RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, January 5, 2004
7 PM

APPROVED

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

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson, Chong (arrived at 7:14 p.m.), Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector. 

Commissioners Absent: None 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda - M/S/C (Evans/Alberti) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-1. Absent: Chong.

Item 3. Public Forum - There were no speakers.

Item 4. Approval of the December 15, 2003 minutes. M/S/C (Alberti/Hogarth) APPROVED WITH CORRECTION TO LAST MOTION ON PAGE 3 TO READ M/S/C (Evans/Hogarth) instead of (Evans/Payne). Voice vote. 6-0-1-1 Abstain: Payne; Absent: Chong.

Item 5. Appeal T-4471; 1830 Hearst Avenue. M/S/C (Hogarth/Payne) TO AFFIRM THE HEARING EXAMINER DECISION. Friendly amendment made by Chong and accepted: TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION WITH MODIFICATION TO LIMIT OVERCHARGES TO THOSE COLLECTED WITHIN 3 YEARS OF THE FILING OF THE PETITION AND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS SHOULD BE APPLIED. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector; No: None; Abstain: Evans; Absent: None. Passed: 7-0-1-0.

Item 6.a.(1) Establishing a voting process for selecting a replacement to fill the seat vacated by Commissioner Siegel. M/S/C (Evans/Hogarth) TO ESTABLISH A RANKING POINT SYSTEM, AS SET FORTH IN COMMISSIONER EVANS MEMORANDUM. THE VOTING WILL BE IN WRITING AND THE BOARD MEMBERS WILL RANK THE CANDIDATES BY FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD CHOICE USING A POINT SYSTEM (3 POINTS FOR THE FIRST, 2 POINTS FOR THE SECOND AND 1 POINT FOR THE THIRD). THIS PROCESS WILL ELIMINATE THE LOWEST VOTE GETTER AND THE BOARD WILL THEN TAKE A NEW VOTE AMONG THOSE CANDIDATES REMAINING UNTIL ONE CANDIDATE RECEIVES THE NECESSARY FIVE VOTES. BOARD MEMBERS MAY VOTE FOR UP TO 3 CANDIDATES, OR LESS, USING THE RANKING SYSTEM. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 8-0-0-0.

M/S/C (Alberti/Spector) TO ACCEPT COMMISSIONER SPECTOR'S PROPOSAL TO REQUEST THAT THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR INVITE THE FOUR SELECTED CANDIDATES TO ATTEND THE NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2004 TO SPEAK ON THEIR BEHALF AND/OR OBSERVE. CANDIDATES SHOULD BE INFORMED THAT INABILITY TO ATTEND WILL IN NO WAY HINDER THEIR CHANCES FOR ELECTION. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 8-0-0-0.

Item 7.b. Committee meeting announcements and reports.

(1) Budget and Personnel - Next meeting: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 6 p.m. 

(2) Outreach - January meeting rescheduled to: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 6 p.m. 

(3) Eviction - January meeting rescheduled to: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 6 p.m. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Next meeting: Tuesday, February 3 at 6 p.m. 

(5) 4x4 (previously 3x3) - Meeting to be scheduled after newly elected Commission in seat and Chair has selected a forth committee member.

Item 8. Adjournment - M/S/C (Anderson/Evans) COMMISSIONER ANDERSON ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 8:25 P.M. IN HONOR AND IN MEMORY OF FORMER BOARD COMMISSIONER GERDA MILLER. Voice vote: Passed 8-0-0-0