Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl on Tuesday attended his first meeting since beginning cancer treatment six weeks ago, declaring he intends to seek a third four-year term in next year's election.
Using a walker and looking more gaunt than he did when he last appeared at City Hall in July, Rosendahl was welcomed with a standing ovation before divulging that he has had "13 hits of radiation" and two chemotherapy treatments.
The 67-year-old Rosendahl thanked his constituents, various politicians and left-leaning public figures, including actor/director Warren Beatty and U.S. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), for calling him and visiting him at his Mar Vista home.
"People have brought food to the house. People have prayed with me. People have sung with me. They have put all kinds of positive energy toward me," said the councilman, who represents coastal neighborhoods stretching from Westchester north to Pacific Palisades.