Virtual Meetings during COVID-19

Updated 3/27/2020

Due to evolving Public Health – Seattle & King County recommendations and the new “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Governor Jay Inslee’s office, City Council and Planning Commission meetings will be held virtually. City Hall will be closed and members of the public can participate in the meetings virtually. For the immediate future, the meetings will not be live streamed or broadcast live on the City’s television channels; however, recordings will be posted to the website as soon as possible following the meeting.

The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during Council and Planning meetings. Governor Inslee has issued Proclamation 20-28, waiving the statutory requirement that public meetings have facilities made available for people to attend.

Instructions on how to participate in the April 9 City Council regular meeting will be provided at the bottom of this page once they are available.

Public Comment Procedures for Virtual Meetings:
If you wish to provide public comment virtually, you may do so by submitting a written statement to Any comments received by 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting will be read during the public comment period.

To ensure your comments are received and read at the proper meeting, your email must include:

  • The name of the group that is meeting (City Council or Planning Commission)
  • Date of the meeting your comments are intended for
  • Your name
  • Whether or not you live in the city limits of Lake Forest Park
  • Agenda Item and/or subject your comments refer to

Emails without this information may not be read at the meeting. Three minutes are allowed for comment. And, in accordance with normal procedure, messages of an overly repetitive or inappropriate (vulgarity) nature may be declined to be read at the discretion of the meeting Chair.

Please check the City’s online Meetings Calendar for the most up-to-date information about individual meetings.

Questions? Email the City Clerk’s Office.

Instructions for participating in the Virtual City Council Regular meeting on April 9, at 7:00 p.m. will be provided once they are available. 

This meeting will be held via Zoom. The information that will be posted below will be specific to the April 9 meeting. It will be updated later with information for future Council meetings that may be held virtually.