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What to Expect from Wednesday's Farmers Field Scoping Meeting

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 09:51PM
Farmers Field Gensler

Rendering of the proposed Farmers Field stadium and events center.

On Wednesday afternoon, the city's Planning department and AEG will hold a four-hour "public scoping meeting" on the "Convention Center Modernization and Farmers Field Project," a necessary first step in the environmental process for the proposed NFL stadium and events center.

So should Downtowners make their way over to the Convention Center in search of a spirited debate on how and if the project should be built? No exactly.

Scoping meetings are a required step in the environmental process, designed to solicit community comments on issues that should be addressed in the Environmental Impact Report. As such, comments given are noted and filed, but given no immediate response: issues raised are supposed to be studied, then answered in the report.

In fact, the notice for Wednesday's meeting (PDF) notes that "there will be no verbal comments or public testimony taken at this open house meeting," so expect to find paper and a pen that can be used to submit your thoughts.

Written scoping comments can also be submitted until April 18, and can be sent to:

Hadar Plafkin, City Planner
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1343
Hadar.Plafkin@lacity.org

Wednesday's meeting will be held in Convention Center West Hall Meeting Room 501ABC. It is open house format, and runs from 4 to 8pm.

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