LiveWire – July 2024

Posted on July 1, 2024

City Manager’s Update
Daniel Barros, City Manager

With Summer comes the Town’s new fiscal year – which begins July 1. In preparation for the new fiscal year, the City Council approves the Town’s annual budget in June. The annual budget hearing is the culmination of many months of hard work by Town staff and the Council’s commitment to providing high quality services to our residents.

The good news is that the Town’s financial picture continues to be strong as we were able to present the council with a balanced budget this year and project the new fiscal year ahead to follow suit. The current economic landscape throughout Colma is healthy and sales tax figures reflect that consumer spending has rebounded from the effects of the pandemic.  For the new Fiscal Year 2024-25, the General Fund revenue budget is $21.708 million, and the expenditure budget is $21.707 million.

Budget season only marks the beginning of Summer, and this year there is plenty to be excited about in Colma as we Celebrate our 100 year anniversary as a municipality.  Please make sure you mark your calendars and join us in celebrating such a historic  occasion for the biggest little city on the Peninsula.  Our upcoming Centennial events are as follows:

100th year Colma Community Fair and Parade

Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Colma Community Center

Centennial Council Meeting and Reception

A special City Counicl Meeting on Monday August 5th, the actual birthday of the Town to mark the milestone, followed by a reception with light refreshments and a champagne toast so the community can raise a glass to Colma’s longevity.

Centennial Town Picnic

Saturday, September 7, 2024 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Sterling Park.  A special annual Town Picnic celebrating the Cultures of Colma over its first 100 years

It’s great to be alive in Colma, so come celebrate with us!

Parking Enforcement
Chief John Munsey, Police Chief

Hello Colma Community.  The Police Department has been receiving many parking complaints in the Sterling Park neighborhood.  The Police Department is planning on increasing our enforcement efforts.  We are asking our residents to please abide by the parking rules of the town.  As a reminder, I have listed some of the habitual violations.

    • Blocking a Driveway: Remember only the homeowner can block their driveway.  The police department is seeing an increase in driveway blockage in the areas where there is a curb that allows for a smaller vehicle to park.  A larger vehicle sticks out beyond the curb and into the driveway.
    • Permits: Please ensure that you have obtained your current Parking Permits. Guests can park on Town streets for two hours without needing to be permitted.  If you are going to have contractors or other workers at your residence for more than two hours, please make sure you have a temporary parking permit for them.
    • 72 Hour Parking: If a vehicle is parked, legally with a Town of Colma permit, it can only be parked in the same spot for 72 hours without being moved.

If you have any further questions, please contact the police department at (650) 997-8321 or

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