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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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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, 2024.  The Mayor serves a four-year term.  The next election for Mayor will be November 2024.

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


 Terry Taplin  




(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: council@cityofberkeley.info.

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 15, 2020 the City Council adopted Resolution No. 69,646-N.S. appointing Councilmember Lori Droste to serve as Vice President of the Council for a one-year term beginning December 15, 2020 to December 15, 2021 and appointing Councilmember Kate Harrison to serve as Vice President of the Council for a one-year term beginning December 15, 2021 to December 15, 2022 or until new appointments are made.


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