Almost all board and commission meetings will be in-person only. Use vaccines, treatments, and masks to keep yourself and others safe. Stay home when sick.
As the COVID-19 State of Emergency comes to an end, you can continue to attend City Council meetings either in person or virtually while nearly all board and commission meetings will return to only being held in-person.
The hybrid format for Council meetings will also apply to all Council committees as well as the Zoning Adjustments Board.
The end of the state of emergency also means that while masking will continue to be strongly encouraged, it will not be required. If you’re sick, stay home. The best way to keep yourself safe is to stay up to date on vaccination, seek treatments when sick, and know how to effectively wear a mask.
Legislative bodies’ rules as health emergency ends
The new rules for City of Berkeley legislative meetings are as follows:
- Hybrid format for public attendees (in-person and Zoom)
- City Council
- City Council Policy Committees
- Zoning Adjustment Board
- In-person only format for all attendees
- All other City Boards and Commissions
For City Council meetings, learn how and when to comment on the Participating in City Council Meetings page. Those participating remotely will see little difference from the virtual meetings the Council has held since March of 2020.
You can also watch or listen to City Council meetings in formats that don’t allow for public comment, such as:
- Cable B-TV (Channel 33)
- Live Stream
The move to in-person meetings is in line with the state and local health and safety guidelines for indoor events.
For questions about the hybrid meeting format, contact the City Clerk Department via email or call (510) 981-6900.