RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, May 20, 2004
7 PM

APPROVED 

Item 1. Call to Order - Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Secretary Pam Wyche called roll. 

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

Commissioners Absent: None

Staff Present: Kelekian, Tine, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda . M/S/C (Evans/Walden) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

Item 3. Public Forum  There were no speakers.

Item 4. Approval of the May 3, 2004 regular meeting minutes. M/S/C (Chong/Walden) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY COMMISSIONER ALBERTI TO CHANGE THE WORDING IN ITEM 7.a.(1) 4. TO READ "AMENDING THE ORDINANCE TO ELIMINATE MODIFY CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR WILLFUL VIOLATION OF THE RENT STABILIZATION ORDINANCE." Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-2-0 Abstain: Hogarth, Spector.

Item 5. Public Hearing on adoption of the Fiscal Year 2004/2005 Budget. M/S/C (Alberti/Walden) TO OPEN PUBLIC HEARING AT 7:15 P.M. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

a. Public testimony on the budget. There were no speakers.  M/S/C (Payne/Walden) TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

b. Proposal from the Budget and Personnel Committee that the Board pass a resolution adopting a Fiscal Year 2004/2005 expenditure level and position detail and establishing the annual registration fee. M/S/C (Hogarth/Walden) ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: Alberti; Absent: None. Passed: 8-0-1-0.

Item 6. Appeal T-4537 - 2208 McGee Avenue, #2. M/S/C (Chong/Payne) TO ACCEPT LEGAL STAFF RECOMMENDATION. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed 9-0.

Item 7.a.(1) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the contract with the Eviction Defense Center (EDC) for the 2004/2005 Fiscal Year. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7.a.(2) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the contract with East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) for the 2004/2005 Fiscal Year. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7.a.(3) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the contract with Housing Rights, Inc. (HRI) for the 2004/2005 Fiscal Year. M/S/C (Alberti/Spector) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Spector; No: None; Abstain: Chong, Payne, Walden; Absent: None. Passed: 6-0-3-0.

Item 7.a.(4) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to issue a purchase order for Inkworks Progressive Printing ("Inkworks") for Fiscal Year 2004/2005 in an amount not to exceed $40,000. (Hogarth/Payne) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7.a.(5) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to issue a purchase order for Volt Temporary Agency Services for Fiscal Year 2004/2005 in an amount not to exceed $10,000. M/S/C (Evans/Hogarth) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7.a.(6) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to modify contract number 2453 with Quartet Systems, Inc. extending the term through June 30, 2005. M/S/C (Walden/Alberti) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7.a.(7) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the contract with Berkeley Community Media, Inc. ("BCM") for the 2004/2005 Fiscal Year. M/S/C (Chong/Payne) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7.a.(8) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the Rent Board's contract with Christine Minnehan & Associates for the 2004/2005 Fiscal Year. M/S/C (Hogarth/Spector) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7.a.(9) Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3057                 3217 Adeline Street 
3116                 2001/2003 Vine Street 
3141                 1320 MLK Jr. Way

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.       Property Address
3115                  1829 Ashby Avenue 
3134                  2136 Dwight Way

M/S/C (Evans/Alberti) TO ACCEPT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S RECOMMENDATION ON WAIVERS LISTED. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7.a.(10) Recommendation that the Board consider setting its summer vacation schedule. M/S/C (Chong/Spector) TO CANCEL THE SECOND MEETING IN JULY AND FIRST MEETING IN AUGUST FOR SUMMER BREAK AND RETURNING FOR THE SECOND MEETING IN AUGUST ON MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

Item 8.b. Committee meeting announcements and reports.

(1) Budget/Personnel - No meeting scheduled. 

(2) Outreach - Wednesday, June 16th at 6 p.m. 

(3) Eviction - Thursday, May 27th at 6 p.m. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Tuesday, June 1st at 6 p.m. 

(5) 4x4 Council/RSB - No meeting scheduled.

Item 9. Adjournment M/S/C (Payne/Spector) Chair Anderson adjourned at 8:57 p.m.