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.
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...]
Recent Earthquake and Ongoing Drought Serve as Reminders to Prepare - The recent 6.0 earthquake in Napa County and the heightened wildfire risk due to the ongoing drought serve as reminders that we could experience a variety of disasters at any time. The City of Berkeley encourages anyone who lives in, works in or visits the city to take advantage of our free programs designed to aid the preparation of you and your community. [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...]
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...]