July 2017

July 2017 – Retired Assistant Chief Bill Bisson is ailing in health. His family is requesting visitors. For more information please contact Pat Butler at: [email protected]

July 2017 – The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Board is going to vote on a motion  July 6, 2017, to increase the retired sworn non-medicare health subsidy to 7% which is more realistic given the current cost of medical care.

July 2017 – In an unforeseen last minute change of decision from the Mayoral appointed pension commissioners – the LAFPP Pension Board  voted 5 to 4 to adopt a 6% increase to the retired sworn non-medicare health subsidy, which is below the standard of inflation of medical costs. The COA will be monitoring closely this disappointing decision by the Mayor’s appointed commissioners. We are proud of the 4 elected Fire and Police Commissioners who took a stance to protect our benefits.

July 2017 – Captains Al Ruiz and David Reddix were promoted to Battalion Chief – we welcome them to COA

July 2017 – The COA Executive Board unanimously endorsed Maria Elena Durazo for State Senate District 24.  As many of you may know, Maria Elena has always been a strong supporter of firefighters and a driving force for labor negotiations in Los Angeles, which has clearly benefited COA in our pursuit of wages, benefits and working conditions. Maria Elena is currently running unopposed and she is proud to have our endorsement.  SD24 is one of the few state districts that has almost 90% of its district within the City limits. The 24th Senate District includes the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Mt. Washington, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, Atwater Village, Elysian Valley, Arlington Heights, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Little Armenia, Thai Town, Larchmont, Koreatown, Pico-Union, Westlake-MacArthur Park, Historic Filipinotown, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Arts District, Civic Center, City Terrace, and East Los Angeles.