Date:               Thursday, November 8, 2012

Time:              10:00 a.m.

Location:       Telephone Conference

Present:        Oscar Winslow, President
                        Howard Fuchs, 1st Vice President
                        Mark Lambert, 2nd Vice President
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Chris Bobo, Proprietary
                        Josh Geller, Criminal Director


  1. Meeting with Councilman Reyes

            There will be a meeting today at 12:30 at an off-site location. 

            Motion:  By Winslow:  Contribute $500 to Councilman Reyes' Office Holder account. Second:  Embry.

            In favor:         Winslow, Fuchs, Embry, Rosenthal, Bobo, Geller
            Opposed:       None.
            Abstain:         Lambert                                              Motion Passed.




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.