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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.

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Emergency Alerting- Chinese (PDF)

Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities (PDF)

Apartment Preparedness (PDF)

Apartment Preparedness- Spanish (PDF)

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Apartment Preparedness Activity Guide (PDF)

Pet Preparedness (PDF)

Pet Emergency Card (Word)


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Earthquake Preparedness (PDF)

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Berkeley Wildfire Evacuation Checklist (PDF)

 Berkeley Wildfire Evacuation Checklist - Large Print and Screen Reader Friendly (Word)

Wildfire Evacuation Presentation (PDF)


Program Brochures

Community Emergency Supply Program (Cache Program) (PDF)

Dumpster Program (PDF)

Automatic Gas Shutoff Valve Program (PDF)


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