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How NFL stadium promoters are snowing the city of Inglewood
How NFL stadium promoters are snowing the city of Inglewood

The Inglewood City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to build a $1.86-billion National Football League stadium in their municipality. The vote proves nothing, except that money causes blindness. In this case, the money includes the nearly $120,000 in campaign donations the stadium's developers have given to elected city officials since 2006. Mayor James T. Butts Jr., the project's chief municipal cheerleader, has received $90,000 from Hollywood Park Land Co., the project developer.   Then there's the siren call of the economic benefits the 80,000-seat stadium will supposedly bring to this city of 110,000 residents located at the edge of LAX....

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