LOS ANGELES - Supervisors in Maricopa County, Ariz., have formed a negotiating team to work out preliminary financing details with private investors for a proposed major league baseball stadium in downtown Phoenix.

The five-member county board is expected to vote next month on whether to enact a quarter-cent sales tax to help fund the proposed stadium, Eric Anderson, a Maricopa County policy analyst and head of the negotiating team, said yesterday.

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