Excerpts from Colma Ordinance No. 81
March 2, 1950

The City of Colma is a Memorial City, the great majority of the buildings and lands located therein being dedicated to cemetery and accessory uses, making it essential to properly designate certain areas in order that compatibility may be obtained between cemetery uses and residential uses for the public health and welfare, and that certain uses be recognized as incompatible to the use presently served by the major areas within the incorporated limits of the city.