Community Impacts of Proposed Football Stadium Weighed at Hearing by State Senate Select Committee on Sports and Entertainment

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

(Los Angeles, CA) – Senator Kevin de León is convening a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Sports and Entertainment to examine the proposed downtown Los Angeles Event Center. This hearing will provide the Senate with valuable information from AEG, labor groups, environmental advocates, community based organizations and residents of the community on the impacts of the proposed stadium.

Since the departure of the Raiders for Oakland in 1995, Los Angeles has not had an National Football League team. Friday’s hearing will examine the latest plan to bring football back to Los Angeles. This proposal must be fully scrutinized to expose any financial risk to taxpayers and to reveal potential environmental impacts. This project will be thoroughly vetted to ensure that any action improves the local residents’ quality of life.

Friday, August 26, 2011

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ronald Reagan State Building (Auditorium)

300 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Panel #1 Understanding the MOU between AEG and the City of Los Angeles

Panel #2 Minimizing Taxpayer Risk, Stadium Financing, and the Return of Football

Panel #3 Will Farmers Field Create Jobs?

Panel #4 Examining Land Use and Environmental Concerns

Panel #5 Balancing the Event Center and Community Needs