The City of Folsom is a municipal corporation following the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council, the city’s legislative body, sets policies, enacts ordinances, and adopts an annual budget.
The City Manager serves as the city's chief administrative officer and oversees the implementation of the Council's programs. The City Manager is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the city and directs a staff of more than 440 employees.
The City of Folsom incorporated in 1946, when Folsom’s residents opted for self-government to provide greater local control over city affairs. Folsom residents continue to take an active role as the city handles routine business and prepares for the future. Community members are encouraged to get involved in city government and the community at large.
A wide range of departments serve Folsom residents. From swimming lessons for the kids to trash pickup and recycling, the city has a lot to offer.