Sign On to Support Transparency and Community Participation in the Downtown LA Football Stadium Process

Los Angeles Community Action Network, Physicians for Social Responsibility and a growing number of organizations are currently working to ensure that there is a transparent and participatory Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process for the proposed Farmers Field/LA Convention Center.

Please consider supporting these efforts by adding your organization to this sign-on letter, which will be sent to the Los Angeles City Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Proposed Downtown Stadium and Event Center (Councilmembers Perry, Cardenas, LaBonge, Reyes and Rosendahl).

The EIR process includes points for community engagement and comments on a land use change that will impact the surrounding area for generations to come. It is one of the strongest tools built into law that community members and residents can use to weigh in and voice their opinions and concerns on projects that will affect their health. Given the size, scope and potential impacts of the proposed stadium/Convention Center project, we are calling on members of the Ad Hoc Committee to take proactive steps to ensure impacted communities can participate in the EIR process and protect individual and community health.

Specifically, we are calling on the Ad Hoc Committee to:

  1. Ensure that the EIR review timeframe is expanded from 45 days to 90 days. This project and EIR are at a scale that clearly requires more time for community review and analysis;
  2. Support the implementation of a Health Impact Assessment (HIA), to be conducted simultaneously with the EIR review and approval process, and address its findings in your decision making.  An HIA will bring critical qualitative information about community health impacts into this important process; and
  3. Ensure that Neighborhood Protection Plans are created for the surrounding communities of Pico-Union, South Park/Downtown, and South Los Angeles, with meaningful participation and input from residents and stakeholders.

Click HERE to read the letter, with the endorsers confirmed to date. If your organization would like to sign on to the letter, please contact Eric Ares at 213.228.0024 or at erica@cangress.org by 12:00 PM on Thursday, March 15th.

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