Minutes

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY’S ASSOCIATION
LACAA

MINUTES - BOARD MEETING

Date:               Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Time:              4:30 p.m.

Location:       Telephone Conference Call

Present:        Oscar Winslow, President
                        Howard Fuchs, 1st Vice President
                        Mark Lambert, 2nd Vice President
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director
                        Amy Brothers, Civil Director
                        Christopher Bobo, Proprietary Director
                        Onica Cole, Criminal Director
                        Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
                        Josh Geller, Criminal Director

                        Counsel:  Lewis Levy
 


  1. Request for Donation

    By Winslow:  Move we give a $750.00 donation to Councilman Wesson’s office-holder account.  2nd:  Fuchs.

    In favor:  Winslow, Fuchs, Rosenthal, Embry, McTeague, Brothers, Cole, Hiscocks, Geller
    Opposed:  none.
    Motion passed Abstain:  none.

  2. Alarcon is going to be running for State Assembly

FYI

  1. Letter of Agreement regarding HMO healthcare subsidy

    LACAA has been in communications with CAO’s Office regarding language in the proposed LOA.  The proposed LOA has the language of the Coalition’s Agreement, but with some additional language to further protect the existing MOU.

    By Brothers: To enter into the LOA that we have proposed that has been altered, by removing paragraph 3, and paragraph 4, except for the last sentence.  The LOA will be transmitted via e-mail that contains the language in paragraph 3.  The LOA will be sent to the CAO's Office after the conclusion of the Council meeting Oct. 24th.  Second:  McTeague

    In favor:  Winslow, Fuchs, Embry, McTeague, Bobo, Brothers, Cole, Geller, Hiscocks
    Opposed:  None.
    Motion passed Abstain:  Rosenthal

  2. Volunteer Grievance

    The City denied the Volunteer grievance:  Waiver of individual claims; and duplicating claims from 2009.   The 2009 claim was a UERP – it had a different legal theory.  This legal theory is that management's conduct in expanding volunteer program has become a defacto contracting out of bargaining work, while decreasing bargaining unit positions. Deadline to respond by opting for Arbitration is November 6, 2012.

    Proposal to obtain waiver signatures.
    In a Petition form, and not limited to Criminal attorneys.

    (Lambert arrived)

    Motion:  By Bobo:  Move we proceed with the Arbitration of the group grievance.
    Second:  Hiscocks.
    In favor:  Winslow, Fuchs, Lambert, Embry, McTeague, Rosenthal, Bobo, Brothers, Cole, Geller, Hiscocks
    Opposed:  None
    Motion passed Abstain:  None

  3. Meet & Confer re Furlough Exemptions

    Lewis Levy and Board Members who attended the Meet & Confer today recapped some of the discussions held with Management.
 

As you know, our new MOU includes annual reimbursement for MCLE-related expenses. To ensure that you receive complete and timely reimbursement, we encourage you to follow the instructions contained in the MCLE protocol provided by City Attorney Management. You must complete and submit a reimbursement form in order to receive reimbursement.

You can reimburse expenses related to attending MCLE programs that are accepted by the California State Bar, even if the program takes place in another state. Eligible expenses include the cost of the program, travel, and per diems.

Please be judicious when choosing lodging and which food/drink expenses you submit for reimbursement.


The Board is pleased to announce that LACAA has retained the law firm of MASTAGNI, HOLSTEDT, AMICK, MILLER & JOHNSEN as General Counsel.


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