Minutes

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEYS' ASSOCIATION

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Date: Sunday, April10, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Telephone Conference
Present: Oscar Winslow (President), Mark Lambert (2nd Vice President),
Chris Bobo (Proprietary Director), Marie McTeague (Civil Director), Garcelle Embry (Civil Director), Ann Rosenthal (Criminal Director),Patrick Hiscocks (Criminal Director), Bob Hunt (Attorney)

Agenda:

1. Motion regarding the Board taking a position
2 List of pros & cons
3. Activities of the past few days relating to the proposed Amended LOA
4. E-mail sent out by a Board member

Motion: Bobo: To recommend a "yes" vote on the proposed Amended LOA
Motion seconded.

In favor: Bobo
Opposed: Winslow, McTeague, Embry, Rosenthal, Hiscocks
Abstained: Lambert

Motion: McTeague: To recommend a "no" vote on the proposed Amended LOA Motion seconded.

In favor: Winslow, McTeague, Embry, Rosenthal, Hiscocks
Opposed: Bobo
Abstained: Lambert

Motion: McTeague: That the Board file an Unfair Employee Relations Practice claim against the CAO who, by proposing to permanently freeze the health care subsidy unless members agree to pay an additional 4% contribution to LACERS, is unlawflully attempting to threaten, coerce and intimidate membersin the exercise of their collective bargaining rights. Motion Seconded.
In favor: Winslow, McTeague, Embry, Bobo, Rosenthal, Hiscocks, Lambert
Opposed: None

Issue relating to an e-mail sent out by a Board member was tabled until the next meeting.

 

As you know, our new MOU includes annual reimbursement for MCLE-related expenses. To ensure that you receive complete and timely reimbursement, we encourage you to follow the instructions contained in the MCLE protocol provided by City Attorney Management. You must complete and submit a reimbursement form in order to receive reimbursement.

You can reimburse expenses related to attending MCLE programs that are accepted by the California State Bar, even if the program takes place in another state. Eligible expenses include the cost of the program, travel, and per diems.

Please be judicious when choosing lodging and which food/drink expenses you submit for reimbursement.


The Board is pleased to announce that LACAA has retained the law firm of MASTAGNI, HOLSTEDT, AMICK, MILLER & JOHNSEN as General Counsel.


To sign up for the LACAA newsletter and email updates from Oscar Winslow,
LACAA's President, send a request to lacaapresident@gmail.com.