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.

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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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Berkeley Startup Cluster  - The home to UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, our city is the launching pad for many tech startups. For information about Berkeley’s entrepreneurs and the broader innovationBerkeley Startup Cluster Logo ecosystem, visit www.BerkeleyStartupCluster.com and sign up for the Berkeley Startup Cluster mailing list. You can also use this website to find Berkeley co-working spaces, business incubators and accelerators

A partnership between the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development, UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Downtown Berkeley Association, and the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, the Berkeley Startup Cluster’s mission is to help make Berkeley a more vibrant, accessible and equitable place for startups to launch and grow. berkeleystartupcluster screenshot [more...]

Innovation Assets - Berkeley is home to one of the world’s top public universities (UC Berkeley) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, is connected by BART and the Bay Bridge to San Francisco, and is less than an hour from Silicon Valley. Additionally, the city has many connections to other parts of California and global destinations through its rail transportation networks and proximity to two international airports and the Port of Oakland. These rich resources enable entrepreneurs to launch innovative companies, create high-quality jobs and generate technologies with a global impact.  [more...]

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