Contents 1 Geography 1.1 Present day district 1.1.1 Westside 1.1.2 Valley 1.2 Historical locations 2 Population 3 Officeholders 3.1 Council member ephemera 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Geography[edit] Present day district[edit] The district covers all or a portion of the following communities and neighborhoods:[1] Westside[edit] Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Beverly Grove, Beverlywood, California Country Club, Carthay Circle, Century City, Cheviot Hills, Comstock Hills, western Fairfax District, Holmby Hills, Melrose, Palms, Pico-Robertson, Roscomare, Westwood, UCLA, and Westside Village. Valley[edit] Encino and Oak Forest Canyon. For all the neighborhoods within the 5th District, see the official City of Los Angeles map of District 5. Historical locations[edit] The 5th District was mapped at its origin in 1925 in the West Adams District of Los Angeles, but over the years its boundaries have been shifted west and north in keeping with the city's population changes. 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.)[2] 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 5th District originally encompassed the West Adams area, bounded on the north by Washington Boulevard, on the south by Exposition Boulevard, on the west by Robertson Boulevard and on the east approximately by Vermont Avenue.[3][4] The district has followed the increase in the population in Los Angeles from the west-of-Vermont area westward and northward toward the San Fernando Valley. Rough boundaries or descriptions of the 5th District have been as follows: 1926: West Adams and Jefferson Street area, with district headquarters at 2646 South Normandie Avenue.[5][6] 1928: "The east boundary of the Fifth District remains as Vermont avenue and the south boundary remains as Exposition Boulevard. The north boundary runs from Vermont avenue west on Washington street to Western avenue and then the line turns north on Western avenue to Eighth street and west on Eighth street to West Boulevard, which constitutes the western boundary."[7] 1932–33. "Bounded on the east by Vermont avenue, on the north by Wilshire Boulevard, on the west by La Brea avenue and on the south by Exposition Boulevard."[8][9] 1937: ". . . on the east by Western to Pico, by Hobart to Washington, and by Vermont to Exposition and on the west by Crenshaw and Rimpau."[10] 1940: On the north by Wilshire Boulevard, on the east by Western or Vermont, on the south by Exposition Boulevard, on the west by Arlington, Crenshaw and minor streets.[11] 1949: ". . . part of the general Wilshire area."[12] 1957: Part of the Wilshire Boulevard area, extending to Westwood and West Los Angeles.[13] 1965. From Fairfax Avenue to the San Diego Freeway and from Bel-Air and Beverly Hills south to Washington Boulevard.[14]

Population[edit] According to the official website, the district has approximately 260,000 residents. The population is 74% White non-Hispanic, 10% Asian, 8% Latino, 4% mixed race, and 3% Black. The district is composed of approximately 46% homeowners and 54% renters.[1]

Officeholders[edit] District 5 has been represented by eleven council members, who are: Robert Stewart Sparks, 1925–1927 Virgil A. Martin, 1927–31 Roy Donley, 1931–1933 Byron B. Brainard, 1933–39 Arthur E. Briggs, 1939–41 Ira J. McDonald, 1941–45 George P. Cronk, 1945–53 Rosalind Wiener Wyman, 1953–65 Edmund D. Edelman, 1965–75 Zev Yaroslavsky, 1975–95 Michael Feuer, 1995–2001 Jack Weiss, 2001–09 Paul Koretz, 2009– Council member ephemera[edit] Robert Stewart Sparks's nickname was "Cupid," and he gave romantic advice. Roy Donley was acquitted on a charge of accepting a bribe. Byron B. Brainard died of strangulation on a piece of meat. Arthur E. Briggs was a law school dean. Rosalind Wiener Wyman, at age 22, was the youngest council member ever seated, and the second woman elected to the city council. Zev Yaroslavsky and Edmund D. Edelman were later elected Los Angeles County Supervisors.

