RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

Monday, April 7, 2003
7 p.m.

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Berkeley, CA.
Broadcast Live - KPFB - 89.3 FM
BTV Cable Channel 25 and
CTV Cable Channel 78

AGENDA

1. Roll Call - 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda 

Please Note: The Board may rearrange items to accommodate time certain items.

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of the Minutes

Minutes of the March 3, 2003 regular meeting.

5. Action Items

a. From Executive Director

(1) Authorization for the Board's Legal Department to file a brief in the California Supreme Court as Amicus Curiae in support of Defendant and Appellant Syriah Degrate in Wasatch Property Management v. Degrate, Supreme Court No. S112386.

(2) Proposal that the Board adopt a resolution requesting the City Council to amend Berkeley Municipal Code Section 13.77.050 to include the notice requirement in Government Code section 7060.4(b)(4) and (5) for extending the date of withdrawal from the market units occupied by non-elderly and non-disabled tenants.

(3) Proposal that the Board adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to modify the Rent Board's contract with the Eviction Defense Center to increase the total amount payable under the contract in Fiscal Year 2002/2003 by $2,300.

(4) Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following request for waiver of late registration penalties.

Waiver No.    St. No.  St. Name
2928               1337      Peralta Avenue 
2944               2808      Grant Street 
2946               2225      8th Street 
2949               2438      Russell Street 
2953               1940      Hearst Avenue 
2960               2936      Mabel Street 
2962               1713      Parker Street 
2963               2310      Piedmont Avenue 
2964               1640      Julia Street 
2965               3009      Ellis Street 
2968               2420      Ellsworth Street 
2972               2323     10th Street 
2974               2410      Stuart Street 
2975               2700      Woolsey Street 
2980               2028      8th Street 
2981               1818      Derby Street 
2982               1502      Cedar Street 
3006               1361      Addison Street 
3007               2103      Grant Street 
2983               1465      Bancroft Way 
2986               2737      Grant Street 
2988               1106      Parker Street 
2991                 156      Panoramic Way 
2992               1128      Amador Avenue 
2994               1930      Bonita Avenue 
2998               2600      San Pablo Ave.
3002               1937      Carelton Street

6. Information and Announcements

Please Note: The Board may move Information Items to the Action Calendar.

a. Reports and information from Board Members/staff.

(1) April 8, 2003, City Council Report on placing a measure before the voters, which would modify how the AGA is determined.

(2) Housing California Conference

(3) Improved Spanish language outreach and availability of documents on our web site.

(4) Spring 2003 Rent Board Newsletter

(5) Revision to the Rental Housing Safety Program.

(6) April 29, 2003, workshop for City of Berkeley Commissioners.

(7) Mayor's Advisory Task Force on Permitting & Development.

b. Committee meeting announcements and reports. (Committee meetings will be held at the Rent Board Offices located at 2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library unless otherwise noted.)

(1) Budget/Personnel 

Next meeting: Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.

(2) Combined Student and Community Outreach

Minutes (unapproved): March 18, 2003 meeting.

(3) Eviction 

(a) Minutes (approved): March 12, 2003 meeting. 

(b) Minutes (unapproved): March 26, 2003 meeting.

(4) IRA/AGA

(5) 3 x 3

c. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda material

7. Adjournment