Please Virtually Attend the Los Angeles Wildlife Ordinance Public Hearing!
July 13th from 5-7 PM
City Planning initiated the Wildlife Pilot Study in 2016 in response to a Motion introduced by City Councilmember Paul Koretz.
The Motion called for the Department to create an ordinance with a set of land use regulations that would maintain wildlife connectivity in the city.
Los Angeles benefits from world-class climate, natural spaces, and biodiversity that contribute to the quality of life of its residents. These important resources are mixed in among the city’s homes, businesses, roads, and other infrastructure. By elevating sustainability in the development process, we can support conservation of local plants and animals while building climate resilience, fire safety, and a healthy watershed.
The Public Hearing is an opportunity to offer public testimony in SUPPORT for the proposed Wildlife District Supplemental Use District and Zone Change.
All Wildlife Supporters Should Speak at the Public Hearing!
Talking Points might include:
▶︎There are thousands of species of plants and animals that make their home in the Santa Monica Mountains. Some can only be found in this area. Others are at risk of going extinct. All of them are affected by sprawling development. This ordinance will ensure that our local flora and fauna maintain access to the connected habitat they need in order to thrive.
▶︎Some effects of habitat fragmentation are not seen until years after development. We cannot sit and wait for these negative impacts to happen before we take action.
▶︎Protecting native landscapes is a vital part of reaching L.A.'s goals regarding climate change resilience and water preservation. This will help protect the water we drink every day, and the air our children breathe.
▶︎Sprawling development in very high fire severity zones has continually increased the frequency and intensity of fires. Preserving natural open space can help to reduce this fire risk by reducing irresponsibly crowded development.
View the Hearing Notice for more information
Use the information below to join the public hearing on Wednesday July 13th, 2022 anytime between 5 - 7pm.
Join Zoom meeting:
Dial by your location:
+1 669 900 9128 US or +1 213 338 8477 US
Meeting ID: 825 9405 3759
Instructions for Access (Computer):
Go to webinar link and enter password when prompted OR
From the Zoom application, Join > Enter Meeting ID > Enter Password.
Instructions for Access (Telephone):
Dial one of the listed phone numbers.
When asked for a Meeting ID, enter “825 9405 3759”,
followed by “#” (pound sign).
When asked to enter a participant ID, enter “#” (pound sign) to continue.