Downtown Stadium Will Be "Sea of Billboards"

Gov. Jerry Brown will soon be asked to sign a bill that would loosen environmental regulations on a downtown L.A. stadium, which would also be smothered in LED billboards.
September 11, 2011, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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David Futch reports that the bill is specifically designed to ease CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) pressure on the stadium:

"The law, still being hastily cobbled together at press time by Sen. Alex Padilla of Pacoima and Assembly Speaker John Pérez - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's first cousin - would "fast-track" court challenges to AEG's Environmental Impact Report (EIR), forcing citizens to go directly to the state Court of Appeals, which would have just 175 days to issue a ruling."

The proposed stadium is also looking to construct up to 41 electronic billboards around the property.

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Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in LA Weekly
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