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Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety, Fire

Photo gallery: Berkeley celebrates National Night Out

Community members all over Berkeley came together Tuesday to celebrate the annual National Night Out event. They danced, held potlucks, and had a chance to connect with police and firefighters as well as city staff and local officials across about 80 different block parties. The event is designed to help neighbors connect with each other in […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley launches first ‘Resilience Strategy’ in Bay Area

Never one to shirk a challenge, the city of Berkeley has come up with an ambitious plan designed to take on everything from racial and social inequity to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. And, no, this is not an April Fools’ Day joke. Friday, the city released its “Resilience Strategy,” a 56-page document […]

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

Town hall Wednesday for ‘a more resilient Berkeley’

The city of Berkeley is holding a town hall meeting Wednesday focused on improving the community’s resilience in the face of natural disasters and “the stresses that weaken a city’s fabric.” Chief Resilience Officer Timothy Burroughs and others, including Berkeley Fire Department personnel, are seeking ideas about how to increase Berkeley’s resilience and will discuss new incentives to lower […]

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

Berkeley appoints first ‘chief resilience officer’

As a city, Berkeley prides itself on being prepared. Officials hope the recent appointment of a “resilience officer” to coordinate city-wide defenses against natural disasters will be another step in that direction — this time with the help of the Rockefeller Foundation. In mid-July, Berkeley appointed Timothy Burroughs to the position of chief resilience officer, a new post created as […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Berkeley named one of 33 resilient cities in global network

Berkeley has been selected as one of 33 cities worldwide in the first group of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Resilient Cities network. The designation is for cities that, according to Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin, “have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to building their own capacities to prepare for, withstand, and bounce back rapidly from shocks and […]