RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, September 15, 2003
7 PM

APPROVED 

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

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans (arrived 7:20), Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector 

Commissioners Absent: Siegel 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

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

Item 3. Public Forum - There were no speakers.

Item 4. Informational Workshop with Berkeley Housing Department Director Steve Barton on the Section 8 Program and City-wide Housing Code Enforcement efforts.

Item 5.Approval of the September 4, 2003 Minutes - M/S/C (Alberti/Hogarth) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 6-0-2-1. Abstain: Kavanagh, Payne; Absent: Siegel.

Item 6.a. Appeal T-4236 - 2009 McGee Avenue, #4 - M/S/C (Hogarth/Chong) TO ACCEPT LEGAL STAFF RECOMMENDATION AND AFFIRM THE DECISION OF HEARING EXAMINER. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Siegel. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.b. Appeal T-4054 - 2437 Piedmont Avenue, #208 - Commissioner Evans recused himself. M/S/C (Chong/Payne) TO ACCEPT LEGAL STAFF RECOMMENDATION AND AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Siegel, Evans (recused). Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 6.c. Appeal T-4168 - 2437 Piedmont Avenue, #305 - Commissioner Evans recused himself. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) THE BOARD FOUND THAT AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE PETITIONER'S TENANCY IN 1995, THREE PEOPLE OCCUPIED THE SUBJECT UNIT. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, No: None; Abstain: Spector; Absent: Siegel, Evans (recused). Passed: 6-0-1-2.

Item 7. Information and Announcements:

a. Reports and information from Board Members/staff.

Commissioner Hogarth announced the How Berkeley Can You Be event on September 28, 2003, and said that the Rent Stabilization Board is planning to enter a float in the parade.

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

(1) Budget and Personnel - No meeting scheduled. 

(2) Outreach - No meeting scheduled. 

(3) Eviction - Monday, September 29 at 6 p.m. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. 

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

Important Notice: The next regular Board meeting and first Public Hearing on the Annual General Adjustment (AGA) will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2003 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Item 9. Adjournment - M/S/C (Payne/Alberti) MOTION TO ADJOURN. Voice vote: Passed 8-0-0-1 Absent: Siegel. Chair Anderson adjourned meeting at 8:35 p.m.