The effort to build a billion-dollar stadium that might lure an NFL team to Los Angeles has taken another step forward. The L.A. City Council committee devoted to the downtown stadium effort gave the thumbs up Monday to a list of agreements regarding AEG's proposed one-point-five-billion dollar stadium and convention center upgrade, including the project's environmental impact report. The full council will now vote on the package on Friday. If approved, opponents will have 30 days to file a legal challenge.
In testimony before Monday's vote, AEG President Tim Leiweke apologized for the "disruption" caused last week when it was announced that AEG was up for sale, which made some uneasy about the stadium proposal. Leiweke told council members Monday he and other members of management have signed "long-term contracts" to remain at AEG and they remain committed to the stadium proposal.