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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Full Agenda Packet (PDF copy) 

RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

 Monday, June 18, 2018

    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

Video Archive (1:01)

 AGENDA

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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 – 2 min.*

3. Public Forum – 3 min. allotted per speaker*

4. CONSENT ITEMS – 1 min.*

a. Approval of the May 21st Regular Meeting minutes  

b. Approval of the June 4th Special Meeting minutes  

5. ACTION ITEMS  

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Recommendation to adopt Resolution 18-09 authorizing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 Line-item Budget, Staffing Model and Expenditure Level (Executive Director and Budget & Personnel Committee) – 20 min.*

(2) Recommendation to adopt Resolutions 18-10 and 18-11 authorizing the Executive Director to modify the contracts with the Eviction Defense Center in an amount not to exceed $290,000 and the East Bay Community Law Center in an amount not to exceed $292,500 for FY 2018-2019 (Executive Director and Eviction/Section 8/ Foreclosure Committee) – 10 min.*

(3) Recommendation to adopt Resolution 18-12 authorizing the Executive Director to modify the contract with Brian Augusta & Associates for legislative advocacy in FY 2018-2019 in an amount not to exceed $54,000 plus $1,000 for reimbursement of out-of-pocket travel expenses when on Board business (Executive Director and Budget & Personnel Committee) – 5 min.*

(4) Recommendation to adopt Resolution 18-13 authorizing the Executive Director to modify the contract with Berkeley Community Media (BCM) by an amount not to exceed $21,500 for specified services in FY 2018-2019 fiscal year and by extending the term through June 30, 2019 (Executive Director and Budget & Personnel Committee) – 5 min.*

6. INFORMATION, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS ARTICLES  

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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff

(1) Online Registration update – Verbal (Executive Director) – 3 min.*

(2) Short-term Rental applications update (Executive Director) – 2 min.*

(3) Update on Board recommendation to City Council regarding proposed amendments to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance – Verbal (Executive Director) – 3 min.*

(4) June 14, 2018 letter from Vice-Chair Laverde to the Zoning Adjustments Board regarding protecting the West Berkeley Shellmound (Vice-Chair Laverde & Executive Director) – 2 min.*

(5) Rent Board “Tip of the Month” for June 2018 – Rental Unit Safety (Executive Director) – 1 min.*

(6) May 15, 2018 Wall Street Journal article by Laura Kusisto titled, “California Apartment Landlords Dump Properties Ahead of Rent Control Vote” (Executive Director) – 1 min.*

(7) May 20, 2018 The New York Times article by Kim Barker titled, “Behind New York’s Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation” (Executive Director) – 1 min.*

(8) June 3, 2018 Mercury News article by Marisa Kendall titled, “Nearly half of Bay Area residents say they want to leave” (Executive Director) – 1 min.*

7. COMMITTEE/BOARD MEETING UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  

a. Budget and Personnel – 4 min.*

(1) May 30th agenda

(2) June 12th agenda  

b. Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure – 2 min.

(1) June 11th agenda  

c. Habitable & Sustainable Housing (HASH) – 2 min.*

(1) December 14, 2017 minutes  

d. IRA, AGA and Registration – 2 min.

(1) June 7th agenda  

e. Outreach – 2 min.*

f. 4 x 4 Joint Committee on Housing: City Council/Rent Board – 3 min.*

(1) June 4th agenda

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. 2 x 2 x 2 Committee on Housing: Council / Rent Board / BUSD – 1 min.*

k. Updates and Announcements regarding future Special Meetings – 2 min.*

l. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda – 2 min.*

8. ADJOURNMENT

 

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