RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, October 18, 2004
7 PM

APPROVED 

Item 1. Call to Order - Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

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

Commissioners Absent: Spector 

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

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda. M/S/C (Payne/Alberti) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Spector.

Item 4. Public Forum. There were no speakers.

Item 3. Public Hearing on the Year 2005 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) and the Final AGA Report.

a. Staff presentation and update. Dr. Kenneth Baar presented his Final Report.

M/S/C (Alberti/Hogarth) TO OPEN PUBLIC HEARING AT 7:08 p.m. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Spector.

b. Testimony from member of the public. There were no speakers.

M/S/C (Payne/Hogarth) TO CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING AT 7:08 p.m. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Spector.

c. Recommendation from IRA/AGA Committee to adopt a 2005 AGA of 0.9% effective January 1, 2005.

M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT A 2005 AGA OF 0.9% EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2005. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Walden; No: None; Abstain: Evans; Absent: Spector. Passed: 7-0-1-1.

d. Adoption of the Year 2005 AGA Order, Regulation 1126.

M/S/C (Alberti/Payne) TO ADOPT THE YEAR 2005 AGA ORDER, REGULATION 1126, TO INCREASE THE 2004 PERMANENT RENT CEILINGS, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2005, BY 0.9% FOR ALL RENTAL UNITS COVERED BY THE RENT STABILIZATION ORDINANCE, EXCEPT THOSE RENTAL UNITS FOR WHICH AN INITIAL RENT WAS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THE COSTA-HAWKINS RENTAL HOUSING ACT ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2004. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Walden; No: None; Abstain: Evans; Absent: Spector. Passed: 7-0-1-1.

Item 5. Approval of the Minutes. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO APPROVE THE OCTOBER 4, 2004 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Spector.

Item 6. Special Order of Business

Chair Anderson asked the Board to adopt a Resolution in appreciation of Thomas Brougham's nearly sixteen years of dedication and outstanding service as an employee with the Rent Stabilization Board and to wish him a very happy retirement. M/S/C (Alberti/Evans) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Passed unanimously.

Item 7.a. Appeal T-4391; 3380 Adeline Street, #1. M/S/C (Evans/Hogarth) TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO MODIFY THE HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION BY ORDERING THE REFUND OF THE TENANT'S ENTIRE SECURITY DEPOSIT. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Spector. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 7.b. Appeal T-4535; 1504 Bonita Avenue, A. Dismissed at the request of Appellant.

Item 8.a.(2) Recommendation that the Board adopt a Resolution to modify Resolution 04-03 authorizing the Executive Director to extend the Temporary Benefited Staff Attorney I position for an additional six-month period or until a permanent full time career Staff Attorney I is selected off a valid civil service list. M/S/C (Chong/Hogarth) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Spector. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 8.a.(3) Recommendation that the Board adopt a Resolution to modify Resolution 04-12 authorizing the Executive Director to increase the 04/05 Purchase Order with Volt Temporary Agency Services in an amount not to exceed $25,000. M/S/C (Hogarth/Chong) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Spector. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 9.b. Committee meeting announcements and reports.

(1) Budget/Personnel - No meeting scheduled. 

(2) Outreach - No meeting scheduled 

(3) Eviction - No meeting scheduled. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Next meeting: Thursday, November 4th at 6:00 p.m. 

(5) 4 x 4 - No meeting scheduled.

Item 10. Closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS: Commissioners Chong, Hogarth, Payne and Walden.

Unrepresented Employee: Executive Director

No action taken.

Item 11. Adjournment. M/S/C (Alberti/Payne) Chair Anderson adjourned at 8:50 p.m. in memory of a former City employee, Alex Tara.