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.
About Berkeley to learn more about the City.
Election News - For the November 4 Berkeley general election, the election season has now begun. Those seeking elected office should visit our election page and look at the Candidate Handbook and Resource Guide. [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...]
Renew Residential Parking Permits Online! - Berkeley residents can now renew their residential parking permits online, adding convenience and speed for the renewal of 14,000 permits. [more...]