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: Public Financing Program 

In 2016, Berkeley voters adopted the Berkeley Fair Elections Act of 2016.  This ballot measure created a voluntary program providing public matching funds for candidates running for the office of Mayor or Councilmember.  Participating candidates are eligible to receive a 6-to-1 match on qualifying contributions of up to $50 (e.g. for a $50 qualifying contribution, a participating candidate receives $300 in public matching funds).

The Fair Elections Act is codified in Chapter 2.12 of the Municipal Code and supplemented by regulations adopted by the Fair Campaign Practices Commission.

If you have any additional questions after reviewing the Supplemental Guide, contact City Clerk Staff at (510) 981-6900 or elections@cityofberkeley.info.  

  

RESOURCES

BERA Information Page

Berkeley Public Financing Program Supplemental Guide - UPDATED 2020 Guide

SEMINARS

May 6, 2020 I 6:00 p.m. PST (virtual via Zoom)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Public Finance Matching Funds - November 3, 2020 Election

 

 

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