Los Angeles City Council District 12

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Los Angeles City Council District 12 is one of the 15 districts of the Los Angeles City Council. It encompasses the northwestern and western section of the San Fernando Valley, in the city of Los Angeles. Mitchell Englander is the current officeholder.



The district covers the northwestern San Fernando Valley communities of

See official city map outlining District 12.


From 1925 to 1964 the district occupied the same general area in northwest Downtown Los Angeles or the Westlake area. In 1964, however, it was shifted bodily to the North Valley, taking Council Member John P. Cassidy with it.

The rough boundaries or descriptions have been as follows:

1926. Bunker Hill and northwest Downtown, with a district office at 1209 Huntley Drive in the Westlake area.[1][2]

1928. South boundary: Ninth Street. West: Hoover Street. North: Fountain Avenue. East: Temple, Bellevue and Alvarado streets.[3]

1932–33. Same as 1928, with the east boundary moved to Figueroa Street and the south boundary to Pico Boulevard.[4][5]

1935. Same general area as 1932, with the north boundary in an irregular line on Temple Boulevard to the southern edge of Griffith Park.[6]

1940. Same general area as previously, with the east and north boundaries at Glendale Boulevard and at Sunset Boulevard.[7]

1954. West of Downtown, between Figueroa and Catalina streets.[8]

1955. Roughly Venice Boulevard on the south, Sunset Boulevard on the north, Catalina Street on the west and Figueroa Street on the east.[9]

1964. Shifted to the northwest San Fernando Valley.[10]


The district has been represented by thirteen men and one woman, Harriett Davenport; she succeeded her husband, Ed J. Davenport, who died in office in 1953.

Northwest and west of Downtown

  1. A.J. Barnes, 1925–27
  2. Douglas Eads Foster, 1927–29
  3. Thomas W. Williams, 1929–31
  4. Thomas Francis Ford, 1931–33
  5. James T. Carroll, 1933
  6. John W. Baumgartner, 1933–45
  7. Ed J. Davenport, 1945–53
  8. Harriett Davenport, 1953–55
  9. Ransom M. Callicott, 1955–61
  10. John P. Cassidy, 1961–67

San Fernando Valley

  1. John P. Cassidy, 1961–67
  2. Robert M. Wilkinson, 1967–79
  3. Hal Bernson, 1979–2003
  4. Greig Smith, 2003–11
  5. Mitchell Englander, 2011–Present

2011 elections[edit]

Elections were held on March 8, 2011, and won by Mitchell Englander to replace the term-limited Greig Smith. The candidates were:[11][12] Armineh Safarian Chelebian, YJ Jay Draiman, Mitchell Englander, Timothy Flanagan, Dinesh Lakhanpal, Kelly M Lord, Brad Smith and Lucie Volotzky.


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Coordinates: 34°16′N 118°32′W / 34.26°N 118.54°W / 34.26; -118.54