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: Electronic Campaign Statement Filing

Mandatory Electronic Campaign Filing (BERA § 2.12.032)   
On September 10, 2013, the City Council adopted an amendment to the Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA) requiring Berkeley campaign committees that raise or spend $1,000 or more to file their campaign statements electronically.  This requirement became effective January 1, 2014.  Previously, electronic filing of campaign statements was voluntary.  The amendment also designates the electronic statement as the filing of record, thus eliminating the need to file hard copies with original signatures for most types of filings.

The City of Berkeley e-filing system (provided by NetFile, Inc.) is free to users, quick to set up, and easy to use.   The City Clerk Department provides one-on-one training to all users.  Call (510) 981-6908 or send an e-mail to elections@cityofberkeley.info if you have any questions and to schedule a training appointment.

Candidates, Treasurers, and Assistant Treasurers may wish to review the documentation below in advance of their training appointment.  Some steps may be completed in advance of the training using the instructions below.

Instructions for New Users

Instructions for Existing NetFile Users

**NEW** Signer Verification Instructions for Existing NetFile Users

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