LiveWire – April 2024

Posted on April 1, 2024

City Manager’s Update

Daniel Barros, City Manager

March has certainly been a lively month in Colma. 2024 continues to exude vibrant energy as many events continue to make in-person returns with overwhelming community participation.  From Crab Feeds to St. Patrick’s Day festivities, it was so wonderful to see so many of you enjoying yourselves and supporting so many great causes that support or community like the Colma Fire Department, Daly City Colma Chamber of Commerce, and the Daly City Public Library Association.  As we continue to turn the page into spring, need I remind you that “it’s great to be alive in Colma?”  The fun is just getting started!

The Centennial Mural continues to make great progress.  We are looking forward to a ceremonial ribbon cutting upon completion of the mural with the artist, City Council, Town Staff, and members of the public.  Keep an eye out on Town media platforms for a special announcement toward the end of the month as to when the actual event will take place.  In many ways, the ceremonial ribbon cutting event will signify the inaugural celebration to all the many centennial events upcoming this year!

As eager as we are to turn the page from winter to spring, we’re constantly reminded that we can expect to be inconvenienced by a few more storms throughout the spring.  I urge you all to continue to take preventative maintenance measures when it comes to protecting your property from storm-related hazards like high winds and flooding.

Additionally, the emergence of spring brings on budget season and Town Staff is working diligently to prepare the upcoming budget for the new fiscal year ahead.  At first glance, revenue projections from existing commerce around town are healthy and consistent with early year projections of a flattening trend.  Although staff is currently challenged with critical vacancies, like the Administrative Services Director, we remain confident that we can bring a full-service budget before the City Council.

 Recreation Services Department Update

Angelika Abellana, Recreation Manager

As we transition into the Spring season, we are happy to announce some great events that we have scheduled for the community. This Spring some events we have to offer are:

  • Town Wide Garage Sale – Saturday, April 13, 2024
    With garage sales located throughout the Verano and Sterling Park Neighborhood, residential areas of Colma will be filled with bargain hunting customers! This is a great opportunity to sell old and unwanted items you no longer wish to own. Remember, your old unwanted items may be considered a treasure to someone else.
  • Junk in the Trunk – Saturday, April 13, 2024
    Want to sell but don’t have the space at home or not enough stuff to sell at our Annual Garage Sale? Sign up at the Colma Community Center for our Junk in the Trunk event! Sellers will be given a parking spot in our parking lot to park their car and sell items right out of their trunk. No businesses will be permitted to sell at this event.
  • Compost Giveaway – May 15, 2024 to May 21, 2024
    Stop by the Colma Community Center during our free compost giveaway. Bring your own shovels, gloves, and containers.
  • Town Wide Clean Up Pop Up – Saturday, May 18, 2024
    Town Wide Clean Up Day is your opportunity to take pride in your Town by helping fellow residents and staff in cleaning up the streets of Colma. Participants and staff will also walk various locations in Colma picking up trash and recycling materials, and afterwards we will celebrate our clean town with lunch at Sterling Park. Volunteers need to register for the Town Wide Clean Up Day at the Colma Community Center by May 4, 2024.
  • Earth Day Recycling Event– Saturday, May 18, 2024 After your garage sale, bring any unsold items or unwanted recyclables, trash or debris to our collection center at the Corp Yard at 601 F Street, between 8:30am-12pm. This is your chance to remove items stored in your yard and contribute to keeping our community clean and attractive. We are partnering with Republic Services to bring the community an environmentally safe way to remove your unwanted electronics, household garbage and recycling drop off. In addition, there will be a shredding truck, to shred your paper items. This event is for Town of Colma Residents, Colma ID’s will be checked. Residents will queue in vehicle and be responsible for unloading materials.

Also don’t forget to join Colma Recreation Staff for our annual Family Field Day! This event emphasizes outdoor recreation and activity! Enjoy public spaces and to participate in a day filled with field activities for you and your family at Sterling Park. Play family friendly games such as soccer, kickball, and field games. We will provide a light lunch and refreshments, and all the equipment needed for your family to enjoy the day. The event will take place on Saturday, May 11th from 11:00pm – 2:00pm at Sterling Park Recreation Center. Please RSVP for this event at the Colma Community Center – (650) 985-5678.

Information on programs listed above are in the May – August 2024 Recreation Guide which will be on your website the end of April. If you have any questions, suggestions for programs, or comments regarding the Recreation Services Department, please feel free to contact me (650) 985-5682, or at

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