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Do Hermosa Beach voters want 34 new oil wells 150 feet from surf shops and beach-side homes? They have less than two months to make up their minds. It could be expensive to say "no. " A "yes" vote might be lucrative, but it could also endanger public health and destroys a peaceful neighborhood. We look at the options.

Also, city officials and developers claimed that an NFL stadium wouldn't cost Inglewood a penny in taxpayer dollars. That's not really true, but the deal still might be one that current NFL cities could only dream of.

Photo: Estrategy

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Benjamin Gottlieb

A Football Stadium to Bring Home the Rams, at What Cost to Taxpayers? 9 MIN, 42 SEC

The plan to transform Hollywood Park into an NFL stadium runs to 187 pages. Developers and officials in Inglewood say it won't cost taxpayers a dime.  As Inglewood assesses a possible deal, St. Louis is not giving up easily. Last week, civic leaders promised no less than $400 million in state bonds and tax credits to keep the Rams there.

Guests:
Tim Logan, Los Angeles Times (@bytimlogan)
Daniel Kaplan, Sports Business Journal (@dkaplanSBJ)

More:
Logan on tax breaks and NFL stadium plan
Kaplan on San Diego Chargers opposition to potential LA relocation of the St. Louis Rams

Would Black Gold Tarnish a Local Beach Town? 15 MIN, 58 SEC

In less than two months, Hermosa Beach will hold an election that could lead to big change on the shores of Santa Monica Bay.  Voters can decide to pay an oil company $17 million. The option is approving 34 new oil wells to be drilled close to surf shops and other local business -- and 98 steps from the home of one lifelong resident.  That's according to Sunday's column by Steve Lopez in the LA Times.

Guests:
Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times (@LATstevelopez)
Stacey Amato, Stop Hermosa Beach Oil (@Stop_HB_Oil)
Mike Finch, E&B Natural Resources (@hermosaoil)

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