Jul 14, 2015 11:51 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council has agreed to spend $2.1 million for an accelerated environmental review of a proposed NFL stadium despite lack of support from the team that would occupy it.
The Council voted 6-3 Tuesday to conduct an environmental review to be completed by October even though the San Diego Chargers say that isn't enough time. The review is considered a key step toward a new stadium.
Opponents say the accelerated review is a waste of money that won't get the city any closer to keeping the team.
The Chargers and Oakland Raiders plan to jointly build a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, one of two proposals to return an NFL team to the nation's second-largest city after a two-decade absence.