June 2018 LiveWire

Posted on June 1, 2018


Brian Dossey, City Manager

May is always a busy month for Town staff, as we are putting the finishing touches on the next-year’s budget for City Council’s consideration. I’m pleased to say Fiscal Year 2018-19’s budget is, once again, balanced and includes a surplus. This is largely attributable to the Town’s past and ongoing fiscal prudence.

As many of you know, the traffic issue is one of the County’s biggest challenges over the next several years, and “Get Us Moving San Mateo” would like to hear from you. “Get Us Moving San Mateo” is spearheaded by the San Mateo County Transit District, and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in collaboration with several partner agencies and groups. “Get Us Moving San Mateo County” is seeking input and feedback on Assembly Bill 1613 which would allow a ½ sales tax that could provide up to $80 million per year, would need 2/3 voter approval and could be placed on the November ballot. Get Us Moving San Mateo County would like to hear from the community by taking the NEW “Transportation Budget Challenge” at www.GetUsMovingSMC.com.  Please share your thoughts by participating in the NEW “Transportation Budget Challenge” and help build the roadmap for transportation in San Mateo County.

One of the things I truly enjoy about being a City Manager is being able to recognize and work with various groups in the Town. For example, at the May 9 City Council meeting, we had two presentations: one a presentation of the Colma Citizens’ Advisory Committee’s student scholarships and one a proclamation for Public Service Week.

The scholarships are sponsored by Lucky Chances and are a tribute to how much the card room gives back to this community. Since 2000 they have presented $299,128 in scholarships.

The proclamation for Public Service week is a small token of appreciation for all of our public employees – those men and women who have dedicated their professional lives to making their communities better places. I am truly lucky to work with, and for, such committed people. They are just another reason why “It’s Great To Be Alive In Colma!”

Have a great summer!


Cynthia Morquecho, Recreation Manager

We’re excited to have launched our new Colma Recreation bi-weekly e-Newsletter that will help us better serve Colma. The new e-Newsletter focuses on helping residents, businesses and visitor’s better access program and event information and includes:

  • Highlights and provides information on upcoming new programs and events.
  • Provides reminders and updates on reoccurring programs and events.
  • Quick and easy access to online registration for highlighted programs and events.

If you have not received our Recreation e-Newsletter and would like to be added to the email list, please go http://bit.ly/colmarecreation and sign up!

Colma Families – summer is just around the corner so remember to sign your kid’s ages 5 – 12 years old up for Day Camp!  In order to help us plan for your child’s day camp experience and provide maximum supervision, we ask that families pre-register their children for camp.  You may pre-register online at apm.activecommunities.com/colmarecreation  or by visiting the Colma Community Center or Sterling Park Recreation Center anytime during regular business hours (see page two for Recreation Dept. business hours).   Summer Day Camp starts on Monday, June 18 and runs through August 24, 2018.

Information on programs listed above can be found in the May – August 2018 Recreation Guide or online at www.colma.ca.gov.  If you have any questions, suggestions for programs, or comments regarding the Recreation Services Department, please feel free to contact me (650) 985-5681, or at cynthia.morquecho@colma.ca.gov

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View the rest of the June edition here: LiveWire

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