Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: LAFD West Bureau
Committee Room
Present: Oscar Winslow, President
Josh Geller, 1st Vice President
Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
Nick Lauber, Treasurer
Christina Checel, Proprietary Director
Matt Schonbrun, Criminal Director
Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
Karine Philips, Criminal Director
Syndi Hoa Driscoll, Civil Director
Counsel: Kevin Flaut

1. Request for Endorsement and Financial Support

Jack Kayajian requested the endorsement of LACAA in his bid for City Council District 12. There are currently 24 candidates in the race. He is an Administrative Coordinator / Outreach Specialist in the City Attorney’s Office, first in the Neighborhood School Safety program, and then in the Neighborhood Justice program. He was appointed to Executive Committee of EAA as Secretary, and was on the Bargaining Team for MOU 1. EAA is associated with IBEW.

Motion: By Winslow, to endorse Jack Kayajian for City Council District 12. Second: Hiscocks. In favor: Unanimous.

Motion Passed

2. Liz Greenwood for LACERS Board

Greenwood currently works as a DCA in Police Litigation. She is the incumbent in the race and has been on the Board for 10 years. Ballots for the Election are expected to be available March 22nd.

3. Meet & Greets for the members

Monday, March 11: Westchester / West LA Area
Tuesday, March 12: Sherman Oaks
Wednesday, March 13: Downtown area

It is anticipated that we would have to guarantee a certain number of people for each restaurant. Discussed trying to get RSVPs, but we may not know how many people would show up. Approx. $35 / person, including gratuities. Requesting Board approval for a certain amount of spending.

Motion: By Geller: Authorize Checel and Geller to negotiate for the three events at a total cost not to exceed $5,000. Second: Hiscocks

In favor: Unanimous.

Motion Passed


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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