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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 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.

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City Council

Minutes Resolutions Ordinances Staff Reports
December 1905 to Present
Note: Minutes for the period 12/11/1905 to 06/10/1907are for the Board of Trustees of the Town of Berkeley
January 1984 (Reso No. 52,023-N.S.) to Present March 1923 (884-N.S.) to Present   September 2005 to Present

Housing Authority Board (Old)

Minutes Resolutions Ordinances Staff Reports
July 1992 to June 2007  February 2002 (Reso No. 650) to June 2007  n/a  September 2005 to June 2007 

Redevelopment Agency

Minutes Resolutions Ordinances Staff Reports
May 1991 to Present February 2003 (Reso No. 1203) to Present n/a September 2005 to Present


Commission Name Minutes
Zoning Adjustments Board  2002 - Present
Planning Commission  1999 - Present
Landmarks Preservation Commission  1999 - Present
All other commissions 2008 - Present

Election Information

Voter Information Pamphlets - 1945 to Present
Election Results - 1945 to Present and selected results from 1917 - 1937



Contracts - 2005 to Present

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Ordinances* create or change City law.  Ordinances must be voted on at two separate Council meetings (first and second readings) and are not effective until 30 days after the City Clerk has signed the ordinance after the second vote.  An ordinance can only be repealed or amended by another ordinance.

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Resolutions* express policy or direction to the City Manager and generally take effect upon adoption.  A resolution may be amended or rescinded by a subsequent resolution. 

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