Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

Monday, June 20, 2011
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

 

 

Video Archive
(3 hrs, 14 mins)

AGENDA

 


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1. Roll call – 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of May 16, 2011 Regular Meeting minutes (To be delivered.)

5. Appeal Time Certain – 8:00 p.m.

Appeal T-5148  (2137 Parker Street, Unit A) Landlords appeal a hearing examiner decision ordering them to refund a total of $558.85 to tenants for rent overcharges related to code violations and decreases in services and a permanent rent reduction for the loss of the tenants’ second exit.  On appeal, the landlords argue that the hearing examiner should not have awarded as much of a rent reduction because the landlords already granted the tenants a reduction on their rent and because the landlords were forced to remove the second exit to comply with applicable building codes.  A review of the record establishes that the hearing examiner correctly ruled on the issues before the Rent Board.  Therefore, the decision should be affirmed.

6.  Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1)  Recommendation to approve changes to Service Employees International Union – Local 1021 Maintenance and Clerical Chapter Memorandum Agreement (Executive Director)

(2)  Recommendation to approve changes in Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA’s) for Unrepresented Employees  (Executive Director)

(3)  Recommendation to delegate to the Executive Director the authority to review, approve and sign revisions, modifications or extensions to the existing Memorandum Agreements with SEIU Local 1021 – Community Services Chapter, and Public Employees Union – Local One  (Executive Director)   

(4)  Resolution to authorize the continued deferral of implementation of the Executive Director’s 2.5% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) which was scheduled to take effect on June 27, 2010 and deferral of the COLA adjustments scheduled to take effect on June 26, 2011 (2%) and December 25, 2011 (1%) until the end of Fiscal Year 2011-2012  (Executive Director)

(5)  Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to execute a contract with Software AG to replace and upgrade the majority of the Rent Board’s existing 17-year-old Rent Tracking System database (RTS)  (Executive Director)

(6)  Discussion and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget and Staffing Model (Executive Director) 

(7)  Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to modify the contract with Berkeley Community Media by extending the term through June 30, 2012 and increasing the contract by an amount not to exceed $19,000 for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 (Executive Director)

(8)  Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to modify the contract with Teri Darrenougue for captioning services of televised Board meetings by extending the term through June 30, 2012 and increasing the contract by an amount not to exceed $12,000 for Fiscal Year 2011-2012  (Executive Director)

(9)  Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to modify the contract with Quartet Systems, Inc. for database maintenance by extending the term through June 30, 2012  (Executive Director)

(10)  Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to issue a purchase order with KPFA to continue live broadcasts of all regularly-scheduled and periodic Special Board meetings in the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year in an amount not to exceed $2,100  (Executive Director)

(11)  Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to issue a purchase order with Berkeley Unified School District for use of the Council Chambers in the Maudelle Shirek Building for all regularly-scheduled and periodic Special meetings of the Rent Board in the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year by an amount not to exceed $2,000  (Executive Director)

(12)  Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties  (Executive Director)

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.     Property Address
3969                2418 Roosevelt Avenue
3989                2799 Piedmont Avenue
4000                1226 Russell Street
4018                1423 Walnut Street, #3
4020                923 Dwight Way

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3951                 1631 Alcatraz Avenue
3957                 2817 California Street
3960                 840 Allston Way
3963                 1804 – 62nd Street
3965                 1140-1142 Addison Street
3981                 2805 Ellsworth Street
3982                 1406-1408 Harmon Street
3986                 1547 Prince Street
3987                 3200 Ellis Street
3988                 1324 Alcatraz Street
3997                 2917 Shattuck Avenue
4002                 1138 Addison Street
4008                 1218 Haskell Street
4009                 1675 Euclid Avenue
4013                 1415 Alcatraz Avenue
4014                 2665 Shasta Road
4021                 1642 – 10th Street

7.   Information and Announcements

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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff

(1) Update on the Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee Ordinance (Executive Director) 

(2) Update on the status of proposed changes to the Relocation Ordinance  (Executive Director and Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure Committee members)

(3) May 24, 2011 Sierra Club Alameda County Group Environmental Principles for the Berkeley Downtown Plan submitted to the City Council (Commissioner Tregub)

(4) May 31, 2011 Market Medians report for January 1999 through March 2011 (Executive Director)

(5) 2011 June 20 7.a.(5) Daily Cal Top College Town for RentersJune 1, 2011 Daily Californian article titled “Berkeley Ranked as Top College Town for Renters”  (Executive Director)

b.   Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel

a.  June 20th agenda

(2) Outreach 

a. June 17th agenda 

(3)   IRA/AGA and Habitability

(4)   Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

a.  June 10th agenda

(5)   Safe & Sustainable Housing

(6)   4 x 4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

a.  June 16, 2011 agenda

(7)   Ad Hoc Committee on Waiver Process

a.  March 17th minutes

b.  May 27th agenda

c.  June 22nd agenda

(8)   Future Special Meetings

  c.      Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

8.   Adjournment 

COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:

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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