LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY’S ASSOCIATION
MINUTES - BOARD MEETING
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Telephone Conference
Present: Oscar Winslow, President
Mark Lambert, 2nd Vice President
Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
Chris Bobo, Proprietary Director
Marie McTeague, Civil Director
Amy Brothers, Civil Director
Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
Onica Cole, Criminal Director
1) TREASURER'S REPORT
Motion: by Rosenthal: To withdraw $25,000 from each Wells Fargo account that is near the FDIC limits, and transfer those funds into the third Wells Fargo account that was set up for that purpose. Second: Cole.
In Favor: Winslow, Lambert, Embry, Rosenthal, Bobo, McTeague, Brothers, Hiscocks, Cole
Opposed: None. Motion passed
2) APPROVE MINUTES FROM MARCH 7, 2012, MEETING
Motion: by Winslow: To approve the minutes from March 7, 2012.
In Favor: Winslow, Lambert, Embry, Rosenthal, McTeague, Brothers, Hiscocks, Cole
Abstain: Bobo Motion passed
3) BUSCAINO'S BREAKFAST
Councilmember Buscaino is running again for his City Council seat. He is having a fundraising breakfast Tuesday, March 20, 2012. There is no cost to attend, but the Busciano election committee is requesting political contributions of $500.00. Kuba has asked how many Board members wish to attend.
Motion: by Winslow: To contribute $500 to Buscaino's current campaign for his Council seat and deliver it at the breakfast on the 20th. Second: Bobo
In favor: Winslow, Hiscocks, Bobo, Rosenthal,
Opposed: Lambert, McTeague, Brothers, Cole
Abstain: Embry Motion did not pass
4) CONTRIBUTION TO ZINE'S CONTROLLER'S CAMPAIGN.
Motion: By Lambert: To have Kuba at the next Board meeting or set up a conference call and withhold any political contributions until we hear her strategies. Brothers: Second.
In favor: McTeague, Cole, Lambert
Opposed: Hiscocks, Brothers, Winslow, Rosenthal, Embry
Motion did not pass
Motion: By Winslow: To give $1,000 to Zine's controller campaign. Second: Hiscocks.
In favor: Winslow, Hiscocks, Rosenthal, Embry
Opposed: Cole, McTeague, Lambert, Brothers
Motion did not pass
5. COMMITTEE UPDATES (Volunteers and Bylaws)
Brothers will be joining the Volunteer Committee. It has come to the Board's attention that the City Attorney's Office has hired contract attorneys (members of the Cal. State Bar) to perform legal work in the Complex and Special Litigation Division of the Office. The Board will be requesting and compiling information relating to these hirings and will be making a determination of what action should be taken. The Committee consists of: Rosenthal, Brothers.
Cole will be joining the Bylaws Committee. Working copies of documents created by the Committee have been given to Cole. A meeting will be set to finalize amendments to the Bylaws, to be submitted to the Members for a vote at the next election. The Committee consists of: Rosenthal, Lambert, Cole & Jane Lee
6. REQUEST FOR CONTRIBUTION
A request was made by Members to purchase a table at the annual Irish American Bar Association St. Patrick's Day luncheon on Friday, March 16th. Steve Cooley is the guest speaker. Members are seeking a contribution to purchase a table.
The request was not considered, and no motion was made, before the Board lost its quorum.