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City Council

Regular Business Meetings
  • 7:00 pm
  • January - October:  Second and fourth Thursday of the month
  • November and December:  Second Thursday of the month; no regularly scheduled meetings the second half of the month

Work Session Meetings
  • 6:00 pm
  • Second Thursday of the month, preceding the Regular Business Meeting

Agenda Packets

Audio Recordings
Please note:  If there are breaks during the City Council meeting, there will be more than one audio file.
(Example:  City Council breaks for executive session, then meeting is reconvened.)
Recordings from previous years are available on the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives website:

To email all the Councilmembers in the same email, click here.

City Council Priorities & Administration Work Plan

In March 2014, the Council's goals for the year were adopted.  In April, the Council then adopted Resolution 1415, with the City Administration's work plan to integrate the Council goals.

City Governance
The City of Lake Forest Park was incorporated in 1961 and operates as a non-charter code city with a Mayor-Council form of government.  The Mayor and seven City Councilmembers are non-partisan elected officials who serve four-year terms.  Municipal elections are held in November of odd-numbered years and terms are staggered so that no more than four positions are up for election every two years.

The City Council is the legislative body of the City.  It enacts laws and regulations, establishes policy direction for the City, establishes tax and fee rates, adopts an Annual Budget, and approves payment of all City moneys.

In 2014, the City Council adopted a Manual of City Governance Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for the Mayor-Council Form of Government.

Municipal Code
The City of Lake Forest Park is governed under a Municipal Code.