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.

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.

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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DON’T RELY ON LUCK: DESIGNATE A SOBER DRIVER THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Berkeley, California (Thursday, March 12, 2020) - If you plan to have a few cheers for St. Patrick’s Day, remember to plan ahead and have a designated sober driver take you home.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, which makes it all the more important to let someone who has not been drinking take you home.

To help keep the public safe, Berkeley Police Department will have extra officers on patrol this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

In addition, the Berkeley Police Department will hold a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint from 7 pm to 3 am on March 20th at an undisclosed location within Berkeley city limits.

In 2018 alone, 73 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18).

“If you need to ask yourself whether you are okay to drive, the answer is probably no,” Berkeley Police Department Traffic Bureau Commander, Lieutenant Files  said. “We want people to have fun, but also be responsible. Part of that responsibility is arranging a safe way to get home.”

If you plan on drinking, designate a sober driver, take a ride-share or use public transportation to get around.

If you ever see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.

Funding for St. Patrick’s Day DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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