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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.

Propose Bike Share Station Locations at Workshop - Come to public workshops on February 25 and help determine station locations for Bike Share, which will be coming later this year to Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville.  [more...]

New Incentives Available for Seismic Upgrades - Sign up quickly for a chance at $3,000 worth of rebates that can help pay for seismic upgrades to your home's foundation and make it safer from earthquakes. [more...]

Current Employment Opportunities with 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...]

Berkeley Recreation Activities to Ease the Winter - Find classes, activities and events for adults, kids and families in the Recreation Division's Winter & Spring Activity Guide, which has programs throughout the City. [more...]

Free Community Preparedness Workshops - Residents of south and west Berkeley are encouraged to sign up for free public health workshops that focus on emergency preparedness.   [more...]

New reports provide lens into economic health of city, business districts - Berkeley's economy is strong and getting stronger, although some structural challenges, such as inequity and high housing prices, persist. [more...]

With El Niño Rains Coming, Prepare - With El Niño storms expected to bring a barrage of rains and heavy winds this winter, the City of Berkeley has been preparing. So should you. [more...]

Berkeley’s Animal Shelter, healing animals, leading them to homes - Come down and visit the dogs, cats and other animals at the Berkeley Animal Care Shelter, where the rigorous veterinary care helps bring wounded animals back to health and into homes.  [more...]

Open Government Ordinance Increasing Transparency - Berkeley residents have greater transparency into City government thanks to the Open Government Ordinance, whose web page provides information and resources to give deeper access into City government.  [more...]

As Public Health Prepares for Emergencies, So Should You - Berkeley Public Health and other Bay Area health departments are participating in a statewide drill on November 19, 2015 to better prepare their communities for health emergencies. [more...]

Berkeleyans Continue to Cut Greenhouse Emissions - The Berkeley community reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 9% between 2000 and 2013, despite increasing its population by 14 percent.The state of California, by comparison, reduced emissions by 2% during the same time period. [more...]

Berkeleyan's activism offers glimpse at the power of Open Data - See the potential of open data by looking at one Berkeleyan's creation, an interactive visualization of the Berkeley city budget data for every year from 2013 through 2017. [more...]

Hundreds of Affordable Units Preserved Through City Funding, Programs - The City of Berkeley helped fund the renovations completed this Fall of nearly 200 affordable housing units, apartments that will now be kept accessible to low-income families for decades to come. [more...]

Assess Your Home's Energy, Get a Rebate - Getting information about your home's energy use can lead to increased comfort and lower costs -- especially with a $200 rebate available for a limited time. [more...]

Access Council Agendas, A Guide to City Government - Want to know about all the work happening on your behalf in the City of Berkeley?  Look no further than the City Council Agenda, which lists scores of issues, from current projects and discussions of city priorities to policies being considered by the City Council. [more...]

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Office Closure

City of Berkeley offices are closed today, Thursday, February 11, 2016 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:

Feb 12Abraham Lincoln Birthday Observed
Feb 15George Washington Birthday Observed