Regular Meeting

 Monday, June 4, 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 - 6:00 PM Closed Session.  7:00 PM Regular Board meeting.

2. Closed Session: - 6:00 PM 

Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54957:  
To discuss the employment of the Executive Director.

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Public Forum

5. Approval of the Minutes

a. Minutes of the May 7, 2001 regular meeting. (Continued from 5/21/01)

b. Minutes of the May 21, 2001 regular meeting.

6. Appeals - Time Certain - 7:30 PM  

Appeal T-3765-3771/T-3785-3786 - 2223 and 2227 Bonar Street. Both the tenants and the landlord appealed the decision of the hearing examiner. The tenants cite several clerical errors and ambiguities in the decision that need to be corrected or clarified, as well as claiming that the landlord should have been found ineligible for annual general adjustments (AGA's) beginning in 1989. The landlord claims that the rent reductions awarded after November 1999 are not supported by the evidence. There are, however, several ambiguities that need clarification from the hearing examiner. Therefore, it is also recommended that the petitions be remanded to the hearing examiner with instructions to clarify when the rent reductions for deteriorated floors were intended to end and to set forth in detail what needs to be done to "refurbish" each rental unit.

7. Action Items

a. From Committees

Discussion of creation of committee to investigate feasibility of developing cultural and artistic programs for community education.  (Community Education and Outreach).

b. From Executive Director

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

Waiver No.     Location 
2562                3038 Mabel Street
                         (continued from 5/21/01) 
2630               2309 Parker Street 
2634               2603 Fulton Street 
2731               2604 Fulton Street 
2633               1743 Delaware Street
2635               1859 Alcatraz Avenue 
2638               1608 Prince Street 
2642               1826 Alcatraz Avenue
2643               1626 Dwight Way 
2644               1590 Oregon Street 
2647               2336 Roosevelt 

8. Announcements

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff.

b. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings: 

(1) Budget/Personnel 

(2) Community Education and Outreach

(3) Eviction: Thursday, June 7 at 6 PM - 2001 Center, 2nd Floor

(4) Individual Rent Adjustment/Annual General Adjustment - Thursday, July 12 at 6 PM - 2001 Center, 2nd Floor

(5) Student Outreach and Internship 

(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

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

9. Adjournment