Conference Call Date / Time: July 28, 2010;  2:00 p.m.

Board Members Participating: Oscar Winslow (President), Judith Reel (Vice President), Nick Karno (Criminal Director), Felton Newell (Criminal Director), Ann Rosenthal (Criminal Director), Garcelle Embry (Civil Director), Christopher Bobo (Proprietary Director).

SEIU Local 721 Representative
Participating:                                                Bob Hunt           

I.            New Business

            A.            Motion to Hire Counsel to Study FSLA Issue.

            Board Vice President Judith Reel moved to hire counsel to study Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) issues currently before the Board.  Proprietary Director Christopher Bobo seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.  Civil Director Marie McTeague was tasked with follow-up re hiring counsel.



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.