Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 22, 2009
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  - 7:00 PM

2. Closed Session - 6:30 p.m.

(Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code)

Woodland Park Management, LLC. v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
Alameda County Superior Court No. RG09429345

City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board v. Paulos
San Francisco County Superior Court Nos. 820219, 820220, 820221

Fuery v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board (Wang, Stevens)
Alameda County Superior Court No. RG05199714

Wahl v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board (Smoker)
 Alameda County Superior Court No. RG 06279232

Moodian v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board (Singh, Dhillon)
 Alameda County Superior Court No. RG 07341613

3. Approval of Agenda

4. Public Forum

5. Approval of December 15, 2008 regular meeting minutes.

6. Special Workshop on the history and purpose of the Condominium Conversion Ordinance.

a. Presentation by Dr. Stephen Barton, Senior Planner, Rent Stabilization Board.

b. Comments and questions by Boardmembers.

7.   Action Items From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees 

a. Proposed revisions to the Condominium Conversion Ordinance. (Executive Director)

b. Restoring second monthly Rent Board meeting for Committee meetings, workshops and informational presentations.  (Chong, Townley)

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3628                 1436-1438 Alcatraz Avenue
3664                 1911-1913 Berkeley Way
3668                 3008 Dana Street
3670                 2204 Channing Way
3671                 3010 MLK Jr. Way
3673                 1507 Arch Street
3692                 1743 Blake Street

Discretionary Waivers 

Waiver No.      Property Address
3666                 2325 McKinley Street (Continued from 12/15, 2008 regular Board meeting.)
3669                 2522 Warring Street
3676                 2255 Hearst Avenue
3683                 2525 Regent Street
3686                 2321 Dwight Way
3687                 1933 McGee Avenue
3688                 117 Tamalpais Road
3693                 2928 California Street
3695                 1429 Spruce Street

8. Information and Announcements

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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff.

(1) Rent Board Committee List for 2009. [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] (Chair Stephens)

(2) Update on Public School Outreach Project. (Executive Director)

(3) City of Berkeley Budget Reduction Strategies.  (Executive Director)

(4) January 2, 2009 article Lake Tahoe Condo Project Forcing Residents Out.  (Executive Director)

  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) Safe & Sustainable Housing

(7) Condominium Conversion

(8) Future Special Meetings

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

9. Adjournment