RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, February 2, 2004
7 PM

APPROVED

Item 1. Call to Order - Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 6:25 p.m. in order to go into closed session. Secretary Pam Wyche called roll. 

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh (arrived 7:00 p.m.), Payne, Spector. 

Commissioners Absent: None 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Tine, Wyche

Call to Order - Chair Anderson called the regular meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector. 

Commissioners Absent: None 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

Item 2. Closed Session - 6:25 p.m.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - Anticipated Litigation Initiation of litigation pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code: one (1) potential case.

No reportable action taken.

Item 3. Approval of the Agenda - M/S/C (Spector/Alberti) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-0.

Item 4. Public Forum - There were no speakers.

Item 5. Approval of the January 15, 2004 minutes. M/S/C (Alberti/Payne) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. 8-0-0-0.

Item 6. Special Order of Business

a. Election of new Commissioner to serve the remainder of Commissioner Siegel's unexpired term of office. The Board previously nominated three candidates, Lisa Stephens, Eugene Turitz and Eleanor Walden, at its January 14, 2004 regular Board meeting. Executive Director, Jay Kelekian, opened the election process. There were no additional nominees. The Board previously voted to use a preferential voting process using a 3, 2, 1, no preference point system, with five votes necessary for election.

The first vote resulted in a second place tie with no one candidate receiving the required five votes. The Board decided to modify its voting process. M/S/C (Chong/Hogarth) BOARD TO VOTE FOR ITS TWO TOP CANDIDATES WITH FIRST CHOICE RECEIVING 2 POINTS AND SECOND RECEIVING ONE POINT THEREBY DROPPING THEIR THIRD CHOICE CANDIDATE. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-0.

The second vote resulted in a point tie between Turitz and Walden, with no candidate receiving the required five votes.

The third vote resulted in five votes for Eleanor Walden as follows: Alberti (Walden), Anderson (Walden), Chong (Walden), Evans (Walden), Hogarth (Turitz), Kavanagh (Turitz), Payne (Turitz), Spector (Walden). Eleanor Walden was elected to serve the remainder of Commissioner Siegel's unexpired term of office.

b. Oath of new Commissioner by City Clerk. Eleanor Walden was sworn in by the City Clerk.

Item 7. Appeal T-4336; 1333 Hopkins #3. M/S/C (Evans/Chong) TO AFFIRM LEGAL STAFF RECOMMENDATION. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden. Passed: 9-0.

Item 6. Return to Special Order of Business

c. Election of Chairperson. Executive Director opened the nominations. Commissioner Hogarth nominated for reelection Commissioner Anderson and he accepted. There were no more nominations. Executive Director closed the nominations and called the question. A roll call vote was taken. Commissioner Anderson was reelected to Chairperson by a unanimous 9-0 vote.

d. Election of Vice-Chairperson. Chair Anderson opened the nominations. Commissioner Chong nominated Commissioner Hogarth and he accepted. There were no more nominations. Executive Director closed the nominations and called the question. A roll call vote was taken. Commissioner Hogarth was elected to Vice-Chairperson by a unanimous 9-0 vote.

Item 8.a. Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3119                 2570 Mabel Street/1239 Parker Street

Discretionary Waivers

3092                 2224 Derby Street 
3120                 1236 Haskell

Commissioner Evans pulled Discretionary Waiver Number 3092.

M/S/C (Evans/Hogarth) TO ACCEPT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION ON DISCRETIONARY WAIVER NUMBER 3120. Voice vote. Passed unanimously 9-0.

Board agreed to hold over Waiver 3092 to next meeting and requested that the Executive Director further research the issue of rent increases commensurate with AGA'S.

Item 9. Committee meeting announcements and reports.

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

(2) Outreach - Next meeting: Monday, February 23 at 6 p.m. 

(3) Eviction - Thursday, February 12 meeting cancelled. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Next meeting: Monday, February 9 at 6 p.m. 

(5) 4x4 (previously 3x3)

Item 10. Adjournment - M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) MOTION TO ADJOURN. Chair Anderson adjourned the meeting at 8:52 p.m. Voice vote. Passed 9-0.