Los Angeles City Council

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Los Angeles City Council
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Herb Wesson
since January 1, 2012
President pro tempore
Mitchell Englander
since July 2, 2013
Structure
Seats 15
Political groups
Nonpartisan
Elections
Single-member districts
Last election
March 5, 2013
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 governing body of the City of Los Angeles.

The council is composed of fifteen 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 after June 30 in odd-numbered years. An assistant president pro tempore is appointed by the President.

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.[2]

A current annual (July to June) schedule of all Council meetings, broken down by committee, is available as a .pdf download from the Office of the City Clerk.

Current members[edit]

Officers:

District Name
1 Gil Cedillo
2 Paul Krekorian
3 Bob Blumenfield
4 Tom LaBonge
5 Paul Koretz
6 Nury Martinez
7 Felipe Fuentes
8 Bernard Parks
9 Curren Price
10 Herb Wesson
11 Mike Bonin
12 Mitchell Englander
13 Mitch O'Farrell
14 José Huizar
15 Joe Buscaino

Past councils[edit]

1850–89 (Common Council)[edit]

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)[edit]

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.

1909–25 (at large)[edit]

Between 1909 and 1925, the council was composed of nine members elected at large in a first-past-the-post voting system. Council membership in those years was as follows:

1909–11[edit]

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)

1911–13[edit]

Election: December 5, 1911 / Term: December 13, 1911, to July 1, 1913

  • George Williams, president
  • Josias J. Andrews
  • Martin F. Betkouski
  • Frederick C. Langdon
  • Robert Martin Lusk (died 2/21/1913)
    • Wesley J. Bryant (appointed 3/11/1913)
  • Charles McKenzie
  • Haines W. Reed
  • John Topham
  • Frederick J. Whiffen

1913–15[edit]

Election: June 3, 1913 / Term: July 1913 to July 1915

  • Frederick J. Whiffen, president
  • Martin F. Betkouski
  • Wesley J. Bryant
  • James Simpson Conwell
  • Frederick C. Langdon
  • Charles McKenzie (died 3/30/1914)
    • William A. Roberts (appointed 4/4/1914)
  • Haines W. Reed (resigned 2/6/1914)
    • George Williams (appointed 2/6/1914)
  • John William Snowden
  • Frederick C. Wheeler

1915–17[edit]

Election: June 1, 1915 / Term: July 1915 to July 1917

1917–19[edit]

Election: June 5, 1917 / Term: July 1917 to July 1919

  • Frank Lincoln Cleaveland
  • Othello Parker Conaway
  • Albert B. Conrad
  • James Simpson Conwell, president (died 12/15/1917)
    • Frank Harwood True (appointed 1/3/1918)
  • Ralph Luther Criswell
  • Bert L. Farmer, president from 1/3/1918
  • Walter Mallard
  • Neal P. Olson
  • John Benjamin Reeves

1919–21[edit]

City population in 1920: 576,700

Election: June 3, 1919 / Term: July 7, 1919, to July 5, 1921

  • Othello Parker Conaway
  • Ralph Luther Criswell
  • Bert L. Farmer
  • Alexander Patterson Fleming (died 12/15/1920)
    • Edward J. Delorey
  • Frederick C. Langdon
  • Walter Mallard
  • Winfred J. Sanborn
  • Frederick C. Wheeler
  • Boyle Workman, president

1921–23[edit]

Election: June 7, 1921 / Term: July 1921 to July 1923

  • Robert M. Allen
  • Othello Parker Conaway
  • Ralph Luther Criswell, president
  • Frederick C. Langdon
  • Walter Mallard
  • William C. Mushet
  • Winfred J. Sanborn
  • Robert Stewart Sparks
  • Frederick C. Wheeler

1923–25[edit]

Election: June 5, 1923 / Term: July 1923 to July 1925

  • Robert M. Allen
  • Edwin Baker
  • Ralph Luther Criswell
  • Miles S. Gregory
  • Walter Mallard
  • William C. Mushet
  • Winfred J. Sanborn
  • Frederick C. Wheeler
  • Boyle Workman, president

1925 and after (fifteen districts)[edit]

Year District
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1925 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 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 George Bonelli
1928 James G. McAllister Evan Lewis
1929 Thomas F. Cooke Robert L. Burns J. C. Barthel Thomas W. Williams Charles A. Holland A. E. Henning
1930
1931 James M. Hyde James S. McKnight Roy Donley George W. C. Baker Clarence E. Coe Thomas Francis Ford Edward L. Thrasher
1932
1933 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 Will H. Kindig Parley Parker Christensen G. Vernon Bennett
1936
1937 Howard W. Davis Howard E. Dorsey/Winfred J. Sanborn
1938 Winfred J. Sanborn
1939 Norris J. Nelson Arthur E. Briggs Carl C. Rasmussen Parley Parker Christensen Harold Harby Roy Hampton Wilder W. Hartley
1940
1941 Delamere Francis McCloskey J. Win Austin Ira J. McDonald Charles A. Allen
1942 Dave Stannard
1943 Lloyd G. Davies Harold Harby Ned R. Healy John C. Holland George H. Moore
1944
1945 Leland S. Warburton Harold A. Henry George P. Cronk L. E. Timberlake Ed. J. Davenport Meade McClanahan
1946 John R. Roden
1947 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 Ransom M. Callicott
1956
1957 Patrick D. McGee James C. Corman Karl L. Rundberg
1958
1959 C. Lemoine Blanchard James Harvey Brown
1960
1961 Thomas D. Shepard Ernani Bernardi Joe E. Hollingsworth
1962 John P. Cassidy
1963 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 Robert M. Wilkinson Arthur K. Snyder
1968
1969 Don Lorenzen Pat Russell Robert Stevenson
1970
1971 Joel Wachs
1972
1973 David S. Cunningham, Jr.
1974 Robert C. Farrell
1975 Zev Yaroslavsky Peggy Stevenson
1976
1977 Bob Ronka Joy Picus
1978
1979 Hal Bernson
1980
1981 Howard Finn Joan Milke Flores
1982
1983
1984
1985 Michael Woo Richard Alatorre
1986
1987 Gloria Molina Ruth Galanter Nate Holden
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992 Mike Hernandez Mark Ridley-Thomas Rita Walters
1993 Laura Chick
1994 Richard Alarcón Jackie Goldberg Rudy Svorinich
1995 Michael Feuer
1996
1997 Cindy Miscikowski
1998
1999 Alex Padilla Nick Pacheco
2000
2001 Ed Reyes Dennis Zine Tom LaBonge Jack Weiss Jan Perry Eric Garcetti Janice Hahn
2002 Wendy Greuel
2003 Tony Cardenas Bernard Parks Martin Ludlow Greig Smith Antonio Villaraigosa
2004
2005 Herb Wesson Bill Rosendahl José Huizar
2006
2007 Richard Alarcón
2008
2009 Paul Koretz
2010 Paul Krekorian
2011 Mitchell Englander
2012 Joe Buscaino
2013 Gil Cedillo Bob Blumenfield Nury Martinez Felipe Fuentes Curren Price Mike Bonin Mitch O'Farrell
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
District

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory". LA City Council. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Los Angeles City Council". LACity.org. 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  • Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials: 1850—1938, Compiled under Direction of Municipal Reference Library City Hall, Los Angeles March 1938 (Reprinted 1966)

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