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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.

Health, Jobs and Educational Fair on Thursday, August 21st - The Heart 2 Heart Program and the City of Berkeley Young Adult Project will offer youth and adults an opportunity to find jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with more than 20 area employers at a job fair. [more...]

City Appoints Its First Chief Resilience Officer - The City of Berkeley has appointed Timothy Burroughs as its Chief Resilience Officer, a new position created to lead Berkeley’s efforts to prepare for, withstand and bounce back from catastrophic events and chronic stresses. The appointment marks a key milestone in the city’s partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), an organization dedicated to helping cities build resilience to the physical, social and economic threats that are increasingly part of a 21st century world. [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 - A training seminar on local campaign finance laws will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd at 6pm at the North Berkeley Senior Center. For more information visit the Campaign Information page. To read more about the November election, see below. [more...]

Renew Residential Parking Permits Online! - Berkeley residents can now renew their residential parking permits online, adding convenience and speed for the renewal of 14,000 permits. [more...]

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Aug 25Children, Youth & Recreation Commission Meeting
Aug 25Council Agenda Committee Meeting
Aug 27Homeless Commission Special Meeting
Aug 27Planning Commission Meeting-SPECIAL
Aug 28Zoning Adjustments Board Meeting (live webcast avail)

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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.