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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Review evacuation routes, park off-street, and sign up for emergency alerts

Berkeley, California (Saturday, July 17, 2021) - Update: July 19, 7:30am: This Red Flag Warning has been cancelled by the National Weather Service.

Hills residents should prepare for high fire danger starting at 5pm on Sunday, July 18 by signing up for alerts, reviewing evacuation routes, packing or refreshing "go bags," and parking off street when possible.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills from 5pm Sunday, July 18 through 5pm Monday, July 19.

Fires that start during Red Flag Warnings can spread rapidly due to high winds and dry vegetation. Take these steps to prepare:

  • Sign up for AC Alert, the City's emergency notification service

  • Leave your phone turned on so you can be alerted, even if you are sleeping.

  • Review your household's evacuation zone at community.zonehaven.com. Officials will use these zones to share evacuation instructions, if necessary.

  • Put your go-bag by the front door.

  • Make sure to plan at least two routes away from your neighborhood. During an evacuation you may not be able to drive, so consider using the network of Berkeley Path Wanderers paths in your evacuation plans.

  • Park off-street. Back your car into your driveway or garage, leaving streets clear for emergency vehicles.

See cityofberkeley.info/wildfire for evacuation information and download our printable evacuation checklist.

Please also help to prevent fires. Use extreme caution when operating BBQs, power equipment, or other heat sources such as idling cars. Remember that fireworks are always completely forbidden in Berkeley and surrounding areas.

Take these steps to prepare and keep your household safe during this Red Flag Warning.



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