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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TAKE SURVEY TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY IN BERKELEY
Input sought from all by February 18

Berkeley, California (Monday, December 20, 2021) - Complete our brief online survey to recommend how to make it easier for people with disabilities to use city facilities, sidewalks, programs, activities, and website.   

Give feedback if you have a disability, are a caregiver, or even if you don't currently have a disability.

Your feedback will help guide our citywide plan to prioritize the accessibility of pedestrian safety, reduce liability, and provide information for our city improvements.

This short survey will cover:

  • Priorities on everything from sidewalks to offices, and website
  • Specific concerns for persons with disabilities
  • Highest priorities to improve City of Berkeley

Complete this online survey by February 18.

If you need a hardcopy or translation of the survey, please contact:

Dominika Bednarska
(510) 981-6418
DBednarska@cityofberkeley.info

Bernadette Lopes
(510) 981-6442
Blopes@cityofberkeley.info 

Give feedback on access improvements in Berkeley

This survey is part of a larger effort by the Public Works Department to improve accessibility in Berkeley. We will use the results to develop a new updated ADA Transition Plan required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to transition local governments to ADA compliance.

Accessibility benefits many pedestrians, including but not limited to people with disabilities, seniors, and parents with strollers and small children. Such improvements encourage the use of public transportation and travel without cars, thus reducing greenhouse gases and other negative impacts of driving.

These efforts build on Berkeley's longstanding commitment to creating a more equitable community and supporting the City's Strategic Plan goals to provide state-of-the-art, well-maintained infrastructure, amenities, and facilities.

In making services and buildings easier to use for those with disabilities, we improve access for all.

Please share this survey widely.

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