Date:              Thursday, July 10, 2014

Time:              12:00 p.m.

Location:         Employee Relations Board Room
                       11th Floor CHE

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


1. Bylaws

Board members are still submitting comments / suggestions for the Bylaws. A brief discussion was had regarding the size of the Board.

Final version to be sent out to the Board the week of July 14th.

2. Tier 2

On July 28th, the ERB will have a hearing on the Coalition's challenge to LACERS Tier 2.

Next Board meeting - August 21. Noon

Grievance training

Tentatively, Thursday, August 21st at 4:00


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.