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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 2019

  • January 15, 2019
  • February 19, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • May 21, 2019
  • June 18, 2019
  • July 16, 2019
  • August 20, 2019
  • September 17, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • December 17, 2019

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, OCTOBER 15, 2019 – 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 SEPTEMBER 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. DISCUSSION OF COMMISSION ANNUAL MEETING DATES FOR 2020
    Please click here to view the proposed dates.
  5. PRESENTATION – CONSERVATION COLLABORATION – EQUINE ANTI-POACHING UNIT FOR RHINO PROTECTION
  6. PRESENTATION – SAVING FLAMINGOS IN SOUTH AFRICA
  7. PRESENTATION – ZOO LIGHTS 2019/20 PLAN
  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.

      1. Attendance and Revenue
    3. Zoo Director Reports
      1. New Employee Orientation Video
  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 - 2017 Minutes

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