When people hear the name Folsom, they likely recall Folsom State Prison and Johnny Cash's timeless tunes. However, the city of Folsom is so much more. Home to over 72,000 residents, Folsom boasts a thriving downtown imbued with the ambiance of Gold Rush days. It also plays host to one of the largest aquatic centers in the Sacramento Valley, retail outlets, the upscale Palladio shopping district, a zoo, and an interactive aquarium.

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City Council

The five-member Folsom City Hall meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission reviews planning applications for design review, variances, use permits, planned development permits, and environmental determinations. Meetings are public and are held at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

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After postponing the matter two weeks ago, the Folsom City Council voted July 9 to allow the removal of five “landmark” oak trees along Folsom Blvd. to make way for light rail improvements.

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With two phases built and more coming, Folsom officials are now designing trails to connect the dots in new Mangini Ranch.

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The future of some landmark oak trees along Folsom Boulevard was a top item on the agenda at Folsom’s City Hall Tuesday night as the City Council held its first meeting of July.

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07/05/2024
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Folsom firefighters swiftly contained a grass fire that broke out in the early morning of July 5 near a residential area in the city.

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