Local Government 101

The City of Lake Forest is committed to promoting transparency in local governance. As always, we strive to provide information of interest and importance to our local community.

The Institute for Local Government, the nonprofit research arm of the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties, has developed Government 101 - a resource to help explain local decision-making processes to the public and press. The Government 101 program includes materials that cover the basics of finance, revenues, land use, the structure of local government in California and much more. Learn more about the program or access the various resources. We encourage you to get engaged and learn more about local governance today!