Unclear how Raiders’ Vegas stadium will benefit community

June 14, 2017
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LAS VEGAS (AP) When the Oakland Raiders received a $750 million commitment from the Nevada Legislature in October to help build their future home in Las Vegas, they also received a directive to ensure the greatest possible participation by the local community in the design, construction and operation of the project.

Months later, after the team already has picked a general contractor and a design firm – neither based in Nevada – how that mandate will be carried out is still being negotiated.

The law authorizing a tax increase to partially fund the stadium calls for a ”community benefits plan” to ensure that as many local residents as possible have access to the economic opportunities the stadium is expected to create.

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority board plans to address the plan next month.

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