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 2023
- January 17, 2023
- February 21, 2023
- March 21, 2023
- April 18, 2023
- May 16, 2023
- June 20, 2023
- July 18, 2023
- August 15, 2023
- September 19, 2023
- October 17, 2023
- November 21, 2023
- December 19, 2023
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, May 16, 2023 – 10:00 AM
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 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.
- CALL TO ORDER
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR MEETING OF April 18, 2023
- 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.
- ZOO COMMISSIONERS PRESENTATION OF APPRECIATION
- President Karen Winnick
- PRESENTATION – KOMODO SURVIVAL PROGRAM
- Senior Animal Keeper Byron Wusstig
- GENERAL MANAGER REPORTS
- OLD BUSINESS