RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, September 23, 2002
7 PM

APPROVED 

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

Absent: Anderson

Staff Present: Gelb, Kelly, Tine, Wyche

Item 1. Roll Call - 7:12 PM Regular Meeting. Closed Session: 8:35 PM

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

Item 3. Public Forum There was one speaker, Michael Minasian, Berkeley tenant.

Item 5. Approval of Minutes - Approval of September 5, 2002 regular Board meeting minutes. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-1-1. Abstain: Siegel; Absent: Anderson.

Item 6.a. Appeal T-4161; 2126 Bancroft Way. Commissioner Siegel recused himself. M/S/C (Maldonado/Hogarth) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER DECISION. Roll call vote. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Spector, Harris, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson, Chong. Passed: 6-0-0-3.

Item 6.b. Appeal T-3688/T-4104; 2398 Hilgard Ave. (Continued from September 5, 2002 regular meeting). Since the last appeal hearing on September 5, 2002, Petitioner withdrew his petition making the hearing examiner's decision a nullity. Appeal was therefore not heard again and is now considered closed.

Item 7.a. Recommendation that the Board extend the contract with Marjorie Gelb, as Chief Counsel on a half-time basis, until January 7, 2003. M/S/C (Janowitz/Alberti) TO EXTEND CONTRACT AS WRITTEN. Roll call vote. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Anderson, Chong. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 8. Announcements

a. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings:

(1) Budget and Personnel - No meeting scheduled.

(2) Community Education and Outreach - Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 PM, 2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library.

(3) Eviction - Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 PM, 2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library.

(4) IRA/AGA - Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 PM, 2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library.

(5) Student Outreach and Internship - Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 PM on UC Campus, Eshleman Hall.

(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee - No meeting set.

Item 9. Closed Session - 8:35 PM

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION (Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code)
Berkeley Property Owners Association v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board 
Alameda County Superior Court Number 8319881

No reportable action taken.

Item 10. Adjournment 9:20 PM