Date:               Monday, April 9, 2012

Time:              12:15 p.m.

Location:       ERB Board Room, 11th Floor CHE

Present:          Mark Lambert, 2nd Vice President
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Chris Bobo, Proprietary Director
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director
                        Amy Brothers, Civil Director
                        Onica Cole, Criminal Director

1)        Darlene Kuba, Lobbyist

            There is a standing request for any members with a special relationship with an elected official to please let the board know.  Meetings between LACAA and elected officials are not limited to LACAA Board members - any LACAA member can go to these meet and greet sessions.  Please contact a Board member if interested.

            Talking points are being developed.

2)        Member Discussion

            Various topics related to the City of L.A.'s Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 / 2013 including the cost of outside counsel, publicity, COLAs and furlough days. 





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.