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Downtown NFL Stadium Could Require County As Well As City Approval

04/11/2011 11:42 am ET | Updated Jun 11, 2011

In a political twist few officials appear to have anticipated, the proposed downtown National Football League stadium could require an approval from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, not just officials at City Hall.

A Times review of records spanning nearly half a century of financial and development issues involving the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the stadium would be built, shows that the county board has had to consider and vote on a range of city proposals involving the complex. That is because since Mayor Sam Yorty's era, the two governments have been bound by a joint powers agreement created for construction and operation of the Convention Center.

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