10/20 #6: Dangerous Currents! Recognizing and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

Thursday, October 20, 2022  |  1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Newport Bay

Have you ever been told that being a LAFCo Commissioner means taking off the hat of your home agency (city, district, community)? As a LAFCo Commissioner, have you ever questioned yourself or sought legal counsel’s opinion on participating in the review of a project involving your home agency or community? Unclear on what independent judgement means? Well, this is the session for you! Being a LAFCo Commissioner is often not as clear-cut or easy as the words of the Cortese-Know-Hertzberg Act. Join us to learn more about potential conflicts of interest (COI), why having a COI policy is important, and hear about Commissioners’ experiences in this area.

Panelists: Derek McGregor, Public Member, Orange LAFCo; Bill Kelly, President & CEO, Kelly Associates Management Group LLC (KAMG); John Withers, Partner, California Strategies; and Scott Smith, Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP

1.25 AICP CM credits