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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.

Fourth of July in Berkeley - Come celebrate the 4th of July at the Berkeley Marina, where the City co-sponsors a popular and free, daylong celebration that ends with fireworks over the Bay. [more...]

Enjoy Your Summer Celebrations Safely with These Tips - As Fourth of July celebrations near, the Berkeley Police and Fire Departments are reminding the community that fireworks are not allowed in Berkeley, including those designated "safe and sane." [more...]

A Glossary for Council Meetings - Council meetings can be complex for newcomers, so understanding a few key terms and processes can help people more deeply engage with and understand the proceedings. [more...]

City of Berkeley Job Openings - Come work for the City of Berkeley to be part of a committed team and to serve an engaging community! [more...]

Staff Analysis of Balcony Collapse at 2020 Kittredge Street - A week after the tragic balcony collapse at 2020 Kittredge, City of Berkeley staff have concluded their analysis of the incident. Among other observations, City inspectors noted that the deck joist ends protruding from the exterior wall appeared to be severely dry rotted. [more...]

Statement from Irish Consulate San Francisco on Behalf of the Families - Statement issued by the Irish Consulate San Francisco on behalf of the families of Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Lorcán Miller, Niccolai Schuster and Eimear Walsh. [more...]

Balcony Collapse Update: More Records Online - As the City of Berkeley continues its investigation of a tragic balcony collapse, we are posting online as many documents as possible for public examination. [more...]

New Street Lights Saving Energy & Money - All streetlights in the City of Berkeley have now been converted to LED bulbs, a transition that will save money and create better-lit streets while reducing energy use and its related greenhouse gas production. [more...]

Free Automatic Gas Shutoff Valves Available to Berkeley Residents - Berkeley residents can now earn free automatic gas shutoff valves by attending disaster preparedness courses. [more...]

Visit the Berkeley Animal Shelter, Meet Animals to Love - Iota is a dog who always has at least one of her adorable ears up and greets people with a smile. She plays easily with other dogs, gets along safely with kids and easily puts on a leash. [more...]

Get Your Car Seat Installed by Berkeley Police - The best way to ensure a child's safety in a vehicle is to make sure they are put into a suitable car seat. Berkeley Police will install your car seat for you.  [more...]

Surge of Berkeley Street Paving - The City of Berkeley will soon pave 40 streets that account for 11 miles of Berkeley roads, an amount that is more than double the typical pace of recent years. [more...]

Online 311 - Pay bills, research properties, report problems, request records and access an array of online services at CityofBerkeley/311. [more...]

Senior and Disabled Home Rehab Loan Program - A special loan program run by the City of Berkeley helps low-income seniors or chronically disabled people make vital repairs to stay in their homes. [more...]

Organize Your Block for National Night Out - Start planning for National Night Out, an effort to build healthier and safer communities through a simple act: getting to know your neighbors. [more...]

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Office Closure

City of Berkeley offices will be closed on Friday, July 10, 2015 as a cost-savings measure. Some City services may be available. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule for more information.