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.

 

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.