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.

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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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COMMUNITY MESSAGE REGARDING VERDICT IN CHAUVIN TRIAL

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, April 21, 2021) - While the jury in the Chauvin trial returned a finding of guilty on all charges, we understand there are still very real and deep emotions for many members of our community, and there is still much work to be done to re-instill confidence and trust in our criminal justice system.  The Berkeley Police Department is committed to a meaningful partnership with our community to identify and address racial disparities and advance law enforcement practices as a whole. BPD officers regularly engage with community members, various merchant associations and neighborhood groups.  The contacts we have with our community everyday are meaningful opportunities for us to connect.  Members of our department are actively working with the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force as our City undertakes this very important work.

The Berkeley Police Department will continue to protect and serve our community, including supporting and facilitating the peaceful expression of First Amendment rights. Now more than ever is a time for our community to come together, share open dialogue and really hear each other. 

With respect, 

Jen Louis

Interim Chief of Police

Berkeley Police Department

 

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