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Mayor Howell Delivers 2019 State of the City Address

January 22, 2019 

Folsom Mayor Kerri Howell delivered the 2019 State of the City address at a luncheon hosted by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, January 17. In the annual address, Mayor Howell reviewed recent accomplishments and shared upcoming milestones in the year ahead. A recorded version of the speech is available on the City’s website.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Assist Folsom’s First Responders

January 22, 2019 

The Folsom Fire Department’s annual Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) course begins in March. The course curriculum includes: how to assist family members and neighbors until emergency responders arrive, disaster preparedness, first aid, search and rescue, and emergency response plans. Students who complete the required training course and pass a background check will become members of the Folsom Fire Department’s volunteer CERT team. The CERT training course is free; participants must be age 18 or older, and preference is given to applicants who live or work in Folsom. For more information and to register, email folsomcert@folsom.ca.us.

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Folsom Parade of Champions Tomorrow

January 22, 2019 

A celebration parade in Historic Folsom tomorrow night will honor the 2018 state champion Folsom Bulldogs team and the 2018 state champion Vista del Lago girls varsity cross country team. The parade begins at 7 p.m. with participants marching down Coloma and Sutter streets. The parade will conclude with a rally at the Folsom Historic Amphitheater. Those planning on attending the parade should park at Rodeo Park or the Historic District parking garage. The community is encouraged to attend. For information about shopping and dining in Historic Folsom, visit www.historicfolsom.org.

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Join the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Docent Program

January 8, 2019 
Docents serve a vital role in helping to promote the zoo sanctuary’s educational mission of teaching responsible behavior toward all animals. Docents host school tours, interact with the public at community events, help with youth camps, and assist at special events. The docent training class begins February 11 and continues through March 19.

Learn more at www.folsom.ca.us .
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Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure Project is Finished

January 8, 2019 

The Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure project in Folsom’s Historic District was completed at the end of December and is now open for use by cyclists and pedestrians. It includes the city’s first Class IV bike trail, also called a “separated bikeway,” which is a 12-foot-wide paved path that parallels Leidesdorff Street between Reading and Wool streets.

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Keep Gutters and Storm Inlets Free of Fallen Leaves

November 30, 2018 

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. Here’s how residents can help:

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Notice From The Folsom Fire Department Regarding Use of Masks

November 14, 2018 

Per the Sacramento County Public Health Officer it is advised to not use masks, such as the N95, due to wildfire smoke in the area as the health risks of the mask outweigh the benefits.

The Folsom Fire Department is recommending people stay indoors as much as possible and to keep doors and windows closed. This precautionary advisory is effective through November 16th due to smoke from the Camp Fire that is impacting our local air quality.

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Red Flag Warning - November 10-12, 2018

November 10, 2018 

The Sacramento area, including Folsom, will be under a Red Flag Warning from 10 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Monday morning. The City of Folsom Fire Department urges its residents and business owners to remain extra vigilant during this time and to report fires to 9-1-1 immediately.

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Intersection Safety Tips from the Folsom Police Department

October 31, 2018 

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.

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Fall Into a Beautiful Water-Wise Landscape

October 29, 2018 

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.

When spring rolls around, your fall plantings will have established root systems and be ready to start their growth spurt and be better prepared for the heat of summer.

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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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