RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

Monday, May 16, 2005
7 p.m.

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Berkeley, CA.
Broadcast Live - KPFB - 89.3 FM
BTV Cable Channel 33

AGENDA

1. Roll Call - 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of the Agenda

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of the Minutes of the May 2, 2005 regular meeting.

5. Special Order of Business and Action

a. Soft story update report by Joan MacQuarrie and Dan Lambert from the Building and Safety Division of the City of Berkeley Planning Department.

b. Recommendation to Council concerning Phase I of soft story project. [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

6. Action Items

a. From Committees and Executive Director.

(1) Proposal that the Board adopt a resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Final Budget. (Executive Director) [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

(2) Possible pass through to tenants of increased registration fees. (Executive Director) [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

(3) Proposal that the Board adopt on first reading an amendment to Regulation 705 to provide that a security deposit may be increased during a tenancy in consideration of a landlord's waiver of a prohibition on pets. (IRA Committee) [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

(4) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to issue a purchase order for Inkworks Progressive Printing ("Inkworks") for Fiscal Year 2005/2006 in an amount no to exceed $40,000. (Executive Director) [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader] 

(5) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to modify contract number 2453 with Quartet Systems, Inc. extending the term through June 30, 2006.(Executive Director)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

(6) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the contract with Berkeley Community Media, Inc. ("BCM") for the 2005/2006 Fiscal Year.(Executive Director)  [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

(7) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to issue a purchase order with Teri Darrenougue, a Certified Realtime Reporter, for closed captioning services for the 2005/2006 Fiscal Year. [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3261                 2201 Rose Street

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3252                 2147 Russell Street 
3253                 2425-2431 Virginia Street 
3262                 2616 Parker Street 
3255                 1834 Carleton Street 
3257                 1623 Alcatraz Avenue 
3260                 2407 - 2409 Hillside Avenue

7. Information and announcements

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

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff.

(1) Registration update. (Executive Director)

(2) Spring/Summer issue of Berkeley Rental News. (Executive Director) [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

(3) TIC/Condo update. (Executive Director)

(4) Web trends results. (Executive Director)

b. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel 

(2) Outreach 

(3) IRA/AGA - Next meeting: Monday, June 13th at 6 p.m. 

a. May 9th meeting unapproved minutes. 

(4) Eviction 

(5) 4x4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

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

8. Adjournment