RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, May 5, 2003
7 PM

APPROVED 

Item 1. Call to Order - Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

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

Commissioners Absent: None 

Staff present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda - M/S/C (Hogarth/Siegel) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Chong, Payne.

Commissioners Chong and Payne arrived 7:03.

Item 3. Public Forum - There were no speakers.

Item 4. Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2003/2004 Budget: Establishing Budget and Registration Fee - 7:04 p.m. M/S/C (Chong/Payne) TO OPEN PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET AND REGISTRATION FEE. Voice vote. 9-0.

Item 4.a. Public testimony on the budget and registration fee. There were eleven speakers, all in objection to the proposed fee increase.

M/S/C (Spector/Siegel) TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 7:37 P.M. Voice vote. 9-0.

Item 4. b. Discussion and adoption of Resolution setting Fiscal Year 2003/2004 Budget (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader ) and establishing the annual Registration Fee.  M/S/C (Hogarth/Siegel) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003/3004 BUDGET AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE LEVEL OF $2,992,000 AND ESTABLISHING AN ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE OF $136 PER UNIT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Siegel, Spector. Passed: 9-0.

Item 5. Approval of April 21, 2003 Minutes - M/S/C (Siegel/Hogarth) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote: 7-0-0-2 Abstain: Anderson, Payne.

Item 6.a.(1) Second reading on proposal to amend Regulation 880, which establishes the due date for the payment of registration fees. M/S/C (Siegel/Chong) TO ADOPT AT SECOND READING AMENDMENT TO REGULATION 880. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Siegel, Spector. Passed: 9-0.

Item 6.a.(2) Possible changes in the time, date or location of the May 22, 2003 regular meeting. The Board directed staff to relocate the May 22 regular Board meeting to the North Berkeley Senior Center at 1901 Hearst, Classrooms A & B, Second Floor.

Item 6.a.(3) Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following request for waiver of late registration penalties.

Waiver No.     Location
2943                2508 Hillegass Avenue 
2967                  950 Bancroft Avenue 
2971                1547 Prince Street 
2993                2808 Derby Street 
2995                2730 College Avenue 
2996                1329 Rose Street 
2997                2410 9th Street 
2999                1524 Milvia Street 
3000                2321 Webster Street 
3001                1589 University Avenue 
3004                2060 Allston Way 
3005                1641 Julia Street 
3008                1221 Oregon Street 
3009                1530 Bonita Avenue 
3040                1536 Bonita Avenue 
3011                2025 Hearst 
3013                1319 Haskell Street 
3014                1243 & 1245 Allston Way/2144 & 2146 Bonar Street
3021                1634 63rd Street 
3023                2424 Martin Luther King Jr. Way 
3024                1609 Derby Street 
3025                1921 Delaware 
3026                2431 College Avenue 
3027                2314 8th Street 
3030                2199 Grant Street 
3032                1219 Curtis Street 
3035                2110 Ashby Avenue 
3036                1202 Curtis Street 
3037                  900 Spruce Street 
3042                1344 Berkeley Way 
3043                1819 Carleton Street 
3049                  749 Cragmont Avenue

Commissioner Hogarth pulled waivers 2943, 2997, 2999, 3000, 3001, 3004, 3014, and 3025. Commissioner Siegel pulled waivers 2993 and 2996. Commissioner Evans pulled 2971 and 3026.

M/S/C (Alberti/Payne) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATIONS ON ALL OTHER WAIVERS. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

M/S (Hogarth/Evans) WAIVE IN ITS ENTIRELY WAIVER 2943. Substitute motion: M/S/C (Spector/Kavanagh) TO WAIVE 50% PENALTIES ON WAIVER 2943. Roll call vote on substitute motion. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Hogarth, Payne, Spector; No: Siegel; Abstain: Anderson, Evans, Kavanagh. Passed: 5-1-3-0.

M/S/C (Hogarth/Payne) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATION ON WAIVER 2971. Voice vote. Passed: 6-1-2-0.

M/S/C (Siegel/Alberti) TO WAIVE 50% PENALTIES ON WAIVER 2993. Voice vote. Passed: 6-0-3-0.

M/S/C (Chong/Payne) TO WAIVE 50% PENALTIES ON WAIVER 2996. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Payne, Spector; No: Hogarth, Siegel; Abstain: Anderson, Kavanagh; Absent: None. Passed: 5-2-2-0.

M/S/C (Hogarth/Evans) TO WAIVE IN FULL WAIVER 2997. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

M/S (Hogarth/Chong) TO PULL FROM AGENDA TO BE CONSIDERED AT NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING WAIVERS 2999, 3000, AND 3001. Substitute motion: M/S/C (Alberti/Siegel) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATIONS ON WAIVERS 3000 AND 3001 AND CONTINUE WAIVER 2999 TO NEXT MEETING. Roll call vote on substitute motion. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Siegel; No: Spector; Abstain: Evans; Absent: None. Passed: 7-1-1-0.

M/S/F (Evans/Siegel) WAIVE 50% PENALTIES ON WAIVER 3004 FOR 2001/02 YEAR AND NO WAIVER FOR 2002/03 YEAR. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Evans, Hogarth; No: Chong, Payne, Siegel, Spector; Abstain: Anderson, Kavanagh; Absent: None. Failed: 3-4-2-0.

M/S/C (Hogarth/Evans) WAIVE 50% PENALTIES ON WAIVER 3004. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Evans, Hogarth, Payne, Spector; No: Chong, Siegel; Abstain: Anderson, Kavanagh; Absent: None. Passed: 5-2-2-0.

M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATION ON WAIVER 3014. Voice vote. Passed: 6-3-0-0.

M/S/C (Hogarth/Evans) TO WAIVE 50% PENALTIES ON WAIVER 3025. Substitute motion. M/S/C (Spector/Alberti) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATION ON WAIVER 3025. Roll call vote on substitute motion. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Kavanagh, Payne, Siegel, Spector; No: Hogarth; Abstain: Evans; Absent: None. Passed: 7-1-1-0.

M/S/C (Evans/Siegel) TO WAIVE 50% PENALTIES ON WAIVER 3026. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Siegel, Spector; No: None; Abstain: Anderson, Kavanagh, Payne; Absent: None. Passed: 6-0-3-0.

M/S/C (Anderson/Alberti) TO RECONSIDER WAIVER 2995. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

M/S/C (Siegel/Hogarth) TO WAIVE PENALTY ON WAIVER 2995. Voice vote. Passed: 9-0.

Item 7. Information and Announcements

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

(1) Budget and Personnel - Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m. 

(2) Outreach Committee: Wednesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. 

(3) Eviction: To be announced. 

(4) IRA/AGA: Wednesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. 

(5) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee - No meeting set.

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

That the Board forms an ad hoc subcommittee on Section 8 issues to explore possible legislative remedies to the voucher situation. (Commissioner Anderson)

Item 8. Adjournment M/S/C (Hogarth/Payne) MOTION TO ADJOURN. Friendly amendment by Chong TO ADJOURN IN HONOR OF CINCO DE MAYO. Voice vote. Passed unanimously.