October LiveWire

Posted on October 3, 2017


Bill Norton, Interim City Manager

 November 11 is Veteran’s Day where many courageous men and women will be remembered, honored and celebrated for serving our country.  On Wednesday, November 8th the City Council will welcome representatives from the Veterans Sportsman Alliance (VSA), a non-profit organization that is a military veterans support organization intent on changing the lives of disabled military veterans struggling with their disabilities through a variety of outdoor activities.  The VSA will present their services and programs to the City Council, and we welcome Veterans of the Colma community and surrounding areas to attend.  The Town of Colma would also like to invite any new residents to the Town of Colma who have served in our armed forces, and would like to be added to the Town’s Veteran’s recognition plaque, to please contact Administrative Services Director Brian Dossey at 650-985-5690 or bdossey@colma.ca.gov by October 25th so we can recognize you for your service to our country at the November 8, 2017 City Council meeting.

The resumption of the Town Hall project has begun with accepting bids on September 28th. The expected date for City Council to approve and award contract is October 11 during the next City Council meeting. The project is expected to take about a year for completion. The project will see the construction of a new addition to the back of the historic building, which will bring the Administration, Planning, Public Works, Engineering and Building departments under one roof. Thank you for your patience during the construction.

 In more exciting news The Town of Colma continues to be a very desirable location for businesses. Colma is looking forward to welcoming new businesses Black Bear Diner and CarMax both expected to open this month. CarMax will be located on Serramonte Boulevard. Black Bear Diner will be located in Serra Center. Later this year, Tuesday Morning is expected to open in 280 Metro Center.


Kirk Stratton, Chief of Police

 Earlier this year I wrote an article discussing parking issues in Town, specifically, Sterling Park. On September 13, 2017, Town Council voted to approve additional changes to Municipal Code 6.02.050 relating to the Sterling Park parking zone. Effective January 1, 2018, all qualified residents in the preferential parking zone will now receive no more than (4) four preferential parking permits per dwelling. Prior to this, residents could receive a parking permit for every vehicle registered to a resident in the Sterling Park parking zone. Please refer to the attached informational flyer for the schedule for all residents in the Sterling Park neighborhood to pick up preferential parking permits. Changes have also been made to guest parking permits. Qualified residents will now have to request a temporary parking permit from the Police Department for a guest parking a vehicle in the Sterling Park parking zone, for a period longer than the (2) hour maximum. Prior to this change, qualified residents received (2) two guest parking permits per dwelling. Two hour parking is enforced Monday through Friday, 8am-9pm, weekends and Holidays exempt.

Starting January 1, 2018, qualified residents can request temporary parking permits on the Town’s website and in person at the Colma Police Department. Qualified residents must pick up the temporary parking permit at the Colma Police Department upon presenting proof of residence. Such proof can be in the form of a California Driver License or California Identification Card. Temporary parking permits are only valid for a maximum of (14) days, per request, and qualified residents may only make the request no more than (15) times per year. Only one temporary parking permit may be in effect at one time.

Please refer to the attached informational flyer for more details on the Sterling Park parking rules and the parking permit pick up schedule.

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