Zoo Commission

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

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 2022

  • January 18, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 17, 2022
  • June 21, 2022
  • July 19, 2022
  • August 16, 2022
  • September 20, 2022
  • October 18, 2022
  • November 15, 2022
  • December 20, 2022

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, MAY 17, 2022 – 10:00 AM

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  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR MEETINGS OF April 12, 2022 & April 28, 2022
  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. FINDINGS TO CONTINUE TELECONFERENCE MEETINGS PURSUANT TO ASSEMBLY BILL 361 / GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54953(e)(3)
    Determination in accordance with AB 361 [Government Code Section 54953(e)(3)] that, while the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as originally proclaimed by the Governor on March 4, 2020, remains active and state or local officials have imposed or recommended measures to promote social distancing, the Board has reconsidered the circumstances of the state of emergency and that the state of emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the Board members to meet safely in person and state or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.
  5. PRESENTATION – Guidelines to Facilitate Human-Wildlife Interactions in Conservation Translocations (PDF)
  6. GENERAL MANAGER REPORTS
    1. Animal Updates (PDF)
    2. GLAZA Updates (PDF)
    3. Zoo Director Updates
  7. OLD BUSINESS
  8. ADJOURNMENT

Commission Meeting Minutes