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Letter to the Community from Mayor Goodwin

Posted on August 7, 2020

Colma Community, Let me begin by wishing that everyone has remained safe and healthy over the past few months and continues to do so as we make our way through this pandemic.  Never did I think back in March that we would still be in the middle of this outbreak, with businesses continuing to be...

LiveWire – August 2020

Posted on July 31, 2020

City Manager’s Update Brian Dossey, City Manager At the July 8 City Council Meeting, the Council adopted a resolution condemning racism.  Due to recent events in our Country over the past couple of months, communities nationwide have made it clear that Americans are rejecting the status quo, and that we will not stand by idly...

Condemning Racism

Posted on July 23, 2020

On July 8, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning racism. Through this resolution, the City Council affirms its commitment to stand in solidarity with the Black community, condemns racism in all forms and violence against the Black community by law enforcement in particular, and does not tolerate discrimination, racial injustice, or police brutality....

November 3, 2020 Election – Three Council Seats Up for Election

Posted on July 22, 2020

The Town of Colma will hold its next regularly-scheduled municipal election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, which coincides with the Presidential Election. Three Council seats are up for election this year. If you are interested in running for office, please contact the City Clerk at 650.997.8300 or ccorley@colma.ca.gov with questions or to schedule an appointment....

Letter to Community from Mayor 07.17.20

Posted on July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020   Colma Community, COVID-19 is still with us, and I urge my fellow residents to not let their guard down. The fatigue is real for all of us, but we have to stay strong and keep wearing our masks, social distancing, and sheltering in place to overcome this pandemic. We are all...

PD Press Release C20-0630-02

Posted on July 1, 2020

MEDIA INFORMATION – PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today’s Date: 7/1/2020                                                          Case Number: C20-0630-02 Type of Incident: Shooting Investigation                               Location of Incident: 1500 block Mission Road Authored By: Sergeant D. Marchetti #C16                            Authorized By: Commander S. Lum #C5 SUMMARY: Colma, CA - On 06/30/20 at approximately 5:12 pm, Colma Police Officers were in the...

LiveWire – July 2020

Posted on July 1, 2020

City Manager’s Update Brian Dossey, City Manager The tragic homicide of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, and cases involving other black Americans in recent history, are clear and tragic examples of racial inequities in policing across the country. These examples also illuminate the deeper systemic racial inequity and social justice problems that...

PD Press Release – 06.19.20

Posted on June 19, 2020

06/19/2020 Author and ID #: Chief Stratton, C2 The police department’s Use of Force Policy is a critical policy that provides guidelines on the reasonable and lawful use of force by officers. The Colma Police Department frequently reviews policies to assure staff is providing best practices that are legal and worthy of community trust. The...

Help San Mateo County plan its recovery from COVID-19.

Posted on June 9, 2020

North San Mateo County Residents: Help San Mateo County plan its recovery from COVID-19. As the county moves toward developing a strategic plan to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, several committees will be established by our Recovery Coordination Council. The committees include public health, economic recovery, vulnerable populations support, community infrastructure and education and childcare....
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A Message from Seton Hospital

Posted on June 9, 2020

Social Distancing Does Not Mean Medical Isolation At Seton Medical Center, our emergency department is open and ready to provide care We’ve taken steps to ensure your safety when you visit our emergency department: Mandatory Masking – All patients and visitors must be masked. Patient Safety – Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is isolated from waiting...

Colma Police Investigate Homicide

Posted on June 9, 2020

On June 8, 2020 at approximately 9:27 pm, Colma Police Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1600 block of Hillside Boulevard in Colma. Upon arrival, officers located one victim with gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began to render medical aid to the victim at the scene and he was transported to a...

Colma PD’s 8 Can’t Wait Policies

Posted on June 8, 2020

We have received many inquiries from the Town of Colma community about our police department’s policies and how they may or may not meet some of the guidelines being advocated for by police reform organizations including #8cantwait, created by police reform group CampaignZero.org. We’ve re-examined our policies and feel that most, if not all, directly...
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Police Chief Message Regarding the Death of George Floyd

Posted on June 3, 2020

The Colma Police Department and other jurisdictions recently deployed resources to Oakland and San Francisco. This is San Mateo County’s mutual aid response for outside agencies requesting assistance. The Colma Police Department’s primary concern and responsibility, however, is the safety and protection of our community, which is why we have additional officers working around the...

LiveWire – June 2020

Posted on June 1, 2020

CITY MANAGER’S UPDATE Brian Dossey, City Manager From the Town of Colma City Council and staff it is our hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. We know that there are a lot of families that are struggling to make ends meet due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Covid-19...
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Crime Bulletin – April 2020

Posted on June 1, 2020

Crimes Investigated Vehicle Burglary During the month of April, there were five (5) reports of vehicles being burglarized. Stolen Vehicle During the month of April, there were three (3) reports of vehicles being stolen or embezzled. Thefts During the month of April, the Colma Police Department received ten (10) reports of theft related crimes and...

Burglary & Looting at Best Buy in Colma

Posted on May 31, 2020

On May 31, 2020 at approximately 12:48 am, Colma Police Officers were dispatched to an alarm call at the Best Buy Store located at 200 Colma Blvd in Colma. Upon the Officers arrival, it was determined that the building had been burglarized with multiple glass doors having been broken along with the metal roll down...

Got Wheels Senior Ride Service

Posted on May 28, 2020

Last July, “Got Wheels” ride service was launched providing subsidized on-demand taxi rides in partnership with Serra Yellow Cab to Daly City residents 70 years and older.  On May 19, 2020, the San Mateo Board of Supervisors approved a proposal expanding the program to include Colma and Brisbane residents starting on July 1, 2020. Applicants...

Letter from Mayor to Graduating Class of 2020

Posted on May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020   Dear Graduating Class of 2020, On behalf of the Town of Colma City Council, I would like to extend to each of you our heartfelt congratulations and admiration for your incredible accomplishment this year despite the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 virus. You make us proud for your perseverance and sheer...
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Colma Chief of Police Kirk Stratton Announces Retirement

Posted on May 19, 2020

Police Chief Kirk Stratton announced his retirement from the Colma Police Department, calling an end to his 27-year career in law enforcement serving the Colma Community.  His last day will be Friday, June 26, 2020. Chief Stratton joined the Colma Police Department in 1993 as a Reserve Police Officer. He has progressed up through the...

Food Distribution List in San Mateo County

Posted on May 13, 2020

If you or someone you know are in need of food, below you'll find a link to resources of food distribution locations throughout San Mateo County. Please feel free to share links. List in English List in Spanish List in Chinese
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