Below you’ll find compensation information for public officials as well as compensation for City management and employees. In the interest of greater transparency, we have created this page to assist the public in finding this information more readily. 

Every two years, the City utilizes an independent compensation consultant firm to conduct a labor market review to establish and update the City’s pay structures. This market data, combined with job analysis and internal salary relationships, are used to determine appropriate pay grades for City jobs. As of December 2011, employees contribute the entire 7 percent employee share towards their PERS retirement benefit.

Government Compensation in California

City Council Compensation

The table below provides information regarding the annual salary for executive positions. For employee salary ranges and benefits, click on one of the following files below.

Classification Annual Salary Additional Benefits
City Manager

 

$265,181  City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for performance pay.
Assistant City Manager $162,600 to $211,380 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
Deputy City Manager $154,764 to $201,204 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
Director of Public Works / City Engineer $150,996 to $196,296 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
Director of Community Development  $143,724 to $1186,840 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
Director of Finance $143,724 to $186,840 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
Director of Community Services $133,452 to $173,496 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
Director of Economic Development $130,200 to $169,260 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
Director of Management Services $130,200 to $169,260 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
City Clerk $106,860 to $138,924 City contribution toward auto allowance; cell phone; health, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance; retirement; eligibility for incentive pay.
Commission Compensation 

Planning Commissioners receive a stipend of $118 per meeting, not to exceed $236 per month. Community Services Commissioners receive a stipend of $59 per meeting, not to exceed $118 per month. Senior Advisory Board Members and Oversight Board Members serve without compensation.

Form 806 - Public Official Appointments 

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires each agency to post a single Form 806 (FPPC Regulation 18705.5 amended March 2012). Form 806 reports additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on other boards, commissions or committees of a public agency, special district, and joint power agency / authorities. Each agency must post a single Form 806 listing all paid appointed positions including the date appointed, length of term and stipend amount. Read more about Form 806 or view Form 806 2019 (PDF).

Additional Links

Full-time salary ranges (PDF)
Employee benefits (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report 2016 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report 2017 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report 2018 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report 2019 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report 2020 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report for the Rancho Canada Finance Authority 2016 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report for the Rancho Canada Finance Authority 2017 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report for the Rancho Canada Finance Authority 2018 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report for the Rancho Canada Finance Authority 2019 (PDF)
Local Government Compensation Report for the Rancho Canada Finance Authority 2020 (PDF)

 

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Expand the Forest

Expand the Forest Beautification Program

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Note: Due to the health and wellbeing of the selected trees, plantings will occur only from October 1st though December 1st and March 1st through June 1st. Staff will contact you during this time frame. Dedication plaques are not allowed. 


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Disclaimer: If a planting date cannot be arranged, the tree(s) will be planted by the end of the planting period. 

 


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The City Council Certificate: The dedication and sponsor(s) information will appear on the City Council signed certificate mailed to you after the tree planting has occurred.

(Example: In loving memory of John Doe, a great friend and co-worker) 


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The cost of the Expand the Forest Program is $93.00/15 gallon tree. 

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City of Lake Forest
Expand the Forest Program
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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Lake Forest, CA 92630

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