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City News: Your Weekly Update
Week of January 25, 2016

Folsom Fire and Police Departments Hold 2016 Citizens Academy
Learn the ins-and-outs of municipal public safety at the 2016 Citizens Academy, hosted by Folsom Police and Fire departments. Topics include crime scene investigations, identity theft, traffic safety, K-9 and mounted demonstrations, 911 response, emergency preparedness and more. The Citizens Academy is an educational program designed to create a greater understanding and trust between public safety agencies and the residents of Folsom. The Academy is also a required basic training program for the Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS) volunteer program. Classes begin March 9 and are held for 11consecutive weeks on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Applications are due by Monday, February 22. For more information contact Jessica Hess at jhess@folsom.ca.us or 351-3409.
Rain Increases Folsom Lake Water Levels
Recent storms that moved through the Sacramento region have helped increase water levels at Folsom Lake by 47 feet since December 1.  To put this into perspective, in December 2015 alone, Folsom Reservoir added enough water to serve Folsom's water use demands for six years. While the increase is encouraging, Folsom Reservoir is still 14 feet lower than last year, and conservation efforts should continue. 
Due to the uncertainty of the statewide drought continuing into 2016, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-36-15 calling for an extension of urban water use restrictions through October 2016. Folsom's conservation target remains at 32 percent.  Stay informed about the drought and water conservation at your home or business at www.folsom.ca.us
Folsom School Upgrades Planned  
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District has developed a plan for upgrades and new construction at all 15 Folsom schools over the next decade under Measure G, the $195 million bond measure approved by voters in 2014. Projects include technology and safety improvements, replacing portables with permanent classrooms, and other major upgrades and renovations. Initial projects anticipated to begin construction in 2016 include:
* Carl Sundahl Elementary School modernization and new construction
* Sutter Middle School modernization and new construction - Phase 1
* A second gymnasium at Folsom High School
* Completion of the Vista del Lago stadium
* Technology infrastructure upgrades throughout Folsom schools
For more information or to view the master plan, visit the Folsom Cordova Unified School website .  

Digital Magazines Ready for Checkout at Folsom Public Library
The Folsom Public Library now offers library patrons access to an online newsstand, which provides more than 115 digital magazines that can be read from a personal computer or mobile device.  Anyone with a Folsom Library Card can check out an unlimited number of magazine issues with no due date. Popular publications include Forbes, New Yorker, Bon Appetit, Prevention, FamilyFun and Nickelodeon.  Visit the Folsom Public Library for more information. 

Low Cost Rabies Clinic Wednesday
This Wednesday, the City of Folsom Animal Services Department will host a low cost monthly rabies clinic, providing an easy and affordable way for pet owners to rabies vaccinate, microchip and license Folsom's four-legged residents.  Rabies vaccinations are offered for pets for $5, and for a limited time a microchip with lifetime registration is free with the purchase or renewal of a City of Folsom pet license at the clinic.  The clinic will be held at Folsom City Lions Park at 403 Stafford Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn more.
Story Time in the Zoo Thursday
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary will host a story time for Folsom's youngest residents on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Children will hear animal stories featuring zoo puppets, and even meet live zoo animals up close. Regular zoo admission fees apply.


City Council Meeting Agenda, January 26

City Calendar

City of Folsom Press Releases

City of Folsom Citywide Newsletter

Christine Brainerd
Communications Manager
City of Folsom
916-351-3360 (office)
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