Los Angeles City Council District 10

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Los Angeles City Council District 10 is one of the 15 districts of the Los Angeles City Council.

It is located in southern Central Los Angeles and northern South Los Angeles.[1][2] Herb Wesson has been the incumbent council member since 2005.

Geography[edit]

Present Day District[edit]

The district's website lists 52 neighborhoods within the 10th District.[3] They are:

   Alsace Avenue
   Angelus Vista
   Arlington Heights
   Avenues of Washington
   Baldwin Village
   Baldwin Vista
   Baldwin Hills Village Garden
   Cameo Woods
   CHAPS
   Cherrywood
   Country Club Park
   Crenshaw Manor
   Faircrest Heights
   Gramercy Park
   Harvard Heights
   Harvard Heights North
   Historic Leimert Park Village
   JBAC
   Jefferson Park
   Kinney Heights
   Koreatown
   La Cienega Heights
   Lafayette Square
   Leimert Park
   Little Bangladesh
   Little Ethiopia
   Longwood
   Little Ethiopia
   Longwood
   Marvin/Carmona/Curson
   Mid-City
   Olympic Park
   Oxford Square
   Picfair Village
   Pico Park
   Queen Anne
   Regent Square
   Reynier Village
   Smiley/Hauser
   SODA
   South Robertson
   Spaulding/Thurman/Genesee
   West Adams Heights Sugar Hill
   Veronica/Sanchez/Sycamore
   Victoria Park
   Village Green
   Wellington Square
   West Adams Avenues
   Western Heights
   Wilshire Center
   Wilshire Vista Heights
   Wilshire Vista

For entire geographic area represented by the district, see the official City of Los Angeles map of District 10.

Historical Boundaries[edit]

The district has occupied the same general area since it was formed in 1925. With the city's changes in population, though, its western boundary has moved farther west and its southern boundary farther south. In 1961, San Fernando Valley residents for a time backed an unsuccessful plan to move the 10th District seat to the Valley after it was left vacant with the resignation of Council Member Charles Navarro.[4]

The rough boundaries or descriptions have been as follows:

1925: North, Pico Boulevard or 11th Street; south, Washington Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard; east, Alameda Street; west, Vermont Avenue.[5][6]

1926: North, Pico Boulevard; south, Jefferson Boulevard; east, Central Avenue; west, Vermont Avenue.[7]

1932–33: North, Pico Boulevard; south, Jefferson Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard; east, Hooper Avenue (two blocks west of Alameda); west, Vermont Avenue.[8][9]

1955: In the "south-central section of the city, extending roughly from Wilshire Blvd. to Jefferson Blvd., and from La Brea Ave. to Main St."[10]

1960: Baldwin Hills was shifted from the 10th District to the 6th District.[11]

1961: Covers "the general area known as the West Adams section."[12]

1973: Includes "parts of the Leimert Park, Crenshaw, Wilshire, West Adams, and Fairfax areas."[13]

1975: From "Olympic Blvd. on the north, to La Cienega Blvd. and Cattaraugus Ave. on the west, to Rodeo Road and Jefferson and Adams Blvds. on the south, to the Harbor Freeway on the east."[14]

1986: Los Angeles Times map shows district reaching Beverly Boulevard on the northeast, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on the south, Sepulveda Boulevard on the west and Wilshire Boulevard on the north.[15]

1993: Stretches "from Palms to Koreatown and South Los Angeles."[1]

1990–95: "It is one of the city's most vibrant and diverse areas. Bisected by the Santa Monica Freeway, its population of 218,000 is increasingly Latino and Asian American. Latinos make up 41% of the district's residents, followed by African Americans at 35%, Asian Americans at 14% and whites, 10%, according to the 1990 Census."[16]

Officeholders[edit]

Eleven people have represented this district, and are:

  1. Charles E. Downs, 1925
  2. Otto J. Zahn, 1925–1927
  3. E. Snapper Ingram, 1927–1935
  4. G. Vernon Bennett, 1935–1951
  5. Charles Navarro, 1951–1961
  6. Joe E. Hollingsworth, 1961–1963
  7. Tom Bradley, 1963–1973
  8. David Cunningham, 1973–1987
  9. Nate Holden, 1987–2002
  10. Martin Ludlow, 2003–2005
  11. Herb Wesson, 2005–

Council member ephemera[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rainey, James (April 22, 1993). "Holden Finishes Third in Own District". Los Angeles Times. p. 18. 
  2. ^ "Map of Council District 10" (PDF). City of Los Angeles. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-13. 
  3. ^ http://herbwesson.com/neighborhoods/
  4. ^ "Support for 5th Council Seat Grows". Los Angeles Times. July 20, 1961. p. F-1. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  5. ^ "First Map Showing City Council's Districts". Los Angeles Times. January 16, 1925. p. 1. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library. The map shows all 15 council districts. The official boundaries of all 15 as limned by the city clerk are at "Councilmanic Districts Are Traced by Clerk Dominguez". Los Angeles Times. February 12, 1925. p. A-2. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  6. ^ "Here Are the Hundred and Twelve Aspirants for the City's Fifteen Councilmanic Seats". Los Angeles Times. May 3, 1925. p. 7. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  7. ^ "To the Citizens of Los Angeles". Los Angeles Times. February 14, 1926. p. B-5. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  8. ^ "District Lines Get Approval". Los Angeles Times. December 24, 1932. p. 2. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  9. ^ "City Reapportionment Measure Gets Approval". Los Angeles Times. January 19, 1933. p. A1.  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library. With map of all districts.
  10. ^ "Unusual Setup for Council's Contests". Los Angeles Times. April 3, 1955. p. B-3. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  11. ^ "Council OKs Changes in Its Districts". Los Angeles Times. November 1, 1960. p. B-1. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  12. ^ "12 Apply for Navarro City Council Seat". Los Angeles Times. June 6, 1961. p. 21. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  13. ^ Trout, Narda Z. (September 18, 1973). "Only 3% of Voters May Elect Bradley Successor on Council". Los Angeles Times. p. A1. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  14. ^ Shuit, Doug (March 23, 1975). "5 Council Members Coasting Through Campaigns". Los Angeles Times. p. E3. (Subscription required (help)).  Alternate Link via ProQuest. Alternate Link via Los Angeles Public Library.
  15. ^ "Los Angeles' Realigned Council Districts". Los Angeles Times. September 21, 1986. p. B-3. 
  16. ^ Hong, Peter Y. (April 2, 1995). "Sparks Fly". Los Angeles Times. 
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