Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

 

RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

Monday, December 13, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Maudelle Shirek Building
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Second Floor
Broadcast Live – KPFB – 89.3
(N. Berkeley) and BTV Cable Channel 33

Live Webcast

AGENDA
 


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1. Roll Call  - 7:00 p.m.

2.   Special Order of Business

 a. Introduction of Boardmembers-elect 
Executive Director will introduce newly elected Boardmembers.

b. Oath of Office of Boardmembers-elect
The Berkeley City Clerk will administer the Oath of Office to Boardmembers-elect.

c. Comments from Boardmembers  

3.   Approval of Agenda

4.   Public Forum

5.   Approval of November 29, 2010 Regular Meeting Minutes

6.   Action Items
 
a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Approval of the regular Board meeting schedule for 2011. (Executive Director)

(2) Authorizing an extension of the deferral of implementation of the Executive Director’s 2.5% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) which was scheduled to go into effect December 26, 2010 until June 26, 2011, as a cost-savings measure. (Executive Director)

(3) Second reading on proposed revisions to Regulation 883 [Waiver of Penalties and Interest on Delinquent Registration Fees] and Regulation 884 [Other Waiver Requests] (Ad Hoc Committee on Waivers and Executive Director)

(4) Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties (Executive Director)

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.            Property Address

3888                       2532 Regent Street
3889                       776 Arlington Avenue
3904                       1400 – 67th Street
3916                       2332 Cedar Street
3922                       1112 Allston Way
3926                       1201 Masonic Avenue
3935                       1636-½ Delaware Street
   
Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.             Property Address

3877                       1613 – 6th Street
3878                       1670 Shattuck Avenue
3911                       2615 Ridge Road
3912                       1765 Le Roy Avenue

  
7.   Information and Announcements
   
                  Please Note:  The Board may move Information Items to the Action Calendar.

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff
 
(1) Update on Selection of Community Service Specialist III to supervise the PIU/Registration Division. (Executive Director)

(2) Update on Administrative Staff Assistant classification and recruitment. (Executive Director)

(3) Update on other recruitments or changes to the staffing model. (Executive Director)

(4) Updated Board Directory  (Executive Director)

(5) Update on RTS computer system  (Executive Director)

(6) Update on Relocation Ordinance revisions (Executive Director)

(7) Fall/Winter 2010 edition of Berkeley Rental News  (Executive Director)

(8) Update on student outreach activities (Commissioner Tregub) (TO BE DELIVERED)

(9) Copy of article from Governing magazine titled Could Renting Be the New American Dream? (Executive Director)

b.   Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel

(2) Outreach 

(3)   IRA/AGA and Habitability

(4)  Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure 

(5)  Safe and Sustainable Housing    

(6)  4 x 4 City Council/Housing/RSB

(7)  Ad Hoc Committee on Waiver Process

(8)  Future Special Meetings

c.      Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

8.    Closed Session  
 
 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Anticipated Legislation

Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code:  several potential cases related to registration compliance.

9.   Adjournment 


NOTE:   ATTENDEES AT PUBLIC MEETINGS ARE REMINDED THAT OTHER ATTENDEES
MAY BE SENSITIVE TO VARIOUS ODORS, WHETHER NATURAL OR MANUFACTURED, IN PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS.  PLEASE HELP THE CITY RESPECT THESE NEEDS.

 

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