Residential waste, recycling, and compost pickup in the hills is suspended on Monday, October 26 due to high winds.

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 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

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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 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 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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Prepare for high winds, fire danger, and possible power outages - Berkeley residents should prepare for high winds and potential power outages starting Sunday at 4pm by reviewing evacuation plans, securing outdoor furniture, charging devices and backup batteries, and checking or restocking home disaster kits. [more...]

Give feedback on draft plan to improve pedestrian safety - Give feedback on a plan to make it safe, comfortable, and convenient for everyone to get around Berkeley on foot or with an assistive device. We're taking comments online through October 31. [more...]

Bay Area Health Officers: Safely celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos - Bay Area Health Officials urge everyone to limit Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos activities to those you live with and use the time to focus on activities, like decorations or virtual costume parties, that keep physical distancing and other safeguards in place. [more...]

Drop off vote-by-mail ballots 24 hours a day at one of 6 secure drop boxes in Berkeley - Use one of six secure drop boxes throughout Berkeley to turn in your ballot anytime, day or night, until 8pm on election day. This year, all registered voters are receiving a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3 election. [more...]

Apply for Civic Arts Grants by January 19 - Berkeley-based artists, art nonprofits, and festival organizers can apply for next year's Civic Arts Grants starting October 26. These grants provide funding to strengthen the local ecosystem of arts and culture. [more...]

Apply now for one of 6 new permanently affordable apartments in downtown Berkeley - A new apartment building in downtown Berkeley is taking lottery applications for six affordable units created through the City's Below Market Rate program. Applications are due to the property manager by 5pm October 30.  [more...]

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