City Council

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Regular Business Meetings:

  • 7:00 pm
  • January to October:  2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
  • November & December: 2nd Thursday

Work Session Meetings:

  • 6:00 pm
  • 2nd Thursday of the month

Agenda Packets

2014 - Current Agenda Packets

Includes audio/video recordings

Archived Audio Recordings (1994-2016)

Recordings are available on the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives website:

1994 - 2016 Archived Audio Recordings

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 part-time, 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. All Councilmembers are elected "at-large," meaning they serve the City as a whole, as opposed to a specific district.

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, grants franchises, approves contracts for services, and payment of all City moneys.

Governance Manual (PDF)

Council Actions

Ordinance 1181

Restricting the Use and Sale of Single-Use Plastics

Resolution 1606

Declaring Lake Forest Park a Welcoming, Inclusive, and Safe Community

Resolutions (List)

City Council Goals

Email all the councilmembers in the same email.

Municipal Code

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