Date:               Friday, October 31, 2012

Time:              12:00 p.m.

Location:       CHE 1500
                        CAO Conference Room

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
                        Josh Geller, Criminal Director


  1. Regarding approval of donation to Council President Herb Wesson’s Office Holder account for $750.00, new Ordinance # 182264 was enacted 10/29/12 ,reducing donations to $500.  In accordance with this new Ordinance, a check will now be issued to Herb Wesson's Office Holder account for $500.

  2. Members suggested a Ballot Initiative to reduce City Officers’ pay, in partnership with a Citizen’s group.  A discussion was held on ways Members can get more involved.

  3. Update and discussion of the Federal law suit, the timing of upcoming court hearings, and actions by City.




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.