It would be another 166 years before another European would visit the region.
The one person most responsible for the founding of Los Angeles was the new Governor of California, Felipe de Neve.
His plans for them closely followed a set of Spanish city-planning laws contained in the Laws of the Indies promulgated by King Philip II in 1573.
Those laws were responsible for laying the foundations of the largest cities in the region, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tucson, and San Antonio—as well as Sonoma, Monterey, Santa Fe, San Jose, and Laredo.
Their trade extended to the Colorado River and included slavery.