Help protect and enhance the historic and cultural character of Folsom’s treasured Historic District. Residents, historic preservationists, and business owners in the Folsom Historic District are encouraged to apply for the Historic District Commission.
City administrative offices will be closed on Veterans Day. For urgent City issues, call 916-355-7231. Call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.
It’s the season to Check Before You Burn! From November through the end of February, residents and businesses in Sacramento County, including the City of Folsom, must check the daily burn status before using a wood-burning fireplace or other wood-burning device.
Folsom residents who see smoke coming from manhole lids and sidewalk cracks should not be concerned. Starting mid-November, the City of Folsom will be testing portions of the sewer lines using a non-toxic artificial smoke substance. Smoke tests are planned in the vicinity of E. Bidwell Street, Riley Street, and Montrose Drive.
FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to a one-alarm structure fire in a mobile home home located in the 200 block of Leafwood Way in Folsom. A total of four engine companies, two truck companies, one paramedic ambulance, and two chief officers were dispatched to the scene.
Fall is the perfect time to redo your yard and add low-water-use plants great for our climate. The soil still holds summer's warmth, which encourages root growth, but new plants don’t require as much water because the days are getting cooler instead of heating up.
Dressing up and trick-or-treating make Halloween an exciting night for many Folsom families. Keep your kids safe with these simple tips from the Folsom Police Department.
The City of Folsom Public Works Department has been busy clearing gutters and storm drain inlets of fallen leaves. When leaves accumulate on the street, it is challenging for street sweepers to pick up the leaves, which can clog storm drain inlets resulting in localized flooding.
The City of Folsom has posted a Proposition 218 Notification Mailer and new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to its website to provide helpful information and answer questions about proposed rate increases for water, wastewater, and solid waste services.
The City of Folsom was recently awarded grant funding from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) to develop a new Active Transportation Plan (ATP). Folsom’s Parks & Recreation and Public Works departments will work together on the city’s ATP that will guide the planning, development, and maintenance of existing and future pedestrian and bicycle networks.
The Indian festival of Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is traditionally celebrated with the use of California State Fire Marshal registered Safe and Sane fireworks. The use of approved fireworks in conjunction with this festival may occur between noon on Saturday, October 26 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 in the City of Folsom.
Trees are a treasured asset in Folsom and have widespread benefits to the community. The City of Folsom’s tree preservation ordinance provides a framework to preserve and protect Folsom’s trees. A public review draft of the updated ordinance has been released.
Folsom Parks & Recreation invites all residents to join in this month’s celebration of the arts. The fall Rec Guide includes a wide variety of fine arts, dance, and theater classes. Most of these programs take place at the Folsom Art Center, located at 48 Natoma Street.
The city’s zoning code regulates existing and new development and specifies appropriate land uses in Folsom. The city is updating its zoning code with the goal of creating clear expectations for quality development and making those expectations easy to understand and follow. The city is conducting a series of community outreach events and workshops to share information and obtain community feedback.
Work on the Green Valley Road widening project resumes today following a three-month delay due to the original contractor’s inability to complete the project. A new contractor, Western Engineering Contractors, was awarded a contract by the Folsom City Council at the September 10 City Council meeting.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recognized the Johnny Cash Trail as an award-winning project in the Transportation-Related Facilities category for their 2019 awards program.
The Bureau of Reclamation, in cooperation with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department/Folsom Dam Security Bureau, City of Folsom Police and Fire Departments, and California State Parks will conduct a full-scale training exercise at Folsom Dam on September 18.
Customers seeking building permits will soon have better access to information and a smoother application process with a new state-of-the-art permit center and improved website, thanks to an SB-2 Planning Grant secured by the City of Folsom.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District is holding a community meeting on Thursday, September 12 to discuss the need for a new per capita fee necessary to support the District’s air quality and climate programs and to pursue opportunities for new clean air and future mobility projects in Folsom.
The fall edition of the Folsom Parks & Recreation Rec Guide includes a great selection of classes, family-friendly special events, and activities for all ages and interests. The guide is available to read online and was mailed to Folsom residents last week; additional copies are available at city facilities.
Folsom Parks & Recreation’s Kindergarten Readiness program introduces children to the joy of learning in the unique setting of the Hinkle Creek Nature Center.
The Folsom Police Department is now hiring lateral officers and dispatchers. Watch the department's new recruitment video and see how the police department helps make Folsom one of the safest cities in the United States.
The City of Folsom website is a primary information source about city programs, services, amenities, events, and resources. A new website is planned with a goal to simplify navigation, improve customer service, and be more responsive across all platforms, including desktop and mobile.
The first meeting of the Historic District Parking Solutions Ad Hoc Committee will be held Thursday, August 8.
After several years of monitoring the intersection at Clarksville Road and Bundrick Drive and with approval from City Council, the Public Works Department are installing an all-way stop sign control to enhance safety and minimize sight distance constraints.
If you’ve driven down Empire Ranch Road recently, you’ve most likely noticed brand new traffic signals in the area.
The City of Folsom engineered and installed a series of new traffic signals to further increase motorist, pedestrian, and cyclist safety on Empire Ranch Road.
Spare The Air Alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels. Ground-level ozone is formed when exhaust particles from vehicles react with the sun’s ultraviolet rays. High levels occur most often during the summer months, when days are hot and there’s no relief from cooling offshore breezes.
In support of the 6th Annual Community Service Day, the Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms are collecting items for overseas military troops. A one-day donation drive will be held on Friday, July 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center at 1200 Riley Street in Folsom.
Everyday summer activities such as gardening, home improvements and washing cars can negatively affect local creeks and streams. Help keep our waterways clean by following these tips on dealing with common around-the-house pollutants this summer:
The Folsom City Council approved a $209 million balanced budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year starting July 1, marking the end of an annual process of evaluating the city’s fiscal health, community priorities, infrastructure needs, and daily operations. The budget represents a $3.3 million increase over last year’s adopted budget.
Folsom Parks & Recreation offers a huge variety of fun and engaging camps for kids and teens to learn a new sport or sharpen existing skills, showcase their talents through the arts, spark their imaginations through creative play, explore and enjoy the outdoors, make new friends, and create lasting memories.
Following an annual process of evaluating the city’s fiscal health, community priorities, infrastructure needs, and daily operations, the Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $209 million balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 that takes effect July 1.
Intersections can be dangerous areas for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, especially during peak commute times.
More than 50 percent of the combined total of fatal and injury crashes occur at or near intersections, according to the United States Department of Transportation. Inattentiveness, reckless driving, and speeding can all lead to a serious accident at an intersection.
Read the latest edition read about the Folsom Public Library summer reading program, Summer of Music concerts in the park, summer programs at the Steve Miklos Aquatic Center, wildfire preparedness, fireworks safety tips, Folsom’s water quality, and more news.
The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center is now open for the summer season! Recreation swim takes place daily from 1 to 6 p.m., and with three pools, high and low diving boards, a three-story waterslide, and interactive play structure, there are plenty of ways to have fun and keep cool under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards
Summer day camps are a great way for kids and teens to keep their minds engaged and bodies active while they’re out of school.
Beginning Monday, May 20, crews will begin resurfacing numerous Folsom roadways and bike trails. A slurry seal will be applied to preserve and protect the underlying pavement structure and provide a new surface.