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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Media Inquiries to the City of Berkeley

If you are a member of the media and want information or comment from the City of Berkeley, please refer to the information below so that your inquiry can be handled as quickly as possible.

Berkeley City Departments
The City Manager's Office coordinates all media requests that come to City departments (except Police—see below). Members of the media can contact Public Information Officer Matthai Chakko at (510) 981-7008 or via email.

Berkeley Police Department
The Police Department has an assigned Public Information Officer (PIO). Please see this BPD web page for current contact information about the PIO, office hours, and how to get information during off hours.

Elected Officials: Mayor, City Councilmembers, City Auditor
The City PIO cannot not speak for the elected officials, but can report on Council actions, clarify Council processes, or provide similar technical information. To request information or an interview from an elected representative, please contact their offices directly.

Other Public Agencies
The Rent Stabilization Board, the Board of Library Trustees, and the Berkeley Housing Authority are all separate agencies. Please contact them directly.

Additional Useful Information
Open Government Ordinance: Please visit this page for more information on meeting agendas, the conduct of public meetings, and public documents.


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