City Council

Top row: Lorri Bodi, Semra Riddle, Phillippa Kassover, Tracy Furutani. Bottom row: Larry Goldman, Tom French, Jon Lebo

City Council Group Photo


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 and Meeting Recordings

Agenda packets and meeting recordings are available here.

How to Watch Council Meetings

There are several ways to watch/listen to City Council meetings: livestream, on-demand, and the City’s cable television channel, Comcast channel 21. All meetings are video recorded.

  • Livestream and on-demand replay of the meetings can be accessed here.
  • Live on Comcast channel 21 (must live within LFP city limits and subscribe to Comcast services)
  • Replayed on the television channel at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily, beginning the Monday following the meeting.

Contact All Councilmembers in the Same Email

Email all the Councilmembers in the same email.

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

Ordinance 1252 - Adopting the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Document "City Limits" Summer 2020 Edition

Resolution 1606 - Declaring Lake Forest Park a Welcoming, Inclusive, and Safe Community

Resolutions (List)

City Council Goals

Municipal Code

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