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Roundtable: SANDAG Saga Continues, Former Mayor Helps Win Development Deal

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SANDAG Saga, Former Mayor Housing Deal

Andrew Bowen, metro reporter, KPBS News

Kelly Davis, freelance reporter

James DeHaven, watchdog and data reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

Andrew Keats, reporter, Voice of San Diego

Transcript

HEAD OF SANDAG ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

The Story

The San Diego Association of Government's executive director, Gary Gallegos, announced his retirement this week. It comes amid turmoil at the agency as the revenue forecasting scandal continues to unfold.

An investigation revealed that not only was SANDAG feeding incorrect information to the public, but that staff were encouraged to hide and delete official documents related to the controversy.

The Conversation

-Were the revenue projection errors deliberate, or merely negligent?

-Did the SANDAG board know about the errors. And if not, why?

RELATED: SANDAG Leader Steps Down Amid Scandal

RELATED: Investigation Reveals How SANDAG Pushed Boundaries Of Public Records Law

FISHY SAN DIEGO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT DEAL

The Story

A small non-profit senior housing provider, San Diego Kind Corp., has been tasked with building 50 subsidized units on county land in Linda Vista. It is part of the county's new $25 million affordable housing development program. But the non-profit has not developed senior housing since 1989. And there were no competitive bids.

The non-profit was founded some 40 years ago by Mavourneen O'Connor, twin sister of former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor. The sisters got support for the project from their friend, San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts.

The Conversation

-Why wasn't there a competitive bid for the Linda Vista Project?

-Kind Corp. said it can build affordable units for a third of the current average cost. How will they do this?

RELATED: Former Mayor And Twin Sister Help Seal Affordable House Deal

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