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Voting is Changing in Sacramento County

February 20, 2018 

Beginning with the June 2018 Primary Election, Sacramento County will be one of five counties in California to implement the Voter's Choice Act. All registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail, and Vote Centers will be offered in place of traditional polling places. Vote Centers will be located in Folsom and throughout Sacramento County and open to all voters, offering more flexibility and additional opportunities to participate in the election process.

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Fight the Bite

February 7, 2018 

While the official start of spring is still more than a month away, a warming trend is expected for this week and it's important for residents to inspect their property and drain any stagnant water they may find in flowerpots, buckets, birth baths or other small containers.

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AARP Offers Tax Assistance

February 7, 2018 

The AARP Tax-Aide program will provide free tax preparation and assistance to low and middle income Folsom residents, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

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PG&E Working to Upgrade Electric Transmission Lines in Folsom

January 10, 2018 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing work on the Missouri Flat to Gold Hill reconductoring project that will upgrade approximately 12.5 miles of electric transmission line and improve service reliability and increase capacity in the area. Starting this week, crews will be working in Folsom to change out over head electrical wires. Work is expected to be complete by mid-February.

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Support the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience

January 10, 2018 

If you love Johnny Cash and Folsom, you can show your support for the Johnny Cash Trail in a number of ways. From cash donations to cycling kits, donor wall plaques to collectible pieces, there are so many ways to be a part of the City's unique tribute to the Man in Black and his connection to Folsom.

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Holiday City Service Schedule

December 21, 2017 

City of Folsom administrative offices and Folsom City Hall will be closed on December 25 and 26, and January 1 and 2. For urgent City issues, call 916-355-7231. Call 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies.

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'Names about Town' Website Honors Folsom's History

November 2, 2017 

You’ve seen the names around town—on park signs, street signs and schools. Learn their stories and how they shaped Folsom we know today. New profiles have been added, including John Bidwell, John Sutter, Mary Ballou and General Winfield Scott.

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City of Folsom Offers Sharps Take Back

November 1, 2017 

In California, it is against the law to put sharps in the trash, including lancets, hypodermic needles, syringes and scalpel blades. The City of Folsom offers free sharps disposals at various locations citywide.

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Amgen Tour of California Returns to Folsom in 2018

October 30, 2017 

America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to California for the 13th consecutive year May 13 - 19, 2018. Folsom will host the men’s sixth stage start on Friday, May 18.

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Folsom Plan Area Update: Construction Improvements Underway

August 21, 2017 

The 18-month schedule of infrastructure, road and safety improvements that started south of Highway 50 in May is proceeding at a smooth and steady pace. Nearly three miles of sewer line is being installed, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has started construction on a substation to provide the area with power, the first section of Alder Creek Parkway – a significant east/west thoroughfare – has opened, and the roads and pads for the first new neighborhoods are becoming visible in the area near White Rock Road and the soon-to-be-renamed Scott Road.

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Track Water Use and Avoid Leaks

July 31, 2017 

The City of Folsom provides all residents with a free water usage and leak alert portal, Dropcountr, available today on Web, Android or Apple iOS. With Dropcountr, you and your family can track usage, make sense of price tiers, sign up for alerts, set goals and receive support, anytime, anywhere.

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Water Safety Tips and Free Life Jacket Loaners

June 19, 2017 

As temperatures rise, Folsom’s lakes, river, and pools are popular destinations for outdoor fun. If you’re heading to the water this summer, keep these boating and water safety tips in mind. In addition, the Folsom Fire Department’s Life Jacket Loaner Program provides Folsom residents with free daily and weekend rental of life jackets for all ages of children and adults.

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Tree Care Tips

June 14, 2017 

Many residents have planted new trees to replace those lost in the drought. City of Folsom Arborist Ken Menzer offers the following tree care and staking tips to help your new trees thrive.

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Pavement Repair Project Begins

June 12, 2017 

Beginning Tuesday, June 13, crews will fill and repair cracks on more than 25 miles of Folsom's roads to prevent the formation of potholes and other pavement distress.

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Orangevale Avenue Bridge Now Open

June 5, 2017 

A century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale has officially reopened to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians after a year-long rehabili­tation and historical preservation project.

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Folsom City Council Adopts Balanced Budget

May 15, 2017 

The Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $201 million balanced budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which takes effect July 1.The FY 2017-18 budget preserves the unique Folsom experience, bolsters the City’s fiscal sustainability, improves core services, addresses deferred maintenance and equipment needs and invests in the future.

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Registration is Open for Summer Day Camps

April 24, 2017 

Summer camps provide opportunities to learn a new sport or sharpen existing skills, showcase talents through the arts, make new friends, and create lasting memories. Browse through the summer camps brochure to learn more and register today for the best selection!

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Felipe Rodriguez Appointed Folsom Fire Chief

March 31, 2017 

The City of Folsom announced today the appointment of new Folsom Fire Department Chief Felipe Rodriguez, effective June 1. Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer appointed Rodriguez following an extensive national executive search.

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Start Your Spring Cleaning with a Bulky Waste Pickup

March 29, 2017 

Has your outdoor furniture or barbecue seen better days? Is your yard in need of an overhaul? The City of Folsom can help! The City of Folsom offers Bulky Waste Pickup, a free service available three times per year to Folsom single family residential customers. It offers an easy way for residents to dispose of bulky items that do not fit in their standard garbage cans.

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Infrastructure and Road Improvements Begin South of Highway 50

March 27, 2017 

An 18-month schedule of infrastructure and road improvements is starting south of Highway 50 for the new Folsom Ranch plan area—3,513 acres annexed into the City of Folsom in 2012. This spring and summer, construction activities will include infrastructure and safety improvements such as water, sewer, streets and utilities, plus temporary closures and detours of Placer­ville Road and Scott Road.

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Johnny Cash Trail Phase II Construction Begins

March 27, 2017 

Work will begin this week on the second phase of the Johnny Cash Trail, located at East Natoma Street and Folsom Prison Road. This phase of the project includes 1.25 miles of Class I paved trail, an undercrossing tunneling beneath Prison Road to allow trail users to safely bypass vehicular traffic, and a beautiful 190-foot wooden arched bridge that will provide views of the American River Canyon, Lake Natoma, and beyond.

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'Names about Town' Website Honors Folsom's History

March 2, 2017 

The Folsom community would not be where it is today without the vision, leadership and commitment of past leaders, activists and public servants. Their names can be found around town-- on park signs, street signs and schools. Learn more about these influential community members on the City of Folsom's "Names about Town" website.

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Folsom Public Library Offers ‘Book Club in a Bag’

February 21, 2017 

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin’s reading and discussion group was the seed for opening the first public library in America? The Folsom Public Library is keeping up the tradition of public reading and discussion groups by hosting a regular book discussion at the Library and also providing “Book Club in a Bag” kits for you to host your own book club.

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Sandbags Available for Folsom Residents, Businesses

January 5, 2017 

If your property has a history of flooding, it’s important to get prepared in advance of a storm. Sand and sandbags are available for Folsom residents and business owners at no charge. The City’s two self-serve sandbag stations are next to Fire Station 36 at 9700 Oak Ave­nue Parkway and behind City Hall at 50 Natoma Street.

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