Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Audit report reveals insufficient fleet replacement fund in Berkeley
BERKELEY (The Daily Californian) – An audit report published Wednesday detailed how Berkeley’s Equipment Replacement Fund is underfunded by millions of dollars, which could prevent the city from reaching its goal of an all-electric fleet by 2030.

Police should track mental health, homeless calls better, new audit says  
BERKELEY (Berkeleyside) - The Berkeley Police Department should do more to track calls involving mental health crises and homelessness and make more of its data available, according to a comprehensive city audit that has just been released.  

Black drivers far more likely to be stopped by Berkeley police than white people, audit finds
BERKELEY (San Francisco Chronicle) – Black and Hispanic people are more likely to be stopped and searched by police in Berkeley than white and Asian people, according to a city audit of the Berkeley Police Department released Thursday. 

Berkeley to face 'difficult decisions' during expected economic downturn
BERKELEY (Berkeleyside) - Business closures in Berkeley could affect some 30,000 jobs, with unemployment reaching 27%, the city auditor estimated in a new report released this week about local economic impacts from COVID-19.

City audit finds local domestic violence policies do not meet CA state requirements
BERKELEY (The Daily Californian) - The city of Berkeley's employment policies do not fulfill state requirements for victims of sexual violence and stalking, according to an Oct. 10 report from the city auditor.

Berkeley Fire Department behind on inspections, audit report reveals 
BERKELEY (The Daily Californian) - The Oakland “Ghost Ship” fire, which killed 36 people in December 2016, was one of a few recent incidents that prompted the Berkeley Fire Department, or BFD, to ask the city to conduct an audit that would analyze current inspection procedures in order to find solutions that will allow the city to efficiently complete city-mandated fire inspections that determine high-risk properties.

Berkeley 911 center plagued by low morale, $1M in overtime, city audit finds 
BERKELEY (Berkeleyside) – 911 calls to Berkeley’s police and fire dispatch center are taking longer to get through due to chronic understaffing that is only likely to get worse, the city auditor reported in a recent analysis.  


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