Welcome to the website of Mayor Tom Bates at the City of Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley - We’re an innovative city with economic vitality, healthy and safe neighborhoods, a clean and green environment, a diverse population and a unique cultural experience. We are nationally recognized as an environmental, solar, and green city with the number one public university in the country. To green our economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in and around our community, I co-founded the East Bay Green Corridor Partnership with the Mayors of Oakland, Emeryville, and Richmond, the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. We work closely with community partners, public agencies, the business community, neighboring cities, and through my representation on planning bodies such as Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Bay Conservation Development Commission (BCDC), and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to meet our goals. We are a city dedicated to serving the interests and preserving the well-being of its people.
News from Mayor Tom Bates - You can find the latest news and information from Mayor Bates in the most recent editions of The Bates Update newsletters and on the Mayor's Facebook page. News releases can be found on his press releases page. The page below contains past press releases from the Mayor's office. For press-related inquiries, please contact Charles Burress, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (510) 981-7100. [more...]