Regular Meeting

 Thursday, February 15, 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 – 7:00 PM

2. Approval of the Agenda

3. Public Forum

4. Special Order of Business

Report from Rent Stabilization Board Public Information Unit Community Service Specialist, Sandra Pardo and Laurie Wonnell.

5. Approval of the Minutes

Minutes of the February 5, 2001 regular meeting

6. Appeals – Time Certain – 7:30 PM

Appeal in L-3585 and T-3818 – 1416 9th Street C and D. (Second meeting from 2/5/01). This is a petition filed by the landlord for Historically Low Rent (HLR) and capital improvement rent adjustments and for a rent reduction based on a change in housing services. The tenant objected to the petition and filed a counter-petition for rent overcharges. The hearing examiner found that the landlord was entitled to the requested rent adjustments. The examiner also found that the tenant had not been overcharged rent. The tenant appealed the decision. On appeal, staff recommends that the lawful rent ceilings and the amount of the rent adjustments determined by the hearing examiner be modified but that the decision be otherwise affirmed.

7. Action Items

a. From Committees

First reading of proposal to amend Regulation 1206 to increase the statute of limitations for former tenants to file petitions with the Board from one year to three years. (IRA/AGA Committee)

b. From Executive Director

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

Waiver numbers:  (1) 2522, (2) 2547, (3) 2550, 
(4) 2551, (5)2554, 2559, (6) 2555, (7) 2556, 
(8) 2560, (9) 2561, (10) 2569, (11) 2572, (12) 2574

8. Announcements

a. 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

(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

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

9. Adjournment