Mayor Scott Voigts, at the city's Mercedes Benz of Foothill Ranch dealership, delivered a joke about keeping his wife from the temptation of one of the vehicles, and then gave the state of the city address to a group largely comprised of Chamber of Commerce members.
After the boy scouts, national anthem, and introduction of various Chamber members and others, Voigts wheeled on to the stage.
He focused on development and streets, paying particular attention to the new 89-acre sports park that he says, hopefully, will open in summer of 2014; grading is supposed to be completed next month. He also talked about the 4,000 homes that will become part of Lake Forest and the developer money that has allowed the city to prosper.
Also getting kudos from the mayor were street projects that included the completion of the Alton Parkway gap, and synchronization of more than five dozen lights, particularly among the east-west arterials—and that additional synchronization will take place for some of the major north-south arterials as well.
Voigts also said more than 180 businesses have opened in Lake Forest in the past year.
The event was hosted by the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce.
Watch the video to see photos from the event and hear highlights of the mayor's speech.