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Lake Natoma Gap Closure Project

May 24, 2018 

The Leidesdorff Street trail connection to the Lake Natoma Trail/American River Parkway will be closed until the end of June due to the Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure Project.


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Broder Family Homestead Park Construction

September 17, 2018 

Progress on the Broder Family Homestead Park parking lot, at East Natoma Street and Bowen Drive, continues with an expected completion date of November 2018. Once parking lot construction is complete, construction on the 4.7-acre Broder Family Homestead Park will begin.

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Folsom City Council Adopts General Plan

August 29, 2018 

The Folsom City Council unanimously voted to approve the Folsom 2035 General Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report at the August 28 City Council Meeting. The General Plan provides a framework for the long-range physical development of Folsom, and it guides policy decision-making about land use, transportation improvements, public services, economic development, housing, and other important issues. It is a document required by the State of California that serves as a blueprint for how Folsom will grow and develop, and sets a vision for goals and policies for the future of the community. Folsom’s last General Plan was adopted in 1988.

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Air Quality Tips

August 13, 2018 

Wildfires burning across the state are impacting all of us in the Sacramento region. Here are tips you can follow to protect yourself and your family members from unhealthy air.

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Treats for Troops Donation Drive

August 13, 2018 

In support of the 5th 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, August 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Folsom Aquatic Center at 1200 Riley Street in Folsom.

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Christa Freemantle Named ADA Coordinator

August 9, 2018 

The City of Folsom is committed to establishing and maintaining an accessible community and wants all residents to enjoy the city’s programs, services and activities. The city has a designated ADA Coordinator to oversee and coordinate the city’s efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Back to School Safety Tips

August 9, 2018 

As the school bells ring in August and students head back to class, it is important to remember it is everyone’s responsibility to keep Folsom’s kids safe. Here are a few tips from the Folsom Police Department to remember this back-to-school season.

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Community Service Day Volunteer Registration Open

August 6, 2018 

Thousands of volunteers will complete nearly 50 service projects on Saturday, September 15 at the fifth annual Community Service Day, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. Community members can now register to volunteer for projects.

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Grass Fire

July 18, 2018 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department responded to a grass fire located in the 1100 block of Widgeon Ct. A total of four engine companies and one chief officer were dispatched to the scene.

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Summer Stormwater Pollution Solutions

July 2, 2018 

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.

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Holiday Schedules

July 2, 2018 

City administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Please call 916-355-7231 if you have a non-emergency city issue, or call 911 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

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Econome Family Park Grand Opening Celebration

July 2, 2018 

The public is invited to the grand opening celebration for the City of Folsom's new neighborhood park Thursday, July 12 at 1900 Parkway Drive North. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a free hot dog dinner followed by the dedication and ribbon-cutting at 7:30 p.m. After the ceremony, enjoy refreshments, sports demonstrations, a history walk, and learn about activities and volunteer opportunities from a variety of community groups.

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New Fiscal Year Budget Takes Effect

July 2, 2018 

The Folsom City Council approved a $206 million balanced budget for the 2018-19 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 $4.2 million increase over last year’s adopted budget.

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Fireworks Safety Tips

June 25, 2018 

Fourth of July fireworks are a favorite Folsom tradition, but did you know more fires are reported on this day than on any other day of the year in the United States? Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks. The good news is you can enjoy the festivities and fireworks with just a few simple safety tips.

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Community Service Day Organizers Seek Additional Projects

June 25, 2018 

The Folsom community is uniting again for the fifth annual Community Service Day on Saturday, September 15. This major citywide event mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete dozens of projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact. Organizers are seeking additional community-based projects for this year's Community Service Day event.

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Help Lead a 2018 Community Service Day Project

June 25, 2018 

Thousands of volunteers will complete nearly 50 service projects on Saturday, September 15 at the fifth annual Community Service Day, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. Volunteers are needed to lead one of the following projects.

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Low Cost Rabies Clinic Wednesday, June 27

June 25, 2018 

The City of Folsom Animal Services Department is offering a low-cost rabies clinic for residents Wednesday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Folsom City Lions Park, 403 Stafford Street. The clinic provides an easy and affordable way for pet owners to rabies vaccinate, microchip and license Folsom’s four-legged residents.

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Learn to Swim or Improve Your Strokes

June 18, 2018 

The Folsom Aquatic Center offers a wide range of swim lessons for every level, whether you’re just dipping your toe in the water for the first time or looking to improve your swim strokes and skills.

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Annual Water Quality Report Available

May 21, 2018 

As in years past, Folsom’s tap water meets all State of California and U.S. Environmen­tal Protection Agency drinking water health standards. The City makes every effort to safeguard its water supply and once again reports that Folsom’s system meets and exceeds every water quality standard.

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New Voting Procedures

May 21, 2018 

Sacramento County is one of five coun­ties in California to implement the Voter’s Choice Act, expanding voting opportunities for all residents. Beginning with the June 2018 Primary Election, all registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail, and Vote Centers will be offered in place of traditional polling places.

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Folsom Trail Tips

May 8, 2018 

Folsom is home to an extensive recreational trail system that includes more than 50 miles of paved trails. Watch this video to learn five trail tips to follow to keep us all happy and safe!

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Folsom Plan Area Update

April 11, 2018 

As infrastructure and road improvements progress in the Folsom Plan Area south of Highway 50, the City of Folsom plans to welcome new residents to the 95630 lifestyle as early as winter 2018.

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Trail Safety Tips

March 24, 2018 

Folsom is home to an extensive recreational trail system, with more than 50 miles of Class I paved trails. With cyclists, walkers and runners all sharing the trails, it's important to show courtesy to fellow trail users and respect the environment.

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Audition to Sing the National Anthem

March 21, 2018 

Live auditions are being held before a panel of judges at Nicholson's Musicafe to select the vocalist(s) to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Amgen Tour of California Men's Race Sixth Stage Start in Folsom, Friday, May 18.

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Sandbags Available for Folsom Residents, Businesses

March 1, 2018 

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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L'Etape California Coming to Folsom

February 27, 2018 

The annual L'Etape California by Le Tour de France is a mass participation bike ride open to the public and to road cyclists of all skill levels. For the first time, the City of Folsom and Visit Folsom are proud to host this event over the Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 2, 2018.

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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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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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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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