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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Independent Redistricting Commission

On November 8, 2016, Berkeley voters approved Measure W1, amending the City’s Charter to transfer responsibility for drawing electoral boundaries from the City Council to an Independent Redistricting Commission (the “Commission”). Composed of thirteen members with broad community representation, the Commission will act as an independent body to engage the public and adopt an updated map of City Council district boundaries. 

The community will provide verbal and written input on the redistricting process, including submitting their own maps. The Charter also provides impasse procedures if a final map cannot be agreed upon. Read more about the Commission and the redistricting process in the City's Redistricting Plan linked below.

Citizens Redistricting Commission Plan (PDF)

Redistricting Trifold Brochure - English (PDF) 

Redistricting Trifold Brochure - Spanish (PDF)

Application Process - Closed as of October 9, 2020

You can submit your application for the Independent Redistricting Commission beginning September 8, 2020. Check your eligibility for the Commission by downloading an eligibility worksheet (PDF). For questions, email the City Clerk Department at redistricting@cityofberkeley.info or call (510) 981-6900. 

Independent Redistricting Commission Application (Fillable PDF) - the application period closed October 9, 2020

Independent Redistricting Commission Application (Online Application) - the application period closed October 9, 2020

Download the PDF application and save it to your computer to get started. To read PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you need help using the PDF file with an Adobe Acrobat reader, please contact us at (510) 981-6908 or redistricting@cityofberkeley.info

City of Berkeley Redistricting

Redistricting is redrawing or adjusting of electoral district boundaries to ensure districts are balanced with the same number of residents. Every 10 years, the City of Berkeley reviews its Council district boundaries to account for shifts and changes in the population. The redistricting process is based on the population figures provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. The next round of redistricting will occur after the 2020 Federal Census is completed.

 Independent Redistricting Commission

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