Los Angeles City Council District 9

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Los Angeles City Council District 9
Los Angeles City Council District 9.svg
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Government
 • TypeCity district
 • BodyLos Angeles City Council
 • CouncilmemberCurren Price (Democratic)
Websitewww.the-new-ninth.com

Los Angeles City Council District 9 is one of the 15 districts of the Los Angeles City Council. The Ninth District encompasses much of South Los Angeles and the western section of Downtown Los Angeles which includes L.A. Live, Crypto.com Arena, and the Los Angeles Convention Center. The current council member is Curren Price.

Geography[edit]

Modern[edit]

The 9th formerly covered the entire core of Downtown Los Angeles, before redistricting divided it between the 9th and the 14th District. Most of Downtown is now in the nearby 14th City Council district, represented by Jose Huizar. The 9th district's boundary continues several miles to the south and ends just north of Watts.

See official city map outlining District 9.

Historic[edit]

A new city charter effective in 1925 replaced the former "at large" voting system for a nine-member council with a district system with a 15-member council. Each district was to be approximately equal in population, based upon the voting in the previous gubernatorial election; thus redistricting was done every four years. (At present, redistricting is done every ten years, based upon the preceding U.S. census results.)[1] The numbering system established in 1925 for City Council districts began with No. 1 in the north of the city, the San Fernando Valley, and ended with No. 15 in the south, the Harbor area.

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 to include much of Downtown.

The rough boundaries or descriptions have been as follows:

1925: North, Alhambra Avenue; south, Vernon city line; east, Indiana Street; west, Alameda Avenue; with the Los Angeles River bisecting it.[2][3]

1926: Hollenbeck or Boyle Heights.[4]

'1928: Same as 1925, but the western boundary is moved west to Hill Street.[5]

1932–33: North, Alhambra Avenue; south, 25th Street; east, Indiana Avenue; west, Figueroa Street.[6][7]

1964: All of the downtown area.[8]

1990: Downtown, Little Tokyo, Chinatown and "about 70 blocks south of downtown."[9]

1991: From Chinatown on the north to 84th Street on the south.[10]

Officeholders[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office
Winfred J. Sanborn, 1928.jpg Winfred J. Sanborn 1925–1931
George W. C. Baker, 1933.jpg George W. C. Baker 1931–1935
Parley Parker Christensen circa 1920 (cropped).jpg Parley Parker Christensen 1935–1937
Howard E. Dorsey 1937
Winfred J. Sanborn, 1928.jpg Winfred J. Sanborn 1937–1939
Parley Parker Christensen circa 1920 (cropped).jpg Parley Parker Christensen 1939–1949
Edward R Roybal.jpg Edward R. Roybal 1949–1962
Gilbert Lindsay, 1963.jpg Gilbert W. Lindsay 1962–1990
Rita Walters, 1986.jpg Rita Walters 1991–2001
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER (14970305895) (cropped).jpg Jan Perry 2001–2013
Curren Price, 2015.jpg Curren Price 2013–present

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