toluca Lake, Windsor Square and portions of Koreatown, Van Nuys Democratic
5
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Paul Koretz Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Beverlywood, California Country Club, Carthay Circle, Century City, Cheviot Hills, Comstock Hills, Encino, Fairfax, Hollywood, Melrose, Miracle Mile, Oak Forest Canyon, Palms, Pico-Robertson, Roscomare, Westside Village, Westwood, Westwood Gardens Democratic
6
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Vacant[a] Van Nuys, Arleta, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Panorama City, North Hills East, North Hollywood Vacant
7
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Monica Rodriguez Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sunland-Tujunga, Mission Hills, North Hills, Shadow Hills, Sylmar Democratic
8
Los Angeles City Council District 8.svg
Marqueece Harris-Dawson Baldwin Hills, Chesterfield Square, Crenshaw, Leimert Park, Jefferson Park, West Adams, and other communities of western South Los Angeles Democratic
9
Los Angeles City Council District 9.svg
Curren Price Western section of Downtown Los Angeles and South Los Angeles Democratic
10
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Heather Hutt Arlington Heights, Koreatown, Mid-City, Leimert Park, Olympic Park, Palms, South Robertson, West Adams, West Pico, Wilshire Center Democratic
11
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Mike Bonin Brentwood, Del Rey, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Venice, West Los Angeles, Westchester Democratic
12
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John Lee Chatsworth, Granada Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Reseda, West Hills Independent
13
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Mitch O'Farrell Silver Lake, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Atwater Village, Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, Rampart Village, Historic Filipinotown Democratic
14
Los Angeles City Council District 14.svg
Kevin de León Downtown, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Monterey Hills and a portion of Lincoln Heights Democratic
15
Los Angeles City Council District 15.svg
Joe Buscaino San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Watts Democratic

Past councils

1850–1889 (Common Council)

Main article: Los Angeles 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)

Main article: Los Angeles City Council, 1889–1909

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)

Between 1909 and 1925, the council was composed of nine members elected at large in a first-past-the-post voting system.

Year President Members
1909 John Downey Works Josiah J. Andrews Martin F. Betkouski Miles S. Gregory Robert Martin Lusk Thomas L. O'Brien Richmond Plant William Johnson Washburn George Williams John Downey Works
Robert Martin Lusk George Hadley Stewart Frederick J. Whiffen
1910
1911 George Williams Frederick C. Langdon Charles McKenzie Haines W. Reed John Topham
Wesley J. Bryant
1912
1913 Frederick J. Whiffen John William Snowden Fred C. Wheeler James Simpson Conwell
1914 William A. Roberts George Williams
1915 Martin F. Betkouski Robert T. Brain Estelle Lawton Lindsey John Topham Foster C. Wright
1916 Michael Thomas Collins
1917 James Simpson Conwell Frank Lincoln Cleaveland Othello Parker Conaway (O.P. Conaway) Albert B. Conrad Ralph Luther Criswell Bert L. Farmer Walter Mallard Neal P. Olson John Benjamin Reeves
1918 Bert L. Farmer Frank Harwood True
1919 Boyle Workman Alexander Patterson Fleming Frederick C. Langdon Fred C. Wheeler Winfred J. Sanborn Boyle Workman
1920 Edward J. Delorey
1921 Ralph Luther Criswell Robert M. Allan William C. Mushet Robert Stewart Sparks
1922
1923 Boyle Workman Edwin T. Baker Miles S. Gregory Boyle Workman
1924

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.

