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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.

City Appoints Its First Chief Resilience Officer - The City of Berkeley has appointed Timothy Burroughs as its Chief Resilience Officer, a new position created to lead Berkeley’s efforts to prepare for, withstand and bounce back from catastrophic events and chronic stresses. The appointment marks a key milestone in the city’s partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), an organization dedicated to helping cities build resilience to the physical, social and economic threats that are increasingly part of a 21st century world. [more...]

Temporary Closures for Renovations at North Berkeley Senior Center - Portions of the North Berkeley Senior Center will be closed for improvements from mid-July through mid-August, meaning that times or rooms for some classes, programs and lunches will be temporarily changed or cancelled. [more...]

Election News - For the November 4 Berkeley general election, the election season has now begun. Those seeking elected office should visit our election page and look at the Candidate Handbook and Resource Guide. [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...]

Renew Residential Parking Permits Online! - Berkeley residents can now renew their residential parking permits online, adding convenience and speed for the renewal of 14,000 permits. [more...]

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Office Closure

City of Berkeley offices will be closed on Friday, August 08, 2014 as a cost-savings measure. Some City services may be available. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule for more information.