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Rely on a medical device? Help PG&E alert you of outages.

Posted on August 23, 2019

Given the growing threat of extreme weather, we want all of our customers to be prepared for power outages. If gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, threaten a portion of the electric system serving your community, it will be necessary for us to turn off electricity in the interest of public...

2019 Community Priorities Survey – Summary of the Results

Posted on August 14, 2019

The Town of Colma commissioned Godbe Research to conduct independent public opinion research to assess resident priorities for City services. Please click here to view the survey results.

Comcast Announces Expansion of Its Internet Essentials Program to Reach All Low-income Americans

Posted on August 13, 2019

Comcast announced it will significantly expand eligibility for Internet Essentials, which is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in America, to include all qualified low-income households in its service area. The Company estimates that more than one million low-income households in California, including MediCal recipients, households with people with disabilities...

PG&E Unveils Safety Action Center for Customers

Posted on August 12, 2019

We’ve all heard the phrase that it’s better to be safe than sorry. And Ben Franklin wisely opined that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And a poster proclaiming “Safety doesn’t happen by accident” can be found in almost every workplace. In that spirit, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has...

Veterans Village opens this month!

Posted on August 6, 2019

Mercy Housing’s new 65-unit Veterans Village in Colma (situated between Cypress Lawn and Holy Cross cemeteries along Mission Road) will be opening on August 15. Formerly homeless military veterans, many with disabilities and ranging in age from mid-30’s to late 60’s, will now have affordable and stable housing. Comprehensive case management and supportive services will...

LiveWire — August 2019

Posted on August 1, 2019

CITY MANAGER’S UPDATE Brian Dossey, City Manager At the July 24 City Council Meeting, the Council adopted a resolution updating the Value-Based Code of Conduct.  The Code was adopted in 2009 as a framework for day-to-day actions and decision-making by the City Council.  The values of Fairness, Honesty & Integrity, Responsibility, Vision, and Respect were...
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Crime Bulletin — June 2019

Posted on August 1, 2019

Crimes Investigated Vehicle Burglary During the month of June, there were two (2) reports of vehicles being burglarized within the Town of Colma. Stolen Vehicle During the month of June, there were two (2) reports of vehicles being stolen.  Both vehicles were recovered in San Francisco. Thefts During the month of June, the Colma Police...
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Crime Bulletin — May 2019

Posted on July 2, 2019

Crimes Investigated Vehicle Burglary During the month of May, there were six (6) reports of vehicles being burglarized. Stolen Vehicle During the month of May, there were three (3) reports of vehicles being stolen or embezzled.  There was one (1) stolen vehicle recovered by Colma Police Officers during the month. Thefts During the month of...

LiveWire — July 2019

Posted on July 2, 2019

CITY MANAGER’S UPDATE Brian Dossey, City Manager Happy Summer! 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 Colma staff,...

Grant Applications for FY 2019-20

Posted on June 26, 2019

Grant applications are now available. The deadline for application submittal is Wednesday, August 7th at 5:00 pm. Please email applications to Darcy De Leon at ddeleon@colma.ca.gov or if you have any questions call 650-997-8303. Grant Application FY 2019-20

Colma Participating in Age-Friendly City Initiative

Posted on June 14, 2019

The Town of Colma was selected to be a participating City in the next Age-Friendly City Initiative. During the upcoming year the Town will work with the County and Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFÉ), providing technical assistance, consultation, applied research access, community organizing synergy, coordination of the assessment process, and will help write the official...

Wildfire Safety Program

Posted on June 5, 2019

As summer 2019 arrives, PG&E would like to inform residents about what they are doing within the context of wildfire preparations. This link will take you to the PG&E wildfire web page, which provides a tremendous amount of information for everyone.

LiveWire — June 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019

CITY MANAGER’S UPDATE Brian Dossey, City Manager May is always a busy month for Town staff, as we are putting the finishing touches on the next-year’s budget for City Council’s consideration. I'm pleased to say Fiscal Year 2019-20’s budget is, once again, balanced and includes a surplus. This is largely attributable to the Town’s past...
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Crime Bulletin — April 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019

Crimes Investigated Vehicle Burglary During the month of April, there were no reports of vehicles being burglarized. Stolen Vehicle During the month of April, there were three (3) reports of vehicles being stolen or embezzled.  There were zero (0) stolen vehicles recovered by Colma Police Officers during the month. Thefts During the month of April,...
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Block Captains Needed for Neighborhood Watch

Posted on May 15, 2019

ATTENTION COLMA RESIDENTS: We are looking for leaders in each of the neighborhoods to be Block Captains. Currently, there are Block Captains for B Street, D Street, Verano, and Hoffman Villa. If you think you might be interested, contact Commander Sherwin Lum, phone: 650-997-8336, or email: Sherwin.Lum@colma.ca.gov for more information. HOW TO START A NEIGHBORHOOD...

General Crime Safety Tips

Posted on May 13, 2019

As summertime approaches, which means summer vacations, open doors and windows for the warmer weather, and more people outdoors, following are some general crime tips to help keep you and your property safe. If you’re traveling:  - Get an automatic timer for your lights. - Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your home while you...

LiveWire — May 2019

Posted on May 1, 2019

CITY MANAGER’S UPDATE Brian Dossey, City Manager  A couple of weeks ago you may have received an important message from PG&E (see insert).  Given the growing threat of extreme weather, PG&E wants all of their customers to be prepared for potential power outages. If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system...
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Crime Bulletin — March 2019

Posted on May 1, 2019

Crimes Investigated Vehicle Burglary During the month of March, there was one (1) report of a vehicle being burglarized. Stolen Vehicle During the month of March, there were three (3) reports of vehicles being stolen.  Three stolen vehicles were recovered by Colma Police Officers during the month. Thefts During the month of March, the Colma...
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Community Action Plan for Emergencies – C.A.P.E.

Posted on April 29, 2019

C.A.P.E. is a volunteer program that provides Colma Residents with the opportunity to train and assist the Colma Community in an emergency situation. New classes begin in the fall! To sign up or for more information call 650-985-5678. Click here to receive more information

Be Prepared: Potential Power Outages by PG&E

Posted on April 25, 2019

Given the growing threat of extreme weather, PG&E wants all of their customers to be prepared for potential power outages. If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system serving the Town, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a...
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