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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Full Agenda Packet (PDF Copy)

Regular Meeting

 Monday, July 17, 2017
      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

Teleconference location: 7101 Arvada Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, CA Government Code Section 54953(b)(2), and Teleconferencing. Any member of the public may attend this meeting at either location. Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Jay Kelekian, Executive Director and Secretary to the Board, (510) 981-7368.   

Video Archive (1:16)



 Many of the links below lead to PDF files that require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer. 
You can download Acrobat Reader for free.   

*Times allotted for each item are approximate and may be changed at the Board’s discretion during the course of this meeting.

1. Roll call – 1 min.*

2. Approval of Agenda – 1 min.*

3. Public Forum – 3 min. allotted per speaker*

4. CONSENT ITEMS – 2 min.*

a. Approval of the June 19th Regular Meeting and Public Hearing minutes  

b. Recommendation regarding Senate Bill (SB) 35 (Weiner) – Planning and zoning: affordable housing: streamlined approval process (Selawsky/Townley)


a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Recommendation that the Rent Board review and comment on the proposed ordinance prohibiting housing discrimination based on source of income (Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee) – 10 min.*

(2) Recommendation to adopt a resolution decreasing the authorized expenditure level of Fund 440 for Fiscal Year 2018 (Executive Director) – 5 min.*

(3) Recommendation to adopt a resolution to amend contracts with The Eviction Defense Center and The East Bay Community Law Center to receive funding from the Berkeley City Council for additional anti-displacement services (Executive Director) – 10 min.*

(4) Recommendation to consider changing the date of the August Board Meeting in order to receive an updated report from our legislative advocate (Executive Director and Chair Selawsky) – 5 min.*


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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff

(1) Update on staffing changes (Executive Director) – Verbal – 3 min.*

(2) Commissioner Attendance Records for the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2017 (Executive Director) – 2 min.*

(3) Report to the Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee: Summary of Ellis Act Evictions – 1986 through June 1, 2017 (Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee & Executive Director) – 3 min.*


a. Budget and Personnel – 2 min.*

b. Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure – 2 min.*

c. Habitable & Sustainable Housing (HASH) – 2 min.*

(1) May 11th minutes

(2) July 13th agenda (with attachments)

d. IRA, AGA and Registration – 2 min.*

e. Outreach – 2 min.*

(1) July 10th meeting cancellation notice  

f. 4 x 4 Joint Committee on Housing: City Council/Rent Board – 1 min.*

(1) May 5th minutes  

(2) July 7th agenda packet  

g. 4 x 4 Ad Hoc Committee on Safety, Occupancy and Affordability of Converted Artist Warehouses and Workspaces – 2 min.*

h. Ad Hoc Committee on the Effects of Costa-Hawkins – 1 min.*

i. Ad Hoc Committee on Technology Issues – 1 min.*

j. 2 x 2 x 2 Committee on Housing: Council / Rent Board / BUSD – 1 min.*

k. Updates and Announcements regarding future Special Meetings – 1 min.*

l. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda – 2 min.*



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.  Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting.


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