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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

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Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

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Commission on the Status of Women

Most commission meetings have been suspended by recommendation of Berkeley’s Public Health Officer and Director of Emergency Services. Some commissions are meeting virtually for time-sensitive, legally-mandated business. Information regarding upcoming meetings will be posted on individual commission pages and on the community calendar

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Most City facilities are closed to the public. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.

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The Commission on the Status of Women seeks to improve the conditions of all women and advocates to the City Council on policies affecting women.

Cypress Room, City Hall
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley CA 94704
4th Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. (except in the months of July and December). See below for details.
Please check the community calendar to verify.
Wheelchair accessible.

Click here for the 2020 approved meeting schedule

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.

Shallon Allen
City Manager's Office
(510) 981-7071

Mailing Address:
Commission on the Status of Women
Shallon Allen, Secretary
City of Berkeley, City Manager's Office
2180 Milvia Street, 5th floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Enabling Legislation: 
BMC Chapter 3.48 (1981)

Additional Information:
Commissioner Roster (PDF)
Commission Vacancies  

Recent Items: 
Referral Response: Gender Pay Equity    

Freedom from Domestic Violence

Transgender Health Access

Supplemental Paid Family Leave

Useful Resources:


Participate in Public Meetings:
If you would like to get involved please email the Commission Secretary.  Community members are welcome to attend any of our public meetings.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes:
Agendas & Minutes are presented in PDF format. To view PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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2020 Agendas and Minutes

Agendas       Minutes      
01/15/20 CANCELLED  
 02/19/20 02/19/20

Women's Homelessness and Domestic Violence Subcommittee Agendas:
Santa Rita Jail Subcommittee Agendas:
02/11/20 CANCELLED

Equal Pay Subcommittee:
02/11/20 CANCELLED


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