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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Peace & Justice Commission

Agendas and Minutes:  Current (2022 & 2021) | Previous Years

Advises the Council and the School Board on issues of peace and social justice.  Creates citizen awareness and develops educational programs.  Total membership is fifteen.  Each Councilmember and School Director makes one appointment.
2180 Milvia Street
1st Floor, Cypress Room
1st Monday, 7:00 p.m. (*unless otherwise indicated)
Please check the community calendar to verify.

Please click here for 2022 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. 

Okeya Vance-Dozier
City Manager's Office
(510) 981-7000
E-mail: ovance-dozier@cityofberkeley.info


Mailing Address:
Peace and Justice Commission
Okeya Vance-Dozier, Secretary
City of Berkeley City Manager's Office
2180 Milvia Street, 5th Floor
Berkeley CA  94704

Enabling Legislation:
BMC Chapter 3.68 (1986)

Additional Information:
Commission Vacancies 
Commissioner Roster 

Additional Documents:
Policing and Racial Justice in Berkeley: Peace & Justice Commission Proposal (1/12/2015)

Press Releases:
Press Event on Berkeley City Council Submission of Local Compliance Reports with International Human Rights Treaties (12/2/14)

City of Berkeley Forum on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

UN Reports:
Report to United Nations Human Rights Committee: Compliance with International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Report to the United Nations Committee on Torture: Compliance with the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment of Punishment 

Human Rights Forum - 04/11/15

Peace & Justice 30th Anniversary - 09/14/17

2nd Annual Berkeley Forum on Access and Disability Rights - 05/08/2019  

Meeting Agendas & Minutes:
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Agendas and Minutes:  Current (2022 & 2021) | Previous Years


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Agendas Minutes
 January 25, 2021  January 25, 2021
  October 4, 2021  October 4, 2021
November 1, 2021  November 1, 2021
December 13, 2021    December 13, 2021 DRAFT


Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Subcommittee:


Socially Responsible Investing Meeting Agenda:  


Berkeley Unified School District Subcommittee Agenda: 




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