Workers Get a Say in Future of Zoo

Admissions.gifAfter hearing from animal keepers, landscapers, truck drivers, plumbers and other workers from the Los Angeles Zoo, the Los Angeles City Council voted to move ahead with a multi-track plan to study competing ideas for the future of the Los Angeles Zoo.
After today’s vote, the Council will send out a Request for Proposal for the zoo, granting CAO Miguel Santana’s request to solicit bids from private contractors to operate the zoo.
But at the same time, a new committee with worker representation will work to identify ways to increaseefficiencies and generate revenues at the zoo, while keeping the facility public, affordable and accessible.
Adriana80.jpg“Today’s action elevates our status in the discussions of the future of the zoo,” said Gardener/Caretaker Adriana Hawkins. “It makes workers full partners with zoo management and city management.”
Watch this space for links to all of the relevant legislation, which will be posted next week.
For more information, please contact Renée Anderson by phone at (213) 362-8622 or by email.