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City Council Split On Public Transparency In NFL Stadium Talks

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Los Angeles Councilmember Bill Rosendahl (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Councilmember Bill Rosendahl (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A chorus of City Council members are calling for a commitment to transparency following a recent meeting on a proposed NFL stadium for downtown Los Angeles.

Bill Rosendahl is leading the effort to pass an amendment to require all committees to abide by the public notice requirements of the Brown Act, California’s open meeting law.

“I want to get rid of anybody’s cynicism or sensibilities that things are done in the dark,” said Rosendahl.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports Rosendahl’s motion will be up for consideration before the Council on Wednesday.

During a meeting last week, a representative of the city attorney’s office told the ad hoc stadium committee that such groups are not bound by the provisions of the Brown Act — an interpretation the motion authored by Rosendahl describes as “startling”.

But at least one councilmember thinks that’s an unfair description.

“That’s all Bill’s opinion,” said Councilwoman Jan Perry.

Council President Eric Garcetti and Councilman Paul Krekorian are also supporting the motion.

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