L.A. County opposes waiver for NFL stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lobbyists for Los Angeles County are working against state legislation that would ease environmental and planning regulations to make way for a proposed 75,000-seat professional football stadium in the city of Industry.

Supervisor Gloria Molina said Tuesday that developers might seek a change in state law to exempt the planning, construction and operation of the proposed stadium and entertainment complex from the California Environment Quality Act.

The board voted 3-1 to order its lobbyists in Sacramento to oppose any environmental waivers for the $800 million project. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas opposed the motion and Supervisor Michael Antonovich was absent.

Billionaire Ed Roski's Majestic Realty Co. wants to develop the 592-acre project.

No team has agreed to play at the proposed stadium yet.


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