Regular Meeting

Monday, August 18, 2008
7 p.m.
Maudelle Shirek Building
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
City Council Chambers, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA
Broadcast Live - KPFB - 89.3 (N. Berkeley)
BTV Cable Channel 33

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1. Roll Call  - 7 PM

2.  Approval of Agenda

3.  Public Forum

4.  Approval of July 21, 2008 regular meeting minutes.

5. Approval of August 4, 2008 special meeting minutes.

6. Appeal Time Certain – 7:15 p.m.

a.  Appeal IRD-11 – 1500 Cedar St. #B.   This is an appeal of a hearing examiner’s decision that found that the subject rental unit was not the tenant’s primary residence and, therefore, the Rent Ordinance did not limit the rent increases that could be taken on the unit.  There is no dispute that the subject unit is not the tenant’s primary residence.  For this reason, staff recommends that the decision of the hearing examiner be affirmed.

7.    Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees 

(1) Recommendation to adopt at second reading proposed amendments to Regulations 701 [Security Deposits] and 702 [Payment of Interest on Security Deposits] to become effective on November 2, 2008. [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] (Blake and Stephens)

(2) Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties. (Executive Director)

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address    
3560                 2023 Parker Street
3594                 1647 7th Street
3597                 2946 Harper Street
3598                 1540 Ward Street 
3599                 1523 Bonita Avenue
3602                 3106 MLK Jr. Way
3606                 1202 Curtis Street
3607                 1521 Delaware Street
3608                 2143 Virginia Street
3610                 1616 Prince Street
3629                 1259-1261 Monterey Avenue
3632                 1713-1717 Parker Street

Discretionary Waivers 

Waiver No.      Property Address 
3585                 1235 Dwight Way
3592                 2432 7th Street
3593                 931 Spruce Street
3604                 1824 Ward Street
3630                 2330 8th Street

8.  Information and Announcements

Please Note:  The Board may move Information Items to the Action Calendar.

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff.

(1) Market Medians: January 1999 through June 2008.  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] (Executive Director)

(2) Update on proposed changes to the Condominium Conversion Ordinance.

b.     Announcements of upcoming Committee/Board Meetings.

(1) Budget and Personnel

(2) Outreach

(3) IRA/AGA and Habitability

(4) Eviction/Section 8

(5) 4x4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

(6) Ad Hoc Committee on Soft Story Ordinance

(7) Ad Hoc Committee on Condominium Conversion Ordinance

(8) Future Special Meetings

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

9.    Adjournment