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.




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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LACAA's President, send a request to lacaapresident@gmail.com.