Culver City Fact Sheet

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First known inhabitants: Gabrieliños / Tongva  
City Hall FacadeCharacteristics: peace loving, monotheistic, highly developed language, had a system of money, named for their nearness to the San Gabriel Mission 

Early Settlers: Agustin Machado, early 1800s, founded Rancho La Ballona* with his brother Ygnacio Machado and Felipe and Tomás Talamantes 
* Rancho Rincón de los Bueyes was the second rancho from which Culver City was carved.
Other early families: Higuera, Ybarra, Lugo, Rocha and Saenz

Culver City's Founder: Harry H. Culver (announced his plans in LA in 1913) 

Year of Incorporation: 1917
Charter City : 1947
City's area at incorporation: 1.2 square miles
City's area in 2001: 4.987 square miles, approx. (due to 42 annexations)

Culver City Flower: Lantana

Current Population: 38,000 (2000 census)

Wording on City Seal: City of Culver City-The Heart of Screenland-Incorporated 1917

City Hall: 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Early elected officials: Trustees

Current Elected City Officials:
5 member City Council (elections in April, even-numbered years)
Every April, the Council rotate jobs, including Mayor and Vice Mayor.

Culver City Unified School District-a unified (K-12)district since 1949 
5 member Board of Education (elections in November, odd-numbered years)

Culver City has 5 operating public elementary schools (including a language magnet), Culver City Middle School, Culver City High School, Culver Park High School (alternative high school), Adult School, and a Children's Center.

Culver City Council

County, State & Federal Elected Officials

 

Culver City history provided by Julie Lugo Cerra, official Culver City Historian.