RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 16, 2004
7 PM

APPROVED 

Item 1. Call to Order - Chair Hogarth called the Closed Session meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. and the regular meeting to order at 7:14 p.m. 

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

Commissioners Absent: Anderson 

Staff Present at Regular Meeting: Kelekian, Kelly, Morgan

Item 2. Closed Session pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

No action taken.

Item 3. Approval of the Agenda. Modification: Appeal T-4253; 2323 Hearst Avenue, continued to regular meeting of September 20, 2004. M/S/C (Chong/Payne) TO APPROVE AS MODIFIED. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Anderson.

Item 4. Public Forum. There were no speakers.

Item 5. Approval of the July 8, 2004 regular meeting minutes. M/S/C (Evans/Spector) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Anderson.

Item 6.a. Appeal T-4408; 2407 Dowling Place, #2.

M/S/C (Evans/Walden) TO MODIFY THE HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION AND ORDER A REFUND OF $4,404.83 BASED UPON THE FACT THAT THE RENT OF $2,100 FOR MAY WAS PAID THROUGH THE VEHICLE OF THE LANDLORD'S DEDUCTION FROM THE SECURITY DEPOSIT. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.b. Appeal T-4519; 3028 Deakin Street, #3.

M/S/C (Evans/Hogarth) TO MODIFY THE HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 2% REDUCTION FOR LOSS OF A SCREEN DOOR FROM MAY 15, 2003 THROUGH MARCH 10, 2004. THE LANDLORD MAY SATISFY THE REFUND ORDER BY FILING AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PARTIAL SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT WITH ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT [RE BAUTISTA V. LOCKETT, CASE NUMBER 2002-021536] AND SUBMITTING ENDORSED, FILED COPIES TO THE BOARD, OR AS A TEMPORARY RENT REDUCTION. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.c. Appeal T-4253; 2323 Hearst Avenue. Continued to September 20th meeting. (See Item 3 above).

Item 7.a.(1) Recommendation to appoint additional Board members to the team renegotiating the Executive Director's contract.

M/S/C (Chong/Hogarth) TO APPOINT COMMISSIONERS CHONG, HOGARTH, PAYNE AND WALDEN AS THE NEGOTIATING TEAM. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item No. 7.a.(2) That the Board authorize the Executive Director to modify the Board's contract with Dr. Kenneth Baar to prepare the yearly study of apartment operating costs for the 2005 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) process in an amount not to exceed $10,000.

M/S/C (Chong/Evans) TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO MODIFY THE CONTRACT WITH DR. KENNETH BAAR. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 8.b. Committee meeting announcements and reports. 

(1) Budget/Personnel - Next meeting: Tuesday, August 24th at 1:00 p.m. 

(2) Outreach - Next meeting: Monday, August 30th at 6:00 p.m. 

(3) Eviction - No meeting scheduled. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Tuesday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m. 

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

Item 9. Adjournment. Chair Hogarth adjourned at 9:22 p.m.