19th Annual Mayoral Housing, Transportation & Jobs Summit

Road to Recovery: Rebuild a Modern, Equitable Economy

Friday, February 19, 2021

Now in it’s 19th year, the Summit held in partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, Ziman Center for Real Estate has become one of the most anticipated educational and policy forums in Southern California aimed at addressing core issues around housing affordability, transit accessibility and equitable, economic development.

Watch the FULL Summit:

Day-of Agenda

8:00 a.m.

LABC Welcome Richard Ziman, Founding Chair, Los Angeles Business Council

8:05 a.m.

LABC Welcome Gene Block, Chancellor, UCLA

8:15 a.m.

Mayoral Keynote The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

8:30 a.m.

Spotlight Roger Sherman, Urban Projects Director, Gensler

8:40 a.m.

Panel: Scaling Cost-Effective, Replicable, & Streamlined Housing Solutions

Moderator: Sarah Dusseault, Commissioner, Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority Panelists: Amanda Gattenby, Vice President, Development, CRATE Modular David Grunwald, Senior Vice President, LA Region, National CORE David Hart, President & CEO, Steinberg Hart David Kersh, Executive Director, Carpenters/Contractors Cooperation Committee Ann Sewill, General Manager, Housing and Community Investment Department Osama Younan, General Manager, Superintendent of the Building, LA Department of Building & Safety

9:35 a.m.

Introduction Nadine Watt, Chair, LABC & CEO, Watt Companies

9:40 a.m.

Keynote Emile Haddad, Chairman & CEO, FivePoint

10:00 a.m.

Panel: An Equitable Economic Recovery

Framer: Dr. Stuart Gabriel, Professor of Finance and Arden Realty Chair & Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Moderator: Brad Cox, Chair, LABC Institute & Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company Panelists: Kevin Blackburn, Managing Director, Public Affairs, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Fransisco Eileen Fitzgerald, Head of Housing Affordability Philanthropy, Wells Fargo Foundation Debra Langford, Executive Director, Business Development, Advancing Black Pathways, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Dee Dee Myers, Director, GO-Biz

10:45 a.m.

Spotlight Kevin Demoff, Chief Operating Officer, LA Rams

10:55 a.m.

Introduction Mary Leslie, President, LABC

11:00 a.m.

Leadership The Honorable Toni G. Atkins, Senate President pro Tempore, Keynote State of California & The Honorable Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly, State of California

11:30 a.m.

Panel: Developing a Bicameral Housing & Homeless State Policy Agenda

Moderator: The Honorable Darrell Steinberg, Mayor, City of Sacramento Panelists: The Honorable Scott Wiener, Chair, California Senate Housing Committee The Honorable David Chiu, Chair, Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee

12:15 p.m.

Conversation On Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City

Introduction: Jacqueline Waggoner, President, Solutions Division, Enterprise Community Partners Conversation: The Honorable Holly Mitchell, Supervisor, County of Los Angeles Dr. Matthew Desmond, Author & Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

1:10 p.m.

Introduction Robin Hughes, President and CEO, Abode Communities

1:15 p.m.

Congressional Keynote U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chair, U.S. House Committee on Financial Services

1:30 p.m.

Panel: An Equitable Path Toward Net Zero Emission Vehicle Sales by 2035

Framer: David S. Kim, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency Moderator: JR DeShazo, Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation Panelists: Leslie Aguayo, Environmental Equity Program Manager, Greenlining Institute Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director, Zero Emission Vehicles, GO-Biz Paul Jennings, Principal, PCS Energy

2:30 p.m.

Panel: Investing in Active & Public Transportation Infrastructure

Framer: Phillip A. Washington, CEO, LA Metro Moderator: Phil Recht, Managing Partner, Mayer Brown Panelists: Thomas Kim, Senior Vice President & Transportation Manager, Southern California, HDR Hilary Norton, Chair, California Transportation Commission David Warner, P.E., Vice President, Southern California District Leader, WSP

3:30 p.m.

Conversation: Moving Toward A Comprehensive Strategy for Homelessness

Moderator: Miguel Santana, President & CEO, Weingart Foundation The Honorable Mike Feuer, City Attorney, City of Los Angeles The Honorable Mike Bonin, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles (invited) The Honorable Kevin de León, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

We Wish to Thanks the Following Sponsors




To become a sponsor, please contact Rachel Levy at rlevy@labusinesscouncil.org.

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