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Zoo Commission

About

The Board of Zoo Commissioners was created in 1997 when the Los Angeles Zoo became its own Department; previously it was part of the Department of Recreation and Parks.

The Commission serves in advisory capacity and is comprised of three members. All are Mayoral appointees whose terms are five years in length. The Commission also consists of an ex officio member which is chosen by the Chair of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Associations Board of Trustees. The ex-officio member serves on the Commission until replaced by the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Board of Zoo Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles

Karen B. Winnick, President
Bernardo Silva, Vice President

Members

Margot Armbruster
Christopher Hopkins
Tyler Kelley
Richard Lichtenstein, Ex-Officio Member

Karen B. Winnick LA Zoo Board of Commissioners Photo Credit Tad Motoyama
Karen B. Winnick
Bernardo Silva LA Zoo Board of Commissioners Photo Credit Tad Motoyama
Bernardo Silva
Margot Armbruster
Christopher Hopkins
Tyler Kelley LA Zoo Board of Commissioners Photo Credit Tad Motoyama
Tyler Kelley
Richard Lightenstein, ex-officio member LA Zoo Board of Commissioners Photo Credit Tad Motoyama
Richard Lichtenstein

Meeting Information

Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Grand Room of the Andrew Norman Education Building at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Meeting dates scheduled for 2017

  • January 17, 2017
  • February 21, 2017
  • March 21, 2017 March 23, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 20, 2017
  • July 18, 2017
  • August 15, 2017
  • September 19, 2017
  • October 17, 2017
  • November 21, 2017
  • December 19, 2017

The meeting agenda is posted on this page the week before a scheduled meeting date. For more information, please call Zoo Commission staff at (323) 644-4218.

Agenda

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017 – 10:00 AM

Los Angeles Zoo
Grand Room
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027

COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE HEARD ONLY AT THE TIME THE RESPECTIVE ITEM IS CONSIDERED. COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC ON ALL OTHER MATTERS WITHIN THE SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD WILL BE HEARD DURING THE “PUBLIC COMMENTS” PERIOD DESIGNATED ON THIS AGENDA. THE PUBLIC IS REQUESTED TO FILL OUT A SPEAKER CARD TO ADDRESS ANY AGENDA ITEMS.

Note: Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72-hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. For additional information, please contact the Commission office at (323) 644-4218. TDD available at (323) 644-6688.

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR MEETING OF JUNE 20, 2017
  3. PUBLIC COMMENT
    Public comments are limited to a total of three minutes per person.
  4. NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL COMMENTS
    Discussion with Neighborhood Council representatives on Neighborhood Council Resolutions or Community Impact Statements filed with the City Clerk which relate to any agenda item listed or being considered on this agenda.
  5. 2017/18 BUDGET
  6. PRESENTATION – ORNATO GRANT RECIPIENT – TASMANIAN DEVIL
    MANAGEMENT COURSE IN TROWUNNA WILDLIFE PARK, AUSTRALIA
  7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
  8. GENERAL MANAGER REPORTS
    1. Animal Transactions
      Please click here to view the list of animal transactions.
    2. GLAZA Update
      Please click here to view the GLAZA fundraising update.
    3. Zoo Director Reports
      1. Master Plan Update
  9. OLD BUSINESS
  10. ADJOURNMENT

FINALIZATION OF COMMISSION ACTIONS: In accordance with City Charter Section 32.3, actions of the Zoo Commission shall become final at the expiration of the next five meeting days of the Los Angeles City Council during which the Council has convened in regular session.

Commission Meeting Minutes

2012 - 2015 Minutes

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