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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.

Attention Berkeley youth looking for a summer job! - Berkeley residents between 14 and 25 years old can earn money and enhance their resumes by applying to be part of the City's YouthWorks Summer Program. [more...]

New Firefighters/Paramedics Sought for Berkeley Fire Department - The Berkeley Fire Department is accepting applications through March 30, 2015 for the Firefighter/Paramedic position, a career that's challenging, rewarding, and requires skill in managing emergency situations. [more...]

Berkeley Police Are Hiring - The Berkeley Police Department is currently accepting applications for both Lateral and Entry Level Police Officers.  [more...]

Thinking of becoming an entrepreneur? - Are you a woman in Berkeley considering whether to launch your own small business? If so, check out "Start Smart for Berkeley Women," a four-session course on entrepreneurship happening Tuesdays in March. [more...]

Berkeley Public Library's West Branch is First Zero Net Energy Library in California - The Berkeley Public Library's west branch produced more energy than it used in its first year of operation - leading to official certification as the first "net zero" library in the state and only the third municipal building of its kind in the nation.   [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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Mar 26Community Health Commission
Mar 26Mental Health Commission Meeting
Mar 26Parks & Waterfront Commission - subcommittee on planning
Mar 26Zoning Adjustments Board Meeting (live webcast avail)
Apr 1Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED

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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.