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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Regular Meeting

Monday, November 19, 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

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CLOSED SESSION at 6:30 p.m.

The Board will convene in Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code § 54957(b):

Title: Executive Director

1. Roll call – 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of prior meeting minutes:

a. October 15, 2012 Regular Meeting minutes – **TO BE DISTRIBUTED**

b. November 10, 2012 Special Meeting minutes – **TO BE DISTRIBUTED**  

5. Special presentation by Christine Minnehan, Rent Board Legislative Advocate and Michael Moynagh 

6. Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to amend the contract with Software A.G. in an additional amount not to exceed $50,400, to replace and enhance the remaining portion of the Rent Tracking System (RTS) database and establish a Web-based interface to allow customers the ability to pay registration fees online (Executive Director) **TO BE DISTRIBUTED**

(2) Discussion and possible action regarding Proposed Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 13.79 – Automatically Renewing Leases (Executive Director)

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

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.     Property Address 
4222                2711 Forest Avenue

7. 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 implementation of Regulation 1282 (Executive Director)

(2) Market Medians report for the 2nd Quarter of 2012 (Executive Director)

(3) 2nd Quarter 2012 report on U.S. Housing Market Conditions from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and six recent news articles related to landlord-tenant issues (Executive Director)

(4) November 13, 2012 e-mail from Ralph McFerren expressing concern about the lack of affordable housing in Berkeley (Executive Director)

(5) November 8, 2012 letter to the Berkeley Housing Authority Board from Tia M. Ingram, Executive Director of the Berkeley Housing Authority, regarding the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program (Executive Director)

(6) October 9, 2012 letter from U.C. Berkeley Associate Vice Chancellor LeNorman J. Strong in response to the Executive Director’s September 6, 2012 communication regarding construction of additional student housing (Executive Director)

(7) October 18, 2012 San Francisco Examiner article by Joshua Sabatini titled, “Legislation would require disclosure of bed-bug infestations” (Commissioner Harr)

(8) Update on Waiver No. 4147 (1522 Woolsey Avenue) (Executive Director)

b. Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel

(2) Outreach

a. October 19th agenda

b. November 16th agenda  

(3) IRA/AGA and Habitability

a. November 19th agenda  

(4) Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

a. November 14th agenda  

(5) Safe & Sustainable Housing

(6) Waivers Committee

(7) Ad Hoc Committee on Smoke-Free Housing

a. November 16th agenda  

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

(9) Future Special Meetings

c. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

8. Continuation of CLOSED SESSION – The Board will reconvene in Closed Session to discuss the following:

Pursuant to California Government Code § 54957(b):
Title: Executive Director

Pursuant to Government Code § 54957.6:

Negotiators: Jay Kelekian, Rent Stabilization Board Executive Director

Employee Organizations: SEIU Local 1021, Community Services and Part-Time Recreation Leaders Association, and Public Employees Local 1

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.

Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting. 


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