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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Full Agenda Packet (PDF Copy) 

Special Meeting

 Monday, May 1, 2017
      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

Teleconference Location: 15 Kabanbai Batyr Avenue, Astana, 010010, Kazakhstan

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Brown Act, CA Government Code Section 54953(b)(2), and Teleconferencing. Any member of the public may attend this meeting at either location. Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Aimee Mueller, Secretary to the Board, at (510) 981-4932.

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 *Times allotted for each item are approximate and may be changed at the Board’s discretion during the course of this meeting.
1. Roll call – 1 min.*
2. Approval of Agenda – 1 min.*
3. Public Forum – 3 min. allotted per speaker*
4. Budget Workshop and Special Presentation by Rent Stabilization Program Staff on Recent and Future Changes

b. Questions/comments from the Board

c. Questions/comments from the public - 2 min. allotted per speaker
5. APPEAL – 8:30 p.m.** Case No. T-5589 (1411 Kains Avenue, Unit #A) – 30 min.
** This appeal will not be heard before 8:30 p.m. but may be heard any time thereafter.

Landlord filed an appeal of a hearing examiner decision that awarded a rent refund of $1,640.27 and determined that the tenants were entitled to the return of the entire $4,600.00 security deposit. On appeal, Landlord argues that she was prejudiced by her inability to attend the hearing, and by the racial profiling by the hearing examiner, as well as her contentious relationship with the Executive Director of the Rent Board. Landlord offers no legal support for any of her claims on appeal, and fails to articulate any legal grounds to reverse or remand the decision. Furthermore, a review of the record establishes that the hearing examiner correctly ruled on the issues before the Rent Board. Therefore, the decision should be affirmed.

6. Future Special Meetings and/or Public Hearings: The Rent Board will hold a public hearing at its regularly-scheduled monthly meeting on May 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.



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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