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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The Berkeley Police Department (BPD) sends out crime prevention tips and alerts through Nixle, and we encourage community members to sign up. A list of our messages since our May 1 launch can be viewed below:


Most BPD's Nixle messages are in the "Community" category. They focus on crime prevention and are delivered via email. But subscribers to BPD's Nixle stream also receive "Advisories" and "Alerts," which are delivered via text message. Advisories typically notify recipients about events that could affect their movements around Berkeley, such as streets or areas that are shut down unexpectedly. Alerts involve situations when BPD would like the public to be aware of situations that require more immediate attention, like a missing person who is at risk.

BPD encourages people to set up an account via Nixle.com to better limit and personalize the messages they receive. These subscribers will be able to register specific intersections or addresses relevant to their concerns and also receive messages only from specified agencies. 

The "Sign Up" button in the message bar above allows signups via zip code. Zip code-only subscribers may receive messages from other agencies that also use Nixle and also share the same zip code, such as police in Oakland or Emeryville.

Nixle supplements City of Berkeley emergency alerting systems already in place such as the AC Alert emergency notification system and 1610AM. Please sign up for AC Alert at www.cityofberkeley.info/ACAlert. Remember, no one system is guaranteed in an emergency.

Nixle is the most comprehensive communications tool that the department uses and it will include all of the department's urgent and non-urgent communications. We encourage your participation. Please contact us at police@ci.berkeley.ca.us if you have any questions.

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