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Rent Stabilization Board
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 Full Agenda Packet (PDF) 


Regular Meeting

 Monday, November 19, 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

Audio Archive only 


 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.       

6:45 p.m.  Prior to the public meeting, the Board will convene in Closed Session.

CLOSED SESSION – Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.8, the Board will  discuss and possibly take action on the following item:

Leasing office space for the Rent Board 

*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 October 15th regular meeting minutes  

b. Request to excuse Commissioner Murphy’s absence from the October 15, 2018 Board Meeting (Commissioner Chang and Commissioner Murphy)

c. Request to excuse Commissioner Tregub’s absence from tonight’s Board Meeting (Commissioner Tregub and Chair Selawsky)


a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Discussion and possible action to approve new lease agreement for Rent Board office space at 2125 Milvia Street (Ad Hoc Committee on Real Property Negotiations) Distributed at the Meeting

(2) Recommendation to amend Regulation 1269 [Change in Space or Services] – First reading (IRA/AGA/Registration Committee)

(3) Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waivers of late registration penalties (Executive Director)

Ministerial Waivers  

Waiver No.     Property Address  
4762               1700 Addison Street
4764               2224 Grant Street
4766               2010 Channing Way
4771               1737 San Pablo Avenue
4772               1325 Spruce Street
4773               1170 Arch Street
4775               3113 Harper Street


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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff

(1) Update on the Rent Board Staffing Model – Verbal (Executive Director) – 2 min.*

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

(3) U.C. Berkeley’s Policy Brief titled, “Proposition 10: Estimating the Scale of Expanded Rent Control in the Bay Area” by Anna Cash, Miriam Zuk and Anthony Federico (Executive Director) – 2 min.*

(4) Update on request that staff post on the Rent Board’s website compiled research on the effects/impacts of vacancy decontrol in lieu of holding a workshop as previously requested by the Board – Verbal  (Executive Director) – 2 min.*

(5) Rent Board postcard to Berkeley property owners and tenants regarding the 2019 Annual General Adjustment (AGA), Security Deposit and Fall Newsletter (Executive Director) – 1 min.*

(6) Update on recent Rent Board outreach events – Verbal (Executive Director) – 2 min.*

(7) Rent Board “Tip of the Month” for November 2018 – Safe Housing Is a Right (Executive Director) – 1 min.*


a. Budget and Personnel – 2 min.*

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

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

d. IRA, AGA and Registration – 2 min.

e. Outreach – 4 min.*

(1) November 9th agenda

f. 4 x 4 Joint Committee on Housing: City Council/Rent Board – 1 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 Real Property Negotiations – 1 min.*

(1) October 26th agenda  

i. Ad Hoc Committee on the Effects of Costa-Hawkins – 1 min.*

j. Ad Hoc Committee on Technology Issues – 1 min.*

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

l. Updates and Announcements regarding future Special Meetings – 2 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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