The Los Angeles Times and Californians Aware have separately demanded that the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission open all records documenting its recent decision to lease the Coliseum to the University of Southern California for 42 years.  The records disclosure is demanded as a corrective for what the Times and CalAware say was a persistent practice of using closed sessions to discuss many deal points that the public should have had the opportunity to witness being deliberated.

If the disclosure demand, plus a withdrawal of the deal’s approval until the public has had a chance to review the records and an admission that the closed discussions violated the law, are not provided within 30 days, either or both challengers are poised to file suit under the Ralph M. Brown Act and ask the court to declare the deal null and void.