Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles City Council poised to vote on 2024 Olympic plan

A month after Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games collapsed, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the replacement U.S. candidate. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to authorize Mayor Eric Garcetti to execute agreements related to its 2024 bid, which outlines more than $6 billion in public and private spending. If approved, the U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to announce that Los Angeles is its nominee, joining Rome, Paris, Hamburg, Germany, and Budapest, Hungary, in pursuit of the 2024 Games. It marks a preliminary step. The International Olympic Committee will pick the host city in 2017. If eventually selected by the IOC, Los Angeles...