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Meeting Guidelines

General Information and Guidelines for those wish to speak during
The City of Lake Forest Board/Commission/Committee/Council meetings

Presentations will be made in the order listed on the agenda.

Following each individual presentation, members of the Board/ Committee/Commission/Council will ask questions.

Staff comments and questions will come next.

Following this, the public will have a chance to make comments and ask questions on the topic being discussed.

The chairperson/mayor will recognize a member of the audience, who will then rise and go to the microphone, where they will provide their name and address.

Each person will be allowed a maximum of four (4) minutes to speak, and should keep statements/questions as brief and to the point as possible. Public comments should not be redundant.

Members of the public will not be allowed to speak a second time until all members of the audience who wish to speak have been allowed to do so. The chairperson/mayor will determine whether second public comments will be permitted, and if so, the appropriate amount of time for public discussion, and will close off public comment at his/her discretion.

Following public comment, the Board/Committee/Commission/Council will once more have the chance to question and comment on the topic before final decision.

It should be noted that the chairperson/mayor has the right to change these procedures in certain instances as she/he sees fit.

The City of Lake Forest encourages public attendance and participation at all meetings. It is hoped that by utilizing these guidelines, participation will be maximized, both in terms of fairness and organization. If you have any questions concerning these guidelines, please contact the Deputy City Clerk at City Hall (847) 810-3674.

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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