Date:    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Time:    5:00 p.m.

                  200 N. Main Street, City Hall East, Room 1100
                  Los Angeles, CA   90012


I. New Business
A. Introduction of New / Re-elected Boardmembers
           1. Schedule orientation re fiduciary duty / liability

B. City Budget
           1. Update re current developments / report on budget briefing by
           W. Carter (1.3.11)
           2. Update re pension issues
C. 2011 Goalsetting
      1. Regularize meetings / briefings:
           a. LACA management
           b. SEIU / City Coalition of Unions
           c. City Councilmembers and Staff
           d. Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee (JLMBC)
           e. LACA layoff policy committee
       2. Revise bylaws:
           a. Standing committees
           b. Board composition
           c. Special elections
           d. Email voting
       3. Improve communication with membership:
           a. Noontime board meetings
           b. Periodic briefings of membership by SEIU / Coalition
           c. Social media
           d. Digital recordings and website
D. Special Committee Updates
      1. LACA layoff policy committee
      2. Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee (JLMBC)
E. Grievance Updates
      1. Grievance – volunteers (mediation)
      2. Group grievance -- furloughs
F. Treasurer's Report
G. Approval of November Minutes (no December board meeting)

II. Old Business

III. Closed Session
A. Confidential – Individual Grievances Update

All members are welcome to attend the meeting.


At its June 9 meeting, JLMBC awarded new contracts for health insurance providers. Anthem Blue Cross has been selected to replace Blue Shield as the exclusive provider for PPO, HMO Full and Narrow Network plans, and a new alternate regional network plan, "Vivity." Anthem anticipates minimal disruption of services for members who use UCLA and Cedars facilities. Kaiser Permanente is still available for alternate HMO health insurance coverage. For more information on how this may impact your options during Open Enrollment for 2017, contact the City's Employee Benefits Division: (213) 978-1655

LACAA congratulates Civil Director Marie McTeague on her well deserved retirement. Her brilliance, fierce advocacy for LACAA members, personal sacrifices and sense of justice have been the cornerstone of LACAA's success. We will truly miss her presence in the office (but still have her cell phone number).

The Board is pleased to announce that LACAA has retained the law firm of MASTAGNI, HOLSTEDT, AMICK, MILLER & JOHNSEN as General Counsel.