Date: Friday, July 8, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Telephone Conference
Present: Oscar Winslow (President), Mark Lambert (2nd Vice President), Julie Bishop (Treasurer), Marie McTeague (Civil Director), Garcelle Embry (Civil Director), Ann Rosenthal (Criminal Director), Patrick Hiscocks (Criminal Director), Bob Hunt (Attorney)                  

The following Motions and results are noted.

1) Motion for the election to take place and ballots counted on July 22, 2011.
            Moved by Oscar, Second by Pat
                        4 - Yes
                        6 - No

2) Motion for the election to take place and ballots counted on July 25, 2011.             
Moved by Marie, Second by Pat.
                        6 - Yes
                        3 - No

3) Motion to have SEIU send out ballots. Moved by Chris, Second by Nick
                         3 - Yes
                         6 - No

4) Motion to have Gitomer Union Election conduct the election. 
Moved by Mark, Second by Marie
                        6 - Yes
                        3 - No

Mark requested Jule to prepare a check payable to Gitomer Union Election and Governance Consultants in the amount of $750.00 and have it available to Mark on Monday.

Submitted by Garcelle Embry

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.