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Sustainability accomplishments

Saved over 1,000,000 Kwh of energy usage and reduced GHG emissions by 211 tons through our partnership with Ecology Action and PG&E for our businesses and municipal offices Colma has “Opted up to ECO 100”, and is purchasing 100% renewable energy for all Colma facilities. Colma is encouraging our businesses and residents to Opt up … Continued

Startup costs

Lawyer for partnership agreement/lease review Filing fees—business license, permits, fictitious name Design of logo or other graphics Printing brochure, letterhead, flyers, etc Development of website Market research Telephone system/answering machine Utilities Rent or purchase of a building Insurance Advertising Board of Equalization bond Laundry and cleaning Directories for customer contact File incorporation papers Association dues … Continued

Startup basics

Prepare a business plan Get a business license Obtain a sellers permit File a fictitious business name Draft a partnership agreement or incorporate with the Secretary of State Open a checking account Talk with an accountant about bookkeeping Set up bookkeeping systems Research insurance needs Develop rate structure Develop brochure, logo and/or website Draft contracts … Continued

Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU)

A unit that is up to 500 square feet in size and is contained entirely within an existing single-family structure. A JADU must have an efficiency kitchen and a separate exterior entrance, and may include separate sanitation facilities, or may share sanitation facilities with the primary residence.


The unit is attached to the primary residence as an integrated addition with an independent entrance.


The unit is separate from the primary residence as either a newly constructed detached accessory structure or as the conversion of an existing detached accessory structure (i.e. detached garage).

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) provides advice and recommendations to the C/CAG Board of Directors on matters relating to bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects. The BPAC advises the C/CAG Board on priority projects for funding through the Transportation Development Act Article 3 grant program and the One Bay Area Grant program. For more information, … Continued

San Mateo County City Selection Committee

The City Selection Committee is required to appoint city representatives to board, commissions, and agencies as required by law. (California Government Code §50270). City Selection Committee is comprised of Mayors of all 20 incorporated cities/towns in San Mateo County. For more information, please visit:

San Francisco International Airport Community Roundtable

The San Francisco International Airport/Community Roundtable was established in 1981 as a voluntary committee to address community noise impacts from aircraft operations at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Roundtable monitors a performance-based noise mitigation program implemented by airport staff, interprets community concerns and attempts to achieve noise mitigation through a cooperative sharing of authority … Continued

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