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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Special Meeting

 Thursday, November 20, 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. Comments from Outgoing Board Members  

5. Appeal – 7:30 p.m.* – Appeal L-4130 (3158 College Avenue, #3)
    *This appeal will not be heard before 7:30 p.m. but may be heard any time thereafter.

6. Action Items  

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Recommendation to amend Regulation 1018 [Initial Rent Determinations] – Second Reading (IRA/AGA/Habitability Committee)

(2) Discussion and recommendation to adopt Resolution 14-15 clarifying the purpose and application of Regulation 524 [Tenant in Occupancy] and Regulation 525 [Procedure for Challenging Tenant in Occupancy Status] (Executive Director & IRA/AGA/Habitability Committee)

(3) Discussion and recommendation to adopt proposed revisions to the Rent Board Meeting Procedures (Budget & Personnel Committee)

(4) Discussion and recommendation to adopt proposed revisions to the Rent Board Compensation Policy (Resolution 11-20) (Budget & Personnel Committee)

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

               Administrative Waiver

Waiver No.                Property Address
4358                           1629 Stuart Street, #B 

               Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.                Property Address
4419                           2330 McGee Avenue
4421                           2023 Parker Street
4424                           2618 College Avenue
4425                           2433 San Pablo Avenue
4427                           2929 Harper Street

               Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.                Property Address
4422                           1629 Walnut Street
4429                           2219 Jefferson Avenue
4430                           1300 Monterey 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 legality of the Board entering into a Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Richmond to implement the Richmond CARES™ program in Berkeley (Executive Director)

(2) Annual General Adjustment (AGA) mailing to Owners and Tenants (Executive Director)

(3) November 13, 2014 Soft Story Program Update by the Planning Department’s Building and Safety Division (Executive Director)

(4) City of Oakland’s recently adopted Ordinance Prohibiting Various Harassing Behaviors by Landlords Against Tenants and Providing Civil Remedies for Violations (Executive Director)

b. Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel

a. November 19th agenda

(2) Outreach

(3) IRA/AGA and Habitability

(4) Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

(5) Safe & Sustainable Housing

(6) Waivers Committee

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

(8) Future Special Meetings

c. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

8. CLOSED SESSION – The Board will convene in Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code Section 54957(b):  

Title: Executive Director

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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