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Our Mission is to provide the City with the highest caliber legal services and advice and to protect and defend the interests of this dynamic City by all legal and ethical means.
City Clerk Department
Our services support the people of Berkeley’s participation in their City government.
City Manager's Office
As the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Berkeley, the City Manager is responsible for ensuring the overall effectiveness of the city organization, for acting as a conduit between the legislative and executive branches and presenting Council with a balanced budget.
The Finance Department provides effective and efficient management of the City’s financial resources. It is responsible for the collection, monitoring and disbursement of City revenues and all funds required to be in the custody of the city treasurer.
The Berkeley Fire Department protects life, property, and the environment through emergency response, prevention, and community preparedness.
Health, Housing, and Community Services
The mission of the Health, Housing, and Community Services department is to enhance community life and support housing, health, and wellness for all.
We partner with all City departments to hire and retain a diverse and highly qualified workforce that supports the mission of the City of Berkeley.
The Department of Information Technology (IT) provides citywide strategic technology direction, infrastructure support for the City of Berkeley network, all Geographical Information Systems (GIS) data, sets Cyber Security protocols, and operational support of citywide enterprise software applications across a variety of technology platforms.
Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
The Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department is committed to administering excellent recreation programs; maintaining our trees, landscaping, and infrastructure; and improving and enhancing parks and facilities through capital improvements.
Planning and Development
The Planning and Development Department's mission is to enhance safety, livability and resilience in the built environment and to work with the community to promote and protect Berkeley's distinctive neighborhoods, vibrant commercial areas, unique character and natural resources for current and future generations.
The Berkeley Police Department is a professional full-service law enforcement agency providing public safety to its 150,000+ community members through engaging the public, keeping the peace and responding to emergencies.
Our department's mission is to provide quality services to the Berkeley community with pride, courtesy, and excellence.