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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CITY OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY JUNE 21 TO HONOR JUNETEENTH

Berkeley, California (Friday, June 18, 2021) - City of Berkeley offices will be closed on Monday June 21 in observance of Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of hundreds of years of slavery.

This federal recognition, which was overwhelmingly approved by Congress, was signed into law on Thursday by President Joe Biden.

Even after slavery was officially ended by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, slavery persisted. The official date of Juneteenth - June 19, 1865 - marks the day when slaves in Texas were finally told that they were free.

Most City Services to Close, but some will stay open

All garbage, compost and recycling services will continue as scheduled. If your regularly scheduled pick-up day is Monday, leave your carts out on Monday.

The closures will include all City recreation programs and facilities, including pools, youth programs and camps.

Certain scheduled appointments, including those for building inspections and vital statistics, will continue. Others may be cancelled. Check with City staff with whom you made your appointment.

In his remarks upon signing the law, President Biden declared that he hoped that the day would inspire further action.

"I call upon the people of the United States to acknowledge and celebrate the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of Black Americans, and commit together to eradicate systemic racism that still undermines our founding ideals and collective prosperity."

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