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Lack of transparency on NFL stadium proposals
Lack of transparency on NFL stadium proposals

The decision to put NFL stadium proposals on the ballot, first in Inglewood and now in Carson, may seem noble. After all, at the center of our democracy is the right of the people to vote. But this maneuver is not about letting the public have a say; it's actually a shortcut to avoid public scrutiny and California's environmental laws — as became clear when the Inglewood City Council chose to bypass the electoral process and approve a stadium directly. It doesn't take much imagination to see that the Carson City Council and the developer there will do exactly as Inglewood did — an electoral and environmental bait and switch. Why should anyone care? Another idea...