LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill designed to boost developer Anschutz Entertainment Group’s bid to build a $1.2 billion football stadium in downtown Los Angeles.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports

Supporters say the project could create thousands of jobs while remaining environmentally friendly.

The bill will put a 175-day time limit on legal challenges to the proposal by AEG. Lawsuits would also bypass the Los Angeles County Superior Court system and go straight to the 2nd District Court of Appeal.

“It’s time for big thinking and big projects that put Californians back to work,” Brown said. “Projects like Farmers Field can create thousands of jobs during a tough economic time, so it is imperative for the state to cut the red tape that could delay projects like this for years.”

Brown says the stadium plan would create 12,000 construction jobs and 11,000 permanent jobs, that is if an NFL team ends up moving to Los Angeles.

If the developers do not get a commitment from a team, there will not be a stadium.

A rival group, Majestic Realty, has also proposed an alternate project outside Los Angeles which remains pending.

Comments (4)
  1. KOBE says:

    Another crooked deal. Governor gives contract to his friend. A bunch of people are going to loot taxpayer money.

  2. Aileen Woerth says:

    I thought the money Brown allocated for the stadium was previously promised to aid the homeless. Does this mean that the new stadium belongs to the homeless? Will they have the benefit of any one of the 12,000 construction jobs and/or any one of the 11,000 permanent jobs? We have an economy that is in the toilet so we are going to build a stadium for people who cannot afford to buy tickets. Hmmmm.

  3. Joe Blow says:

    If the Raiders come back to L.A I am moving out of this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Charlie says:

    What team movin to L.A yall should move oakland raiders back to L.A cause to let crimes settles down in oakland.

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