LiveWire — August 2018

Posted on August 1, 2018


Brian Dossey, City Manager

At the July 11, City Council Meeting, Council approved the El Camino Real Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Plan capital improvement project.  This new project was added to the Town’s FY2018-19 Capital Improvement Program after being awarded Senate Bill 1 (SB1) competitive grant funds in the amount of $199,192.  The grant requires the Town to provide matching funds in the amount of $25,808 for a total project cost of $225,000.  As many of you know the El Camino Real corridor that runs through Colma needs to improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility as well as improve safety features along the roadway.  The planning grant will be administered by the California Department of Transportation and will assist the Town throughout the project.

Don’t forget to sign up for SMC ALERT ( SMC Alert is a software application used to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates to your cell phone, mobile device, home phone, work and/or e-mail account. In the event of an emergency, public safety agencies such as police and fire will be able to provide emergency information directly to you.  Each person may sign up for a SMC Alert account. You can add multiple devices (cell phones, smartphones, tablets and email addresses) to your SMC Alert account. Alerts can be sent to all devices listed in your SMC Alert account. In an emergency situation an alert may be sent by emergency response agencies by text, email or voice recording to your mobile device, home or business phone.


Cynthia Morquecho, Recreation Manager

We are excited to bring back our annual outdoor summer concert series!  On three Thursdays in August (2, 10 & 24) we will gather in the grass area at the Colma Community Center, located at 1520 Hillside Blvd. from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Bring your lawn chair, picnic basket and dancing shoes and enjoy a night of music with your friends and neighbors.  For more information on the musical lineup, please visit the Town’s website at and check out the Events tab.

Colma Families — Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8, 2018, when the Town of Colma will celebrate this year’s Town Picnic at Sterling Park Recreation Center, 427 F Street.  This year’s theme “Colma, The Happiest Town on Earth” a Disneyland theme which will be great fun for the whole family!  This year’s event will include a live band, Disneyland themed games, a face painter, caricaturist, Bingo and prizes, and much more.  This year’s picnic will start at 11:00am and end at 3:00pm.  There is no cost for this annual community event, so pack up the kids, and stop by and celebrate the end of summer with your neighbors!  In order to ensure there is enough food for everyone, we will be handing out lunch tickets upon arrival to the Picnic, so please remember to R.S.V.P. and check in when you arrive.    Please remember you must have a current Town of Colma I.D. to participate in the Town Picnic and to R.S.V.P. at (650) 985-5678 or (650) 991-3213 before September 5, 2018.

For fall and holiday programs please watch for the September – December 2018 Recreation Guide due out in mid-August.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cynthia Morquecho at 650-985-5681 or

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