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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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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Berkeley, California (Friday, March 03, 2017) - There is a rally and march scheduled to occur on Saturday, March4 at 2:00pm in Civic Center Park.  At this point, it remainsunclear as to how many people will be in attendance or if the flowof traffic may become impeded.  Demonstrations can be dynamicevents, with the potential to transform from peaceful assembliesand expressions of First Amendment speech, to an event where someendeavor to commit acts of violence.  Accordingly, theBerkeley Police Department is continually evaluating developmentsand planning for a number of contingencies.
For those who intend on coming to the event we offer the followingpublic safety tips:

  •  If you witness a criminal act, move to somewhere safe,and report it to BPD. 
  • If you are calling to report an emergency from your cellphone,call (510) 981-5911.  For non-emergency calls for service theBPD Communications Center can be reached at (510)981-5900. 
  • Consider photographing and or filming the criminal activity andthose involved only if you are at a safe distance.  Criminalshave attacked peaceful protesters capturing video or takingphotographs. You can upload files from any device by clicking on http://bit.ly/berkvideo.
  • Separate yourself and keep a significant distance from thoseengaging in illegal behavior, such as throwing rocks or bottles,vandalizing or looting.

Should there be any developments, we will continue provideupdates via Nixle, which you can sign up for at CityofBerkeley.info/police. We remain committed to providing for the safety and security of thegeneral public, while both monitoring and facilitating any peacefuldemonstration. The Berkeley Police Department will make everyattempt to quickly identify and/or arrest those specificallyinvolved in criminal activity or violence. Community members'rights are of the utmost importance and our goal is to ensure asafe environment for everyone involved.


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