|Location of City Hall|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Building (City Hall), "2180 Milvia Street"|
|April 4, 1878|
This is the local government for the City of Berkeley. Berkeley was incorporated on April 4, 1878, and the first Charter was adopted March 5, 1895. In 1923, Berkeley adopted the Council-Manager form of government.
The Berkeley City Council consists of eight Councilmembers, elected by districts for four-year terms, and one Mayor, elected "at large" for a four-year term. The Mayor is the President of the Council and votes as an individual ninth member.
Municipal elections are held every two years on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years; run-off elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February of the odd numbered year following the initial election.
- City Attorney
- City Auditor
- City Clerk
- City Manager
- Health Services
- Housing and Community Services
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Parks, Recreation, & Waterfront
- Planning & Development
- Police Review Commission
- Public Works : The public works department takes care of the physical needs of the city such as streets, lighting, parks, and refuse collection. The main offices are located in the city corporation yard in West Berkeley.
- Rent Stabilization Board