Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 15, 2004
7 p.m.

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Berkeley, CA.
Broadcast Live - KPFB - 89.3 FM
BTV Cable Channel 33


1. Roll Call - 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

Please Note: The Board may rearrange items to accommodate time certain items.

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of the Minutes

Minutes of the January 5, 2004 regular meeting.

5. Appeal - Time Certain - 7:15 p.m.

Appeal RWN-1412 and C-247; 1936 Berryman, Apt. A. This is an appeal of a hearing examiner decision on a request for a certificate of permissible rent levels and an appeal of a finding that the property is properly registered. The decision of the hearing examiner on the certificate is a final decision of the Board. To challenge this decision, appellant must seek a writ in the Superior Court. Regarding the registration status of the property, a review of the records establishes that the owners have provided all the requested information needed to implement the Rent Ordinance. Therefore, the decision of the hearing examiner finding that the property is properly registered should be affirmed.

6. Special Order of Business

a. Discussion and review of submission from candidates for the vacant Rent Board seat.

b. Nomination of candidates to fill the vacant position on the Rent Board.

c. Election of new Commissioner to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term.

d. Oath of office of the new Commissioner administered by the City Clerk (if a candidate is selected).

7. Action Items

a. From Board Members, Committees and Executive Director

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.    Property Address
3106               2329 Channing Way

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.    Property Address
3108               3022 Shattuck Avenue 
3113               2407 Hillside Avenue 
3122               1835 - 63rd Street 
3123               1235 Evelyn Avenue

8. Information and Announcements

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

a. Reports and information from Board Members/staff.

(1) Planned improvements to the Rent Board's office space at 2125 Milvia Street. (Executive Director)

b. Committee meeting announcements and reports. (Committee meetings will be held at the Rent Board Offices located at 2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library unless otherwise noted.)

(1) Budget/Personnel 

a. Agenda from January 13, 2004 meeting. 

(2) Outreach - Next meeting: Tuesday, January 20 at 6 p.m. 

(3) Eviction - Next meeting: Tuesday, January 27 at 6 p.m. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Next meeting: Tuesday, February 3 at 6 p.m. 

(5) 4 x 4

c. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda material.

9. Adjournment