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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Boards and Commissions: Applications

Commissioners' Manual   |  General Info  |  Applications  |   Roster     Vacancies   |  Training Workshop 

Anyone interested in being appointed to a commission should complete the appropriate application form, indicating their commission preference, and return the completed form to the City Clerk Department.  Applications will be forwarded to Councilmembers, and, when appropriate, to School Board Directors for their consideration.  Councilmembers will initiate interviews as needs arise and vacancies occur.  A Commission Roster listing the names and addresses of all current commissioners and any vacancies is available from the City Clerk Department.

(Presented in interactive PDF*; applications will open in a new browser window.)

  1. General Application (PDF, 80 KB) -  to be used for most commissions - indicate preference

  2. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts (PDF, 125 KB) - indicate special category

  3.  Mental Health Commission Application (PDF, 163 KB) - indicate special category

  4. Community Health Commission Application (PDF, 79 KB)  - indicate special category

  5.  Cannabis Commission Application (PDF, 52 KB) - indicate special category

  6. Fair Campaign Practices Commission Application (PDF, 45 KB)  - indicate if criteria and restrictions are met

  7. Board of Library Trustees Supplemental Questionnaire (PDF, 35 KB) - supplemental questionnaire and information sheet - Please attach the questionnaire to the General Application

  8. Alternate Commissioner Application (PDF, 139 KB) - indicate if criteria and restrictions are met




 *To read PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  The interactive applications allow you to type data directly onto the form.  Please note: The free version of the Adobe software allows printing of completed form pages - but not the saving of completed pages to disk. If you are unable to access .pdf documents online, please contact us via email (commission@cityofberkeley.info), telephone (510) 981-6900, or TDD (510) 981-6903 so that we can provide an alternate format.



Materials created by the City are available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the Disability Services Specialist and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format. 

Disability Services Specialist 
Email: engineeringdivision@cityofberkeley.info 
Phone: 1-510-981-6418 
TTY: 1-510-981-6347 


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