For years, many people have been working to create a network of wildlife corridors in the LA area that could have profound implications for our wildlife, our biodiversity, and our experience of the city.

Councilmember Koretz introduced the wildlife ordinance motion (see Council File 14-0518in 2014 (!!!!!!). (The draft ordinance is not in the council file yet because it is still a draft.)

A related motion, the Regionwide Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Plan (Council File 22-0483Raman et al.), passed earlier this year.

We were really hoping to get the ordinance to the finish line before Koretz's term ended, but during a July 2022 public hearing, many property owners in the area that will serve as the pilot (in the Santa Monica Mountains) voiced their opposition to the April 2022 draft ordinance (which we later voted to support). In October 2022, the Department of City Planning released a revised (and substantially weakened) draft wildlife ordinance. You can see the summary of the changes here

You can submit written comments on the revised draft ordinance to [email protected] by 4 p.m. on November 14, 2022. 

The City Planning Commission (CPC) is expected to be presented the October revision on November 17, 2022. 

It is not too late to submit a CIS! You can view the NCSA's statement here.

Draft Wildlife Ordinance April 2022
Revised Draft Wildlife Ordinance Public Release April 2022
Revised Draft Wildlife Ordinance Fact Sheet

Draft Wildlife Ordinance October 2022
Revised Draft Wildlife Ordinance Public Release October 2022
Summary and Changes

 




 

November 2, 2022