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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Press Contact: Keith May, Assistant Fire Chief, (510) 981-5508

RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE BERKELEY HILLS
Power shutoffs not expected in Berkeley

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, October 20, 2020) - Hills residents should prepare for a high fire danger warning starting at 10pm on Wednesday, October 21 by signing up for alerts, reviewing evacuation routes, packing or refreshing "go bags," and parking off street when possible.

This "Red Flag" warning, which is scheduled to end at 8am Friday October 23, means that people should use extreme caution when operating BBQs, power equipment, or other heat sources such as idling cars. Fires that start during Red Flag Warnings can spread rapidly due to high winds and dry vegetation. Remember that fireworks are always completely forbidden in Berkeley and surrounding areas.

Take these steps to prepare:

  • Sign up for AC Alert and leave your phone turned on. Make sure everyone in your home is registered for AC Alert, the City's emergency notification service. Keep your phone on in case a fire starts while you are sleeping.
  • Review your household's evacuation routes. Make sure to plan at least two routes away from your neighborhood. During an evacuation you may not be able to drive, so including walking routes in your plans. See cityofberkeley.info/wildfire for evacuation information and download our printable evacuation checklist.
  • Pack or refresh your go-bag. Everyone in your household should have a go bag with the things you would need to safely evacuate. In the era of COVID-19, this includes face coverings and hand sanitizer. If you have a go bag already, check it and replace any expired items, like food or batteries.
  • Park off-street. Back your car into your driveway or garage, leaving streets clear for emergency vehicles.

Power shutoffs not expected in Berkeley

PG&E has announced plans for a " Public Safety Power Shutoff" (PSPS) in some areas of Alameda County. The expected shutoff area does not currently include Berkeley. If a shutoff is announced for Berkeley, we will send a notification on AC Alert.

 

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