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    SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project

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    [size=12pt]SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project [/size]
    Posted: Thursday September 10, 2009 2:33AM; Updated: Thursday September 10, 2009 2:33AM

    WALNUT, Calif. (AP) -- The Walnut City Council has voted to oppose state legislation that would ease environmental and planning regulations for a 75,000-seat professional football stadium proposed in the neighboring city of Industry.

    Walnut Mayor Mary Su said Wednesday that the developers behind the stadium were trying to trump local control and environmental protections to build a 592-acre entertainment complex.
    FYI - no real stadium for anyone to move into in the LA area.
    And one won't be built by 2012, at this rate.

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    Re: SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project

    Eat it BLV. Score 1 for the purp!

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    Bowers Hill Va, number 1 candidate now.......
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    If YOU build it, they will come!

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    If YOU build it, they will come!
    LOL, I have enough trouble with my kids tuition and my bills..... ;D
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    Re: SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project

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    [size=12pt]SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project [/size]
    Posted: Thursday September 10, 2009 2:33AM; Updated: Thursday September 10, 2009 2:33AM

    WALNUT, Calif. (AP) -- The Walnut City Council has voted to oppose state legislation that would ease environmental and planning regulations for a 75,000-seat professional football stadium proposed in the neighboring city of Industry.

    Walnut Mayor Mary Su said Wednesday that the developers behind the stadium were trying to trump local control and environmental protections to build a 592-acre entertainment complex.
    FYI - no real stadium for anyone to move into in the LA area.
    And one won't be built by 2012, at this rate.

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    Not sure from this rather limited article, but it appears that the Walnut city council voted only to oppose state legislation that would fast track the stadium in a neighboring city.

    That is, it doesn't seem that Walnut would have the authority to overturn a state law (though it looks like no state law has been passed yet) or to tell the neighboring City of Industry whether they can build the stadium or not.
    Instead, this looks like they are going to spend money to lobby the state legislature to vote down any fast track bill that eliminates the need for an environmental study.

    It does seem likely to be caught up in the gears a bit regardless if it needs a state bill to get built.
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    Re: SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project

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    "Zeus" wrote:
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

    [size=12pt]SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project [/size]
    Posted: Thursday September 10, 2009 2:33AM; Updated: Thursday September 10, 2009 2:33AM

    WALNUT, Calif. (AP) -- The Walnut City Council has voted to oppose state legislation that would ease environmental and planning regulations for a 75,000-seat professional football stadium proposed in the neighboring city of Industry.

    Walnut Mayor Mary Su said Wednesday that the developers behind the stadium were trying to trump local control and environmental protections to build a 592-acre entertainment complex.
    FYI - no real stadium for anyone to move into in the LA area.
    And one won't be built by 2012, at this rate.

    =Z=
    Not sure from this rather limited article, but it appears that the Walnut city council voted only to oppose state legislation that would fast track the stadium in a neighboring city.

    That is, it doesn't seem that Walnut would have the authority to overturn a state law (though it looks like no state law has been passed yet) or to tell the neighboring City of Industry whether they can build the stadium or not.
    Instead, this looks like they are going to spend money to lobby the state legislature to vote down any fast track bill that eliminates the need for an environmental study.

    It does seem likely to be caught up in the gears a bit regardless if it needs a state bill to get built.
    Sounds similar to what happened in AZ.
    The original plan was to have the Cards stadium built in Tempe, near the Sun Devil stadium.
    But the City of Phoenix (who is extremely jealous of Tempe's downtown popularity and existing hotels and restaurants) used their nearby airport (Sky Harbour) to trump up allegations that the proposed stadiums height would interfer with landing paths.
    Although there was an existing building closer to the flight path that exceeded the proposed stadium height.
    Thus, Tempe would have had to fight the FAA and Phoenix easily had more clout there.

    Although Phoenix's proposed locations were rejected they backed a location in the middle of nothing, where the there was no nightlife, few restaurants and bars, and the closest nice accomodations were in Phoenix.

    It's all a lot of politics, that does slow down construction, but seldom stops it.
    Just because a stadium won't be built in 2012, once it is a possibility, MN could be faced with a bidding war.
    SoCal has a lot more to offer in terms of population base and marketing, so if by 2013 or 2014 given a choice of a stadium in MN or LA, MN will lose.
    So it's in MN's favor to beat SoCal to the punch by having a stadium project approved first.
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    Wow, how surprising.
    A global economic power shows it's true colors as a facade of power with a debt that created an exodus from the state resulting in tracks being worn into death valley that are visible from space.
    They aren't funding a stadium?
    Maybe the terminator needs to hire rambo to help shore things up.
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    Re: SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project

    The dome is fine.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: SoCal city rejects state bill for NFL stadium project

    Apparently the SoCal stadium is advancing through the California legislature.
    The environmental study fast track bill has already passed overwhelmingly in the Assembly, and is going before the Senate.

    Bad news for one NFL city.
    Hopefully for Jacksonville.

    [size=12pt]L.A. stadium continues to push toward reality[/size]

    As the NFL commences its fifteenth season without a team in the second-largest market in America, plans to lure a team back to L.A. are moving closer to fruition.

    According to the Pasadena Star-News, Ed Roski's group appears poised to finagle a change to California's environmental laws that will render moot a lawsuit from a city close to the site of the proposed venue in Industry.
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