This article, submitted by journalism student Clifton Jones gives a brief look some of the primary issues facing the city:
FOLSOM, Calif.– With the Nov. 4 elections, less than a month away the city of Folsom is in the middle of a two-sided battle that looks to split the city and its citizens apart.
One side wants to keep Folsom the way the way it is, like challenging City Council candidates Jennifer M. Lane, Chad Vander Veen and Sandra Lunceford.
While on the other side, there is the group of the other candidates, the incumbents.
City Mayor Kerri Howell, Councilmember Steve Miklos and Councilmember Andy Morin want to continue to expand and build more housing and businesses.
Saturday, October 18, it looks like Folsom will have something for everyone:
The day starts off with the 2nd annual Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon at 8am. This prison/Johnny Cash-themed event is expected to draw over 3000 participants to run the 13.1 mile course, starting at the new Johnny Cash over-crossing, around Lake Natoma and ending at the Historic District. There’s a post-race festival featuring live music, beer, vendors and a free shuttle to the prison for photo ops. More info: www.folsomblueshalf.org