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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.

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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AS BUSINESSES RE-OPEN, METER ENFORCEMENT TO START JULY 1
Enforcement continues on red curbs, disabled zones, street sweeping and more

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, June 24, 2020) - As pandemic conditions allow more stores to open up, the City will start enforcing parking meters on July 1 to ensure turnover and create available parking for customers.

The price of meter parking remains at 50 cents an hour in most areas, though high-demand areas such as downtown and the south side of campus are priced at $1 per hour.

Pairing parking regulations with demand has long been part of Berkeley's strategy to create more available spaces, reduce congestion and more efficiently use the large amount of public space dedicated to parking. As conditions change, City staff will continue to monitor demand and adjust hours and prices.  

In addition to meter enforcement, the City will continue enforcing time-limited, unmetered spaces as well as vehicles parked for more than 72 hours.

Enforcement continues for safety and access violations

We will continue to issue citations for parking violations that impact public safety or impede access to essential services, as these issues become even more important during a public health emergency. This includes:

  • red curbs and fire hydrants
  • disabled parking blue zones
  • street sweeping
  • yellow zones in commercial areas
  • double parking

Appeals, residential parking

You can pay for or contest any citations online. Appeals outside of the process outlined on that page, such as emails to the City Manager, will not be accepted.

Residential parking permits renewals are expected to start on August 1, with existing permits valid until Oct. 1.

See all of the City's public health-guided information about COVID-19 at cityofberkeley.info/covid19, where you can also sign up for our email newsletter.

 

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