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Backers of Carson NFL stadium file ballot initiative as first step
Backers of Carson NFL stadium file ballot initiative as first step

Backers of a proposed NFL stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders filed a ballot initiative in Carson on Wednesday afternoon that is the first step in clearing the way for the $1.7-billion project. The measure, bankrolled by the teams, would adjust the city's zoning laws to allow the construction of a stadium on the site of a former landfill near the 405 Freeway at Del Amo Boulevard. If organizers gather at least 8,041 signatures from Carson voters in the next 180 days, the measure could be voted on by the public or the Carson City Council. It's the same playbook run by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke for his proposed stadium in Inglewood at the site of the old...

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