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.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

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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Free Cell Phone Available to Low-Income Individuals through Federal Lifeline Program


Wireless™ (Nexus Communications, Inc), provides Lifeline, a government assistance program that provides discounts on wireless service for qualified consumers in place of older technologies like landline phone service.

To obtain ReachOut Wireless™ Lifeline service, potential subscribers must meet certain eligibility requirements such as receiving governmental assistance or a household income that is at or below 135% of the federal poverty level in most states. The specifics of what determines a potential subscriber's eligibility may vary somewhat by state. ReachOut Wireless™ service is limited to one per household, and cannot be combined with any other Lifeline offering. LifeLine benefits may not be transferred.

The Lifeline program provides a discount that makes telephone and wireless service more affordable for millions of Americans and is not a tax paid by U.S. taxpayers, but rather by contributions of telecommunications carriers collected in part from the Universal Service Charge which is applicable to all forms of interstate telecommunication services.

An eligible subscriber may receive the Lifeline discount on either a wireline or wireless connection. The monthly subsidy from the federal LifeLine program is $9.25 per month, but additional state funding may be available in some states. ReachOut Wireless™ offers the Lifeline monthly subsidy in the form of free minutes every month.

Visit the website for more information, www.reachoutmobile.com.


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