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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Regular Meeting
Thursday, July 15, 2021
7:00 p.m. 

Pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order N-29-20, issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020, this meeting of the City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board (Rent Board) will be conducted exclusively through teleconference and Zoom videoconference. Please be advised that pursuant to the Executive Order and the Shelter-in-Place Order, and to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, there will not be a physical meeting location available.

To access this meeting remotely: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device by clicking on this URL:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89905412558?pwd=cXIrSEdBeW9zdlI1NDhXNkM4bWVydz09. If you do not wish for your name to appear on the screen, then use the drop-down menu and click on "rename" to rename yourself to be anonymous. To request to speak, use the “Raise hand” icon by rolling over the bottom of the screen.

To join by phone: Dial 1-669-900-6833 and enter Meeting ID: 899 0541 2558 and Passcode: 359712. If you wish to comment during the public comment portion of the agenda, Press *9 and wait to be recognized by the Chair.

To submit an e-mail comment to be read aloud during public comment, email amueller@cityofberkeley.info with the Subject Line in this format: “RENT BOARD MEETING PUBLIC COMMENT ITEM.” Please observe a 150 word limit. Written comments will be entered into the public record. Email comments must be submitted to the email address above by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting in order to be included.

Please be mindful that this meeting will be recorded, and all other rules of procedure and decorum will apply for Rent Board meetings conducted by teleconference or videoconference.

This meeting will be conducted in accordance with Government Code Section 54953, 54956, and all current state and local requirements allowing public participation in meetings of legislative bodies. Any member of the public may attend this meeting. Questions regarding this matter may be addressed to Matt Brown, Acting Executive Director, at (510) 981-7368. The Rent Board may take action related to any subject listed on the Agenda.

Full Agenda Packet (PDF Copy)


Regular Meeting
Thursday, July 15, 2021 
7:00 p.m. 

Zoom Video Archive (2:55)

 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 Comment – 2 min. per speaker for non-agendized items*

4. SPECIAL PRESENTATION on Housing Legislation including Assembly Bill (AB) 832 by Brian Augusta & Associates, Rent Board Lobbyist

6. Public Comment – 2 min. per speaker for items on the agenda*
a. From Board Members, Committees, and Executive Director
(2)  Recommendation to observe Board recess in August and not have any Board or Committee meetings – Verbal (Chair Simon-Weisberg) – 5 min.*
(3) Recommendation to approve the Rent Board Office closure every Wednesday, and reduce service hours until September 7, 2021 (Acting Executive Director) – 10 min.*


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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff

(1) Update on Governor’s Executive Order N-08-21 and the extension of the allowance for remote meetings through September 30, 2021 – (Acting Executive Director) – 5 min. *

(2) Revenue collection update – Verbal (Acting Executive Director and Registration Unit Supervisor) – 5 min.*

(3) Updated Market Medians report through the first quarter of 2021 (Acting Executive Director) – 3 min.*

(4) Commissioner attendance at Board and Committee meetings through the second quarter of 2021 (Acting Executive Director) – 2 min.*

(5) Date to submit agenda topics/items for the August 19, 2021 Rent Board meeting: Monday, August 9th


a. Budget and Personnel Committee (Commissioner Selawsky, Chair) – 5 min.*
    Next regularly-scheduled meeting: Thursday, September 9th at 5:00p.m.

(1) July 8th agenda 

b. Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee (Commissioner Mendonca, Chair) – 5 min.*
    Next regularly-scheduled meeting: Thursday, July 29th at 5:30 p.m. 

c. IRA, AGA and Registration Committee (Commissioner Kelley, Chair) – 3 min.*
    Next regularly-scheduled meeting: Wednesday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m.

(1) July 14th agenda

d. Outreach Committee (Commissioner Laverde, Chair) – 5 min.*
    Next regularly-scheduled meeting: Wednesday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m.

e. 2 x 2 Committee on Housing: Rent Board/Berkeley Unified School District – 3 min.*
  Chair: TBD
  Next regularly-scheduled meeting: TBD

f. 4 x 4 Joint Committee on Housing: City Council/Rent Board – 10 min.*
    Committee Co-Chairs: Mayor Arreguin and Chair Simon-Weisberg
    Next regularly-scheduled meeting: Wednesday, July 28th at 3:00 p.m. 

(1) June 23rd agenda packet

g. Ad Hoc Committee on RSB Technology Issues (Chair TBD)– 3 min.*
    Next meeting date: TBD

h. Updates and Announcements – 3 min.*

i. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda – 3 min.*



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