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VIDEO: Councilman Bill Rosendahl Returns to City Hall

The Los Angeles 11th District city councilmember has been at home in the Westside for several weeks going through cancer treatment.

Los Angeles City Council chambers filled with applause Tuesday for the return of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl since he on Aug. 1. He confirmed his plans to seek a third term and intends "to live another 20 to 30 years."

"I figure 96 is the year I'm going to go out," Rosendahl said.

A YouTube video was posted shortly afterward, showing an enthusiastic Rosendahl, 67, thanking his supporters and eager to tackle city council matters.

"I've gone through a situation that many of you, millions of us, are going through in his great nation, and that's called cancer," he said. "I was hoping I'd never have that word attached to me, but it did."

Rosendahl said his intern told him on July 20 that he had a serious issue. He had an MRI done, and it was discovered he has a form of cancer that comes from the uterer, and it's been developing over "a year or three to four years" until it was detected in July. He gave an to thank the outpouring of well wishers from around his district.

Rosendahl said he's gone through 13 hits of radiation, two hits of chemotherapy and he has another one next week.

"Things are working," he said. "Hundreds of my constituents have responded. The amount of love I've gotten has been phenomenal."

Hoover September 13, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Your a great Councilman and we wish you the best. RL
Harry Craig Wilson September 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM
"I love my job" or "I love LA" does not get the sidewalks fixed in Westchester or the 1940s trees from GA with the spiky balls eliminated. Rosendahl like to say "I love my job" and" I love LA" while ne'er-do-wells, 20 yr old able bodied dead wt non workers languish on the ground and the sidewalks of Venice. " They are all God's Children" Yes, but they can be God's Children elsewhere, not on the sidewalks of Venice or LA. Illegal aliens are also God's children but they can be God's children in their home countries. My wife was one of God's children who waited in Germany for the proper paperwork, fiancee Visa etc. She did not pole vault over our 4 ft high "fence" to sneak into the US. Craig Wilson candidate V. Rosendahl in 09 and possibly in 2013. I got 26% in 09
Patricia September 14, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Mr. Rosendahl seems to be a very nice person and I emphasize with him and the enormous health issue he is dealing with and wish him well with that situation. However, he is certainly NOT a great councilman for Venice and we need to find an alternative.

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