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Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts.

Berkeley is a constantly changing mix of long-time residents and new neighbors, and whether you just arrived from Albany or Azerbaijan, you are welcome here.

Please visit About Berkeley to learn more about the City.

2014 Annual Report - This year’s Annual Report takes a look at the City's long tradition of providing a full slate of services, its heritage of supporting community members to make healthy choices and, also, its history of publishing an annual report. You can read the full report below or download a PDF from here: Annual Report 2014   [more...]

Apply for and Research Zoning Permits Online - The City of Berkeley's Online Service Center now allows community members to research land use permits and apply and pay for some zoning certificates.  [more...]

Breathmobile keeps kids in school -- and out of the emergency room - With school back in session, so is the Breathmobile, an innovative public health tool that has played a critical role in reducing emergency room visits, hospitalizations and missed school days for Berkeley children.   [more...]

As Telegraph Revitalizes, a Public Art Program is Sought - As part of the City of Berkeley's team strategy to bring resources to the Telegraph Area, the City is seeking consultants or artists to help create a public art plan for Telegraph Avenue from Bancroft Way to Parker Street. [more...]

Explore the City's Activity Guide: sports, recreation, craft programs and more - The City of Berkeley's Fall & Holiday Activity Guide offers a roadmap to services, programs and events organized by the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department. [more...]

Measure M spurs the paving of streets throughout Berkeley - Fueled by a voter-approved bond, the City of Berkeley paved nearly double the amount of streets this summer than in the recent past. Next year's paving will more than double this year's totals and will continue the improvement of streets for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians. [more...]

Recent Earthquake and Ongoing Drought Serve as Reminders to Prepare - The recent 6.0 earthquake in Napa County and the heightened wildfire risk due to the ongoing drought serve as reminders that we could experience a variety of disasters at any time. The City of Berkeley encourages anyone who lives in, works in or visits the city to take advantage of our free programs designed to aid the preparation of you and your community. [more...]

Election News - The November 4 election will feature seven citywide ballot measures as well as races for City Council, City Auditor, School Board and Rent Board.  Candidate profile pages for each race in addition to all of the ballot arguments can be found online. [more...]

View and Sign up for Nixle Messages from Berkeley Police - The Berkeley Police Department (BPD) sends out crime prevention tips and alerts through Nixle, and we encourage community members to sign up. A list of our messages since our May 1 launch can be viewed below: [more...]

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Upcoming Events
Sep 23Berkeley Home Energy Efficiency Workshop
Sep 23Special PRC Meeting
Sep 23Freedom From Smoking (last day)
Sep 24Civic Arts Commission Meeting
Sep 24Disaster and Fire Safety Commission Meeting

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PLEASE NOTE: City of Berkeley services are sometimes not available on holidays or Reduced Services Days throughout the year. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule to see the full schedule of office closures for the current calendar year.