Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Call
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

1. Bargaining

Bargaining has been moved up to Monday. The Coalition received a 9.65 COLA, with a 3-year deal.

2. Homeless around City Hall

Three female CA Employees have been accosted.  Employee relations is dealing with the issue – doesn’t want LACAA involved yet.

3. Herb Wesson running for County Supervisor

Herb Wesson is currently the L.A. City Council President. He is running for L.A. County Supervisor. There is a fundraiser for his campaign on April 29th. Donations are $1,500 max.

Motion, By Winslow: For LACAA’s PAC to write a check for Herb Wesson’s Supervisor run for District 2, in the amount of $1,500. Second: Hiscocks.

In Favor: Unanimous.

Motion Passed

Motion, By Winslow: To endorse Herb Wesson for County Supervisor, District 2. Second: Geller.

In Favor: Unanimous.

Motion Passed

(Philips left the meeting)

4. IOD Issue

There has been an issue with employees being Injured on Duty and their reimbursement. Winslow will speak with the CAO and Controller and determine the facts.

  1. The Mastagni firm will do research into the legality of the issue, and confirm that this is an issue that impacts the membership in general — despite three named members who have attorneys who are working on the issue as well.
  2. Depending on the outcome of the research, Mastagni will be authorized to proceed.

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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