Statement on the Passing of Bill Rosendahl

I am incredibly saddened by the loss of my longtime friend Bill Rosendahl. His compassion, willingness to listen, and devotion to helping the most vulnerable were all the qualities you want in a representative. When I was the Mayor of Cerritos, Bill conducted my first public TV interview following the Cerritos Air Crash. His compassion and understanding for what the community and residents were going through helped the healing process begin, and fostered a great friendship that spanned 30 years. While Bill was on the city council, we worked together to solve a number of issues including Marina del Rey and LAX. He was the definition of a true public servant—doing everything he could to make the neighborhoods he represented a better place for everyone to live, work, and play. Bill’s family and loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.