Town of Colma Residents Highly Satisfied with City Services — Want Public Works, Safety and Business Development Maintained

Posted on August 26, 2019

Colma, CA – August 26, 2019

The Town of Colma conducted a Community Priorities Survey in June 2019 with Godbe Research to gauge resident feedback on Town services and priorities. The results show nearly 90% of residents are satisfied with Town services— and want the   public works, safety, and business development programs they value, maintained.

The survey found that 62% of respondents had favorable opinions of the Town’s fiscal management, a very strong finding in today’s environment.

Said Town Manager Brian Dossey, “Residents would like to see strong investment in our street infrastructure, and we couldn’t agree more.  Over the next five to ten years, the Town seeks to invest as much as $15,000,000 locally to upgrade Colma’s major roadways. We want to secure funding to do so as soon as possible before the cost of major reconstruction skyrockets.”

Other local priorities identified by respondents included:

  • Attracting and retaining local small businesses
  • Maintaining neighborhood police patrols
  • Crime investigation and reduction services
  • Funding additional police patrols and crime reduction programs near shopping centers
  • Ensuring sidewalks are accessible for people with disabilities

“The Police Department spends 60% of its time responding to property crimes at the shopping centers,” said Police Chief Kirk Stratton. “It would be great if out-of-town shoppers to Colma could pay their fair share for the public safety and other Town services they use.”

For questions regarding survey methodology, contact Bryan Godbe with Godbe Research at

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