January LiveWire

Posted on January 2, 2018


Brian Dossey, City Manager

“It’s Great to be Alive in Colma.”  As you can imagine, after serving the Town of Colma for 14 years, primarily as your Recreation Services Director, I am extremely honored to serve as the Town’s new City Manager.  Over the past few years, I have been working closely with former City Manager, Sean Rabe’ and our Interim City Manager William Norton preparing me for my new role.

We have a hard working and dedicated staff, and incredibly supportive City Council, all working together to make Colma a better place to work, live and recreate.  I look forward to continuing my relationships and connections within the residential and business community, hearing your concerns and ideas to improve Colma.   I am humbled and grateful for the City Council’s confidence in me to serve as your City Manager, this truly is a great Town, and I’m excited to continue to serve in this new capacity.

The City Council and staff will miss the leadership and professionalism of our outgoing Interim City Manager William Norton. It is rare that a City Manager is able to step into such a well-run organization. Bill has proven a great help to me in the short time I have been able to work with him, and I truly appreciate the time he has spent with me since June.

I want to wish everyone a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year!

Please feel free to contact me at brian.dossey@colma.ca.gov or 650-997-8318 should you have any questions for me.



Brad Donohue, Director of Public Works

To the Colma Community, The Town’s Public Works, Engineering and Building Departments hope you had a joyful and relaxing Holiday season!

During this last year, the Town of Colma received a Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP) grant from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). In short, this grant will help staff to better understand many of the roadway safety concerns within the Town of Colma’s roadway network. This SSARP grant allows the Town to assess its roadway network using systemic safety approach and identify qualified improvement projects that are eligible for future grant funding.

The purpose of the project is to evaluate the Town’s existing roadway network, outline key safety trends and patterns, identify and prioritize roadway safety projects. These potential project sites go beyond vehicles, it also addresses pedestrian and bicycle safety concerns along the various streets and sidewalks within the Town’s City limits. The study will concentrate mostly on the more traveled streets: El Camino Real, Junipero Serra Boulevard, Serramonte Boulevard, Collins Avenue, Mission Road, Hillside Boulevard, Colma Boulevard, Lawndale Boulevard and F Street.

Once the study is complete it will provide Colma with a Transportation Safety Action Plan to make the Town’s roadways safer for everybody by working to reduce the number and severity of accidents for all modes of transportation (vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians) across the Town.

Your input is valuable and essential to the SSARP! If you would like to participate and learn more about the study, please visit the project website at http://ColmaSafetyPlan.com. The webpage is intuitive, it has a resident tab,” Residents’ Input”, on the webpage, it also has an Interactive Webmap to identify locations within the Town of Colma where you have roadway safety concerns or issues. For those who may not have a home computer and want to provide input or you just need assistance in navigating through the website, please contact Abdulkader Hashem at Town of Colma via phone (650)757-8888 or email abdulkader.hashem@colma.ca.gov

Thank you in advance for your input and participation in this study and making our streets and walkways safer. From my Staff and to all those who reside in Colma, we wish you all a very prosperous and safe New Year!

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