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City of Berkeley Organization Chart

City of Berkeley Organization Chart

The residents of Berkeley are the highest level in the City’s organization chart. They directly elect the Mayor and the eight other members of the City Council, the members of the Rent Board, the members of the School Board, and the City Auditor.

The nine members of the City Council (eight elected by district and the mayor, elected at-large) appoint the members the Board of Library Trustees and the members of the City’s Boards and Commissions. The Boards and Commissions serve as advisory bodies to the Council, although some have quasi-judicial functions. The Berkeley Housing Authority members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council.

The Mayor and Council select and confirm the City Manager, who acts as a Chief Executive Officer for the rest of the City government. The City Manager is responsible for the administration of City services and programs, enforcement of the City's Municipal Code and ordinances, and preparation of the annual budget. The department directors are selected by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council.

The Departments and their major work units are listed below. For more information about the baseline services, special projects, staffing levels and commissions, please visit the Citywide Work Plan. Departments are listed in alphabetical order.

City Attorney’s Office

City Clerk’s Office
          Citywide Records Program/ Public Information
          Agenda, Web Site, BMC
          Elections, Campaigns and Commissions

City Manager’s Office          
          Animal Care Services 
          Budget and Fiscal Management
          Code Enforcement
          Neighborhood Services
          Office of Economic Development (including Business Services, Civic Arts, Employment)
          Police Review Commission

          Revenue Collection
          General Services
          Revenue Development

          Emergency Medical Services
          Fire Prevention 
          Office of Emergency Services 

Health, Housing and Community Services*
          Environmental Health Division
          Mental Health Division 
          Public Health Division
          Community Services and Administration (including Employment Services)
          Housing Services
          Aging Services Division

Human Resources
          Training and Organizational Development
          Employment, HR, and Administrative Services
          Employee Relations (Benefits, Worker’s Comp and Safety)
          Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

Information Technology
          Customer Service & 311 Call Center
          Business Applications
          Network Operations

Parks, Recreation and Waterfront
          Recreation and Youth Services
          Parks Operations
          Planning and Design

Planning and Development
          Building and Safety
          Land Use Planning
          Office of Energy and Sustainability
          Permit Service Center
          Toxics Management

Police Department
          Operations Division
          Investigations Division
          Professional Standards Division
          Support Services Division

Public Works
          Electrical, Equipment Maintenance, Facilities Management, Streets and Utilities
          Solid Waste Management

**In February 2012, the City Council voted to combine the Health Department and the Housing and Community Services Department. These department websites are in the process of being combined.

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