Regular Meeting

 Monday, October 1, 2001
7 p.m.

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
City Council Chambers, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA
Broadcast Live - KPFB - 89.3 (N. Berkeley)
BTV Cable Channel 25


1. Roll Call - 7:00PM 

2. Approval of the Agenda

3. Public Hearing on the Year 2002 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) and the draft AGA Report. - 7:05 PM

a. Update on operating costs for AGA. (Executive Director)
b. Testimony from members of public.
c. Comments from Board Members, questions to staff and consultant.
d. Executive Director's response to letter from Ted Edlin dated September 17, 2001.

4. Public Forum

5. Approval of the Minutes

Minutes of the September 20, 2001 regular meeting.

6. Appeals - Time Certain - 8:00 PM

a. Appeal T-3899 - 1704 Francisco Street, Apartment A. The landlord and tenants appeal the hearing examiner's decision that found that the rent for the subject unit had not been set by making a good-faith estimate of the median rent for comparable units when the unit was rented in 1987. The landlord contends that the challenge of the legality of the 1987 rent was barred by the Petris Act (Civil Code section 1947.8), laches, waiver, and the Board's own regulations. In the alternative, the landlord claims the rent set was a good faith estimate of the median rent for comparable units. The tenants challenge the landlord's eligibility for the 1981, 1982 and 1988-1995 AGA's granted by the Rent Board. The decision was issued in accord with the state law, the Rent Ordinance and Rent Board regulations. Neither the landlord nor the tenants have raised grounds that warrant modifying the decision. Accordingly, it is recommended that the decision of the hearing examiner be affirmed.

7. Action Items

a. From Executive Director

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

Waiver No.     Location
2639                2201 Channing Way
2640                1729 Sacramento Street
2679                1520 Woolsey Street
2687                565 Spruce Street
2688                3207 Ellis Street
2689                2331 9th Street
2690                2824 10th Street
2691                804 Addison Street
2692                2207 5th Street
2694                2425 Piedmont Avenue
2695                1311 Milvia Street

8. Announcements

(1) Reports from Board Members/Staff.

b. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings:

(1) Budget/Personnel
(2) Community Education and Outreach
(3) Eviction
(4) Individual Rent Adjustment/Annual General Adjustment
(5) Student Outreach and Internship - Wednesday, October 10, time/location TBA
(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

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

9. Adjournment