RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 23, 2002
7:00 p.m.

APPROVED 

Members Present: Maldonado, Janowitz, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti, Chong

Absent: Anderson

Staff Present: Tine, Wyche

Item 1. Roll Call - 7:05 PM

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

Item 3. Public Forum. There were four speakers: Howard Chong, Councilmember Spring, Councilmember Worthington, and Stefanie Bernay in support of Howard Chong's nomination to serve the remainder of Commissioner Bernay's unexpired term of office.

Item 4. Approval of Minutes

a. Approval of April 15, 2002 regular Board meeting minutes. M/S/C (Siegel/Hogarth) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-1-1 Abstain: Alberti; Absent: Anderson.

b. Approval of May 6, 2002 regular Board meeting minutes. M/S/C (Siegel/Hogarth) TO APPROVE AS AMENDED AND CORRECT CLERICAL ERROR TO REVISE THIRD MOTION IN ITEM 5a. VOTE TO INCLUDE HOGARTH AS A YES VOTE AND CHANGE THE NO VOTE COUNT TO NONE. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Anderson.

Item 5.a. Election of new Commissioner to serve the remainder of Commissioner Bernay's unexpired term of office. M/S/C (Siegel/Spector) Nomination of Howard Chong. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Anderson. M/S/C (Maldonado/Alberti) TO CLOSE THE NOMINATIONS. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Anderson.

Item 5.c. Election of Vice Chair. M/S/C (Harris/Hogarth) TO PUT OVER ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR UNTIL NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Anderson.

Item 5.d. Recommendation to adopt a resolution in appreciation of Stefanie Bernay's outstanding service as a Rent Board Commissioner. M/S/C (Maldonado/Hogarth) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION. Roll call vote. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Chong, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 8-0-0-1

Item 6.a.(1) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to issue a purchase order for Inkworks Printing in the amount of $40,000 for Fiscal Year 2002/2003. M/S/C (Maldonado/Hogarth) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION. Roll call vote. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Chong, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.a.(2) Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to issue a purchase order for Volt Temporary Agency in the amount of $40,000 for Fiscal Year 2002/2003. M/S/C (Siegel/Harris) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION. Roll call vote. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Chong, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth; No: None; Abstain: Alberti; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 7-0-1-1.

Item 6.a.(3) Recommendation to adopt a resolution modifying the Position Detail to delete an Office Specialist II pending a determination as to what new positions the Board needs. M/S/C (Maldonado/Siegel) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION. Roll call vote. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Chong, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.a.(4) Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Waiver Number     Location
2825                      1236 Kains Avenue
2830                      1540 10th
2832                      3020 Benvenue Avenue
2834                      2533 Chilton Way
2835                      2437 8th Street
2838                      1507 Harmon Street
2839                      1215 Blake Street
2842                      2528 McGee Avenue
2843                      2606/2610 Fulton Street
2844                      2722 Russell Street
2845                      2603 Fulton Street
2846                      2604 Fulton Street
2849                      1619 Fairview Street

Commissioner Hogarth pulled Waiver 2830 for discussion.

M/S/C (Hogarth/Siegel) TO AFFIRM THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF HEARING EXAMINERS ON ALL WAIVERS EXCEPT NUMBER 2830. Roll call vote. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Chong, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth; No: None; Abstain: Alberti; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 7-0-1-1. M/S (Hogarth/Spector) TO DENY WAIVER. Substitute Motion M/S/C (Alberti/Harris) TO WAIVE 50% OF THE LATE REGISTRATION PENALTIES FOR WAIVER 2830. Roll call vote on substitute motion. Yes: Janowitz, Spector, Harris, Hogarth, Alberti; No: Maldonado; Abstain: Chong; Absent: Anderson; Recused: Siegel. Passed: 5-1-1-1 1 recused.

Item 6.b. Proposal that the Board consider setting its summer vacation schedule. M/S/C (Harris/Maldonado) BOARD TO TAKE A SUMMER RECESS DURING THE MONTH OF JULY 2002, CANCELING BOTH JULY 1 AND JULY 15 REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS. Roll call vote. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Chong, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 7. Announcements

(1) Budget/Personnel - No meeting scheduled.
(2) Community Education and Outreach - TBA
(3) Eviction - Monday, June 10 at 6PM at 2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor.
(4) IRA/AGA - Tuesday, June 4, 5:30PM at 2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor.
(5) Student Outreach and Internship - To be scheduled sometime in August.
(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee - To be scheduled sometime in June.

Item 8. Adjournment was at 8:07 PM