Date:               Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time:              12:00 p.m.

Location:       Telephone Conference

Present:        Oscar Winslow, President
                        Mary Dennis, 1st Vice President
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Chris Bobo, Proprietary
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director  
                        Amy Brothers, Civil Director
                        Josh Geller, Criminal Director
                        Onica Cole, Criminal Director
                        Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director


  1. Membership Survey

            A discussion was held regarding the proposed questions for the Membership Survey via SurveyMonkey.com.    

            Motion:  By McTeague:  Move, with revisions discussed, to load questions into SurveyMonkey.com template and send to Board Members for review prior to sending to the membership.  Second:  Cole.

            In favor:         Winslow, Dennis, Embry, Rosenthal, Bobo, McTeague, Brothers, Geller, Hiscocks, Cole
            Opposed:       None
            Abstain:         None                                      Motion Passed

            Motion:  By McTeague:  To upgrade the SurveyMonkey account (currently free) to the (basic plan) and the lowest possible price.  Second:  Bobo.

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