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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Sign up before the July 1 transition to AC Alert

Berkeley, California (Thursday, June 15, 2017) - Berkeley residents and community members should sign up at www.ACAlert.org to receive emergency messages for Berkeley and jurisdictions across Alameda County.

As the City's primary emergency alerting system, AC Alert can reach residents with urgent information regarding earthquakes, wildfires or other natural or man-made disasters. AC Alert messages reach subscribers through phone calls, text messages, emails, and TTY/TDD messages.

Although the City sends messages across many other platforms, AC Alert is the most essential for Berkeleyans to sign up for.  These critical health and safety messages are rare. Register the devices you'd like to be contacted on.

"Our goal is to get you emergency information and instructions wherever you are, on whatever devices you have," said Assistant Fire Chief Keith May, who oversees emergency services. "Sign up your phones and email addresses for AC Alert before July 1, when we'll start using the new system."

Anyone who subscribed to BENS, an existing alert system that will be phased out in the coming weeks, must sign up for AC Alert to get the City's most urgent messages on the device best for them.

When signing up, community members should also indicate locations of interest, such as home, work and school. Signing up with locations helps ensure that the emergency messages are relevant to the places people care about. Users can also opt in to additional, non-emergency messages.

See the City's news page to learn how to subscribe to updates via email or Twitter. See the Berkeley Police Department's news page to learn how to subscribe to updates via email, Twitter or Nixle.

In addition to signing up for AC Alert, program emergency radio stations such as 1610 AM into your home and car radios, and consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio for additional targeted alerts.

"Signing up for all available alerting systems better ensures that you'll get safety messages, even if one system or one of your devices fails," said May.

AC Alert: www.CityofBerkeley.info/ACAlert

AC Alert Signup: www.ACAlert.org

Emergency Alerting: www.CityofBerkeley.info/EmergencyAlerting


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