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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Financial Reports*

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Finance Department is responsible for the fair presentation of the financial statements of the City of Berkeley, and for the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR includes the City’s financial position and results of operations. It also contains demographic and statistical information to help the reader understand the financial condition of the City for each fiscal year. The current CAFR is for the City’s 2019 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2019.   

Investment Program*

Pursuant to Sections 2.44.040 and 2.44.060 of the Berkeley Municipal Code, Resolution No.45,087-N.S., and Sections 53601, 53607, 53636 and 53648 of the State Government Code, the Director of Finance, the Treasurer of the City, is authorized to make investments of the City’s idle funds. The Code also directs the City to present an annual investment policy to the City Council for approval. This Investment Policy, after approval of the amendments by the City Council, will serve as the Investment Policy for the City of Berkeley for fiscal year 2021.

Investment Policy

It is the policy of the City to invest public funds in a manner that will provide maximum security, adequate liquidity and sufficient yield, while meeting the daily cash flow demands of the City and conforming to all statutes and regulations governing the investment of public funds. 

Quarterly Investment Reports


Debt Management and Disclosure Policy

The purpose of the Policy is to provide a functional tool for debt management and capital planning, as well as to enhance the Cities ability to manage its debt obligations and lease financings in a conservative and prudent manner.  

General Fund Reserve Policy

The General Fund is the City’s primary operating fund. It is not connected to any one revenue source and may be used at the Council’s discretion. The General Fund is the operation fund that pays for general services provided by the City as well as public safety and capital improvements. The General Fund accounts for all general revenues and expenditures of the City related to the delivery of the City’s general services not specifically collected or levied for other City funds. The City must maintain an adequate General Fund Reserve (Reserves) to prepare for the impact of economic cycles and catastrophic events and ensure that fluctuations in revenue do not impede the City’s ability to meet expenditure obligations.   


*Disclaimer: No information on the City’s website is intended to be the basis of or should be relied upon in making an investment decision. Please see our notice to investors for more information.

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