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Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts.

Berkeley is a constantly changing mix of long-time residents and new neighbors, and whether you just arrived from Albany or Azerbaijan, you are welcome here.

Please visit About Berkeley to learn more about the City.

Electronic Council Agendas Saving Money and Paper - Tuesday night's Berkeley City Council agenda was 902 pages, an unwieldy and heavy tome had it been printed. But it was delivered to the council digitally - a process that over the year saves approximately 127,000 pieces of paper and $11,000. [more...]

Solano Tunnel Closure on May 28 - The Solano Tunnel will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7am to 5pm this Thursday, May 28, as Public Works crews replace all of the light bulbs with LED fixtures, repair pavement and remove graffiti. [more...]

Organize Your Block for National Night Out - Start planning for National Night Out, an effort to build healthier and safer communities through a simple act: getting to know your neighbors. [more...]

As students move out, keep Berkeley clean - As students move out for the summer, tenants and landlords can help keep our streets clean by planning ahead, using City services and properly discarding what they don't need. [more...]

Town Halls for a Healthy Berkeley - The City of Berkeley invites the public to a Town Hall meeting to help guide the City's public health priorities, a collaborative process between the Public Health Division and the people we serve. [more...]

Employment Opportunities with the City of Berkeley - Come work for the City of Berkeley to be part of a committed team and serve an engaging community! [more...]

As wildfire season nears, remove vegetation from homes near wilderness - Berkeley hills residents living on the City's eastern edge should remove vegetation from around their homes to protect themselves from potential wildfires. [more...]

Reduce Home Energy Use While Getting Rebates, Financing - Berkeley homeowners can get free assistance connecting them to tools and resources that reduce home energy use and save money. [more...]

Recreation Offices Now in Neighborhoods - The Recreation Division has moved from downtown Berkeley offices into neighborhood facilities, where residents can more easily sign up for classes, camps and programs. [more...]

Report Crimes Online - Berkeley Community members can report certain crimes online, a service that's particularly helpful when victims need to document crimes for insurance purposes. [more...]

In Berkeley, One Call for All City Services - Those who live in, work in or visit Berkeley can quickly access City of Berkeley services, report problems or request information by dialing 3-1-1. [more...]

Help Shape the Future of the Adeline Corridor - Site tours, pop-up planning events, community focus groups, surveys and interactive workshops are part of an effort to use community engagement to craft a vision for the future of the Adeline Corridor. [more...]

City Clerk, A Guide to Government - Understand the work of the City Clerk to learn how Berkeley is governed, from City Council meetings to public records. [more...]

City Water Use Declines During Drought - The City of Berkeley slashed water use last year by 26% after scaling back irrigation, fixing leaks and using more water efficient fixtures - steps also recommended for businesses and residents. [more...]

Free Disaster Supplies for Neighborhoods - Until May 29th, Berkeley neighborhood groups can apply for a free container stocked with disaster response equipment and supplies, including a 50-person first aid kit, portable generator, and much more. [more...]

New Program to Help Businesses After Natural Disaster - For businesses that require uninterrupted occupancy, a new City of Berkeley program can help them re-open quickly after a natural disaster. [more...]

Online Survey and Workshop Schedule for Tuolumne Camp Development Plan - As the City of Berkeley begins developing a plan to rebuild Berkeley Tuolumne Camp, the community is invited to attend one of a series of workshops and complete an online survey. [more...]

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May 28Community Health Commission
May 28Mental Health Commission
May 28Zoning Adjustments Board Meeting (live webcast avail)
Jun 1Personnel Board
Jun 4Landmarks Preservation Commission
Jun 4Medical Cannabis Commission Meeting
Jun 4Public Works Commission Meeting

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PLEASE NOTE: City of Berkeley services are sometimes not available on holidays or Reduced Services Days throughout the year. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule to see the full schedule of office closures for the current calendar year.