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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.

City Water Use Declines During Drought - The City of Berkeley slashed water use last year by 26% after scaling back irrigation, fixing leaks and using more water efficient fixtures - steps also recommended for businesses and residents. [more...]

Free Disaster Supplies for Neighborhoods - Until May 29th, Berkeley neighborhood groups can apply for a free container stocked with disaster response equipment and supplies, including a 50-person first aid kit, portable generator, and much more. [more...]

New Program to Help Businesses After Natural Disaster - For businesses that require uninterrupted occupancy, a new City of Berkeley program can help them re-open quickly after a natural disaster. [more...]

Mental Health First Aid Classes for Community - Berkeley Mental Health now offers Mental Health First Aid training, which teaches community members to help those who are developing mental health problems or experiencing mental health crises. [more...]

Funding to Grow Your Berkeley Business - For merchants who do not qualify for traditional loans, the City's Revolving Loan Fund provides access to capital that allows entrepreneurs to build out leased space, retain jobs and grow their business.  [more...]

U.S. Passport Services at City Clerk - For those traveling abroad this summer, it's time to renew or apply for a passport, which the Berkeley City Clerk Department can process. [more...]

Access Online Services, including Parking Permit Renewals - With residential parking permits up for renewal,  Berkeley residents can complete the process online through one of the City's several web-based services. [more...]

Online Survey and Workshop Schedule for Tuolumne Camp Development Plan - As the City of Berkeley begins developing a plan to rebuild Berkeley Tuolomne Camp, the community is invited to attend one of a series of workshops and complete an online survey. [more...]

Follow City news online, via email or Twitter - The City of Berkeley is launching a communications plan on Monday April 20 that seeks to increase the amount, the quality and the consistency of information flowing to the public. [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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