Mayor Peter Herzog 25550 Commercentre Dr, Lake Forest, CA92630 Mayor Peter Herzog was first elected to the Lake Forest City Council in 1994; he has been a resident here since…More 1982. He won the mayorship in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He was instrumental in preventing the El Toro Marine Base from becoming an airport and ensuring that the Musick jail site has not become a maximum-security jail. Mayor Herzog has also served on the Board of the Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency and was chairman of the League of Cities Super-Committee for the renewal of Measure M, which passed in 2006. In May 1996, the Mayors of Orange County selected Mayor Herzog to serve on the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission.
Lake Forest City Hall & Community Center 25550 Commercentre Dr, Lake Forest, CA92630 The City of Lake Forest doesn't own its city hall; instead, it rents space in the same office building that houses the…More Johnny Rockets restaurant chain's corporate headquarters. The city council meets every other Tuesday night and is composed of five residents, each of whom is elected to a four-year term. The mayor is selected from the council by a vote of the council at the end of every year. Like many newer cities, Lake Forest contracts out city services such as landscaping maintenance to private firms, and the police force - headquartered at city hall - is provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Unlike many cities, though, Lake Forest does not issue or require business permits. As the city's community center, the building is also a hub for senior events and city-sponsored community activities.