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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Regular Meeting

Monday, March 5, 2012
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
(1 hr, 30 mins)


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1. Roll call – 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Public Forum


a.  Review and possible revision of January 23, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes

b.  Approval of the February 16, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes 

 5.   Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1)  Discussion and possible action regarding SB 1220 (DeSaulnier and Steinberg): Permanently Funding the Housing Opportunity and Market Stabilization (HOMeS) Trust Fund (Commissioner Tregub)

(2)  Discussion and possible action regarding approval of proposed revisions to the FY 2011/2012 Rent Board Position Detail (Staffing Model)   (Budget & Personnel Committee and Executive Director)

(3)  Assignment of the issue of Smoking in Multi-Unit Buildings to the appropriate Committee (Executive Director)

6.   Information and Announcements

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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff

(1) Update on status of Waiver No. 4080 held over from February Board meeting  (Executive Director) – Verbal

(2) Update on efforts to assist tenants affected by the November 18, 2011 fire at 2435 Haste Street and 2441 Haste Street  (Executive Director) – Verbal

(3) Commissioner Attendance Records for Regular Board Meetings and Committee Meetings for the period December 2011 through February 2012  (Executive Director) – TO BE DELIVERED

(4) February 17, 2012 letter to the Executive Director from Robin Grossinger acknowledging the exemplary work of Rent Board Division Manager Nick Traylor (Executive Director)

(5) Updated Rent Board Committee Assignments list (Chair Stephens)

(6) Update on Responsible Banking Policy and results of research on possible moving Rent Board account holdings to an alternate financial institution  (Executive Director) – Verbal

(7) Announcement regarding Housing California Annual Conference, April 10-12, 2012  (Executive Director)

b.   Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel

a.March 2nd agenda

(2) Outreach 

a.  February 17th agenda

(3) IRA/AGA and Habitability

(4) Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

a.  February 8th agenda 

(5) Safe & Sustainable Housing

a.  February 1st agenda 

(6) Waiver Committee

a.  November 8, 2011 minutes 

b.  March 2nd agenda 

(7) 4 x 4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

(8) Future Special Meetings

c.      Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

7.   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.

Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting

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