Inglewood officials ready to vote on stadium plan tonight

AP

Carson’s not the only city in California standing on the gas.

According to the Associated Press, the Inglewood City Council could decide today to approve plans which could fast-track a $2 billion stadium project headed by Rams owner Stan Kroenke.

The city council is scheduled to vote on a new redevelopment plan which includes Kroenke’s Hollywood Park site, a procedural move which would allow them to sidestep environmental reviews of noise, traffic and air pollution. Without calling for a public vote, it could hasten the time before a shovel hits the ground.

With Carson officials moving on a plan for a shared stadium in Carson for the Raiders and Chargers, Inglewood officials are apparently ready to start moving.

They could have called for a publc vote on the matter, but with the city council vote, stadium proponents say construction could start before year’s end with the possibility of having the new building ready by 2018.

Either way, it’s a sign the Los Angeles project the league has been working on for decades seems to be gaining steam at the government level.