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Voting Starts October 27 - The California Voter’s Choice Act

October 22, 2018 

The California Voter’s Choice Act became law in 2016, making voting more convenient and accessible. Ballots are now mailed to all voters, and you may choose to vote via mail, drop-box or the new Vote Centers. Vote Centers open October 27 through Election Day, November 6, and any voter may visit any Vote Center.

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New Text-to-9-1-1 Service

October 22, 2018 

If you need to contact 9-1-1 for emergency services, you can now do it by text anywhere in Sacramento County, including Folsom.

Sacramento County 9-1-1 Centers representing all law enforcement and fire agencies in the region announced Text-to-9-1-1 service is now available countywide. This means all 9-1-1 public safety dispatch centers are now equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone Text-to-9-1-1 messages from citizens.

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Folsom’s Johnny Cash Trail

October 22, 2018 

In October 2017, the City of Folsom celebrated the completion of the Johnny Cash Trail. The 2.5-mile paved trail provides cyclists and pedestrians with a scenic journey through open meadows and mature native oak woodlands, and views of the American River. The completion of the Johnny Cash Trail also makes it possible to travel a full circle around Lake Natoma entirely by trail, and provides connections to Folsom’s Historic District.

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Folsom Plan Area Update

October 22, 2018 

An 18-month schedule of infrastructure, road and safety improvements that started south of Highway 50 in the spring of 2017 is now complete. That first phase of work included sewer, water, streets, streetlights, and utilities as well as the reconstruction of East Bidwell Street between the first portion of the new Alder Creek Parkway and White Rock Road. More than 3.5 miles of sewer pipe were laid and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District built a substation to serve the area with electrical power.

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Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure Project Enters Phase II

October 16, 2018 

This project broke ground in late June and creates Folsom’s first Class IV bike trail, for exclusive use by cyclists. The first phase of construction is nearing completion with a new sidewalk for pedestrians and a 12-foot-wide dedicated bike path in Folsom’s Historic District along Leidesdorff Street between Reading and Wool streets.

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Fire Damages Folsom Home

October 16, 2018 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department, El Dorado Hills Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Protection District responded to a one-alarm structure fire to a single-story home located in the 100 block of Rugosa Drive in Folsom. A total of four engine companies, two truck companies, two paramedic ambulances, two chief officers and one fire investigator were dispatched to the scene.

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Fire Damages Folsom Home

October 8, 2018 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department, El Dorado Hills Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Protection District responded to a one-alarm structure fire to a two-story home located in the 400 block of S Lexington Drive in Folsom. A total of four engine companies, two truck companies, one paramedic ambulance, two chief officers and one fire investigator were dispatched to the scene.

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Council Seeks Input on Historic District Parking Concerns

October 2, 2018 

A public workshop will be held to provide a forum for the community to share concerns about parking in the residential area of the Historic District. The public workshop will be held at the Folsom City Council meeting Tuesday, October 23, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom.

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Oak Parkway Trail Undercrossing

September 24, 2018 

Construction begins the week of October 1 for the new bike/pedestrian undercrossing that will connect the Oak Parkway Trail to the Johnny Cash Trail. Motorists are encouraged to use caution in the work zone on Natoma Street between Fargo Way and Prison Road.

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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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Citizen’s Academy Applications Available Now

October 16, 2018 

The Folsom Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen’s Academy. This 12-week academy starts January 9 and provides an in-depth look at the Folsom Police and Fire Departments and other city services. Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and class size is limited.

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Runway 18 Fashion Show

October 9, 2018 

The 2nd annual event benefits Folsom Runway, a volunteer community group developed to provide inclusive recreational opportunities for children with special needs.

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Aquatic Center Renovation Project

October 2, 2018 

The Folsom Aquatic Center will be undergoing a major renovation project on the 50-meter side of the facility. The project begins the week of October 1 and includes replastering the 50-meter pool and replacing approximately 12,000 square feet of existing pool deck. The project is scheduled to be completed in December 2018.

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Construction Begins on New Trail Undercrossing

October 2, 2018 

Work to connect the Oak Parkway Trail to the Johnny Cash Trail near East Natoma Street and Prison Road begins the week of October 1. This project will create a tunnel directly under East Natoma Street and provide a seamless and safe route for trail users to transition between the two trails.

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Diwali

October 16, 2018 

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 the hours of 12 p.m. on Monday, November 5 through 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 in the City of Folsom. The use of dangerous and illegal fireworks is still prohibited within all areas of the City of Folsom.

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“The Man in Black” Land Art Installation Update

October 16, 2018 

The City of Folsom created a temporary land art installation in May 2018 to celebrate hosting the Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 men’s race start. The large-scale banner was installed near the corner of East Natoma Street and Folsom Lake Crossing, the future site of the Legacy Park. The banner depicted an artist’s rendering of “The Man in Black” statue that is a future planned work of public art for the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience. The Stage 6 route started riders on the Johnny Cash Trail and continued onto Folsom Lake Crossing; the race stage ended in Lake Tahoe.

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L’Etape California Bike Ride and Expo

October 8, 2018 

For the first time, the City of Folsom, Visit Folsom, and Palladio at Broadstone are proud to host this mass participation bike ride open to the public and to road cyclists of all skill levels. The scenic rides are designed by Le Tour de France directors and provide cyclists with challenging courses comparable to an Alps mountain stage of the world’s most well-known bike race. The event includes a Cycling and Lifestyle Expo Saturday, October 27 at the Palladio.

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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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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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