Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 9, 2004
7 PM


Item 1. Call to Order - Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans (arrived 7:15), Hogarth, Payne, Spector (arrived 7:10), Walden. 

Commissioners Absent: Kavanagh 

Staff Present at Regular Meeting: Kelekian, Tine, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda . Modification: Remove Closed Session Item 8 from agenda. M/S/C (Chong/Payne) TO APPROVE AS MODIFIED. Voice vote. Passed: 6-0-0-3. Absent: Evans, Kavanagh, Spector.

Item 3. Public Forum. There were no speakers.

Item 4. Approval of the August 16, 2004 regular meeting minutes. M/S/C (Payne/Hogarth) TO APPROVE WITH ONE REVISION: change the day from Thursday to "Monday," August 16, 2004. Voice vote. Passed: 5-0-1-3 Abstain: Anderson; Absent: Evans, Kavanagh, Spector.

Item 6.a. Proposal to cancel the November 1, 2004 regular Board meeting. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO CANCEL THE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST REGULAR BOARD MEETING. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Payne, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Evans, Kavanagh, Spector. Passed: 6-0-0-3.

Item 5.a. Appeal T-4499; 2636 Matthews Street. M/S/C (Alberti/Evans) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Kavanagh. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 7.a. (1) Upcoming Rent Board events. Commissioner Hogarth and Executive Director, Jay Kelekian announced the following upcoming events:  Solano Stroll on September 12th, How Berkeley Can You Be on September 19th, Spice for Life Festival on October 17th and Tenant's Rights Week in October - to be announced.

Item 7.b. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings: 

(1) Budget/Personnel - Next meeting: Wednesday, September 22nd at 11:00 a.m. 

(2) Outreach - Next meeting: Monday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m. 

(3) IRA/AGA - Thursday, September 30th at 6:30 p.m. 

(4) Eviction - No meeting scheduled. 

(5) 4x4 Council/RSB - No meeting scheduled.

Item 8. Closed Session - Removed from agenda (see Item 2 above).

Item 9. Adjournment. M/S/C (Alberti/Hogarth) MOVE TO ADJOURN. Chair Anderson adjourned at 7:40 p.m.