Los Angeles City Council
since January 5, 2020
President pro tempore
since January 5, 2020
since January 14, 2020
| Nonpartisan (de jure) |
|March 7, 2017|
| Los Angeles City Hall |
1 John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3224
|Los Angeles City Council Website|
The 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.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.
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.
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.
|District||Name||Party (officially nonpartisan)|
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.
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.
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:
City population in 1910: 319,200
Election: December 7, 1909 / Term: December 10, 1909, to December 13, 1911
Election: December 5, 1911 / Term: December 13, 1911, to July 1, 1913
Election: June 3, 1913 / Term: July 1913 to July 1915
Election: June 1, 1915 / Term: July 1915 to July 1917
Election: June 5, 1917 / Term: July 1917 to July 1919
City population in 1920: 576,700
Election: June 3, 1919 / Term: July 7, 1919, to July 5, 1921
Election: June 7, 1921 / Term: July 1921 to July 1923
Election: June 5, 1923 / Term: July 1923 to July 1925
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|1967||Robert M. Wilkinson||Arthur K. Snyder|
|1969||Don Lorenzen||Pat Russell||Robert Stevenson|
|1973||David S. Cunningham, Jr.|
|1974||Robert C. Farrell|
|1975||Zev Yaroslavsky||Peggy Stevenson|
|1977||Bob Ronka||Joy Picus|
|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|
|1994||Richard Alarcón||Jackie Goldberg||Rudy Svorinich|
|1999||Alex Padilla||Nick Pacheco|
|2001||Ed Reyes||Dennis Zine||Tom LaBonge||Jack Weiss||Jan Perry||Eric Garcetti||Janice Hahn|
|2003||Tony Cardenas||Bernard Parks||Martin Ludlow||Greig Smith||Antonio Villaraigosa|
|2005||Herb Wesson||Bill Rosendahl||José Huizar|
|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|
|2019 ||Greig Smith|
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