Cedric Hicks, Council Member District 3

City Council Member Cedric L. Hicks, Sr.
Council Member, District 3
Cedric L. Hicks, Sr.
Re-Elected: November 2020
Term expires: November 2024

Phone: (310) 952-1700 Ext. 1712
Email: CHicks@carsonca.gov

Cedric L. Hicks, Sr. was first appointed to City Council on April 19, 2016, and has been re-elected twice, first on November 8, 2016 (four-year term) and second on November 3, 2020 (four-year term) for the newly formed District 3. His vision for the City of Carson is to ensure a safe, clean and healthy community. He wants the City of Carson to be where all residents can reach their full potential through education, business, recreation and wellness.

Cedric is a graduate of Los Angeles Harbor College, California State University Fullerton, and is a Distinguished Alum of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a Master Degree in Behavioral Science. He is also a graduate of Anderson School of Management at UCLA - Johnson and Johnson Fellows program.

His career started with the City of Compton as an officer/jailer for the Compton Police Department, and he later became the Director of Community Services. He also worked for Charles R. Drew University as Deputy Director of Administrative Services of Head Start for 22 schools.

His involvement in Carson started as a volunteer at the parks, to employment as Recreation Program Manager, Human Services Manager, Recreation Superintendent and finally the first African American Director of Community Services over which he administered a 31-million-dollar budget for the Sheriff contract, Code Enforcement, Transportation, Human Services, Community Center, and Parks and Recreation. He retired from public service as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Compton in 2016.

Council Member Cedric L. Hicks, Sr. encourages collaborative partnerships as he supports the motto: MAKE IT HAPPEN. He understands the City may be divided by districts but united in reaching its potential in making Carson great. He is grateful for the opportunity to have worked as a staff member, and now as a Council Member.

As a Council Member, he has successfully advocated for the resources and public policies needed to meet the corona virus's unprecedented challenges.

DURING HIS FIRST TERM IN OFFICE, HE HAS WORKED TO:
  1. Secure COVID-19 State and Federal funding for the Rental Assistance Program
  2. Establish COVID-19 Small Business Loan and Payroll Protection Programs
  3. Provide COVID-19 free meals to over 4,000 residents
  4. Build Artist, Senior and Veteran Housing
  5. Complete the Wilmington Avenue and 405 Freeway ramps
  6. Support the arrest of illegal drug activities in our community
  7. Support the passing of a strict new oil ordinance prohibiting oil drilling within 750 feet of Carson homes
  8. Approve an RV Ordinance prohibiting public street parking, except in front of owner's home
  9. Approve family housing: Cambria Court Condos, Evolve South Bay, and Arts Colony
  10. Support the Pension Obligation Bond to address rising costs of pension liability
  11. Support local hiring and project labor agreements
  12. Oppose voter suppression


Over the years, Cedric has volunteered as a board member for the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society providing countless volunteer hours educating many about preventive birth defects and cancer prevention. Cedric has also served on the Human Services Executive Committee under the Conference of Mayors.

Moreover, he is a founding member of the Los Angeles Community Coalition where he worked side by side with former California State Speaker of the House and now Congresswoman Karen Bass. In this organization, he provided assistance in developing community actions that addressed quality of life services for underserved populations.

Cedric is committed to continuing to protect and elevate the good that makes the Carson community a great place to live, work, and play. Cedric is a family man and has been married to his wife Philipta who is Carson home-grown and their 3 Carson born children. They have been residents of the City of Carson for 25 years.
~ Last Update: Feb 9, 2021  ~

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