Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m..
Location: Telephone Conference Call
Present: Oscar Winslow (President), Howard M. Fuchs (1st Vice President), Mark Lambert (2nd Vice President), Garcelle Embry (Treasurer), Ann Rosenthal (Secretary), Chris Bobo (Proprietary Director), Marie McTeague (Civil Director), Patrick Hiscocks(Crimminal Director), Onica Cole (Criminal Director), Nick Karno (Crimminal Director)

Dates for the Run-Off election for Crimminal Director were set:

Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5:00 p Candidate statements are due.
Not to exceed 300 words, in Word format.
Sent directly to Election Consultant by e-mail, cc to Secretary
Tuesday, Nov 22 Ballots mailed to LACAA Civil Branch
Tuesday, Nov 29 Official date for Run-off election
Monday, Dec 5 at 5pm Last date to return ballots (ballots counted after 5 pm)

All Board Members in agreement.





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.