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Important Notice Regarding Stray/Found Animals

March 25, 2020 

The Sacramento SPCA (SSPCA), which provides animal shelter services for the City of Folsom and other jurisdictions in the Sacramento region, is currently closed to the public to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, Folsom Animal Services can only accept found/stray animals that are in dire need of urgent medical care until further notice.

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What are “Essential” Businesses?

March 24, 2020 

The City of Folsom is receiving questions about which businesses are allowed to remain open and which cannot. The Sacramento County Health Officer has determined the types of businesses considered to be “essential,” which are those necessary for protecting the health and sustaining the daily lives of Californians during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Reminder, No Wipes in the Pipes!

March 18, 2020 

Folsom residents are reminded to keep paper towels, napkins, and flushable wipes out of the sewer system. Items such as these can cause clogged pipes and serious problems for the sewer system.

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Submit a Project for the 2020 Community Service Day

March 9, 2020 

The Folsom community is coming together again to plan the seventh annual Community Service Day, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. This powerful day of service mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete dozens of service projects throughout Folsom.

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Census 2020 is Coming

March 2, 2020 

April 1 is a very important date—Census Day, 2020. Every ten years the federal government is required to count every person living in the United States.

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Preschool Open Houses

February 24, 2020 

Parents and prospective students are invited to visit Folsom Parks & Recreation’s Fun Factory Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness classrooms to meet our wonderful teachers,

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Low-Cost Rabies Clinic

February 24, 2020 

A healthy pet is a happy pet. Help ensure your pet’s health and stay compliant with city and state vaccination laws at the City of Folsom Animal Service Department’s Rabies Clinic.

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New Storytime Programs

February 4, 2020 

The Folsom Public Library offers a new sensory storytime series designed for children with autism, or those with sensory needs who prefer an alternative to traditional storytime programs.

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2020 State of the City Speech

January 28, 2020 

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.

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Green Valley Road Widening Update

January 27, 2020 

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.

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Tips to Avoid Animal-Car Collisions

January 27, 2020 

The City of Folsom encourages motorists to be cautious and remain alert when driving. As Folsom is surrounded by nature in many areas, wild animals can cause a safety concern on the road.

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Folsom Utility Rate Increase

January 27, 2020 

The Folsom City Council approved utility rate increases that will appear on your utility bill for water, wastewater, and solid waste services beginning February 1.

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Census 2020 is Coming

January 27, 2020 

April 1, 2020 is an important date—Census Day, 2020. Every ten years, the federal government is required to count every person living in the United States.

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2020 State of the City

January 14, 2020 

Join the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Sarah Aquino for the annual State of the City address from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, January 23.

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Tree Preservation Ordinance Public Hearing

January 7, 2020 

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.

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Winter Water Savings

January 7, 2020 

With winter’s shorter and cooler days, your sprinklers shouldn’t need to run until spring. Set your sprinkler timer to “off” and let Mother Nature do the watering.

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Holiday Recycling

December 16, 2019 

Between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays, Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than at any other time of year. Help manage the extra waste by recycling what you can and keeping prohibited items out of the blue recycle bins.

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T’is the Season for Holiday Shopping Safety

December 2, 2019 

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.

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Annual Holiday Toy Drive

December 2, 2019 

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.

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City to Conduct Sewer Smoke Tests

November 4, 2019 

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.

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To Burn or Not to Burn – Time to Check

November 4, 2019 

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.

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Open House on Proposed Utility Rate Increases

October 29, 2019 
Wednesday, November 6, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center
The City of Folsom is currently considering recommendations in an independent Rate Study to increase rates for water, wastewater, and solid waste services in the years 2020-2024.
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Fall Into a Beautiful Water-Wise Landscape

October 28, 2019 

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.

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Help Keep Gutters and Storm Drains Free of Fallen Leaves

October 28, 2019 

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.

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Folsom Trails Update

October 21, 2019 

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.

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Diwali Fireworks Safety

October 14, 2019 

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.

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Tree Preservation Ordinance Workshop

October 14, 2019 

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.

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October is National Arts and Humanities Month

October 14, 2019 

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.

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Zoning Code Update Workshop

September 30, 2019 

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.

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Folsom’s New Cycle Tracks

September 23, 2019 

The City of Folsom has installed cycle tracks on Blue Ravine Road and Leidesdorff Street. These two-way bike boulevards are known as “protected pathways” that allow cyclists to share the street safely with motorists.

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Fall Irrigation Tips

September 23, 2019 

Cooler weather and shorter days mean you can adjust your irrigation schedule to use less water. Keep dialing back your sprinkler run times and remember to turn off your sprinklers completely when rain is in the forecast.

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Work Resumes on Green Valley Road Widening Project

September 17, 2019 

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.

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Folsom Dam Training Exercise September 18

September 16, 2019 

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.

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Show Your Glow!

September 9, 2019 

Gather your family, friends, and co-workers and register your group for this popular annual event! Folsom Glow is a family-friendly 4K walk Saturday, October 5 starting at 7:45 p.m.

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The New Fall Rec Guide is Here!

August 21, 2019 

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.

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