Mayor Mario Guerra says Tuesday that he has called an emergency City Council meeting to approve a memorandum of understanding with the private owners the 80-acre complex. If approved, the memorandum could facilitate a lease agreement with Tesla.
The San Carlos-based carmaker is looking for a factory to build its electric sedan, the Model S.
Calls to a Tesla spokeswoman were not immediately returned. Downey is about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.