Talk about one big old conflict of interest ...
Last May those endlessly busy bees at SCAG threw a wickiup called the Annual Housing Summit. Here's how it is described on their site:
Every year, SCAG convenes the Regional Housing Summit, a conference bringing together local elected officials, policy makers and housing experts to focus on the many issues facing the housing situation in Southern California. In the past, these well attended summits have featured high profile speakers including former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Henry Cisneros, members of the State Legislature, leading developers and top financiers.
Think of it as feeding time at the aquarium. With the "leading developers" and "top financiers" being the sharks, and "local elected officials" being the chum.
So anyway, if you click here you'll be able to check out the "sponsors" list. All the generous folks who ponied up for the libations and the rooms are listed there. And it includes our dear friends from not all that long ago.