RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 15, 2004
7 PM

APPROVED

Item 1. Call to Order - Vice Chair Alberti called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m. Secretary Pam Wyche called roll. 

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson (arrived 7:20), Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector. 

Commissioners Absent: None 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda - M/S/C (Hogarth/Payne) TO APPROVE WITH CORRECTION TO ITEM 8.b.(1)a. AGENDA FROM JANUARY 14, 2004 MEETING INSTEAD OF JANUARY 13, 2004. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-1. Absent: Anderson.

Item 3. Public Forum - There was one speaker, Eleanor Walden, one of the candidates to fill the vacate position on the Rent Board.

Item 4. Approval of the January 5, 2004 minutes. M/S/C (Hogarth/Evans) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. 7-0-0-1 Absent: Anderson.

Item 7.a.(1) Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.     Property Address
3106                2329 Channing Way

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.     Property Address
3108                3022 Shattuck Avenue 
3113                2407 Hillside Avenue 
3122                1835 - 63rd Street
3123                1235 Evelyn Avenue

Commissioner Alberti pulled Waiver Numbers 3108 and 3113.

M/S/C (Evans/Hogarth) TO ACCEPT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION ON WAIVER NUMBERS 3106, 3122 AND 3123. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 7-0-0-1.

M/S/C (Payne/Hogarth) TO ACCEPT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION ON WAIVER NUMBER 3108. Roll call vote. Yes: Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector; No: Alberti; Abstain: Anderson; Absent: None. Passed: 6-1-1-0.

M/S/C (Alberti/Spector) TO MAKE ONE CHANGE IN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION ON WAIVER NUMBER 3113, TO WAIVE 75% OF THE $136. PENALTY INSTEAD OF 85%. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Spector; No: Kavanagh; Abstain: Payne; Absent: None. Passed: 6-1-1-0.

Item 5. Appeal RWN-1412 and C-247; 1936 Berryman, Apt. A. Substitute Motion. M/S/C (Chong/Hogarth) TO AFFIRM THE HEARING EXAMINER DECISION. Friendly amendment made by Evans and accepted: DECISION WILL NOT PREJUDICE PETITIONER FROM OBTAINING A COMPLIANCE DETERMINATION IN THE FUTURE. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne; No: Evans; Abstain: Spector; Absent: None. Passed: 7-0-1-0.

Item 6.b. Nomination of candidates to fill the vacant position on the Rent Board.

Three candidates appeared before the Board, Eleanor Walden, Eugene Turitz and Lisa Stephens. Each candidate was nominated by a Board member. The voting process will take place at the next regular Board meeting of February 2, 2004.

Item 8. Committee meeting announcements and reports.

(1) Budget and Personnel - Next meeting: Wednesday, February 11 at 6 p.m. 

(2) Outreach - Meeting rescheduled from January 20 to Wednesday, January 28 at 6 p.m. 

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

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

(5) 4x4 (previously 3x3) Chair Anderson announced that Commissioner Kavanagh has been appointed to the committee and will serve until the new committee assignments are made.

Item 9. Adjournment - M/S/C (Alberti/Hogarth) MOTION TO ADJOURN. Chair Anderson adjourned the meeting at 8:58 p.m. Voice vote. Passed 8-0-0-0