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.

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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