Regular Meeting

Monday, April 15, 2013
7:00 p.m.

Maudelle Shirek Building
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Second Floor
Broadcast Live – KPFB – 89.3
(N. Berkeley) and BTV Cable Channel 33

Video Archive
(3 hrs, 17 mins)


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1. Roll call – 7:00 p.m.
2. Approval of Agenda

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of March 18th Regular Meeting Minutes 

5. Special Presentation by Rent Board Legislative Advocate on housing-related legislation

6. Budget Workshop/Special Presentation by staff on the work of the Rent Stabilization Program

7. Action Items

a.   From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Discussion and possible action regarding the timeline and process for adoption of the  Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Budget, maximum expenditure level and Annual Registration Fee (Executive Director and Budget & Personnel Committee)

(2) Discussion and possible action regarding Carbon Monoxide Alarm outreach via PG&E inserts (Commissioner Harr and Chair Stephens)

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
4195                 1625 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
4227                 938 Camelia Street
4254                 1611 La Vereda Road
4255                 1516 Prince Street
4256                 2339 Jefferson Street
4257                 2406 Blake Street
4259                 1641 Lincoln Street
4260                 1474 – 7th Street

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
4160                 1835 Harmon Street
4164                 2205/2209 Curtis Street
4192                 2919 Hillegass Avenue
4204                 2525 Regent Street
4206                 2727 Parker Street
4209                 1128 Bancroft Way
4212                 1744 Addison Street
4213                 2416 Fulton Street
4214                 2209 Cedar Street
4217                 2737 Ashby Avenue
4219                 2329 – 10th Street
4220                 2245 Dwight Way
4221                 2435 – 9th Street
4223                 3037 San Pablo Avenue
4225                 2637 Fulton Street
4231                 1619 Hopkins Street

8.   Information and Announcements

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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff

(1) Update on the Proposed Ordinance on Smoke-Free Housing (Executive Director) 

(2) Update on Proposed Revisions to the Demolition Ordinance, BMC 23C.08 (Executive Director)

(3) Update on the Acheson Commons Appeal – 2133 University Avenue (Executive Director)

(4) Update on implementation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system (Executive Director)

(5) April 5, 2013 Measure Y Tracking Report – Sept. 2000 through Dec. 2012, given to the Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee  (Commissioner Harr)

(6) Flyer for April 23, 2013 Rent Board “Tenants’ Rights Workshop” (Executive Director)

(7) March 26, 2013 letter from landlord Lottye Clayton expressing her appreciation for the Rent Board’s consideration of her Request for Waiver of Late Registration Penalties (Executive Director)

(8) San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board’s Appeal Form – Page One only (Commissioner Harr)

(9) March 31, 2013 Contra Costa Times article titled, “Eye on the East Bay:  Richmond debuts environmental disasters tour” (Commissioner Harr)

b.   Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel 

a.  February 22nd minutes

b.  March 26th agenda

(2) Outreach 

a. January 18th Minutes

b. February 22nd Minutes

c. March 22nd agenda

(3) IRA/AGA and Habitability

(4) Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

a.  March 5th minutes

b.  March 19th agenda

c.  March 19th minutes

d.  April 5th agenda

(5) Safe & Sustainable Housing

a.  April 4, 2012 minutes

b.  August 28, 2012 minutes

c.  April 11th agenda

(6) Waivers Committee

(7) Ad Hoc Committee on Smoke-Free Housing

(8) 4 x 4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

a.  March 25, 2013 agenda

(9) Future Special Meetings

c.      Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

9.  Adjournment


This meeting is being held in a wheelchair-accessible location.

To request disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Aimee Mueller at 981-4932 or 981-6903 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.

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