RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, December 1, 2003
7 PM

APPROVED

Item 1. Call to Order - Vice Chair Alberti called meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Chong (arrived at 7:34 p.m.), Evans, Kavanagh, Siegel, Spector 

Commissioners Absent: Anderson, Hogarth, Payne 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Kelly, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda - M/S/C (Siegel/Evans) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 5-0-0-4. Absent: Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Payne.

Item 3. Public Forum - There was one speaker, a college student preparing a paper on Rent Control issues, thanked the Board for allowing she and other students to interview Board members and observe at open meetings.

Item 4. Approval of the November 17, 2003 minutes. M/S/C (Siegel/Evans) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. 5-0-0-4 Absent: Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Payne.

Item 6.a.(1) Proposal to approve 2004 Calendar Year Rent Stabilization Board meeting schedule. M/S/F (Evans/Alberti) AMEND PROPOSED SCHEDULE BY CHANGING THE "CANCELLED" MEETINGS TO "REGULARLY SCHEDULED" UNTIL SUCH TIME BOARD DEEMS IT NECESSARY TO CANCEL. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Evans, Kavanagh; No: None; Abstain: Siegel, Spector; Absent: Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Payne. Failed: 3-0-2-4. BOARD AGREED TO CARRY OVER UNTIL THE DECEMBER 15TH MEETING.

Item 5. Appeal L-3749; 1647 Harmon Street. M/S/C (Spector/Evans) AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER DECISION. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong (arrived 7:34), Evans, Siegel, Spector; No: None; Abstain: Kavanagh; Absent: Anderson, Hogarth, Payne. Passed: 5-0-1-3.

Item 6.a.(2) Proposal to approve the staff recommendation on the following request for waiver of late registration penalties.

90-Day Administrative Waivers (informational only)

The Board was presented with a list of 243 properties, totaling $121,636 in penalties that had been administratively waived in accordance with Regulation 883.

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.     Property Address
3078                1507 Russell Street

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3071                 1511-15 Milvia Street 
3077                 2030 Essex Street 
3085                 3207 Ellis Street 
3086                 2331 9th Street 
3087                   804 Allston Way 
3088                 2207 5th Street 
3089                 2824 10th Street 
3093                 1606 Tyler Street 
3095                 2912-14 Harper Street 
3101                 2122 Dwight Way 
3104                 2331 Sacramento Street

Commissioner Evans pulled Discretionary Waiver 3095; Commissioner Siegel pulled Discretionary Waiver 3077.

M/S/C (Siegel Evans) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINERS RECOMMENDATIONS ON ALL 90-DAY ADMINISTRATIVE, MINISTERIAL AND DISCRETIONARY WAIVERS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WAIVER NUMBERS 3095 AND 3077. Voice vote. Passed: 6-0-0-3 Absent: Anderson, Hogarth, Payne.

M/S/C (Evans/Spector) TO DELETE LAST SENTENCE OF RECOMMENDATION IN WAIVER NUMBER 3095… "This recommendation may be reconsidered depending upon the results of those efforts." AND PART OF FIRST SENTENCE OF LAST PARAGRAPH… "restore the property's compliance standing and suspend issuance of a final decision for six months.." Friendly amendment made by Commissioner Spector and accepted. STRIKE ABOVE AND SPLIT WAIVER AMOUNT IN HALF OR $744 DUE IN THIRTY (30) DAYS. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Chong, Evans, Kavanagh, Siegel, Spector; No: None; Abstain: none; Absent: Anderson, Hogarth, Payne. Passed: 6-0-0-3.

M/S/W (Siegel Evans) DENY WAIVER NUMBER 3077 IN FULL. After Board discussion, Siegel withdrew his motion and Board unanimously agreed to put waiver over to next meeting in order for staff to further research the bankruptcy issue.

Item 6.a.(3) Resignation of Board Member Siegel and the process for selecting a replacement. M/S/C (Alberti/Kavanagh) TO SELECT A THREE PERSON AD HOC COMMITTEE TO BRAIN STORM AND BRING BACK TO THE BOARD SUGGESTIONS ON A SELECTION PROCESS. Friendly amendment made by Commissioner Siegel and accepted. TO CHANGE TO A FOUR PERSON AD HOC COMMITTEE. Voice vote. Passed: 6-0-0-3. Board agreed to committee members: Alberti, Anderson (upon his acceptance), Evans, Siegel, (Chong, alternate).

Item 7.b. Committee meeting announcements.

(1) Budget and Personnel - TBA in December. 

(2) Outreach - TBA after first of year. 

(3) Eviction - TBA after first of year. 

(4) IRA/AGA - Thursday, December 11 at 6 p.m. 

(5) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee - TBA after first of year.

Item 8. Adjournment - M/S/C (Chong/Siegel) TO ADJOURN MEETING. Voice vote: Passed 6-0-0-3 Absent: Anderson, Hogarth, Payne. Vice Chair Alberti adjourned at 9:20 p.m.