Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

 

 

RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

Monday, October 18, 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

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REVISED AGENDA
 


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1.   Roll Call  - 7 PM 

2.   Approval of Agenda

3.   Public Forum

4.   Approval of September 20, 2010 regular meeting minutes

5.   Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees 
 
(1) Adoption of the 2011 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) Order Regulation 1133 (Executive Director and IRA/AGA Committee)          
       
(2) Reinstatement of the Ad Hoc Committee on Waivers.  (Executive Director) 

(3) Proposed resolution to offer mediation in an attempt to reach and memorialize agreement between landlord and tenants wherein tenants are responsible for charges associated with installation of an electric car charging outlet at a rent-controlled unit. (Safe and Sustainable Committee and Executive Director)

(4) Discussion and possible action regarding proposed revisions to the Rent Board’s provisional classification of Administrative Staff Assistant (Budget and Personnel Committee and Executive Director) (To Be Delivered)

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

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.            Property Address

3848                        1704/1706 Derby Street
3862                        2300 Roosevelt Avenue
3887                        1329-1331 Parker Street
3895                        1802 Cedar Street
3921                         905 Modoc Street
3924                        1628 Ashby Avenue

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

 a. Reports from Board Members/Staff
  
          (1)  Report of 60 Day Administrative Waivers of Late Penalties (Executive Director) 

(2) Letter from Chair Stephens to the City Council in support of a proposed ordinance to provide guidelines for rental
application screening fees.  (Chair Stephens)

(3) Update on RTS computer system. (Executive Director)

(4) Apparent Lawful Rent Ceiling letter to landlords (Executive Director) 

(5) June 2010 Rental Housing article titled Berkeley Tenants Receive Millions in Savings.  (Executive Director)

(6) October 11, 2010 SF Bay Guardian article by Rebecca Bowe titled New Website Features California’s Worse Landlords Ever. (Executive Director) 

(7) September 28, 2010 City Council review of Zoning Adjustments Board appeal of 2412 Stuart Street.  
     (Executive Director)

   b.   Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

              (1) Budget and Personnel

                        a.  October 14, 2010 meeting agenda

              (2) Outreach 

                        a. July 23, 2010 meeting minutes

                        b. October 1, 2010 meeting agenda

              (3) IRA/AGA and Habitability

                        a. August 13, 2010 meeting minutes 

                        b. October 14, 2010 meeting agenda

               (4)  Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

                        a.  September 16, 2010 meeting minutes

                        b.  October 7, 2010 meeting agenda

                (5)  Safe & Sustainable    

                (6)  4 x 4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

                (7)  Ad Hoc Committee on Waiver Process

                        a.  August 31, 2010 minutes

                        b.  September 22, 2010 meeting minutes

                        c.  October 7, 2010 meeting minutes

                        d.  October 15, 2010 meeting agenda

                 (8)  Future Special Meetings

       c.      Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda


7.    Closed Session 

          Item 1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Anticipated Litigation

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

8.   Adjournment 



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