The Times' story about the public getting little in return from the deal to give USC control over the taxpayer-owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was very one-sided.
Of course USC should run the Coliseum and put the profits back into improving the building. The state, county and city have proved beyond any question that they have been inept in their attempts to run the city's most famous sports venue.
With the university across the street from the Coliseum, it is in everyone's best interest to turn it over to USC, which promises to fix up the place. This will improve the surrounding neighborhood, which would decline in the event that USC chose to stop playing at that site.