Minutes

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY’S ASSOCIATION
LACAA

MINUTES - BOARD MEETING

Date:
Tuesday, May 9, 2013
Time:
12:00 p.m.
Location:
LAPD CompStat Room
Present:
Oscar Winslow, President
Mary Dennis, 1st Vice President
Mark Lambert, 2nd Vice President
Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
Chris Bobo, Proprietary
Marie McTeague, Civil Director
Amy Brothers, Civil Director
Josh Geller, Criminal Director
Onica Cole, Criminal Director
Counsel:
Lewis Levy

1. G-Step Computations

A brief history of the discovery of the G-step compounding issue was given. LACAA’s general counsel has sent information requests to Management and a decision will be made upon receipt of the responses what actions LACAA should take to make sure its Members are receiving proper compensation.

2. MOU 31

The Confidential Attorneys (MOU 31) have expressed an interest in bargaining alongside MOU 29. Further discussion will be held in closed session.

2013-14 Budget

LACAA is analyzing the Mayor’s proposed Budget plan with the assistance of the Mastagni Firm.

4. Bargaining

The Bargaining team, represented by the Mastagni Firm, has begun meeting with Management on a successor MOU. A discussion was held on the considerations of the Board releasing information regarding bargaining to the Membership. Further discussions will be held on this issue.

Motion:
By Brothers: For the Board to release Management's opening offer to the membership.
Second:
Lambert.
In favor:
Brothers, Lambert, Cole.
Against:
Winslow, McTeague, Bobo, Geller, Rosenthal.
Abstain:
Embry Motion did not pass

** Dennis left prior to vote.

 

As you know, our new MOU includes annual reimbursement for MCLE-related expenses. To ensure that you receive complete and timely reimbursement, we encourage you to follow the instructions contained in the MCLE protocol provided by City Attorney Management. You must complete and submit a reimbursement form in order to receive reimbursement.

You can reimburse expenses related to attending MCLE programs that are accepted by the California State Bar, even if the program takes place in another state. Eligible expenses include the cost of the program, travel, and per diems.

Please be judicious when choosing lodging and which food/drink expenses you submit for reimbursement.


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


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