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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Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC)

Mapping Berkeley Communities: Redistricting by the People.

Agendas and Minutes: Current Year


Every 10 years, the IRC convenes to review Berkeley's Council district boundaries to account for shifts and changes in the population, based on U.S. Census Bureau data. The IRC ensures an open and transparent redistricting process that allows for public participation in the drawing of district boundaries. The IRC has the sole authority to determine the final district boundary map.


To maximize public participation, meetings of the IRC will be scheduled for various days of the week, including weekends, and various times of day.  Meeting agendas will be posted on this web page, the online community calendar, at the meeting location, and on the public posting board in front of Old City Hall at 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

Public Engagement

Community input is essential to Berkeley's redistricting process. Please review the public submission packet below for information on how to best engage with the commission on the process. Complete redistricting information, maps, and data is available at the Redistricting Hub.

Community of Interest Form - Online Form (English/Español)

Community of Interest Form (English PDF) / Comunidad de Interés (Español PDF)

Printable Map for Public Redistricting Exercise (PDF)

Online Map Creation and Submission Tool

Redistricting Public Submission Packet

Submitted forms and maps will be forwarded to the IRC so your feedback can be included in the decision-making process. 

Contacting the Commission:
Commissioners are prohibited from discussing redistricting matters outside of a public meeting. If you have comments for the commission, you may submit comments through the commission secretary by mail or email using the contact information listed below. Members of the public may also provide verbal testimony to the IRC at a noticed meeting of the commission pursuant to the public comment rules adopted by the Commission. 

Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary for more information.

Mark Numainville, City Clerk
City Clerk Department
(510) 981-6908
E-mail: redistricting@cityofberkeley.info         

Mailing Address:
Redistricting Commission
Attn: Mark Numainville
2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Enabling Legislation

Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.10 (2020)

Charter Article V, Section 9.5  

2021 Agendas & Minutes

Date Agenda Packet Minutes Recording
 1/13 Meeting Notice   Random Draw Number Assignments
Random Draw Results   
1/20 Meeting Packet  Minutes Video
2/10 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
2/24  Meeting Packet Minutes Video
3/17 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
4/01 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
4/15  Meeting Packet Minutes Video
5/06  Meeting Packet  Minutes Video
5/19 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
 6/9 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
 6/23 Meeting Packet
Minutes Video
 7/10 Meeting Packet Minutes English
 7/21 Meeting Packet Minutes Video Pt. 1
Video Pt. 2
 8/4 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
 8/18 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
8/30  Meeting Packet Minutes Video
 9/8 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
 9/22 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
 10/2 Meeting Packet 
Minutes Video
 10/6 Meeting Packet Minutes Video
 10/20 Meeting Packet    


The commission is composed of 13 members. The selection process is outlined in the Charter and in Municipal Code Chapter 2.10. Eight members are randomly selected by the City Clerk (one from each council district). Five "at-large" members are selected by the eight "by district" commissioners. There are 13 alternate commissioners.

Commissioner applications and supplemental materials are available upon request. Please email redistricting@cityofberkeley.info to request the packet of materials.


Read more about the City's Redistricting Plan and the preliminary data analysis on the links below.

Printable Map for Public Redistricting Exercise (PDF)

Independent Redistricting Commission Plan (PDF)

Summary Data Analysis of Unofficial Legacy Data for Berkeley Census Count 

Large Formal City Reference Map

Neighborhood Map & Community Mapping Tool

U.S. Census & California State Information and Tools

Redistricting Regulations (full text of City Charter, Berkeley Municipal Code 2.10, and applicable Fair Maps Act - AB 849 & 1276)

Translations from the Secretary of State

General information regarding Berkeley's redistricting is available in both English and Spanish to help diverse populations participate in the process. 

Calendar of Hearings and Workshops

Public Hearing #1: Saturday, July 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (video recording above)
Public Hearing #2: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 1:00 p.m. 
Dates and times of additional public hearings and workshops will be posted here when available.

Commission Bylaws

The Commission has adopted bylaws for orderly, consistent, and fair conduct of the Commission's business. 

Public Submission of Proposed Maps

Submitted Community of Interest Forms

Draft Maps

Draft maps will be posted here when available.

Adopted Map

The final adopted map will be posted here when available.

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