LiveWire – August 2021

Posted on August 2, 2021

City Manager’s Update

Brian Dossey, City Manager

Since the re-opening of California, more and more people are out and interacting with one another.  Since then, we are starting to see a slight rise in COVID-19 cases with the new Delta variant.  In fact San Mateo County is strongly recommending wearing a mask while indoors in public places, regardless of vaccination status.  If you are one of the few unvaccinated individuals, please take the time to get vaccinated.  You can find out more information by visiting MyTurn or calling 1-833-422-4255.  You can also find San Mateo County operated and partner clinics, with times and locations here:

Also if you are behind on your rent or utilities due to COVID 19 you may be eligible for assistance.  Housing is Key is a program that offers several COVID 19 emergency programs including assistance with rent, food, and other services.  The Housing is Key program can help renters and landlords with unpaid rent.  Please visit or call 1-833-430-2122 to check your eligibility and apply.  If you are behind on your utilities, qualified customers can help on past due bills and find ways to reduce future energy bills.  CARE, FERA and the energy savings assistance programs are just a few ways PG&E can help their customers save.  For PG&E’s assistance programs, visit  For the CARE and FERA programs please call 1-866-743-2273.

Lastly, now that we are well in to the middle of summer and more and more people are out and about, I thought it would be good to remind everyone the importance of picking up after your pet when walking along our Town streets or in our parks.  Dog waste is becoming more and more of a problem on our streets and if it’s not picked up, it can be unsightly, your neighbor may step in it, and it does not make good compost, so please pick up after your pet.  Also, please remember dogs must be on a leash at all times while at the Sterling Park Recreation Center and Park, as well as the Colma Community Center and Historical Park.  This is important for the safety of children and other park users, and the safety of your pet.  Coyotes are becoming more and more present in our parks and neighborhoods and may display aggression because they are in pupping season. 

Recreation Services Department Update

Angelika Abellana, Recreation Manager

We are excited to bring back our annual outdoor summer concert series! On two Thursdays in August (19 & 26) we will safely 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 11, 2021, when the Town of Colma will celebrate this year’s Town Picnic at Sterling Park Recreation Center, 427 F Street. To keep our community safe, we will host two designated time slots for residents to choose from and enjoy our picnic and bingo virtually via zoom. This year’s event will include music, temporary tattoos, caricaturist, reptiles, virtual Bingo and more.  Residents who register for the first designated time will enjoy the picnic from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Residents who register for the second designated time will open and be permitted to attend from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.  Virtual Bingo will begin at 3:00 pm for the first group and 3:45 pm for the second group via Zoom. Upon registration, please indicate your preferred time slot for the picnic and virtual Bingo.  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! To ensure there is enough food for everyone, we will be handing out lunch tickets upon arrival to the Picnic, 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 8, 2021.

For fall and holiday programs please watch for the September – December 2021 Recreation Guide due out at the end of August. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Angelika Abellana at 650-985-5682 or

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