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Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, March 4, 2002
7:00 p.m.

APPROVED 

Members Present: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti

Absent: Harris

Staff Present: Gelb, Kelly, Wyche

Item 1. Roll Call - 7:04PM

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda . APPROVED AS WRITTEN. M/S/C (Spector/Siegel) Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-2 Absent: Maldonado, Harris.

Item 3. Public Forum. There were no speakers.

Item 4. Approval of February 4, 2002 regular Board meeting minutes. M/S/C (Spector/Alberti) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote passed: 7-0-0-2 Absent: Maldonado, Harris.

Item 6.a.(1) First reading of proposed amendment to Regulation 1013 to provide that the occupancy of a rental unit by a landlord's relative following recovery of possession of the unit pursuant to B.M.C. section 13.76.130.A.9b is not a tenancy for purposes of establishing an initial rent for the first tenancy following termination of the relative's occupancy. M/S/C (Siegel/Hogarth) TO ADOPT PROPOSAL TO AMEND REGULATION 1013. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Janowitz, Anderson, Spector, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: Bernay; Absent: Maldonado, Harris. Passed: 6-0-1-2.

Item 6.b.(1) Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Waiver Number      Location
2772                          1428 67th Street
2773                          2922 Dohr Street
2789                          1412 Delaware Street
2791                          1522 Francisco Street
2792                          1401 Bancroft Way
2793                          2232 Russell Street
2797                          2920 Benvenue Avenue
2798                          3249 Adeline Street
2800                          1305 66th Street
2802                          1538 Parker Street
2805                          2814 Kelsey Street
2807                          1465 Bancroft Way
2820                            616 San Miguel Avenue

M/S/C (Janowitz/Siegel) TO AFFIRM THE RECOMMENDATION OF HEARING EXAMINERS ON ALL WAIVERS. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Harris. 8-0-0-1.

Item 5.a. Appeal T-3995 - 2227 Bonar Street, Unit H - Substitute motion. M/S/F (Maldonado/Spector) TO DENY AGA'S FROM 1997 TO 2001 IN ORDER TO SHARE THE BURDEN BETWEEN LANDLORD AND TENANT. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Maldonado, Spector; No: Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; Abstain: None; Absent: Harris. Failed: 2-6-0-1. M/S/C (Bernay/Anderson) UPHOLD SECTION 4 OF LEGAL STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION TO MODIFY HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION TO EXCLUDE POST HEARING EVIDENCE AND TO CONFORM TO THE ESTRADA CASE. A friendly amendment was made by Commissioner Hogarth and accepted. TO ALSO INCREASE THE REDUCTION IN RENT FOR LACK OF HEAT TO 20% COMMENCING DECEMBER 1998, TO INCLUDE 5% RENT REDUCTION FOR ROACH INFESTATION COMMENCING NOVEMBER 1999 AND ENDING FEBRUARY 15, 2001, AND A 5% REDUCTION FOR THE FLOORS UNTIL IN COMPLIANCE. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Hogarth, Alberti; No: Maldonado, Spector, Siegel; Abstain: None; Absent: Harris. Passed: 5-3-0-1.

Item 5.b. Appeal T-4051 - 1737 Virginia Street, #34 - M/S/C (Hogarth/Janowitz) TO AFFIRM THE DECISION OF THE HEARING EXAMINER. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Harris. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 5.c. Appeal T-3872 - 1874 Fairview Street, B - M/S/C (Siegel/Hogarth) TO MODIFY THE HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION TO INCLUDE A 20% REDUCTION IN RENT FOR LACK OF HEAT AND AN ADDITIONAL 5% FOR THE MISSING HANDRAIL. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Harris. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 7.b. Announcements

(1) Budget/Personnel - Monday, March 11 at 6PM at 2001 Center, 2nd Floor.
(2) Community Education and Outreach - Monday, March 18 at 5PM at 2001 Center, 2nd Floor.
(3) Eviction - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 6PM in Law Library, 2001 Center, 2nd Floor.
(4) Individual Rent Adjustment/Annual General Adjustment - TBA
(5) Student Outreach and Internship - Thursday, April 4 at 6PM on UC Campus.
(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee - No meeting set.

Adjournment was at 10:24PM

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