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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OPT UP FOR 100% RENEWABLE POWER AT YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS
Join the City of Berkeley in choosing cleaner energy

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, March 31, 2021) - Reduce your carbon emissions and help Berkeley meet its climate goals by opting for a 100% renewable home electricity plan through East Bay Community Energy, as the City of Berkeley has done.

The City’s streetlights and municipal buildings are now powered by 100% solar and wind energy. Berkeley residents and businesses can follow suit and choose completely carbon-free power for their homes through East Bay Community Energy’s Renewable 100 service.

“Opt up” for 100% carbon free power

Switching to 100% renewable energy at home is one of the easiest ways all of us can help fight climate change.

East Bay Community Energy’s Renewable 100 plan provides 100% carbon-free electricity sourced entirely from California wind and solar power, at just a few dollars more per month than default service for the average residential customer.

You can change your service plan at any time, including opting out of East Bay Community Energy to purchase power directly from PG&E.

Public power brings greener energy to the East Bay

East Bay Community Energy is a not-for-profit public agency formed in 2016 by Alameda County and its cities to provide greener, more local sources of electricity. While East Bay Community Energy supplies the electricity to its customers, PG&E continues to deliver electricity and gas, maintain the power lines, respond to outages, and provide billing services.

Since 2018, Berkeley customers have been automatically enrolled in East Bay Community Energy’s Bright Choice standard electricity service, which provides at least 5% more renewable energy than PG&E’s service at slightly less cost. While East Bay Community Energy customers can continue to participate in any of PG&E’s rebates or savings programs, they can also take advantage of additional programs, including discounted solar and back-up battery and clean power appliances.

Renewable energy helps advance City climate goals

In March, the City of Berkeley joined other Alameda County cities, including Albany, Dublin, Hayward, Pleasanton and Piedmont, in switching to 100% renewable electricity for its municipal accounts.

Switching to cleaner municipal energy advances the City’s fossil fuel free goals both by supporting California’s expanding solar and wind energy sector and by reducing our own emissions - a key strategy of the City’s Climate Action Plan. The Plan, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in 2050, names increasing renewable energy use in public buildings as a key strategy, along with encouraging sustainable, transit-oriented development, expanding mobility options, and reducing conventional energy use in every Berkeley home, business, and institution.

By opting up to Renewable 100 service, residents and businesses can join the City in purchasing cleaner electricity and reducing their carbon footprint. To learn more about your options, visit East Bay Community Energy online or call 1-833-699-EBCE (3223).

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