As if to show Oakland that he is not messing around, Mark Davis was in Los Angeles on Tuesday according to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times. This just days after what was widely deemed as a "one-sided" coliseum proposal from developer Floyd Kephart, not in favor of the Raiders.
Davis and Chargers owner Dean Spanos were both in LA to speak with Mayor Eric Garcetti and promote their plans for a shared stadium in nearby Carson. The two owners are currently attempting to secure the Carson site ahead of Rams owner Stan Kroenke who is looking to build a stadium in Inglewood.
Along with meeting the mayor, Davis and Spanos also had meetings with L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, as well as Carson Mayor Albert Robles and Carson City Attorney Sunny Soltani.
Farmer notes that according to someone with knowledge of the situation it is "more than mere coincidence" that Davis was in Los Angeles days after Kephart made his proposal, which in some way confirms the feeling that the Raiders would not be on board with the proposal which, among other unattractive details, asks Davis to sell 20% of the team to Kephart's New City Development company.
Spanos and the city of San Diego have reached an impasse and have broken off talks altogether.
Both owners absolutely need to keep Carson as an option should the situations in San Diego and Oakland not have a breakthrough. And there has been little to no indication either situation will improve anytime soon.