Proposed district maps can be submitted for City Council consideration as part of the process to transition to by-district elections. The proposed maps will be considered by the Folsom City Council at Public Hearing No. 3 on January 11, 2022. Maps can be submitted via email, mail, or hand delivery to Folsom City Hall, Attn: City Attorney, 50 Natoma Street. Deadline for map submittal is January 3, 2022.
Before you get started, please review the criteria. Proposed maps submitted by others will be posted to the Draft Maps page. Feel free to compare your proposed plan(s) with other maps posted to the Draft Maps page before drawing your own map.
The public is encouraged to use printable maps to submit ideas for how to split the city into five districts. The printable map includes populations for each census track. Each district must be as close as possible to the same population, with no more than a 1,500-person difference between the largest and smallest districts. If perfectly divided, each district in Folsom would have 15,008 people.
Option A: Use the simple one-page map to draw your proposed districts and calculate the total population.
Option B: You can print and use the more extensive “Public Participation Kit”, which contains detailed instructions, the list of line-drawing criteria, demographics for each Population Unit, and blank maps on which you can draw your proposed plan(s).
Are you familiar with the basic functions of Microsoft Excel? If you are, you can let Excel do the total population and demographic math for you. Save the Excel file to your computer, then use the Excel file and Map of Population Unit ID numbers to assign the Population Units to your desired districts, and Excel will provide the resulting demographics for each district.
If you want to see exactly where the various Population Unit boundaries are located, or if you have difficulty reading the small print on the 8.5×11 PDF files, you can use this interactive map to zoom in and out on the Population Unit boundaries.
To submit additional feedback, email the City Attorney’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper maps are also available at the Folsom Public Library and at Folsom City Hall, City Attorney’s Office, located at 50 Natoma Street (second floor), Folsom, CA 95630.
Online District Drawing Tool
The online district drawing tool enables you to draw districts and submit your recommendations to the city electronically. You can fine-tune your district lines and see the resulting demographics as you draw your map.
This complex tool can be challenging to figure out at first. Before you log in, be sure to review the guidelines.
Office of the City Attorney