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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.

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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 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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Welcome to the City of Berkeley Open Data portal page. Please use the City's Online Service request form to offer feedback or ideas regarding this site. 

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 What is Open Data?

Open data is non-confidential, public data provided for unrestricted use. The Open Data Handbook at www.opendatahandbook.org is suggested for a detailed discussion.  In summary, there are three key characteristics of open data:

  1. Open data must permit reuse and redistribution.  Members of the public can download, reuse, and redistribute open data and as often as desired.
  2. Open data must be available with no discrimination against fields of endeavor.  For example, there are no restrictions against commercial use; members of the public can use open data to create for-profit goods and services.
  3. Open data must be available in convenient and modifiable form.  This means published online, in an open and ‘machine-readable’ format, so that members of the public can use any standard software to import, analyze, and otherwise use the data. For example, a customized Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with data would not be considered ‘open’, but a data file that can be imported into any spreadsheet program could be.

What is an Open Data Portal?

An Open Data Portal (ODP) is a web presence established to serve as the single point of access for open data. Most ODPs include a framework for requiring ‘metadata’ (information about each data set, including who collected it, when it was collected, and when it will be updated).  In addition, ODPs provide a set of basic tools to create charts, graphs, and other ‘visualizations’, so that visitors who do not want to download the data can explore it in place. 

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