The 22nd Annual LABC Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit

Solutions for a More Livable Future

May 10, 2024

7am : Breakfast & Registration
8am – 3:30pm : Program
Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center

The Honorable Karen Bass

Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Following significant policy changes in the past year to housing, homelessness and mobility sectors at the local, regional and state levels, this year’s LABC Mayoral Housing Transportation & Jobs Summit will bring together top officials and business leaders to analyze these changes and chart the path forward to improve the livability and economic competitiveness of our region and state.

Join Us As We Discuss

Mayoral actions to combat the housing and homelessness crises in cities across California

Innovative mental health approaches addressing homelessness

Streamlining the development process to increase needed housing production

Shaping the future of mobility in L.A. leading up to the ’26 World Cup, ’27 Superbowl and ’28 Olympics

The 2024 LABC Institute Housing Affordability Survey

This week, the LABC Institute released findings from its newly commissioned poll. Voters find the housing situation in L.A. dire, with 7/10 L.A. voters finding it difficult to afford housing, but there is expansive support for a range of local and state housing policy initiatives. Learn more about these key findings from the newly released LABC Institute Housing Affordability Survey

Day-of Agenda

8:00AM Start of program

Welcome – Dan Hedigan, CEO, FivePoint

Introduction – Gene Block, Chancellor, UCLA

Keynote Conversation – Mayor Karen Bass, City of Los Angeles & Neera Tanden, Chair of the Domestic Policy Council and Domestic Policy Advisor to the President

Panel – New Regional and Statewide Tools to Combat Homelessness and the Housing Affordability Crisis

Moderator

Miguel Santana, President & CEO, California Community Foundation

Panelists

Supervisor Lindsey Horvath, LA County, Board of Supervisors
Peter Laugharn, President & CEO, the Hilton Foundation
Kristina Lawson, Chair, the Bay Area Council
Director Lisa Wong, LA County DMH

Introduction – Teresa Bryce Bazemore, President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Keynote Speaker – Neera Tanden, Chair of the Domestic Policy Council and Domestic Policy Advisor to the President

Introduction – Bob Graziano, Chair, LABC Institute

Fireside Chat – Marshalling Federal Resources on Homelessness

Moderator

Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum, CEO, Los Angeles Homelessness Services Authority

Panelists

Ann Oliva, CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Jeff Olivet, Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

Introduction – Mary Leslie, President, LABC & David Nahai, Chair, LABC & Honorable Kevin Murray, President & CEO, Weingart Center Association

Award Presentation – U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member, Financial Services Committee

LABC Institute Survey – Mary Leslie, President, LABC with Special Guest

Introduction – Papia Gambelin, Managing Director, State and Local Government Affairs, United Airlines

Panel – Leading with Urgency on Homelessness and Housing  Reform

Moderator

Bill Witte, Chairman & CEO, Related California

Panelists

Mayor Matt Mahan, City of San Jose
Mayor Rex Richardson, City of Long Beach
Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento

Spotlight Conversation – Ken Lombard, President & CEO, BRIDGE Housing interviewed by Greg Ames, Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Lunch

Introduction – Greg Mahdesian, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Servicon

Framing: Financing Affordable Housing – Mercedeh Mortazavi, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Panel – Tackling the Housing Crisis: Collaborative Models for California’s Future

Moderator

David Nahai, Chair, LABC

Panelists

Arash Daghighian, Vice President of Operations, Ford E.C. Inc
Doug Guthrie, CEO, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Josh Raper, Regional Manager, Western States Carpenters
Gustavo Velasquez, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development
Alexa Washburn, Chief Development Officer, National CORE Housing

Panel – The Future of Transit and Mobility in Los Angeles

Moderator

Phil Recht, Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP

Panelists

David DeRosa, Associate Vice President, AECOM
Malcolm Dougherty, California Transportation Business Group Director, HDR
Paul Jennings, Principal, PCS Energy
Adam Lane, City Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Waymo
David Reich, Deputy Executive Director, Mobility Unit, Los Angeles World Airports
Ray Sosa, Chief Planning Officer, LA Metro

Closing Remarks – David Nahai, Chair, LABC

3:00PM End of program

Featured Speakers

Dan Hedigan

CEO, FivePoint

Dr. Gene Block

Chancellor of UCLA

Miguel Santana

CEO, The California Community Foundation

Lindsey P. Horvath

Chair of the Board of Supervisors Los Angeles County

Peter Laugharn

CEO, the Hilton Foundation

Kristina Lawson

Chair, the Bay Area Council

Director Lisa Wong

LA County DMH

Teresa Bazemore

President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Neera Tanden

Domestic Policy Advisor

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Member

Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum

CEO, Los Angeles Homelessness Services Authority

Ann Oliva

CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Jeff Olivet

Executive Director
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

Mary Leslie

President, LABC

Honorable Kevin Murray

President & CEO, Weingart Center Association

U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Ranking Member, Financial Services Committee

Bill Witte

Chairman & CEO, Related California

The Honorable Matt Mahan

Mayor, City of San Jose

The Honorable Darrell Steinberg

Mayor, City of Sacramento

The Honorable Rex Richardson

Mayor, City of Long Beach

Ken Lombard

President & CEO, BRIDGE Housing

Greg Ames

Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company

Greg Mahdesian

Director of Corporate Affairs & Communications, Servicon

Mercedeh Mortazavi

Vice President, Global Philanthropy, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

David Nahai

Chair, LABC

Gustavo Velasquez

Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development

Doug Guthrie

CEO, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Josh Raper

Regional Manager, Western States Carpenters

Alexa Washburn

Chief Development Officer, National CORE Housing

Arash Daghighian

Vice President of Operations, Ford E.C. Inc

Phil Recht

Partner, Mayer Brown, LLP

Ray Sosa

Chief Planning Officer, LA Metro

David DeRosa

Executive Vice President, AECOM

Paul Jennings

Principal, PCS Energy

Malcolm Dougherty

California Transportation Business Group Director, HDR

David Reich

Deputy Executive Director, Mobility Unit, Los Angeles World Airports

Adam Lane

City Policy and Government Affairs
Manager, Waymo

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