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.
Measure M Spurs the Paving of Streets Throughout Berkeley
- Fueled by a voter-approved bond, the City of Berkeley paved nearly double the amount of streets this summer than in the recent past. Next year's paving will more than double this year's totals and will continue the improvement of streets for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians.
Napa Earthquake is Reminder to Prepare
- In light of Sunday's 6.0 magnitude Napa Earthquake, the City of Berkeley Fire Department would like to remind all community members to take steps to prepare yourself and your neighborhood for earthquakes and other disasters.
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...]
Election News - A training seminar on local campaign finance laws will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd at 6pm at the North Berkeley Senior Center. For more information visit the Campaign Information page. To read more about the November election, see below. [more...]