Meeting To Kick Off Environmental Review Of Proposed NFL Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials are inviting members of the public to share their concerns and suggestions surrounding a proposed downtown NFL stadium.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports about the concerns downtown residents expressed have over the proposed NFL stadium.

The scoping meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening is a required step in the project’s environmental review process.

Its purpose is to identify issues that need to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report being prepared for the project.

Environmental groups have expressed concerns that stadium planner AEG may seek state legislation protecting it from lawsuits over its environmental review process.

AEG officials have said they’re completing a full environmental review but may seek protections from what they characterize as frivolous lawsuits once the review is complete.

State lawmakers granted an exemption in 2009 for a rival stadium proposal near Los Angeles that nullified a lawsuit over its environmental review.

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    • Saber 1

      Just what we need, another event for bottom feeding gang bangers to go. Load the place with gang bangers and implode the place. Mass grave.Build it on Catalina Island.

  • XXX

    If there’s a stadium, there’s traffic but it still suitable to have it L.A. downtown than in residential area of City of Industry.

    • Frenchie

      JOVEWc That’s not just the best answer. It’s the bestest answer!

  • Calgal

    Amen to that XXX. We don’t need it in Industry. It makes more sense to have it in L.A.

  • Den

    Bring the Los Angeles Chargers home to Los Angeles. Fifty years is a long time to be away from home.

  • bdj

    We don’t need any more congestion in downtown L.A. then we already have. Build it somewhere else, or use current facilities.

    • Marissa

      Dude, congestion is everywhere but at least there are many alternatives to get into Los Angeles to see a football game by car, subway, light rail, bus.

  • Sandi A

    The new stadium needs to be built in a less congested area than LA.

    • Benito

      The C word is always the poor excuse for those who are against the Los Angeles football stadium. When Staples Center was being planned for Los Angeles the fear mongers brought up that dreaded C word. The congestion that those fear mongers were worried about never materialized. Even on that day when there were events going on at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Coliseum and Staples Center at the same time traffic was normal for that day. A Los Angeles football stadium has a lot of benefits since it will create more jobs and bring more people to Los Angeles.

  • Steven

    The “C” word doesn’t concern me as much as the “F” word, FUNDING. Where is the funding coming from for this potential fiasco?

    • bdj

      If the NFL wants a state of the art stadium built in Los Angeles, all the funding should come from the NFL, and not one dime of tax payers money should be spent on the project. NOT ONE DIME!!!!

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