Year President President Pro Tempore Assistant President Pro Tempore District
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1925 Boyle Workman Office did not exist Office did not exist Charles Randall Robert M. Allan Isaac F. Hughes Boyle Workman Robert Stewart Sparks Edward E. Moore Ralph Luther Criswell Frank L. Shaw Winfred J. Sanborn Charles Downs/Otto J. Zahn Peirson M. Hall A. J. Barnes Joseph Fitzpatrick/Carl Jacobson Isaac Colton Ash Charles J. Colden
1926 Otto J. Zahn Carl Jacobson
1927 William G. Bonelli Arthur Alber Ernest L. Webster William M. Hughes Virgil A. Martin Lester R. Rice-Wray Howard W. Davis E. Snapper Ingram Douglas Eads Foster William G. Bonelli
1928 James G. McAllister Evan Lewis
1929 Winfred J. Sanborn Thomas F. Cooke Robert L. Burns J. C. Barthel Thomas W. Williams Charles A. Holland A. E. Henning
1930
1931 Charles Hiram Randall James M. Hyde James S. McKnight Roy Donley George W. C. Baker Clarence E. Coe Thomas Francis Ford Edward L. Thrasher
1932
1933 Howard W. Davis Jim Wilson Stephen W. Cunningham Byron B. Brainard Earl C. Gay Charles Winchester Breedlove James T. Carroll/John Baumgartner Darwin William Tate Franklin P. Buyer
1934 Robert S. MacAlister John Baumgartner
1935 Robert L. Burns Will H. Kindig Parley Parker Christensen G. Vernon Bennett
1936
1937 Howard W. Davis Howard E. Dorsey
Winfred J. Sanborn
1938
1939 Norris J. Nelson Arthur E. Briggs Carl C. Rasmussen Parley Parker Christensen Harold Harby Roy Hampton Wilder W. Hartley
1940
1941 G. Vernon Bennett Delamere Francis McCloskey J. Win Austin Ira J. McDonald Charles A. Allen
1942 Dave Stannard
1943 Robert L. Burns Lloyd G. Davies Harold Harby Ned R. Healy John C. Holland George H. Moore
1944
1945 George H. Moore Leland S. Warburton Harold A. Henry George P. Cronk L. E. Timberlake Ed. J. Davenport Meade McClanahan
1946 John R. Roden
1947 Harold A. Henry Don A. Allen Kenneth Hahn Ernest E. Debs
1948
1949 Edward R. Roybal
1950
1951 Earle D. Baker Charles Navarro John S. Gibson, Jr.
1952
1953 Everett G. Burkhalter Robert M. Wilkinson Rosalind Wiener Wyman Gordon Hahn Harriett Davenport
1954
1955 John S. Gibson Jr. Ransom M. Callicott
1956
1957 Patrick D. McGee James C. Corman Karl L. Rundberg
1958
1959 C. Lemoine Blanchard James Harvey Brown
1960
1961 Harold A. Henry Thomas D. Shepard Ernani Bernardi Joe E. Hollingsworth
1962 John P. Cassidy
1963 L. E. Timberlake Thomas D. Shepard Louis R. Nowell James B. Potter, Jr. Billy G. Mills Gilbert W. Lindsay Thomas Bradley
1964
1965 Edmund D. Edelman Marvin Braude Paul H. Lamport
1966 John Ferraro
1967 John S. Gibson Jr. Robert M. Wilkinson Arthur K. Snyder
1968
1969 John S. Gibson Jr. Billy G. Mills Don Lorenzen Pat Russell Robert Stevenson
1970
1971 Joel Wachs
1972
1973 Robert Stevenson David S. Cunningham, Jr.
1974 Robert C. Farrell
1975 John Ferraro Zev Yaroslavsky Peggy Stevenson
1976
1977 John Ferraro Joel Wachs Ernani Bernardi Bob Ronka Joy Picus
1978
1979 Hal Bernson
1980
1981 Joel Wachs Peggy Stevenson Howard Finn Joan Milke Flores
1982
1983 Pat Russell
1984
1985 Joan Milke Flores Michael Woo Richard Alatorre
1986
1987 John Ferraro Marvin Braude Gloria Molina Ruth Galanter Nate Holden
1988
1989 Joan Milke Flores
1990
1991
1992 Mike Hernandez Mark Ridley-Thomas Rita Walters
1993 Richard Alatorre Laura Chick
1994 Richard Alarcon Jackie Goldberg Rudy Svorinich
1995 Joel Wachs Mike Hernandez Michael Feuer
1996
1997 Ruth Galanter Cindy Miscikowski
1998
1999 Ruth Galanter Rudy Svorinich Alex Padilla Nick Pacheco
2000
2001 Ruth Galanter Mark Ridley-Thomas Cindy Miscikowski Ed Reyes Dennis Zine Tom LaBonge Jack Weiss Jan Perry Eric Garcetti Janice Hahn
2002 Alex Padilla Wendy Greuel
2003 Cindy Miscikowski Eric Garcetti Tony Cárdenas Bernard Parks Martin Ludlow Greig Smith Antonio Villaraigosa
2004
2005 Wendy Greuel Tony Cardenas Herb Wesson Bill Rosendahl José Huizar
2006
2007 Eric Garcetti Jan Perry Richard Alarcon
2008
2009 Jan Perry Dennis Zine Paul Koretz
2010 Paul Krekorian
2011 Vacant Mitchell Englander
2012 Herb Wesson Ed Reyes Tom LaBonge Joe Buscaino
2013 Mitchell Englander Gil Cedillo Bob Blumenfield Nury Martinez Felipe Fuentes Curren Price Mike Bonin Mitch O'Farrell
2014
2015 Nury Martinez David Ryu Marqueece Harris-Dawson
2016
2017
Monica Rodriguez
2018
2019 Nury Martinez Joe Buscaino Greig Smith
2020 Nury Martinez Joe Buscaino David Ryu Nithya Raman Mark Ridley-Thomas John Lee Kevin de León
2021 Mitch O'Farrell Vacant Vacant
2022 Herb Wesson
Paul Krekorian Vacant Heather Hutt
Year President President Pro Tempore Assistant President Pro Tempore 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
District

Notes

  1. ^ a b Since October 13, 2022, Sharon Tso has served as the non-voting caretaker for the Office of City District 6. However, the seat on the city council remains vacant.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Directory". LA City Council. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Why Los Angeles Is In Trouble – Average Pay For 20,000 Highly Compensated City Employees Nears $150,000". forbes.com.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles City Council". LACity.org. 2009-01-01. Archived from the original on 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
  4. ^ "City Council Meetings | City of Los Angeles".
  5. ^ "Caretaker appointed after Nury Martinez resigns, special election considered". Fox LA. 2022-10-13. Retrieved 2022-10-13.