LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY’S ASSOCIATION
MINUTES - BOARD MEETING
1. Funding of City Attorneys
Discussion regarding funding of City Attorneys (other than General Fund – HACLA, Grant Funded, Proprietary) and informational meetings with members of City Council and staff.
2. Committee Formation
3. 16th Annual American Diabetes Association Roast
4. Proposition A.
Discussion regarding structure of Prop. A. campaign and possible involvement by LACAA.
An e-mail will be generated (and circulated to the Board) to request members to speak at Neighborhood Council Meetings in support of Prop. A.
(*Embry left before discussion)
5. City Attorney Debate
All three main candidates have indicated that they are interested in attending a debate.
A committee will be formed to investigate sponsoring a debate.
6. Salary Adjustment issue
7. CPRA Request
Regarding managed hiring; information requests have been made and some information has been provided by the City and will be evaluated.
Federal lawsuit: Attorneys for both sides have been in contact. The City filed a FRCP 12(b)(6) motion on the 2nd Amended Complaint. LACAA’s attorneys are responding.
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.