2007 City of Berkeley Annual Report

Wrapping it Up- The Back Page


Berkeley Animal Care Services (BACS) is known statewide for our success in placing animals in loving homes. Less than 10 percent of the dogs and cats who come to the shelter are euthanized, one of the best rates in the state.

BACS also offers a low cost Spay/Neuter Program for residents of Berkeley, which is helping to reduce the number of pets who enter the shelter.

To make it even easier you’ll soon be able to buy your pet license right at the shelter. To volunteer or to adopt, call (510) 981-6600.

Calendar of Events

For more event details, visit the Community Calendar, call 981-CITY or click on the direct links below.

For more events, please visit the Berkeley Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitberkeley.com.

Our Adventure Playground is one of Newsweek Magazine’s Top 5 Playgrounds! Call 981-6720 for times!

Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival, August 23-27

San Pablo Park 100th Year Celebration, August 25

Solano Avenue Stroll, September 9

International Shoreline Clean Up, September 15

How Berkeley Can You Be? Parade & Festival, Sept. 30

Indigenous People’s Day, October 8

Spice of Life Festival, October 7

Farmers’ Market 20th Anniversary Dinner, Nov. 3

Holiday Crafts Fair and Farmers’ Market, Dec. 8, 15, 22

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair, Dec. 15&16, 21-24

Convenient City Service Numbers
General City Information is 981-CITY (2489)

Birth/Death Certificates: 981-5320

Building Permits: 981-7500

Business Licenses, Parking Permits, Parking Tickets: 981-7200

Civic Arts: 981-7533

Emergency Preparedness: 981-5506

Energy & Sustainable Development: 981-5434

Graffiti: Public Property: 981-6620 Private: 981-2489

Housing: 981-5400

Housing Authority: 981-5470

Berkeley Public Library: 981-6100

Neighborhood Watch: 981-5808

Parks Recreation and Waterfront: 981-6700

Police Non-Emergency: 981-5900

Potholes and Streetlights: 981-6620

Recycling and Refuse: 981-7270

Rent Stabilization Board: 981-7368


Our mission is to provide quality service to our diverse community; promote and accessible, safe healthy, environmentally sound and culturally rich city; initiate innovative solutions; embrace respectful democratic participation; respond quickly and effectively to neighborhood and commercial concerns, and do so in a fiscally sound manner.