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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.

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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.

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The Commission recommends modifications to the City of Berkeley General Plan and related policy documents. All Zoning Ordinance amendments are developed through this Commission and recommended to the City Council. Other purviews include subdivision map consideration and review and comments on substantial projects from surrounding jurisdictions.

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2021 Agendas and Minutes:
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 Agendas:             Minutes:        Information Items:
 01-06-2021 01-06-2021  
 01-20-2021 Special Meeting  01-20-2021  
 02-03-2021  02-03-2021  
 03-03-2021 Cancelled     
 03-17-2021 Special Meeting 03-17-2021  
 04-07-2021 04-07-2021  
 05-05-2021 05-05-2021  
 06-02-2021 06-02-2021  
 07-07-2021 Cancelled    
 07-14-2021 Special Meeting  07-14-2021    
 09-01-2021 09-01-2021  
 10-06-2021 10-06-2021  
 10-20-2021 Special Meeting    
 11-03-2021   11-03-2021 Draft  


Note: All associated subcommittee meeting materials can be accessed via link in the corresponding agenda document












 Joint Subcommittee for the Implementation of State Housing Laws
(Link to Commission Page)

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Past Agendas and Minutes:  2008-2020 1999-2007
Staff Reports and Agenda Items:
Staff reports and agenda packet materials are linked to the individual agendas, and can be found by clicking on their respective links within the agendas. 


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The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.
Communications received by 5:00p.m. on Monday, the week before the meeting (Nine days prior to meeting), will be included in the packet of materials mailed to the Commissioners before the meeting.  For additional information on communication with the Commissioners, click here


Secretary to the Commission:
Alene Pearson
Planning & Development
(510) 981-7489
E-mail: apearson@cityofberkeley.info-

Mailing Address:
Planning Commission
Alene Pearson, Secretary
Land Use Planning Division
1947 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704

For a list of current Commissioner names and any vacancies, click here and follow the link maintained by the City Clerk's office. We do not provide contact information for the individual Commissioners. 


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