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.

 

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.