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 meeting live or on our website at or provide public comment as provided below.

DISCLAIMER: As of August 23, 2020, Orange County was removed from the State's watch list. Should Orange County remain off the watch list on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the City Council meeting will be open to the public with socially distant seating in the City Council Chamber. Should Orange County be placed back on the State's watch list, the Council meeting will be closed to the public.

PUBLIC COMMENT PRIOR TO THE MEETING: Members of the public may submit e-comments to E-comments will not be read at the meeting. To ensure staff receives all comments prior to the City Council meeting, please submit email comments no later than 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. Email comments received will be uploaded to the agenda packet and made part of the official public record of the meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT AT THE MEETING: (Provided Orange County remains off the State's watch list): Members of the public may provide in-person, verbal comments for any item at the meeting. Those wishing to provide such comments will be asked to fill out a speaker card.

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.