RENT STABILIZATION BOARD

Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 23, 2006
7 PM

Webcast Video Archive 

APPROVED 


Item 1. Call to Order - Chairperson Chong called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. Pam Wyche called roll. 

Commissioners Present: Arreguin, Chong, Evans, Harrison (arrived 7:10), Overman (arrived 7:08), Payne, Spector, Walden 

Commissioners Absent: Kavanagh 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda. M/S/C (Payne/Arreguin) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 6-0-0-3. Absent: Harrison, Kavanagh, Overman.

Item 3. Public Forum. There were no speakers.

Item 4. Approval of the January 19, 2006 regular meeting minutes. M/S/C (Arreguin/Payne) APPROVE WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: ITEM 4. CHANGE THE WORDS… "INFRASTRUCTURE BOND BILLS" TO LEGISLATION; Item 8. FIRST PARAGRAPH CHANGE THE DATE OF THE CONDO CONVERSION ORDINANCE WORKSHOP TO FEBRUARY 21. Voice vote. Passed: 6-0-0-3 Absent: Harrison, Kavanagh, Overman.

Item 6.a.(1) Proposal that the Board approve a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to offer to waive late registration penalties owed by certain landlords with formerly exempt rental units who agree to register the units and pay up to three years of late registration fees. MS/C (Evans/Overman) TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION. Friendly amendment by Arreguin and accepted. TO INCLUDE IN THE FIRST WHEREAS THE WORDS "OF THE RENT ORDINANCE" AFTER …SECTION 13.76.080.F. Roll call vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Kavanagh.

Item 5. a. Appeal T-4666; 2740 College Avenue, #306/107. M/S/C (Overman/Arreguin) TO ACCEPT LEGAL STAFF RECOMMENDATION. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Kavanagh.

b. Appeal T-4670;3030 Regent Street, #16. Three motions with one voted on.

First Motion: (Evans/Spector) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION WITH ONE CHANGE. TO INCREASE THE RENT REDUCTION PERCENTAGE FOR THE DEFECTIVE HEAT FROM 20% TO 30% FOR THE SAME TIME PERIOD.

Substitute motion: (Overman/Walden) TO REMAND TO HEARING EXAMINER TO REVIEW TENANT'S UNTIMELY SUBMITTED FILE FOLDER OF EVIDENCE REFERRED TO IN THE RECORD, TENANT'S RECORDS OF TEMPERATURE READINGS AND ANY OTHER EVIDENCE SHOWING LACK OF PROPER HEAT FOR THE PERIOD FROM AUGUST 17, 2004 TO SEPTEMBER 29, 2005.

Third motion: M/S/C (Chong/Harrison) TO TABLE FOR ONE MONTH, UNTIL THE NEXT BOARD MEETING IN MARCH, TO ALLOW TIME FOR THE PARTIES TO TRY TO COME TO A MUTUAL SETTLEMENT AND FOR THE BOARDMEMBERS TO REVIEW THE ISSUES MORE CLOSELY. (Clarification: Motions to Table supersede all motions.) Roll call vote: Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Kavanagh.

Item 6.a.(2) Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address 
3308                1407 Channing Way 
3311                2605 Haste Street 
3321                1662 Dwight Way 
3313                1115 Dwight Way

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address 
3314                2028 8th Street 
3316                1211 Ashby Avenue (Continued from January 19, 2006 Board meeting.) 

M/S/C (Harrison/Evans) TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS ON ALL WAIVERS LISTED. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Kavanagh.

7.a. Reports from Boardmembers/Staff

(1) 2006 Committee Assignments of Board Members. 

(2) Winter 2006 Rent Board Newsletter. 

(3) Council Workshop on Condominium Conversion Ordinance postponed until April 18th.

(4) 2005 Statement of Economic Interests is due by April 3rd.

7.b. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings.

(1) Budget and Personnel: Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. 

(2) Outreach: Wednesday, March 1 at 11 a.m. 

(3) IRA/AGA: Friday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. 

(4) Eviction: TBA 

(5) 4 x 4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee: Monday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 2134 MLK.

Item 8. Adjournment: M/S/C (Arreguin/Payne) MOVED TO ADJOURN. Chair Chong adjourned at 9:25 p.m.