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The Los Angeles
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 of the term (after June 30 in odd-numbered years until 2017 and the second Monday of December in even-numbered years beginning in 2020). An assistant president pro tempore is appointed by the President. As of 2015, council members receive an annual salary of $184,610 per year, which is among the highest city council salary in the nation. [2] 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.[3] 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.


1 Current members 2 Past councils

2.1 1850–89 (Common Council) 2.2 1889–1909 (nine wards) 2.3 1909–25 (at large)

2.3.1 1909–11 2.3.2 1911–13 2.3.3 1913–15 2.3.4 1915–17 2.3.5 1917–19 2.3.6 1919–21 2.3.7 1921–23 2.3.8 1923–25

2.4 1925 and after (fifteen districts)

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Current members[edit] Officers:

President of the Council: Herb Wesson President Pro Tempore: Mitchell Englander Assistant President Pro Tempore: Nury Martinez

District Name

1 Gil Cedillo

2 Paul Krekorian

3 Bob Blumenfield

4 David Ryu

5 Paul Koretz

6 Nury Martinez

7 Monica Rodriguez

8 Marqueece Harris-Dawson

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] Main article: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Common Council Los Angeles
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] Main article: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
City Council, 1889–1909 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 Josiah 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

Martin F. Betkouski, president Robert T. Brain James Simpson Conwell Frederick C. Langdon Estelle Lawton Lindsey William A. Roberts John Topham (removed 4/18/1917)

Michael Thomas Collins (appointed 4/18/1917)

Frederick C. Wheeler Foster C. Wright

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] Regular terms begin on July 1 of odd-numbered years until 2017 and on the second Monday in December of even-numbered years starting with 2020.

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


1931 James M. Hyde James S. McKnight Roy Donley George W. C. Baker Clarence E. Coe Thomas Francis Ford Edward L. Thrasher


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


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


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


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


1949 Edward R. Roybal


1951 Earle D. Baker Charles Navarro John S. Gibson, Jr.


1953 Everett G. Burkhalter Robert M. Wilkinson Rosalind Wiener Wyman Gordon Hahn Harriett Davenport


1955 Ransom M. Callicott


1957 Patrick D. McGee James C. Corman Karl L. Rundberg


1959 C. Lemoine Blanchard James Harvey Brown


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


1965 Edmund D. Edelman Marvin Braude Paul H. Lamport

1966 John Ferraro

1967 Robert M. Wilkinson Arthur K. Snyder


1969 Don Lorenzen Pat Russell Robert Stevenson


1971 Joel Wachs


1973 David S. Cunningham, Jr.

1974 Robert C. Farrell

1975 Zev Yaroslavsky Peggy Stevenson


1977 Bob Ronka Joy Picus


1979 Hal Bernson


1981 Howard Finn Joan Milke Flores




1985 Michael Woo Richard Alatorre


1987 Gloria Molina Ruth Galanter Nate Holden





1992 Mike Hernandez Mark Ridley-Thomas Rita Walters

1993 Laura Chick

1994 Richard Alarcón Jackie Goldberg Rudy Svorinich

1995 Michael Feuer


1997 Cindy Miscikowski


1999 Alex Padilla Nick Pacheco


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


2005 Herb Wesson Bill Rosendahl José Huizar


2007 Richard Alarcón


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


2015 David Ryu Marqueece Harris-Dawson


2017 Monica Rodriguez

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15


See also[edit]

Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Common Council List of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
municipal election returns


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City Council salaries come under attack in council races". dailynews.com.  ^ " Los Angeles
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City Council". LACity.org. 2009-01-01. Archived from the original on 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 

Chronological Record of Los Angeles
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City Officials: 1850—1938, Compiled under Direction of Municipal Reference Library City Hall, Los Angeles March 1938 (Reprinted 1966)

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District 11 Mike Bonin

District 4 David Ryu

District 12 Mitchell Englander

District 5 Paul Koretz

District 13 Mitch O'Farrell

District 6 Nury Martinez

District 14 José Huizar

District 7 Monica Rodriguez

District 15 Joe Buscaino

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