Approximately 250 business and community leaders gathered for the annual sneak peak at the mayor’s State of the City address yesterday at a luncheon at the Lake Natoma Inn, presented by the Folsom Chamber of Commerce.
For $35 to $45 per person, guests were treated to a buffet lunch, and had the opportunity to meet and mingle with business owners and city leaders.
Folsom Mayor Andy Morin wore one of his two neckties (he brought the other one along to prove that he does indeed own two) to make his presentation.
Among the highlights of the speech:
Should smoking be banned on bar and restaurant patios and in apartments buildings?
That’s the question before City Council leaders right now. The city is considering expanding Folsom’s smoking ordinance to include a ban on smoking on the enclosed patios of bars and restaurants within the city, as well as with newly built apartments.
118 people responded to a recent survey by Breathe California on the subject of smoking on restaurant and bar patios in Folsom. 80% claim to have smelled smoke while dining out on patios, 83% said they were bothered by it, and 74% would support the new ban.