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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.

December 16 Council Meeting Details - The City Council meeting for Tuesday Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. has been relocated to the Longfellow Middle School Auditorium, 1500 Derby Street, the designated alternate site for meetings that anticipate a large crowd. [more...]

City of Berkeley Launches Electric Vehicle Curbside Recharging Program - The City of Berkeley launched a new pilot program today to expand the ability of residents to charge electric vehicles on their property or at the curb adjacent to their home.   [more...]

Berkeley Echo Lake Camp 2015 Dates and Information - Registration begins Monday November 17 for Berkeley Sierra Family Camp, which will return for a second year at Echo Lake Camp. [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...]

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...]

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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Office Closure

City of Berkeley offices will be closed on Monday, December 22, 2014 as a cost-savings measure. Some City services may be available. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule for more information. Additional days of office closure:

Dec 23Reduced Service Day
Dec 24Reduced Service Day
Dec 25Christmas Day
Dec 26Reduced Service Day