Daytime work on the E. Bidwell Street widening project will continue daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday, February 21.
The City of Folsom Community Development Department is seeking public input about design standards for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs, also known as granny flats, in-law units, or second units, are attached or detached residential dwelling units typically on the same property as a single-family home.
Registered voters can now drop off their ballot at a drop box at Folsom City Hall.
On Thursday, January 23, Mayor Sarah Aquino delivered the 2020 State of the City Address to more than 300 community members at a luncheon hosted by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. In the annual address, Mayor Aquino reviewed recent accomplishments and shared upcoming milestones in the year ahead.
Progress on the Green Valley Road widening project continues, and the project should be completed by late spring. One-way traffic control will occur for nighttime work from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, January 27 - January 29.
FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department and El Dorado Hills Fire Department responded to a one-alarm structure fire located in the 100 block of Hargrove CT in Folsom. A total of four engine companies, two truck companies, two paramedic ambulances, and two chief officers were dispatched to the scene.
The Folsom Police Department has deployed Vital Aware Services, a potentially life-saving application to help individuals with cognitive vulnerabilities, such as Alzheimer's, Dementia, Downs Syndrome, Autism, or other cognitive disorders.
The City of Folsom 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 of Folsom’s tree preservation ordinance provides a framework to preserve and protect Folsom’s trees. An update is planned to address specific gaps and ambiguities and incorporate current best management practices so that the regulations are clear, easy to follow, and help preserve and maintain healthy trees in Folsom.
In May 2018, long-term water efficiency legislation was signed into effect that will require water providers throughout California, including the City of Folsom, to set new permanent water use targets for their service areas by 2022.
Here are a few simple holiday fire safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season.
The Folsom City Council selected Sarah Aquino as Mayor and Ernie Sheldon as Vice Mayor at the December 10 City Council meeting. The one-year terms are effective immediately.
While you are busy getting ready to deck the halls and wrap the gifts, grinchy holiday thieves may be setting their sights on you. Here are tips from the Folsom Police Department to keep you from being an easy target for thieves this holiday season.
The 37th annual California International Marathon is Sunday, December 8, bringing more than 9,000 runners and thousands of spectators to Folsom and the Sacramento area.
Help make the season bright for local families in need by donating to the annual toy drive. The Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS) volunteers, in partnership with the Folsom Police and Fire departments and the Folsom Police Foundation, are collecting items for the toy drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.