RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 19, 2004
7 PM

APPROVED

Item 1. Call to Order - Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. in order to go into closed session. Secretary Pam Wyche called roll. 

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Spector, Walden. 

Commissioners Absent: Kavanagh, Payne 

Staff Present: Brougham, Kelekian, Kelly, Tine, Wyche

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

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Spector, Walden. 

Commissioners Absent: Kavanagh, Payne 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

Item 2. Closed Session - 6:10 p.m.

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code)

No reportable action taken.

Item 3. Approval of the Agenda - M/S/C (Evans/Chong) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Kavanagh, Payne.

Item 4. Public Forum - There were no speakers.

Item 5. Approval of the February 2, 2004 minutes. M/S/C (Chong/Alberti) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Kavanagh, Payne.

Item 6. Special Year-End Report by Tom Brougham, Senior Management Analyst, on past performance and future plans of the Public Information and Registration Units.

Item 7. Appeal T-4500/RWN-1411; 2820 Derby Street. M/S/C (Chong/Evans) TO ACCEPT LEGAL STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO AFFIRM THE HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION WITH ONE CHANG: TO DEPOSIT THE RENT REFUNDS IN A BOARD ESCROW ACCOUNT FOR DISBURSEMENT TO THE TENANTS RATHER THAN HAVING THE MASTER TENANTS DISBURSE THE FUNDS. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Spector, Walden. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Kavanagh, Payne.

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3103                 2803 Parker Street 
3127                 640 Euclid Avenue 

Discretionary Waivers

3091                  2336-2338 Channing Way 
3092                  2224 Derby Street (continued from Feb. 2 meeting) 
3110                  2444 Carleton Street 
3111                  2203-2205 Haste/2421 Fulton 
3112                  1609, 11, 13, 15, 17 Walnut 
3117                  2238 Curtis Street 
3118                  2426 Fulton Street 
3125                  2447 - 8th Street 
3126                  1536 - 62nd Street

M/S/C (Alberti/Chong) TO ACCEPT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION ON ALL WAIVERS LISTED. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Kavanagh, Payne. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 9. a. (1) New Committee assignments. Chair Anderson announced that Commissioner Walden will replace former Commissioner Matthew Siegel, now resigned, on both the IRA/AGA and Budget and Personnel Committees and that all other committee members will remain the same.

Item 9.b. Committee meeting announcements and reports.

(1) Budget/Personnel - TBA 

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

(3) Eviction - Wednesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. 

(5) 4x4 Council/RSB - Wednesday, February 25 at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2180 Milvia, Sequoia Break Room, 6th Floor.

Commissioner Alberti moved to cancel the next regular Board meeting of March 1, 2004 due to the election and the Board agreed unanimously.

Item 10. Adjournment - M/S/C (Chong/Alberti) MOTION TO ADJOURN. Chair Anderson adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m. Voice vote. Passed 7-2. Absent: Kavanagh, Payne.