Angela Reddock, one of his two opponents for the Los Angeles District 11 City Council seat in the primary, endorsed Bill Rosendahl late last week as the “clear and best choice to protect our neighborhoods and represent the Westside.”
Reddock, an attorney and community activist who placed a strong third in the March 8 contest, said she shared Rosendahl’s vision and trusted him to combat traffic and over-development in the 11th District.
“I am confident that Bill will lead our neighborhoods in a positive direction,” Reddock said. “Bill is the candidate I trust most to fight LAX expansion, stop overdevelopment in the district and to solve our traffic problems. He is an independent voice for our neighborhoods, not tied to the status quo or the downtown establishment.”
Reddock said she admired Rosendahl’s independent streak, his broad-based grassroots support, and his willingness to tackle tough problems. “We don’t need incremental change. We need vision, leadership, and an ability to get things done. Bill Rosendahl has those qualities in abundance.”
Rosendahl said he was “thrilled and delighted” to have Reddock’s endorsement. “Angela is a bright light and a rising star. She is a tremendous public servant who elevated the debate with her enthusiasm, energy, and creative ideas. I am proud to have her as part of my team.”
Rosendahl announced that Reddock agreed to be a campaign co-chair and said that the two of them would campaign aggressively throughout the district.
Rosendahl joined Reddock, a Westchester resident, for the announcement on Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester, near LAX.
Last year, Reddock joined Rosendahl in signing a pledge against LAX expansion. Reddock intends to continue to work with Rosendahl on this issue.
Declaring him “a champion of our neighborhoods,” the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion (ARSAC) endorsed Bill Rosendahl for City Council on Monday.
In a unanimous decision, the ARSAC board of directors endorsed Rosendahl in the race to succeed outgoing Councilmember Cindy Miscikowski, an expansion supporter.
“Bill Rosendahl has a demonstrated record of leadership and an unquestioned commitment to fighting LAX expansion,” said Val Velasco, president of ARSAC. “Bill is the candidate we trust to ‘go regional.’”
Founded in 1995, ARSAC is a nonpartisan coalition with a membership of several thousand people in the 11th District. It has filed a lawsuit challenging the recently approved LAX expansion plans.
“I am delighted to have the support of ARSAC,” Rosendahl said. “We stand together firmly to oppose LAX expansion and demand a build-out of other airports. If New York City and Washington can have three airports, why can’t we?”Rosendahl also has the support of leading opponents of LAX expansion, incluiding Congresswomen Jane Harman and Maxine Waters, Assemblyman Mike Gordon, former Councilmember Ruth Galanter, and State Senator Debra Bowen.