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.

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Green Business Certification

The OED supports sustainable business practices and partners with the Alameda County Green Business Program to offer support to local businesses that want to improve their environmental practices. The Alameda Green Business Program is part of the California Green Business Network, with over 40 participating city and county programs and 4000+ certified businesses statewide.  

The program offers free assistance to businesses to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency, conserve water, and divert solid waste from the landfill.

 Certified businesses:  Alameda County CAGN Logo
  • Receive free sustainability consulting from a team of experts    
  • Identify opportunities for business improvements, including cost savings and improved employee health and productivity   
  • Access quantifiable metrics to verify environmental impact  
  • Join a community of like-minded, local business leaders 
  • Get marketing benefits, including use of the Green Business logo, a listing in the California Green Business Network directory, and annual recognition from the Berkeley City Council [Businesses serving tourists/visitors also receive special identification on the Visit Berkeley website]  

The City of Berkeley’s long-standing support of the Green Business Program has helped over 100 businesses get certified, including Chez Panissetranscendentist, Angeline’s Louisiana Restaurant, Triple Rock Brewery, Picante, Metro Lighting, Berkeley City Club, Transcendentist, and many more.  To find a list of Berkeley certified businesses, click here

To learn more, please visit the Green Business website or email Green Business Program Coordinator Lawrence Nussbaum at lnussbaum@environmentalin.com

For more information on Environmental Regulations & Resources for Food Businesses,  see the fact sheet












































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