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 by Nov. 30 to participate in Regional Bulk Buying Effort

Berkeley, California (Thursday, September 28, 2017) - Berkeley residents can receive discounts on rooftop solar and zero emission vehicles.

Sign up by November 30 at www.bayareasunshares.org , a program that pools the buying power of individual participants to get more competitive pricing from solar companies and vehicle manufacturers.

Bay Area SunShares promotes solar pricing that starts at 15% below the average market rate, and offers discounts for purchasing or leasing a zero emission vehicle. Homeowners who install solar on their rooftops may also be able to take advantage of a 30% federal tax credit  that is available through 2019.

The City of Berkeley is joined by 50 other Bay Area municipalities and employers to partner with by the San Francisco based non-profit Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) to offer the SunShares program to Bay Area residents.  A key goal of the City's Climate Action Plan is to make solar affordable and accessible in order to increase local, renewable energy.  

Once registered, homeowners will receive a no-cost, no-obligation site evaluation to determine if their home is suitable for solar. Homeowners can choose to work with any of the three solar installers (PetersenDean, SkyTech Solar, and Solar Technologies) selected by the program's community evaluation committee. Bay Area SunShares provides neutral information and technical assistance to all participants.

Drivers who register will receive a discount code via email that can be used for the 2017 hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai.  Renters interested in clean electricity will receive information about programs that allow Bay Area residents to purchase renewable energy from offsite wind and solar farms through their electric utility or local community choice energy provider.

Steps to Getting Discounts: 

  1. Sign-Up at www.bayareasunshares.org  by November 30, 2017 to get no-cost solar bids from the three participating solar companies and/or discount codes for zero-emission vehicles.
  2. Get a solar evaluation from up to three pre-vetted solar installers. Register by November 30th to receive a no-cost solar proposal. Once you receive a proposal, there is no obligation to move forward with your project.
  3. Sign your solar contract by December 31, 2017 to move forward with solar installation and take advantage of the discounted program pricing. Solar installations will happen in Spring 2018.

Bay Area SunShares is available to anyone who lives in the nine Bay Area counties and wants to install solar and/or purchase or lease an emission-free vehicle.  For more information see: www.bayareasunshares.org


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