Minutes

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY’S ASSOCIATION
LACAA

MINUTES - BOARD MEETING

Date:
Monday, June 10, 2013
Time:
9:30 a.m.
Location:
Engine Co. No. 28
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
Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Dirctor

1. PAC Meeting

LACAA was informed that the accountancy firm of Miller Kaplan was no longer handling PAC accounts. The Board considered three firms: Reed & Davidson, LLP (Los Angeles); The Sutton Law Firm (San Francisco); and Olson, Hagel & Fishburn, LLP (Sacramento). The three firms were discussed. It was noted that the Sutton Law Firm had a conflict because of the Trutanich Election. LACAA has consulted with Reed & Davidson in the past with regard to Prop. A.

Motion:
By Bobo: To retain Reed & Davidson, LLP, to manage the PAC account. Second: Hiscocks
In favor:
Winslow, Dennis, Lambert, Embry, Rosenthal, Bobo, McTeague, Brothers, Geller, Hiscocks.
Against:
None.
Abstain:
Cole Motion Passed.

2. Good-bye Party for Nuch

Other City Attorney Associations are planning a good-bye party to Nuch and his Executive Team.

Motion:
By Brothers: To give $150.00 towards the going away party for Nuch and his Executive team. Second: McTeague.
In favor:
Dennis, Lambert, Embry, McTeague, Bobo, Brothers, Cole, Hiscocks
Against:
Rosenthal
Abstain:
Winslow, Geller Motion Passed.

3. Board Meeting with Mike Feuer

Motion:
By Winslow: For Association to pay for the Feuer meeting.
In favor:
Winslow, Dennis, Lambert, Rosenthal, McTeague, Bobo, Brothers, Cole, Hiscocks, Geller
Against:
Embry
Abstain:
None. Motion Passed
 

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.