City Manager’s Update
Brian Dossey, City Manager
May and June are always busy months for Town staff as we are putting the finishing touches on the next year’s budget for City Council’s consideration. Once again, the Town is preparing a full service budget, where all city services will be offered in Fiscal year 2023-2024. The good news is, once again Town revenues will exceed general fund operations. New programs include a 24 hour a day, seven day a week dispatch center, full schedule of recreation programs, and the Town’s 100 year Anniversary activities. If you have any questions regarding the budget please join us at the City Council meeting on June 14 at 7pm in the City Council Chamber or on zoom. The zoom link can be found on our website at www.colma.ca.gov.
Coming soon to Colma is a new affordable, door to door transportation service for residents 55 years and older and populations in need for local trips in the north county. Recently the Town received a grant from the San Mateo Transit Authority to provide transportation services for seniors and populations in need. The Town has contracted with Serra Yellow Cab and is working out the final details before going live with the program. Please watch for details on our website and social media channels during the month of June for updates.
Please join the Town on June 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Colma Community Center as we celebrate Philippine Independence at our flag raising ceremony. At the flag raising event we will be joined by the Philippine Consul General of San Francisco, Honorable Neil Frank R. Ferrer. The Honorable Neil Frank R. Ferrer is the Consul General of the Republic of the Philippines in San Francisco, which has consular jurisdiction over Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming. Consul General Ferrer has served in various capacities at the Philippine Embassy in Beijing, China (2001-2003); Philippine Embassy in London, United Kingdom (2003-2009); and Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, Canada (2011-2013). He was Consul General of the Philippines in Vancouver, Canada from 2013 to 2018. Please join us in welcoming the Honorable Neil Frank R. Ferrer at our Philippine flag raising event. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there.
Recreation Services Department Update
Angelika Abellana, Recreation Manager
Colma Families – Summer is just around the corner! Remember to sign your kids up, ages 5 – 12 years old, for Summer 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 anytime during business hours. Summer Day Camp starts on June 12, 2023, and runs through August 11, 2023. We also have several classes and great events during the summer months:
Succulent Workshop – Wreaths for 18 years and older on June 16, 2023
San Jose Earthquakes for all ages on June 17, 2023
Senior Lunch – Pizza Party and Bingo on June 21, 2023
Tiny Tots Arts & Crafts and Street Alive Family Field Day for all ages, June 24, 2023
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for teens 12 to 17 years old June 28, 2023
Colma Community Fair for all ages on July 8, 2023
Cops and Kids – Sundaes & Games for all ages on July 14, 2023
Multicultural Family Craft Night for all ages, July 21, 2023
Summer Concert Series for all ages; First three Thursdays in August 6pm to 8pm
Adventure in STEM with LEGO Camp for children ages 5-12 August 7-11, 2023
Family Bowling Night for all ages on August 18, 2023
Monterey Bay Aquarium for all ages on August 19, 2023
Top Golf for teens 13 to 17 years old August 25, 2023
Information on programs listed above can be found in the Summer 2023 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) 985-5682, or at email@example.com.
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