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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 five 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
Daryl Smith
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
Daryl Smith
Daryl Smith
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 2020

  • January 21, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • March 17, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • May 19, 2020
  • June 16, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • August 18, 2020
  • September 22, 2020
  • October 20, 2020
  • November 17, 2020
  • December 15, 2020

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, JANUARY 21, 2020 – 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 DECEMBER 17, 2019
  3. PUBLIC COMMENT Public comments are limited to a total of three minutes per person. 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.
  4. PRESENTATION – Learning and Community Engagement Program
  5. PRESENTATION - VISION PLAN EIR PROJECT UPDATE
  6. 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. Click here to view even more fundraising information.
      1. Attendance and Revenue
    3. Marketing and Events Update
    4. Zoo Director Reports
  7. OLD BUSINESS
  8. 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 - 2017 Minutes

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