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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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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.

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Survey open through Sunday, November 14, 2021

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, November 02, 2021) - Give feedback on the successes, challenges and needs for City of Berkeley policies and programs that help create or preserve the housing our community needs.

Use the anonymous, 10-minute survey to let us know what housing issues you are most concerned about, where housing should be located, what types should be added and how it should be prioritized.

Your feedback helps us assess the housing needs for you and others like you and we'll use it to build a plan to detail how we can create more than 9,000 more units in Berkeley by 2031.

Housing Element Survey: successes, challenges and needs
Closes November 14, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Please share widely among any who live, work or are otherwise part of our community. The more people that fill out the survey, the broader the set of experiences we'll capture.

Developing a plan to meet our housing needs

The plan we're creating is called the city's "Housing Element," a state-mandated strategy that requires all cities to meet the needs of current and future residents. The state wants the region as a whole to add more than 440,000 new units.

Over the next year, the Planning staff will be hosting two additional public workshops to get input from Berkeley community members. To meet the State's deadline, Berkeley must adopt the Housing Element by January 2023.

You can learn more about the Housing Element project currently underway by watching the presentation from the October 27th public workshop recording.

Stay informed about this project by visiting our Housing Element webpage, subscribe to our Housing Element  email list. For questions, contact HousingElement@cityofberkeley.info.

These efforts build on Berkeley's longstanding commitment to creating a more equitable community and support the City's Strategic Plan goals to "create affordable housing and housing support services for our most vulnerable community members" and to "foster a dynamic, sustainable, and locally-based economy."

This anonymous survey is for everyone who lives - and wants to live - in Berkeley, and takes just a few minutes.



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