Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Employee Relations Boardroom, 11th Floor CHE
Present: Oscar Winslow (President), Howard M. Fuchs (1st Vice President), Mark Lambert (2nd Vice President), Jule Bishop (Treasurer)
Juliann Anderson (Secretary), Chris Bobo (Proprietary Director),Marie McTeague (Civil Director), Garcelle Embry (Civil Director), Ann Rosenthal (Criminal Director), Nick Karno (Criminal Director), Bob Hunt (Attorney)

1. Proposed Coalition / City Agreement

A discussion was held regarding whether the LACAA Board should take a position on the proposed Amended LOA.  Because the vote would not be unanimous, Board tabled the vote, on condition that no Board Members speak on behalf of the Board one way or another.

Instead, a list of pros and cons would be created and posted on the LACAA website.

2. Coalition Briefing

Members from the Coalition of City Unions requested to brief our members on the proposed Amended LOA.   That is scheduled for April 7, 2011 in the Tom Bradley Room, City Hall.

3. Balloting Procedures

Bob Hunt discussed balloting procedures.

4. Barb Maynard - Public Relations

Discussion was had regarding Barb Maynard's services on behalf of LACAA




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.