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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Remote City Council meetings

Berkeley City Council meetings are being held remotely for the duration of the Health Officer's stay home order.

Watch and listen from home

City Council meeting agendas and materials are posted online. To watch or listen from home:

  • Listen on KPFB, 89.3 FM radio
  • Watch from Cable B-TV (Channel 33)
  • Watch streaming online

Comment by phone, Zoom, or email

Phone

  1. Dial 1-669-900-9128 and enter the Meeting ID. The meeting ID will be posted at the top of each meeting's agenda.
  2. To speak, press *9 when your item is called and wait for your turn. 
  3. The meeting Chair will announce when it is your turn to speak by reading your phone number.

Online

  1. Follow the link posted on the first page of the meeting's agenda.
  2. To speak, use the "raise hand" icon near the bottom of the screen and wait.
  3. The meeting Chair will call your name when it is your turn.

To use this option, you will need to install the Zoom app. Zoom provides instructions that you can review in advance, including joining a test meeting. 

You are not required to provide your name to participate. Your name will appear on the screen however you enter it into the app. 

Email

  1. During the meeting, submit comments to clerk@cityofberkeley.info with the subject line "PUBLIC COMMENT ITEM ##".
  2. Your comment will be read during the meeting by the City Clerk (within the same time limits that apply to other speakers).

Please limit your email to 150 words or less.

Please be mindful that remote meetings are public and will be recorded. All meeting rules of procedure and decorum, including speaker time limits, will apply.

Send questions to Mark Numainville, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900 or clerk@cityofberkeley.info.

Last updated September 15, 2020


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