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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

Elected Rent Board 


The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board (the "Board") is a governing body of nine commissioners elected by Berkeley citizens. The Board oversees matters pertaining to rent control in Berkeley including:

  • Overseeing the Rent Stabilization Program (staff and day-to-day operations that implement rent control)
  • Implementing the Rent Control Ordinance
  • Enacting regulations
  • Hearing petition appeals filed by tenants and landlords 

For a list of Board Members, please visit our Meet & Contact the Board page. 

Board Meeting Basics
: The Board establishes an annual regular meeting calendar. As of January 2019, regular meetings of the Board will be held on the third Thursday of the month, except holidays, at 7:00 p.m. in the Berkeley Unified School District Board Room at 1231 Addison Street, unless otherwise specified. All meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged. All meetings are broadcast and webcast live, unless otherwise noted. The Board may also schedule Special Meetings as needed throughout the year.  

  • Board Meetings schedule  
    To view the current schedule, as well as agendas, minutes and video of prior Board Meetings, please visit our Board Meetings page.
  • Committee Meetings schedule
    For information about the Board's topic-specific committees, including their schedules, agendas and membership, please visit our Committee Meetings page.


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