Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Telephonic Conference.
Present: Oscar Winslow (President), Mark Lambert (2nd Vice President), Ann Rosenthal (Secretary), Garcelle Embry (Treasurer), Marie McTeague (Civil Director), Amy Brothers (Criminal Director), Patrick Hiscocks (Criminal Director), Onica Cole (Criminal Director)

A discussion was held regarding methods by which the Board can achieve a quorum, that would be in compliance with the Bylaws, and that would not necessitate board members driving to a single location.

Brothers and Hiscocks offered to work together to research such methods, and to consider the technology available

MOTION:   By Cole:  To suspend all e-mail voting until Amy reports back with her findings, and to suspend any discussion to identify what matters can be voted on by e-mail.

Second: McTeague.

In Favor: Winslow, Lambert, Rosenthal, Embry, McTeague, Brothers, Hiscocks, Cole

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.