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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Regular Meeting

 Monday, October 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. Approval of the September 15th Regular Meeting minutes 

5. Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Recommendation to adopt Regulation 1137 – the proposed Annual General Adjustment (AGA) for 2015 (Executive Director and IRA/AGA/Habitability Committee)  

(2) Recommendation to adopt Resolution 14-14 authorizing the Executive Director to modify the terms of the contract with Berkeley Food and Housing Project (Executive Director)  

(3) Recommendation to adopt Regulation 509 [Definition of New Construction for Legal Rental Units] – First Reading (Executive Director)

(4) Recommendation to request that the City Council support the development of a two-prong pilot program for Disaster Preparedness in Multi-Family Buildings (Commissioners Townley and Blake)

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

Administrative Waiver

Waiver No.            Property Address
4418                       1930 9th Street

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.            Property Address
4373                       1413 Neilson Street
4380                       1636 62nd Street
4386                       2200 Roosevelt Avenue
4387                       2909 Florence Street
4407                       2017 Emerson Street # B
4408                       2019 Emerson Street
4409                       1700 Walnut Street
4410                       1517 Alcatraz Avenue
4411                       1023 Bancroft Way
4414                       1320 Josephine Street
4415                       2401 Cedar Street

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.              Property Address
4360                         1617 6th Street
4371                         1625 Martin Luther King Jr Way
4375                         2433 Warring Street
4377                         2424 Fulton Street
4379                         3411 Adeline Street
4382                         1431 67th Street
4383                         1235 Stannage Avenue
4390                         1298 Albina Avenue
4395                         2525 Regent Street
4401                         1522 Harmon Street
4402                         1824 62nd Street
4403                         1511 Stuart Street
4404                         1501 Stuart Street
4405                         2743 Fulton Street
4412                         1640 Ashby Avenue
4413                         1115 Ward Street
4416                         1709 University Avenue
4417                         1246 Hearst Avenue

6. Information and Announcements

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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff

(1) Updated Commissioner Attendance Records for Q3 of 2014 (Executive Director)

(2) Decision-making policy regarding Rent Board litigation (Commissioners Hunt & Soto-Vigil)

(3) October 7, 2014 memo to Council from the Housing Advisory Commission titled, “Proposed Extension of the Affordable Housing Impact Fee Discount” and Council action (Executive Director)

(4) Flyer for the October 24, 2014 Housing Workshop at the South Berkeley Senior Center: “Affordable, Fair and Safe Housing” (Executive Director)

(5) October 15, 2014 SFGate article by John Coté titled, “Ted Gullicksen, a fighter for S.F. tenants’ rights, dies” (Executive Director)

(6) October 13, 2014 article titled, “2 Investigates: Landlords use questionable tactics to evict low-income tenants” (Executive Director)

(7) October 3, 2014 SFGate article by Katherine Sharpe titled, “Please don’t call the landlords” (Commissioner Dodsworth)

(8) September 23, 2014 Finance & Commerce article by Bloomberg News titled, “Affordable housing scarce in California” (Chair Stephens)

b. Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel

 a. July 23rd minutes  

(2) Outreach

a. October 17th agenda  

(3) IRA/AGA and Habitability

a. March 21st minutes  

b. October 17th agenda  

(4) Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

a. July 10th minutes

(5) Safe & Sustainable Housing

a. September 11th minutes  

b. October 9th agenda  

(6) Waivers Committee

a. October 14th 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 – Tonight’s meeting will be adjourned in honor of Ted Gullicksen.  




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