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
Richard Lichtenstein, Ex-Officio Member
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 2021
- January 19, 2021
- February 16, 2021
- March 16, 2021
- April 20, 2021
- May 18, 2021
June 22, 2021June 15, 2021
- July 20, 2021
- August 17, 2021
- September 14, 2021
- October 19, 2021
- November 16, 2021
- December 21, 2021
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.
TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 – 10:00 AM
IN CONFORMITY WITH THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 (MARCH 17, 2020) AND DUE TO CONCERNS OVER COVID-19, THIS BOARD MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY TELEPHONICALLY.
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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) 644-6045.
NOTICE TO PAID REPRESENTATIVES – If you are compensated to monitor, attend, or speak at this meeting, City law may require you register as a lobbyist and report your activity. See Los Angeles Municipal Code §§ 48.01 et seq. More information is available at ethics.lacity.org/lobbying. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission at (213) 978-1960 or [email protected]
- CALL TO ORDER
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR MEETING OF JUNE 15, 2021
- 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.
- ELECTION OF OFFICERS
- LOS ANGELES ZOO – UCLA DAVID GEFFEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COLLABORATION: SPECIES-SPANNING MEDICINE AND ANIMAL INSIGHTS FOR HUMAN HEALTH PRESENTATION (PDF)
- ZOO PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS (PDF)
- GENERAL MANAGER REPORTS
- OLD BUSINESS
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.