RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 8, 2004
7 PM

APPROVED 


Item 1. Call to Order - Vice-chair Hogarth chaired and called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Secretary Pam Wyche called roll. 

Commissioners Present: Alberti (arrived 7:14), Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Payne, Spector (arrived 7:10), Walden. 

Commissioners Absent: Anderson, Kavanagh 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda. M/S/C (Evans/Chong) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 5-0-0-4. Absent: Alberti, Anderson, Kavanagh, Spector.

Item 3. Public Forum There were no speakers.

Item 4. Approval of the March 15, 2004 minutes. M/S/C (Payne/Hogarth) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 5-0-0-4. Absent: Alberti, Anderson, Kavanagh, Spector.

Item 6.1.(1) Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.    Property Address
3074               906 Hearst Avenue 
3102               1304 Alcatraz Avenue 
3107               1429 Spruce Street 
3124               1729 San Pablo Avenue 
3131               2746 Garber Street

Commissioner Hogarth pulled Waiver Number 3131.

M/S/C (Chong/Payne) TO ACCEPT THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION ON ALL WAIVERS LISTED EXCEPT NUMBER 3131. Voice vote. Passed: 6-0-0-3. Absent: Alberti, Anderson, Kavanagh.

M/S/C (Chong/Hogarth) TO WAIVE 90% PENALTIES ON WAIVER NUMBER 3131 INSTEAD OF 95%. Roll call vote. Yes: Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Alberti, Anderson, Kavanagh. Passed: 6-0-0-3.

Item 6.b. (1) Request for Board action regarding ZAB decision that eliminates owner move in eviction protections. M/S/C (Chong/Hogarth) To approve Eviction Committee's request. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson, Kavanagh. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 6.b. (2) Request from the Outreach Committee that the Board adopt a resolution Authorizing the Executive Director to Expend up to $225 to Sponsor a Poetry Slam on Current Housing Issues. M/S/C (Chong/Hogarth) TO ADOPT WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGES: TITLE: AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO EXPEND UP TO $400 (instead of $225) TO SPONSOR A POETRY SLAM ON CURRENT HOUSING ISSUES. FIRST SENTENCE IN LAST PARAGRAPH: …AUTHORIZES THE BOARD'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO EXPEND UP TO $400 AS CASH PRIZES FOR A POETRY SLAM ON CURRENT HOUSING. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson, Kavanagh. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 5. Appeal T-4215; 1647 Harmon Street. Substitute motion: M/S/F (Evans/Walden) TO REMAND TO HEARING EXAMINER FOR ANOTHER COMPLIANCE HEARING TO DETERMINE IF ALL OVERCHARGES WERE PAID AND UNTIL A DETERMINATION HAS BEEN MADE, THE TENANT SHALL BE CREDITED WITH PAYMENT OF THE JUNE 2002 RENT AND THE RENT CEILING WILL BE REDUCED TO $425 AS OF THE NEXT RENT PAYMENT FALLING DUE AFTER JULY 8, 2003. Roll call vote. Yes: Evans; No: Alberti, Chong, Hogarth, Payne, Spector, Walden; Absent: Anderson, Kavanagh. Failed: 1-6-0-2.

M/S/C (Hogarth/Payne) TO UPHOLD THE HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION. Roll call vote: Yes: Alberti, Chong, Hogarth, Payne, Spector; No: Evans; Abstain: Walden; Absent: Anderson, Kavanagh. Passed: 5-1-1-2.

Item 7. Committee meeting announcements and reports.

(1) Budget/Personnel - Tuesday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. 

(2) Outreach - Wednesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. 

(3) Eviction - Monday, April 19th at 2134 MLK 2nd Floor, Council Chambers

(4) IRA/AGA - Tuesday, April 20th at 6 p.m. 

(5) 4x4 Council/RSB - Monday, April 26th at North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue at MLK, Multipurpose Room.

Item 8. Adjournment M/S/C (Payne/Hogarth) Commissioner Hogarth adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m.