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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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Red Flag Warning for the Berkeley hills: Saturday, September 26 - Monday, September 28 - A high fire danger warning has been issued for the Berkeley hills from Saturday evening to Monday morning. Hills residents should prepare by signing up for alerts, reviewing evacuation routes, packing or refreshing "go bags," and parking off street when possible. [more...]

Leveling off of COVID-19 cases, hopeful sign for schools - Berkeley's Health Officer is looking to reopen elementary schools, a local priority that state restrictions will allow if cases continue stabilizing. [more...]

Online workshops on electric cars and e-bikes in English and Spanish - Learn about the many benefits of electric cars and e-bikes at a series of online workshops highlighting the benefits of zero-emission transportation. At these events, you’ll get to talk to electric car owners and e-bike riders, see a virtual vehicle tour, and hear about the many incentive and rebate programs that make plug-in cars more affordable. [more...]

Apply now for one of 16 new permanently affordable apartments in northwest Berkeley - A new apartment building in northwest Berkeley is taking lottery applications for sixteen affordable units created through the City's Below Market Rate program. Applications are due to the property manager by 5pm October 13.  [more...]

Help us make Berkeley’s land use rules easier to understand - Give feedback to help us make it easier to understand Berkeley's zoning laws, which govern what can be built and what activities can take place in a particular location. [more...]

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