Date:              Thursday, February 24, 2014

Time:              12:00 p.m.

Location:         City Hall Conference Center
                        Room 1035

Present:          Oscar Winslow, President
                        Mary Dennis, 1st Vice President
                        Josh Geller, 2nd Vice President
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director  
                        Amy Brothers, Civil Director
                        Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
                        Matt Schonbrun, Criminal Director

1) Proposal by Mastagni Law firm to be LACAA's General Counsel

The Mastagni Law Firm submitted a proposal to be LACAA's General Counsel, which has been reviewed and considered by the Board.

Motion By Dennis: Move that the draft agreement for representation with amendment regarding section I.D. be approved by the Board and bind the Association, and authorize the President to sign the agreement.

In favor: Winslow, Dennis, Geller, Embry, Rosenthal, McTeague, Hiscocks, Schonbrun
Abstain: Brothers
Oppose: 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.