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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Full Agenda Packet (PDF Copy) 

Regular Meeting and Public Hearing on the Budget
and Proposed Increase in the Annual Registration Fee

 Monday, May 15, 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.

  Video Archive (4:16)


 Many of the links below lead to PDF files that require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed on your computer. 
You can download Acrobat Reader for free.    

 * 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. CONSENT ITEMS – 2 min.*

5. Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Budget and Proposed Increase in the Annual Registration Fee Due on July 3, 2017

 a. Public testimony on the Annual Registration Fee and Rent Board Budget

 b. Comments from the Board, Executive Director and Committees
 6. APPEAL – 8:00 p.m.** Case No. T-5589 (1411 Kains Avenue, Unit #A) – 30 min.*
** This appeal will not be heard before 8:00 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.
a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees
Administrative Waivers
 Waiver No.         Property Address
 4622                   2410 Russell Street
Ministerial Waivers
Waiver No.         Property Address
4625                   2721 California Street
4626                   2023 Parker Street
4628                   1834 Francisco Street
  Discretionary Waivers
Waiver No.        Property Address
4623                  2338 Blake St  
4627                  1419 8th Street
4629                  2116 Acton Street
4630                  1512 Tyler Street
4631                  2319 Jefferson Avenue
4632                  2921 Ellis Street
Please Note: The Board may move Information Items to the Action Calendar.
a. Reports from Board Members/Staff
a. Budget and Personnel – 2 min.*
b. Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure – 1 min.*
c. Habitable & Sustainable Housing (HASH) – 2 min.*
d. IRA, AGA and Registration – 1 min.*
e. Outreach – 2 min.*
f. 4 x 4 Joint Committee on Housing: City Council/Rent Board – 3 min.*
g. 4 x 4 Ad Hoc Committee on Safety, Occupancy and Affordability of Converted Artist Warehouses and Workspaces – 1 min.*
h. Ad Hoc Committee on the Effects of Costa-Hawkins – 1 min.*
i. Ad Hoc Committee on Technology Issues – 1 min.*
j. Ad Hoc Replacement Committee to Fill Board Vacancy – 3 min.*
k. 2 x 2 x 2 Committee on Housing: Council / Rent Board / BUSD – 1 min.*
l. Updates and Announcements regarding future Special Meetings – 1 min.*
m. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda – 2 min.*

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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