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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.

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...]

Prepare for a Disaster and Participate in the Berkeley Emergency Exercise - At 9 a.m. on October 18th, community members all over Berkeley and Albany will start practicing the actions they would take if a 6.9 earthquake had just jolted the Hayward Fault -- and we encourage others to join us. [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...]

Breathmobile keeps kids in school -- and out of the emergency room - With school back in session, so is the Breathmobile, an innovative public health tool that has played a critical role in reducing emergency room visits, hospitalizations and missed school days for Berkeley children.   [more...]

As Telegraph Revitalizes, a Public Art Program is Sought - As part of the City of Berkeley's team strategy to bring resources to the Telegraph Area, the City is seeking consultants or artists to help create a public art plan for Telegraph Avenue from Bancroft Way to Parker Street. [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...]

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. [more...]

Election News - The November 4 election will feature seven citywide ballot measures as well as races for City Council, City Auditor, School Board and Rent Board.  Candidate profile pages for each race in addition to all of the ballot arguments can be found online. [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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Oct 1Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED
Oct 2Housing Advisory Commission Meeting
Oct 2Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting
Oct 2Medical Cannabis Commission Meeting
Oct 2Public Works Commission Meeting
Oct 2ZWC - Strategic Plan Subcommittee

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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.