Agendas and related materials are available online at least 72-hour prior to the scheduled meeting. The materials also are available for public review at the Office of the City Clerk. 

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EXECUTIVE ORDER: On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom proclaimed a State Emergency in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19. On March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20, which allows a local legislative body to hold public meetings via teleconferencing and to make public meetings accessible electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and address the local legislative body. Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, please be advised that the City of Lake Forest City Council may participate at meetings by teleconference. 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 and given the current health concerns, members of the public can access meetings live on our website. The City Council Chambers will be closed to the public.

PUBLIC COMMENT PRIOR TO THE MEETING: Members of the public may submit e-comments to or a voicemail message by calling (949) 461-3455. E-comments will not be read at the meeting. Voicemail messages will be played at the meeting and will be limited to three minutes, per speaker. To ensure staff reviews all comments prior to the City Council meeting, please submit email or voicemail comments no later than 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. Email and voicemail comments received after said time will be uploaded to the agenda packet and made part of the official public record of the meeting.

City Council Outside Agency Boards

Lake Forest City Council members represent residents’ interests and the City on a variety of outside agencies and commissions. The City Council makes the appointments annually.  View list of boards and link to agendas here.

General Plan Action Committee Agendas

The City of Lake Forest is revising its General Plan. View General Plan Action Committee (GPAC) information and agendas.

Facebook Live 

The City is now live-streaming City Council meetings on Facebook Live.   Visit the Lake Forest Facebook page and look for the Live stream in the newsfeed to get started.

Successful Viewing Tips:

  • You may need to refresh your screen a few times to view the live meeting broadcast.
  • The supporting documents and Agenda can be found in the Agenda section below to allow you to see the scheduled presentations.
  • You can also find Video and Audio Recordings in the Agendas section.

Web Browser Compatibility

Viewing Method Internet Explorer 9, 11
Internet Explorer 10 Firefox Chrome Safari
Live Streaming           Yes             No (1)
   Yes      No (3)
 No (2)
On Demand Viewing           Yes             Yes    Yes      No (3)

Note: This data is based on information from the agenda software publisher, Hyland Software.

  1. Hyland reports it "sometimes" works if Internet Explorer is run in compatibility mode.
  2. Hyland reports Live Streaming will not work on Apple products due to incompatibility with the Microsoft Silverlight viewer.
  3. Hyland reports On-Demand viewing to work if the "html 5 patch" is installed; however this patch is a beta release and not sanctioned by Microsoft.