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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Sign up now to save money, reduce energy bills, and prepare for power outages

Berkeley, California (Friday, October 15, 2021) - Get discount rates on rooftop solar and backup battery storage by pooling your buying power with others and learn how to do so at a webinar series.

Two limited-time group buying programs available to homeowners, Bay Area SunShares and Resilient Home, offer free site evaluations and quotes, pre-negotiated price discounts, and other incentives for rooftop solar and battery storage.

These programs combined with a 26% federal tax credit for rooftop solar, can help put clean, carbon-free renewable energy within reach of more Berkeley households.

Rooftop solar can lower utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the value of your home. Battery backups allow you to store energy for later use, which can help keep essential devices like medical equipment and refrigerators running during power outages.

Learn about the benefits of home solar from the SunShares program

When you sign-up for SunShares, you'll get a no-cost, no-obligation site evaluation to determine if your home is suitable for home solar,battery storage-or both. If you decide to proceed, you can choose to work with any of three vetted solar installers selected by a community evaluation committee.

Contracts must be signed by December 31, 2021, and installations take place in Spring 2022.

Learn more about the benefits of home solar and the SunShares program at an upcoming webinar, or watch a recorded webinar at your own convenience:

Bay Area Sunshares offers pricing 15% below the average market rate on rooftop solar and 10% discounts on battery storage, which can be installed with a new or existing solar system.

Register at bayareasunshares.org by November 30 to participate in this limited time program.

Solar and battery backup system from Resilient Home program

The Resilient Home program from East Bay Community Energy offers preferred pricing on new solar and battery backup installations through a pre-vetted installer.

Resilient Home participants also have an opportunity to earn compensation for sharing stored power back during high demand, and may be eligible for a $500 installation incentive.



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