Thoughts on the River: Gil Cedillo

Elected to the State Senate in 2002 and recently elected to the 45th District in 2010, Assemblymember Gil Cedillo has found a balance with his underlying message that progressive politics are good for business. He has authored close to a hundred bills that were signed and chaptered into California law by four different Governors, namely: Pete Wilson, Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, most recently, the groundbreaking California Dream Act (AB 130 and 131). In 2013, Gilbert Cedillo was elected to represent Council District 1 which encompasses parts or all of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park,
Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights,Temple Beaudry,Chinatown,Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union,Adams-Normandie, University Park, Victory Heights, Koreatown, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.

Below are highlights from our conversation with Councilmember Cedillo; you can watch the whole interview above:

On the impact of political leadership on the river project:

On the impact of the river:

On the potential for economic development:

On demographic changes in the city:

On collaboration:

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