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Folsom Council gives sales tax measure a green light for November ballot

Posted by Folsom Times Staff | May 30, 2024 8:27 am | Community News, Folsom City News

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Citizen's Group "Folsom Takes Action" Places 1% Sales Tax Measure on Ballot

By Kitty O'Neal, KFBK News Radio | May 13, 2024

ABC10 NEWS

Folsom increased sales tax measure qualifies for November ballot, Sacramento County says

Author: Alex Muegge
Published: 12:26 PM PDT May 14, 2024

“A citizens’ effort to place an increased sales tax measure before Folsom residents formally qualified Friday for the November election.”

City of Folsom

FAQ: City of Folsom Financial Challenges and Sales Tax Revenue

“What fiscal challenges is the City of Folsom currently facing? The City faces mounting infrastructure and building maintenance needs that lack a dedicated funding source. There is an estimated $20 million annual shortfall in funding for infrastructure improvements, park and facility repairs, equipment maintenance and replacements, trail maintenance and repairs, and staffing needs.

The five-year forecast predicts this structural deficit will grow as the cost of providing services outpaces revenue growth. A multimillion-dollar annual shortfall is projected by 2026.”

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FIVE FORMER FOLSOM MAYORS ENDORSE CITIZEN-LED REVENUE MEASURE

Press Release | March 1, 2024

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Folsom City Council Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Item #14: FY 2024-25 Preliminary Budget Workshop with Presentation of Departmental Budget Priorities, Review of the City’s Financial Challenges and Projected Structural Deficit, and the City’s Budget Allocations by Department and Direction to Staff.

LEARN MORECITY OF FOLSOM ADDRESSES QUERIES ON FINANCES, SALES TAX REVENUE. Posted by City of Folsom News | Jan 29, 2024 1:57 pm | Folsom City News

LEARN MORECOMMENTARY: FOLSOM VICE MAYOR TALKS CITY’S BUDGET SITUATION. Posted by Sarah Aquino, Vice Mayor | Feb 1, 2024 12:43 pm | Community News

Folsom Telegraph

Guest editorial: Sign the petition for Folsom's future
Dean Wiliams and Dan Carson

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CITY OF FOLSOM ADDRESSES QUERIES ON FINANCES, SALES TAX REVENUE
Posted by City of Folsom News | Jan 29, 2024 1:57 pm | Folsom City News

While the Folsom City Council will be reviewing and weighing different options to address the structural deficit, they know many have concerns and questions. In an effort to connect with the community, the city published a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), to assist with some of the commonly asked questions as discussion of this topic continues.

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FOLSOM CHAMBER ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF CITIZEN-LED TAX INITIATIVE
Posted by Folsom Times News Release | January 10, 2024

“None of us like the word ‘tax,’ but this is our home, and the city has a revenue shortfall, one that could impact our public safety and quality of life,” said Steve Heard, Folsom Chamber Board Chair, in a press release from the Folsom Chamber.

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Press Release

 Folsom Takes Action

December 12, 2023

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2024

Contact: Robert Goss
Email: folsomtakesaction@gmail.com

FOLSOM, CA – Folsom Takes Action announced they received certification from Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections officials that their proposed special 1% sales tax revenue measure has qualified for the November 2024 ballot.

Folsom Telegraph

Special sales tax measure qualifies for November 2024 ballot

Staff Report | May 15, 2024

“More than 8,200 community members expressed their support for this important special sales tax measure by signing our petition to put this measure before voters in November.”

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FOLSOM TAKES ACTION SALES TAX MEASURE QUALIFIES FOR NOVEMBER BALLOT

Posted by News Release | May 10, 2024 8:58 am | Community News

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FOLSOM CITIZEN-LED GROUP SUBMITS 8,279 SIGNATURES

TO PLACE SALES TAX MEASURE ON BALLOT

Posted by News Release | Apr 30, 2024 8:22 am | Community News, Politics

FolsomTakes Action

Being a Policy Maker, Not a Policy Taker

I was motivated by a TED talk – How to Be An Active Citizen and Spark Change by Gabriel Marmentini – and it really hit home about our community and reminded me why the residents are doing something special. Folsom Takes Action volunteers have talked to thousands of people and we have learned a ton. One phrase comes to mind in some circles – a “Zero Sum Mud Fight” – or just slinging mud without an exchange of ideas or trying to understand the issues and solutions while others are engaged and looking for answers, options and discussion. Click to read more…

Folsom Telegraph

Folsom City Council throws support behind citizen tax proposal

J.D. Hawkes | Apr 10, 2024

“The Folsom City Council voted Tuesday to quit its own sales tax ballot measure and lend support to the citizen’s tax proposal gaining momentum for the November ballot.” Click to read…

Spectrum News - Call to Action

California city residents tackle budget deficit (video)

By Jamie Kennedy California
Spectrum Networks
PUBLISHED 11:30 AM PT Mar. 08, 2024

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CITIZEN LED REVENUE MEASURE ENDORSED BY 5 FORMER FOLSOM MAYORS

Posted by Press Release | Mar 3, 2024 9:38 am | Politics, Commentary

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Folsom Takes Action - Distribution of Sales Taxes to City County and State
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Folsom Takes Action - Increase in Calls 2022-2023 Folsom PD

What Happens if We Don’t Act Now?

Public safety is jeopardized. None of us want a future where our police and fire departments lack the resources, training and equipment they need to serve our city.

The Folsom Police Department responded to 10,904 calls for service between October 1 and December 31, 2023, up 11% from 9,809 calls during the same quarter in 2022. Annually, total calls rose by 6,000 calls, up 15% from 38,212 in 2022 to 44,050 in 2023. Read more…

Choose Folsom Supports Folstom Takes Action Initiative - January 9, 2024

FOLSOM CHAMBER BOARD VOTES TO ENDORSE CITIZEN-LED SALES TAX MEASURE

January 9, 2024

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FOLSOM “TOOK” ACTION – WE ARE 110% OVER OUR PETITION SIGNING GOAL!

April 30, 2024

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Adrian Blanco, Dan Carson, Rich Francis, Jeff Garcia, Steve Heard, Diana Laney, Kindra Miller, Andy Morin, Paul Romero, Jim Snook

Folsom Telegraph

Reader input: Letter writer supports 1-cent sales tax increase for Folsom (Carrie Lane)

Folsom Telegraph December 21, 2023

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COMMENTARY: FOLSOM VICE MAYOR TALKS CITY’S BUDGET SITUATION
Posted by Sarah Aquino, Vice Mayor | Feb 1, 2024 12:43 pm | Community News

Folsom Telegraph

Guest editorial: Folsom vice mayor talks budget
Sarah Aquino

Feb 02, 2024 5:30 AM

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Click to read ... STATE OF THE CITY: MAYOR CONFIDENT FOLSOM IS UP FOR ITS CHALLENGE

Posted by Bill Sullivan | Jan 25, 2024 4:22 pm | Community News

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Learn about the challenges facing Folsom at one of our upcoming events!

You can help us meet our goal by attending one of our many signing events.

Meet us at a signing event listed on our calendar.
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Folsom Takes Action - Sacramento Bee

Hot Off the Press - Sacramento Bee

Community activists are taking charge in Folsom to solve the city’s budget problem

Opinion by BY TOM PHILP
January 8, 2024

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Folsom City Council Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

Folsom City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630. The meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Visit the City of Folsom website for meetings, agendas, and minutes.

Folsom residents pitch 1% sales tax increase for 2024 election

ABC10 Video December 21, 2023 –

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