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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Berkeley, California (Monday, October 28, 2019) -
UPDATE: Tuesday, October 29 10am: PG&E has confirmed that power has been fully restored to Berkeley and that Berkeley is not within tonight's shutoff area. 

Red flag conditions continue in the hills tonight.

Residents should be prepared to evacuate quickly if needed. See cityofberkeley.info/wildfire for evacuation information and download our printable evacuation checklist

PG&E restored power to most addresses in Berkeley late this afternoon.

PG&E is not anticipating shutoffs in Alameda County until 11pm Tuesday, with a weather “all clear” expected Wednesday morning. At this time, we are not expecting the next shutoff to impact Berkeley.

The situation is dynamic and may change. Residents should still take steps to prepare for future outages:

  1. Sign up for address specific alerts from PG&E. PG&E also offers zip-code specific alerts by texting “ENROLL” to 97633.
  2. Sign up for emergency notifications from Berkeley and Alameda County at acalert.org.
  3. Be prepared for future outages. Have a disaster kit and make a family emergency plan. Find information on preparing for power shutoffs at cityofberkeley.info/psps.

Anyone with questions about power restoration should contact PG&E.

3-1-1 (or 510-981-2489) continues to be a non-emergency resource for questions. Libraries continue to be a source for charging, water, and wifi.

Anyone experiencing an emergency should contact 9-1-1.

Air quality in Berkeley is rated “moderate” at this time. However, conditions can change rapidly due to wind and other factors. Residents should check for updates at airnow.gov and take precautions based on their own health.

Find information on how to prepare for poor air quality smoke events and steps you can take to protect your health during an event at cityofberkeley.info/air-quality.

We thank the City of Berkeley police, fire, and staff across all departments who have been working around the clock since Thursday to respond to impacts from the PG&E power shutoff as well as heavy winds, high fire danger, and possible air quality issues due to wildfire smoke.

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