Date: Friday, August 5, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Telephone Conference Call
Present: Oscar Winslow (President), Howard M. Fuchs (1st Vice President), Mark Lambert (2nd Vice President), Marie McTeague (Civil Director), Garcelle Embry (Civil Director), Chris Bobo (Proprietary Director) Ann Rosenthal (Criminal Director, serving as Secretary for this meeting), Patrick Hiscocks (Criminal Director), Nick Karno (Criminal Director)

By Rosenthal: To have Lewis Levy draft a letter to SEIU documenting the breaches and explaining the withholding of all funds payable to SEIU under the Affiliation Agreement.  Seconded.

In Favor:

Winslow, Fuchs, Lambert, McTeague, Embry, Bobo, Rosenthal, Hiscocks

Opposed: None.
Abstention: Karno.

By Bobo:   To have Lewis Levy draft an opinion letter to address whether we need a membership vote to disaffiliate with SEIU.  Seconded.

In Favor:

Winslow, Fuchs, Lambert, McTeague, Embry, Bobo, Rosenthal, Hiscocks,               Karno

Opposed: None.
Abstention: None.




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.