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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.

Halloween Events in Berkeley - Halloween in Berkeley comes with a spooky, fun lineup of events for community members young and old -- sponsored by the City of Berkeley's Recreation Division. Mark your calendars and get your costumes ready: [more...]

Gilman-I 80 Intersection Receives Critical Approval - CalTrans has approved the concept and justification to use double-roundabouts at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Gilman Street, the first time the agency has approved this type of use in the region. [more...]

City of Berkeley Recognized for Water Conservation During Drought - Berkeley's Civic Center Building and the adjacent Martin Luther King Jr. Park will receive an award from the East Bay Municipal Utility District for drastically reducing water use during the 2013-2014 drought. [more...]

Ebola safeguards increasing as risk remains very low - Nearly every day, steps are being taken to better protect those living in the United States from Ebola virus disease -- even as the risk of contracting the disease remains extremely low nationwide and in California. [more...]

Free Gas Shutoff Valves - Berkeley residents who participate in disaster preparedness classes can qualify for a free automatic gas shutoff valve, the latest in a series of incentives offered by the Berkeley Fire Department to better prepare households and neighborhoods for mass emergencies. [more...]

As Winter Approaches, Help Keep Storm Drains Clear - To prepare for the coming storm season, Public Works will sweep some streets not on any existing routes, meaning that residents should take particular care to move their cars.   [more...]

Election News - Polling Places may change from election to election - be sure to verify your polling location by checking the the Voter Pamphlet/Sample Ballot you received in the mail or checking online with the Registrar of Voters online lookup tool.  [more...]

2014 Annual Report - This year’s Annual Report takes a look at the City's long tradition of providing a full slate of services, its heritage of supporting community members to make healthy choices and, also, its history of publishing an annual report. You can read the full report below or download a PDF from here: Annual Report 2014   [more...]

Apply for and Research Zoning Permits Online - The City of Berkeley's Online Service Center now allows community members to research land use permits and apply and pay for some zoning certificates.  [more...]

Explore the City's Activity Guide: sports, recreation, craft programs and more - The City of Berkeley's Fall & Holiday Activity Guide offers a roadmap to services, programs and events organized by the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department. [more...]

View and Sign up for Nixle Messages from Berkeley Police - 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: [more...]

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Upcoming Events
Oct 30Mental Health Commission meeting
Oct 30Zoning Adjustments Board Meeting (live webcast avail)
Oct 31Halloween Community Parade
Oct 31Harvest Festival
Oct 31Thrills and Chills Haunted House

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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.