Regular Meeting

Thursday, October 2, 2003
7 p.m.

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Berkeley, CA.
Broadcast Live - KPFB - 89.3 FM
BTV Cable Channel 25 and
CTV Cable Channel 78


1. Roll Call - Closed Session: 6:15 p.m. Regular Meeting: 7:00 p.m.

2. Closed Session - 6:15 p.m.

Item 1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - Existing Litigation (Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code)

Berkeley Property Owners Association v. Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Case No.831986-1


Property: Rent Stabilization Program office space at 2001 Center Street. Negotiating parties: Rent Stabilization Board and 2001 Center Group. Under negotiation: Lease term and amount.

3. Approval of Agenda

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

4. Public Hearing on the Year 2003 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) and the draft AGA Report. - 7:05PM

a. Update on operating costs for AGA.  (Links to PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) of consultant Kenneth K. Baar's Preliminary Report:  Apartment Operating Cost Increases in Berkeley:  Analysis for the 2004 Annual General Adjustment.)

b. Testimony from members of public. 

c. Comments from Board Members, questions to staff and consultant.

5. Public Forum

6. Approval of the Minutes

Minutes of the September 15, 2003 regular meeting.

7. Action Items

a. From Executive Director

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.        Property Address
3064                   2148 Curtis Street 
3065                   2112 Grant Street 
3067                   3005 Harper Street 
3075                   2919 Hillegass Avenue

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.        Property Address
3062                   2533 Chilton Way 
3066                   1730 Parker Street 
3068                   1523-25 Fairview Street 
3072                   1737 Virginia Street 
3076                   1337 Ashby 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) Registration Update (Executive Director)

(2) Revisions to the Rental Housing Safety Program's Fee Structure (Executive Director)

(3) Council Adoption of Board Proposed Changes to the Ellis Implementation Ordinance (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

(2) Outreach 

(a) Minutes (unapproved): September 10, 2003.

(3) Eviction 

(a) Agenda: September 29, 2003 Meeting

(4) IRA/AGA 

(a) Unapproved minutes: September 16, 2003.

(5) 3 x 3

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

9. Adjournment