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L.A. City Council to vote soon on authorizing 2024 Olympic bid

L.A. City Council to vote soon on authorizing 2024 Olympic bid

The Los Angeles City Council expects to vote next week on whether L.A. should continue its quest to host the 2024 Summer Games, setting the stage for a public airing of questions surrounding an Olympic bid that has been largely opaque for the taxpayers who could be asked to underwrite the projected $4.1-billion event. Council President Herb Wesson submitted a motion Friday asking lawmakers to grant Mayor Eric Garcetti authority to sign a legally binding agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee that would enable L.A. to compete with cities across the world for the Games. Wesson said in an interview that unless the city attorney objects, he expects the mayor's office to disclose a...

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