Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.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)

A Petition for the Recall of Jule Bishop (Treasurer) and Juliann Anderson (Secretary) was received by Rosenthal on Thursday, August 4th.  Rosenthal verified the names on the Petition against names on the list of MOU 29 members provided by Kellie Tran and Cristina Sarabia on July 11, 2011.  All 57 names on the Petition were verified.

During the Telephone Conference Call, Fuchs independently verified the names on the Petition against the same member list and verified all 57 names on the Petition. 

By Rosenthal: To set the Recall Election dates as follows: 

Date of Election (ballot counting): Thursday, September 8, 2011
Notice to Members:  Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
Ballots Mailed Thursday, August 25, 2011.
300 Word Statements by Bishop and Andersondue directly to Gitomer by: Friday, August 19, 2011
Second: McTeague
In favor: Winslow, Lambert, Bobo, Embry, McTeague, Fuchs, Rosenthal
Opposed: 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.