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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.

Kittens at the Shelter! - Come visit Berkeley's animal shelter, where 10-week-old kittens like Sofi are now bounding about. [more...]

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

Summer Movie at Willard Park: Despicable Me - The film Despicable Me will be shown this Friday evening at Willard Park as part of the City's series of summer movies in the parks. Bring kids, friends and neighbors! [more...]

Bulky Waste Pickup - The City of Berkeley offers those living in single family homes and others the chance to have curbside collection of bulky waste - the couches, furniture or other objects that don't fit in a garbage can. [more...]

Libraries, City Slashing Water Use During Drought - All four Berkeley branch libraries are being recognized for their outstanding water efficiency after they rigorously assessed and implemented water-saving measures -- which are also critical tasks for residents and businesses to act on during this historic drought.  [more...]

Start Planning for Aug. 4 National Night Out - National Night Out is two weeks away. Start planning for an evening with your neighbors and city staff from several departments as we build stronger neighborhoods throughout Berkeley.   [more...]

Berkeley Elections Archive is Online - Community members can use Records Online, the City of Berkeley's online records portal, to research Berkeley's election history as far back as 1917. [more...]

Free Solar Planning - For those interested in running their home or business using sunshine, Berkeley provides free advice on solar energy options, project planning, bid comparison, permitting and financing. [more...]

'Sundays on Telegraph’ Returns July 19 - August 30, 2015 - Come spend a Sunday afternoon this summer on Telegraph Avenue and enjoy a variety of music, crafts and other family-friendly activities. [more...]

Parking Meter Upgrades Increase Efficiency - All of Berkeley’s parking meters now wirelessly talk to City Hall – allowing people to pay with greater ease while also enabling parking programs that can respond to parking demand.  [more...]

Ordinances Increase Safety of Existing and Future Balconies - The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a series of ordinances that will require examination of all existing residential balconies in Berkeley while tightening requirements on the materials and design of future structures. [more...]

A Call for Berkeley's Best Art - Artists who either live or work in Berkeley are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 Civic Center Juried Art Exhibition, a celebration of Berkeley's thriving culture of artistic production . [more...]

Mental Health Service Changes Lead to Greater Access - Berkeley Mental Health has instituted a new, "on-demand" process that's resulted in much faster treatment for adults who want to receive City mental health services. [more...]

Berkeley Day Camps for Kids - Summer is here and the City of Berkeley Recreation Division offers a day camp experience for every child.  Berkeley Day Camp is the ideal combination of action packed adventure and fun for children ages 5 - 12. [more...]

New Street Lights Saving Energy & Money - All streetlights in the City of Berkeley have now been converted to LED bulbs, a transition that will save money and create better-lit streets while reducing energy use and its related greenhouse gas production. [more...]

Free Automatic Gas Shutoff Valves Available to Berkeley Residents - Berkeley residents can now earn free automatic gas shutoff valves by attending disaster preparedness courses. [more...]

Visit the Berkeley Animal Shelter, Meet Animals to Love - Iota is a dog who always has at least one of her adorable ears up and greets people with a smile. She plays easily with other dogs, gets along safely with kids and easily puts on a leash. [more...]

Get Your Car Seat Installed by Berkeley Police - The best way to ensure a child's safety in a vehicle is to make sure they are put into a suitable car seat. Berkeley Police will install your car seat for you.  [more...]

Surge of Berkeley Street Paving - The City of Berkeley will soon pave 40 streets that account for 11 miles of Berkeley roads, an amount that is more than double the typical pace of recent years. [more...]

Online 311 - Pay bills, research properties, report problems, request records and access an array of online services at CityofBerkeley/311. [more...]

Senior and Disabled Home Rehab Loan Program - A special loan program run by the City of Berkeley helps low-income seniors or chronically disabled people make vital repairs to stay in their homes. [more...]

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Upcoming Events
Jul 30Slate Mailer Subcommittee Meeting
Jul 31Movies In The Park
Jul 31Movies in the Park - Despicable Me
Aug 3City Council Special Closed Session
Aug 5Disaster and Fire Safety 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.