RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

Monday, May 15, 2006
7 p.m.

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
City Council Chambers
Berkeley, CA

Webcast Video Archive 

AGENDA

1. Roll Call - 7:00 PM

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of the April 17, 2006, regular meeting minutes. 

5. Discussion and action on the annual registration fee and the Fiscal Year 2006/2007 Budget.

a. Public testimony on the annual registration fee and 2006/2007 budget.

b. Discussion and recommendation of the Fiscal Year 2006/2007 budget overview, staffing model and annual registration fee. [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] (Executive Director and Budget and Personnel Committee Members.) (To be distributed.)

c. Comments and questions from Board members.

d. Discussion and adoption of a Resolution setting Fiscal Year 2006/2007 budget guidelines and establishing the annual registration fee. (Executive Director and Budget & Personnel Committee Members)   [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

e. Discussion and adoption of a Resolution giving authorization to pass through to tenants a portion of year 2006's registration fee as a temporary general adjustment of rent ceilings. (Executive Director and Budget and Personnel Committee Members.)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

6. Consent Calendar

The Board will consider removal and addition of items to the Consent Calendar prior to voting on the Consent Calendar. All items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved in one motion. Items removed from the Consent Calendar will be taken up after the "Action Calendar" unless the Board reorders the agenda.

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

(1) Proposal to adopt on second reading Regulation 1017 as a permanent regulation to enable landlords to offer housing to disaster victims at below-market rental rates without suffering long-term financial disadvantage. (IRA Committee)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.]

(2) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the Rent Board's contract with the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) for the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year. (Eviction Committee)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.]

(3) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the Rent Board's contract with the Eviction Defense Center (EDC) for the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year. (Eviction Committee)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.]

(4) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the Rent Board's contract with Housing Rights, Inc. for the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year. (Eviction Committee)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

(5) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the contract with Legislative Advocate Christine Minnehan & Associates for the Fiscal Year 2006/2007. (Executive Director)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

(6) Recommendation to adopt a resolution to extend the contract with Quartet by modifying the contract for the 2006/2007 Fiscal Year and authorizing the payment of $11,500 for support of and improvements to the Board's computer database. (Executive Director) [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

(7) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to increase the Fiscal Year 2005/2006 purchase order with Volt Temporary Agency to an amount not to exceed $40,000. (Executive Director) [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

7. Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address 
3331                 2910 King Street 
3342                 3342 California Street 
3345                 2241-9th Street

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3332                 2525 Regent Street 
3336                 2122 Sacramento Street 
3338                 2320 Webster Street 
3340                 1910 Oregon Street 
3343                 3005 Harper Street 
3346                 1615 Parker Street 
3347                 1918 ½ Blake Street 
3349                 2434-36 California Street 
3350                 2620 Dana Street 
3353                 2914-16 Stanton Street

(2) Consideration of language for November 2006 ballot measure to amend the City Charter to revise the process for filling a vacancy on the Rent Stabilization Board if a Commissioner is unable to complete his or her term. (4 x 4 Committee)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

(3) Recommendation to City Council concerning the Condominium Conversion Ordinance. (Ad Hoc Committee)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

(4) Recommendation to City Council concerning funding for the Housing Trust Fund. (Commissioner Overman) (To be distributed.)

8. Information and Announcements

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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff.

(1) Update on Exemption Verification Project. (Executive Director)

(2) Copy of letter mailed to Alameda County Board of Supervisors concerning Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). (Executive Director and Chair Chong)

(3) April 17 Board meeting is available via webcast archives[This link will start the archived webcast video of the April 17 board meeting.] 

(4) Spring/Summer newsletter. [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] 

b. Announcements of upcoming Committee/Board Meetings. 

(1) Budget and Personnel 

a. Minutes of May 2, 2006 meeting. 

(2) Outreach 

(3) IRA/AGA 

a. Minutes of May 10, 2006 meeting. 

(4) Eviction 

a. Minutes of May 4, 2006 meeting. 

(5) 4x4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee 

a. Agenda of May 2, 2006 meeting. 

(6) Ad Hoc Committee on Condominium Conversion Ordinance 

a. Agenda of May 9, 2006 meeting. 

(7) Future Special Meetings

c. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda.

9. Adjournment