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City Council: Member Roster 

Members of the City Council are elected by district.  Councilmembers in Districts 1, 4, 7, and 8 serve until November 30, 2022.  Councilmembers in Districts 2, 3, 5, and 6 serve until November 30, 2020.  The Mayor serves a four-year term.  The next election for Mayor will be November 2020.

The City Council also serves as the Successor Agency to the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency, which was created upon dissolution of the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency; and as the Joint Powers Financing Authority. The Authority is formed pursuant to a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between the City of Berkeley and the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency for the purpose of providing financing for various public capital improvements, working capital and other costs.

Meeting Schedule

Vice President of Council  


District Incumbent Term Expires

Phone & Fax




Jesse Arreguin




(510) 981-7100 P
(510) 981-7199 F


District 1


 Rashi Kesarwani 




(510) 981-7110 P
(510) 981-7111 F


District 2


Cheryl Davila 




(510) 981-7120 P
(510) 981-7122 F


District 3


Ben Bartlett 




(510) 981-7130 P
(510) 981-7133 F


District 4


Kate Harrison 




(510) 981-7140 P
(510) 981-7144 F


District 5


Sophie Hahn




(510) 981-7150 P
(510) 981-7155 F


District 6


Susan Wengraf 




(510) 981-7160 P
(510) 981-7166 F


District 7


 Rigel Robinson




(510) 981-7170 P
(510) 981-7177 F


District 8


Lori Droste




(510) 981-7180 P
(510) 981-7188 F 


To send a communication to the Mayor and all members of the City Council, please email:

The Mayor and all Councilmembers may be reached by mail at:  2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Please visit the Guidelines for Public Comment, Written Communications, and Council Meeting Order page for information on submitting written communications to the Council and public comment procedures.

Please note the following regarding communications to the City Council:
Communications to the City Council 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 the City Council, 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 City Clerk Department at 2180 Milvia Street. 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 City Clerk Department for further information.

Vice President of Council

On December 4, 2018 the City Council adopted Resolution No. 68,700-N.S.  This resolution changed the term for Vice President of the Council from a three month rotating term to a one-year appointed term.

On December 4, 2018 the City Council adopted Resolution No. 68, 701-N.S. appointing Councilmember Susan Wengraf to serve as Vice President of the Council for a one-year term beginning December 2018 to December 2019 and appointing Councilmember Sophie Hahn to serve as Vice President of the Council for a one-year term beginning December 2019 to December 2020.


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