A few weeks ago, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Los Angeles would bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
A team assembled by Mayor Eric Garcetti worked quietly behind the scenes, putting the finishing touches on a $4.5-billion plan and negotiating terms of the proposal with the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Now, the process has been pulled into the public spotlight and the road to the Games has become a little bumpier.
On Friday, Los Angeles City Council members once again delayed a vote on the issue, asking for assurances that a privately operated bid committee would keep them involved in decision-making over the next two years.
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