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Carmen Policy says Chargers are 'committed' to Los Angeles

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - Former NFL Executive Carmen Policy told reporters that the proposed project in L.A. county will be shovel ready as soon as approvals come through.

Policy said he's absolutely certain that the Chargers and the Raiders will be playing in the L.A. area by the 2019 season.

Those statements come just one day after representatives from the city of San Diego gave a formal presentation to NFL officials, showing off the proposed design and financing plans for a new Chargers stadium in Mission Valley.

Related link: Poll shows San Diegans in favor of new Chargers stadium

The city of San Diego also took the wraps off the required Environmental Impact Report, which is now available for public comment.

The EIR, as it's dubbed, drew immediate criticism from Chargers' special counsel Mark Fabiani who said the report was prepared in too much of a rush to be valid.

Related link: Chargers stadium review

But as much as city officials want to sell the NFL owners on keeping the team in San Diego, this may be an increasingly uphill fight.

Listen carefully to these comments captured on cell phone, the speaker is Carmen Policy, who is the point-man for the relocation plans by the Chargers and Raiders.

"Let me just say this. The Raiders and the Chargers are committed to L.A. and they've spent a lot of money, a lot of money."

Related link: Stadium watch: Does San Diego have a chance against L.A.?

KUSI reached out to Mark Fabiani for comment on these statements by Carmen Policy, but did not get a response.

As far as the official position by the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell claims all possibilities are still on the table and the league may decide to keep the team in their home markets.

The Stadium Task Force for the Saint Louis Rams did not attend the meeting on Tuesday. As of now, there's no real formal proposal for keeping the Raiders in Oakland. 


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