COVID-19 Updates: See cityofberkeley.info/covid19 for news, information, and status of City services.

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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Election Information: Campaign Information

Campaign statements must be filed pursuant to the state Political Reform Act and the Berkeley Election Reform Act.  The filing requirements are determined by the amount of money raised and spent and the type of filer (candidates, ballot measure committees, petitions, independent expenditures, etc).  Please review the information below to determine your filing obligations or obtain information on the filings for local candidates and committees.

The Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA) was adopted by the voters of Berkeley in 1974.  It contains requirements for local campaign committees that go beyond the requirements in state law.  It also created the Fair Campaign Practices Commission to enforce its provisions.

 Online Portal for Campaign Finance Reports: Campaign Statements - Contributions and Expenditures

Public Financing Program: Information and Handbook

 Local Campaign Law and Forms (BERA) 

November 2020 BERA Filing Schedule

Berkeley Election Reform Act (BMC Chapter 2.12)

Fair Campaign Practices Commission (FCPC)

FCPC Regulations (PDF 96 KB) - Amended November 2019 (Current)

FCPC Campaign Filing Manual (PDF 288 KB) - Amended February 2020

Mass Mailings Index and Forms

FCPC Statement of Organization Form (PDF 65 KB)

State Campaign Law and Forms (FPPC)

 

Workshops 

The state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) holds several workshops for candidates and treasurers throughout the year.  All scheduled workshops are listed on the state FPPC website.

In advance of each city election, City staff schedules workshops to review the Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA) and how it differs from state law.


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