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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Regular Meeting

Monday, April 21, 2014
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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1. Roll call – 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of the March 17th Regular Meeting minutes 

5. Special Presentation: Budget Workshop by staff on the work and services of the Rent Stabilization Program 

6. Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Recommendation to amend Rent Board Regulation 701 [Security Deposits] and Regulation 702 [Payment of Interest on Security Deposits] – First Reading (IRA/AGA/Habitability Committee)

(2) Discussion and possible action regarding paperless agendas (Chair Stephens and Vice-Chair Harr) 

(3) Request to restore the 10% deduction from Commissioner Shelton’s stipend for her absence from the March 21, 2014 Budget & Personnel Committee meeting (Commissioner Shelton)

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.            Property Address
4330                       2737 Garber Street
4338                       3120 Mabel Street
4350                       1821 Fairview Street
4355                       1180 University Avenue
4363                       3320 California Street

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.             Property Address
4327                        2609 McGee Avenue
4342                        1762 Franklin Street
4345                        2221 6th Street
4346                        1923 Ashby Avenue
4359                        1425 Kains Avenue
4361                        1540 Milvia Street
4362                        1161 Grizzly Peak Blvd
4363                        1411 Parker Street
4365                        3031 Fulton Street

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 FY 2013/2014 Budget and plan for adopting the FY 2014/2015 Budget and Registration Fee (Executive Director and Budget & Personnel Committee)  

(2) April 8, 2014 Measure Y Tracking Report (January 2011 – December 2013) to the Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee (Executive Director and Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee)

(3) Updated Committee Assignments list (Chair Stephens)

(4) Updated Commissioner Attendance Records for Q1 of 2014 (Executive Director)

(5) Copy of revised Multi-Unit Housing Emergency Preparedness Program memo (Executive Director)

(6) Market Medians report for January 1999 – December 2013 (Executive Director)

(7) Update on pending Ellis bill legislation: AB 2405 (Ammiano) and SB 1439 (Leno) (Executive Director)

(8) Copy of communication to Assembly Member Daly concerning AB 2175 (Renters’ tax credit) (Executive Director)

(9) Copy of letter sent to the City of Richmond officials inviting them to attend the April Rent Board meeting (Commissioner Soto-Vigil)

(10) April 7, 2014 and article by Carolyn Said titled, “S.F. gets tough on illegal rentals” (Commissioner Hunt)

(11) April 8, 2014 Bay Area News Group article by Matt O’Brien titled, “Official raises health concern” (Commissioner Hunt)

(12) April 10, 2014 Bay Area Reporter article by Seth Hemmelgarn titled, “In-law, Ellis Act fixes OK; Leno bill advances” (Commissioner Harr)

(13) April 13, 2014 Los Angeles Times article by Andrew Khouri titled, “Evictions from rent-controlled units on the rise in L.A.” (Chair Stephens)

(14) April 15, 2014 SFGate article by Marisa Lagos titled, “S.F. Airbnb rules would pull short-term rentals from shadows” (Executive Director)

b. Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel

a. March 20th agenda

b. March 21st agenda

c. April 17th agenda

(2) Outreach

a. February 21st minutes 

b. March 21st agenda

c. April 18th agenda

(3) IRA/AGA and Habitability

a. October 18, 2013 minutes 

b. March 21st agenda

(4) Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

a. March 4th minutes 

b. April 8th agenda

(5) Safe & Sustainable Housing

a. March 13th minutes 

b. April 10th agenda

(6) Waivers Committee

a. December 10, 2013 minutes 

b. April 11th agenda

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

(8) Future Special Meetings – Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd at 10:30 a.m. in the Rent Board Law Library (2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor)

c. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

8. 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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