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COMMITTEES
Meeting Schedules and Assignments

(Click on a linked meeting date to view the proposed meeting agenda.) 

Rent Stabilization Board Commissioners' Committee meeting attendance records 


BUDGET & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 

This Committee oversees the annual budget process and makes recommendations to the Board throughout the year on changes to the staffing model and any expenditures that arise outside of the budget process. Any issues related to registration or the registration fee originate with this Committee, including such programs as the Summer Registration Fee for fraternities.

Prior Agendas   

Next Meeting:     Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m. CANCELLED
                             2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library     

Commissioner Laverde
Commissioner Simon-Weisberg
Commissioner Soto-Vigil
Commissioner Tregub
Alternate: Commissioner Selawsky


EVICTION / SECTION 8 / FORECLOSURE COMMITTEE

This Committee reviews and monitors matters related to the displacement of tenants from affordable housing and possible resources to assist them. The Committee’s work includes, but is not limited to, reviewing and tracking annual status reports on Owner Occupancy and Ellis evictions, meeting with the Berkeley Housing Authority on common ground issues, tracking and monitoring staff’s progress in outreach to tenants in foreclosed or distressed properties, and reviewing the work performed under contract with the East Bay Community Law Center and Eviction Defense Center.

Prior Agendas 

Next Meeting:     To Be Announced                                                       

         Commissioner Mendonca 
         Commissioner Poblet 
         Commissioner Selawsky


HABITABLE & SUSTAINABLE HOUSING COMMITTEE

This Committee will take the place of the former Habitability Committee and Resilience & Sustainability Committee.  The Committee will focus on habitability issues such as cyclical housing inspections, anonymous building complaints, and Rental Housing Safety Program issues.  It will also focus on disaster preparedness and maintaining safe, secure, healthy, and environmentally conscientious rental housing in Berkeley.

Prior Agendas
 
Next Meeting:     To Be Announced                              
                                

Commissioner Alpert 
Commissioner Chang
Commissioner Soto-Vigil
Commissioner Tregub


INDIVIDUAL RENT ADJUSTMENT / ANNUAL GENERAL ADJUSTMENT / REGISTRATION COMMITTEE  (IRA / AGA / Registration Committee)
(formerly the Individual Rent Adjustment / Annual General Adjustment / Habitability Committee)

This Committee handles all issues that relate to the Board’s regulations and the Hearings Unit. The Committee reviews and approves the Annual General Adjustment. Changes to regulations may be initiated at the Committee, and the Board refers any issues that arise related to regulations, hearings, or the appeals process to this Committee.  The Committee also reviews issues related to waivers or other registration topics.

Prior Agendas

Next Meeting:    To Be Announced                  

Commissioner Alpert 
Commissioner Laverde
Commissioner Poblet 
Commissioner Simon-Weisberg 


OUTREACH COMMITTEE

The Outreach Committee reviews efforts and makes recommendations for informing Berkeley residents and property owners of the services that the Rent Board provides and for expanding access to these services. Outreach projects include, but are not limited to, informative workshops and mailings, advertising, and on-the-spot counseling services at annual Berkeley events, the library, senior centers, and local college campuses.

Prior Agendas

Next Meeting:    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m. CANCELLED
                            2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library

Commissioner Alpert
Commissioner Chang
Commissioner Mendonca
Commissioner Soto-Vigil 


4 x 4 JOINT COMMITTEE ON HOUSING -- RENT BOARD AND CITY COUNCIL
(Prior meeting agendas are posted on the City Clerk's web site which is linked above.)

The 4x4 was established to allow the Rent Board and the City Council to discuss and make recommendations on housing issues where jurisdiction or policy overlap, conflict or is unclear. Four members are appointed from each body. Issues that have been before the 4x4 include seismic safety issues (soft story ordinance and signage enforcement), the Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Ordinance, the Condominium Conversion Ordinance, proposed changes to the Demolition Ordinance, recycling and energy issues, the apartment building fires, and habitability issues, including the Rental Housing Safety Program and how the city performs inspections.

Prior Agendas 

Next Meeting:     To Be Announced

         Commissioner Laverde (Chair)
         Commissioner Mendonca
         Commissioner Simon-Weisberg
         Commissioner Tregub
         Alternate: Commissioner Alpert


 AD HOC COMMITTEE ON RSB TECHNOLOGY ISSUES 

This Committee will address technology issues related to the new paperless agenda program.  It will also identify and analyze new technology opportunities with an eye towards increasing efficiency and effectiveness, including but not limited to, the cost of implementing and maintaining new technologies, effects on Board and staff processes, and creating implementation and use policies that comply with the City's applicable Administrative Regulations and policies for any new technologies that may be adopted.

Prior Agendas

Next Meeting:     To Be Announced                               

Commissioner Chang
Commissioner Selawsky

 


DISBANDED COMMITTEES


Ad Hoc Replacement Committee to Fill Board Vacancy

Prior Agendas


2 x 2 x 2 Committee on Housing: Council / RSB / BUSD

To better fulfill the Rent Stabilization Board's duties as required by the Charter, this Committee was created so that the Board can work in concert with the Berkeley Unified School District and City Council on rental housing issues that affect families with school-aged children.  

Prior Agendas -- Committee never met

 



Ad Hoc Committee on Real Property Negotiations    

 

Prior Agendas


 Ad Hoc Committee on the Effects of Costa-Hawkins

Prior Agendas  


 4 x 4 Joint Committee on Housing -- Ad Hoc Committee on Safety, Occupancy and Affordability of Converted Artist Warehouses and Workspaces 

 Prior Agendas   


 
Ad Hoc Committee to Fill Board Vacancy    

Prior Agendas


Habitability Committee --This committee was subsumed by the Habitable and Sustainable Housing Committee

Prior Agendas


 Resilience & Sustainability Committee --This committee was subsumed by the Habitable and Sustainable Housing Committee

Prior Agendas


 Ad Hoc Committee on Paperless Agendas --This committee's purview was subsumed by the new Ad Hoc Committee on Technology Issues

Prior Agendas


 Ad Hoc Committee on Short-Term Rentals --This committee's purview was transferred to the 4 x 4 Joint Committee on Housing: City Council / RSB  





Waivers Committee

Prior Agendas 


Ad Hoc Committee on Smoke-Free Housing

Prior Agendas


Ad Hoc Committee on Board Compensation

Prior Agendas  


Ad Hoc Committee on Filling Board Vacancy 

Prior Agendas
  


Ad Hoc Committee on State Legislation 

Prior Agendas    

 

 
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