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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City facilities are closed to the public. Meetings for this commission will be held virtually to conduct time-sensitive, legally-mandated business. Information regarding upcoming meetings will be posted on commission pages and on the community calendar.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.


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The Open Government Commission consists of the members of the Berkeley Fair Campaign Practices Commission who serve as ex officio members of the Open Government Commission.  The Commission hears complaints, considers ways to informally resolve those complaints, and makes recommendations to the Council regarding such complaints.  The Commission may advise the Council concerning the annual report from staff, propose additional legislation or procedures that ensure the City’s compliance with open government laws, and advise the City Council as to any other action or policy to enhance open and effective government in Berkeley. The Commission is also responsible for oversight and enforcement of Berkeley's Lobbyist Registration Act.  The appointment and tenure of members of the Commission is governed by Chapter 2.12.

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Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

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. 

Sam Harvey           
Office of the City Attorney
(510) 981-6998
email FCPC@cityofberkeley.info 
Mailing Address:
Open Government Commission
2180 Milvia Street, 4th Floor
Berkeley, CA  94704

Enabling Legislation:
BMC Chapter 2.06 (2011), Ordinance No. 7,166-N.S.
Additional Information:
Complaint Form 
Commission Vacancies
Lobbyist Registration Act

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2020 Agendas, Minutes and Packets: 
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Agendas         Minutes  Packets      
 01-16-2020 AGENDA  01-16-2020 MINUTES (APPROVED)  OGC 01-16-2020 PACKET
 OGC/FCPC PACKET 02-20-2020
 03-19-2020 - Cancellation    
 OGC/FCPC AGENDA 05-21-2020  05-21-20 FCPC-OGC Final Approved Minutes  OGC/FCPC PACKET 05-21-2020
 07-16-2020 FCPC/OGC AGENDA   OGC Minutes 07/16/2020  07-16-2020 FCPC/OGC PACKET
 Revised Agenda - FCPC Meeting 09-17-20  OGC Draft Minutes 09/17/2020  OGC/FCPC MEETING PACKET 09-17-2020
    PACKET REVISIONS 09-17-2020

Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Ethics Ombudsman
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Democracy Project Proposals


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