See also[edit] Los Angeles City Council districts List of Los Angeles municipal election returns

References[edit] ^ a b Official website, profile Archived 2011-12-30 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Tina Daunt and Seema Mehta, "Council Districts Drawn to Benefit Valley, Latinos," Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2002 ^ "First Map Showing City Council's Districts," Los Angeles Times, January 16, 1925, page 1 ^ "Here Are the Hundred and Twelve Aspirants for the City's Fifteen Councilmanic Seats," Los Angeles Times, May 3, 1925, page 7 ^ "To the Citizens of Los Angeles," Los Angeles Times, February 14, 1926, page B-5 ^ Bing location for district office ^ "Council Areas' Lines Changed," Los Angeles Times, December 29, 1928, page A-1 ^ "District Lines Get Approval," Los Angeles Times, December 24, 1932, page 2 ^ "City Reapportionment Measure Gets Approval," Los Angeles Times, January 19, 1933 With map of all districts. ^ "New Council Zones Defined," Los Angeles Times, January 7, 1937, page A-18 ^ "Proposed New Alignment for City Voting Precincts" (with map), Los Angeles Times, November 30, 1940, page A-3 ^ "Election of These Council Candidates Recommended by Times," Los Angeles Times, April 3, 1949, page 3 ^ "Mrs. Wyman Given Edge in 5th Council District," Los Angeles Times, March 27, 1957, page 18 ^ Richard Bergholz, "Seven in Council Seek Re-Election," Los Angeles Times, March 29, 1965, page 3 Note: Access to most Los Angeles Times links requires the use of a library card.

External links[edit] Official Los Angeles City Council District 5 website City of Los Angeles: detailed street map showing boundaries and communities of District 5 Articles in the Los Angeles Times about District 5 since 1995 v t e Current members of the Los Angeles City Council President: Herb Wesson     District 1 Gil Cedillo District 9 Curren Price District 2 Paul Krekorian District 10 Herb Wesson District 3 Bob Blumenfield 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 District 8 Marqueece Harris- Dawson v t e Government of Los Angeles City Hall City Council District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10 District 11 District 12 District 13 District 14 District 15 Departments Emergency Preparedness Fire General Services Police (LAGSPD) Housing Libraries Police (LAPD) Recreation and Parks Port Transportation Water and Power Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Elections General 2009 2011 Mayoral 1896 1898 1900 1902 1904 1906 1909 (M) 1909 (N) 1911 1913 1915 1917 1919 1921 1923 1925 1929 1933 1937 1938 1941 1945 1949 1953 1957 1961 1965 1969 1973 1977 1981 1985 1989 1993 1997 2001 2005 2009 2013 2017 City attorney 2009 Officials Elected Mayor City Attorney City Controller Appointed City Clerk Public Defender City Administrative Officer (CAO) Director of Finance City Treasurer Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) Chief Technology Officer Chief Data Officer Deputies to Elected Officials School Districts Los Angeles Unified School District Las Virgenes Unified School District v t e City of Los Angeles Topics History Timeline Transportation Culture Landmarks Historic sites Skyscrapers Demographics Crime Sports Media Music Notable people Lists Government Flag Mayors City Council (President) Other elected officials Airport DWP Fire Department Police Public schools Libraries Port Transportation LA Regions Crescenta Valley Downtown Eastside Harbor Area Greater Hollywood Northeast LA Northwest LA San Fernando Valley South LA Westside Wilshire Mid-City West Mid-Wilshire Retrieved from "" Categories: Los Angeles City Council districtsSan Fernando ValleyWestside (Los Angeles County)Encino, Los AngelesBel Air, Los AngelesHollywoodHolmby Hills, Los AngelesCentury City, Los AngelesFairfax, Los AngelesRancho Park, Los AngelesWest Los AngelesWestwood, Los AngelesPopulated places in the Santa Monica MountainsSanta Monica MountainsHidden categories: Webarchive template wayback linksPages using div col with deprecated parametersLos Angeles County, California articles missing geocoordinate dataAll articles needing coordinates

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