RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, December 16, 2002
7 PM

APPROVEDĀ 

Item 1. Call to Order - Chairperson Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Secretary Pam Wyche called the roll: 7:00 p.m.

Commissioners Present: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector.
Commissioners Absent: Siegel
Staff Present: Gelb, Kelekian, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda - APPROVED AS WRITTEN WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ITEMS WILL BE MOVED TO ACCOMMODATE APPEAL TIME CERTAIN. Chair also moved Item 6.a.(2) to follow Item 4, approval of minutes, to accommodate guest speaker Housing Director Steven Barton. M/S/C (Hogarth/Chong) Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Siegel.

Item 3. Public Forum - There were no speakers.

Item 4. Approval of Minutes - Approval of December 2, 2002 regular Board meeting minutes. M/S/C (Spector/Payne) TO APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Siegel.

Item 6.a.(2) Proposal that the Board adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to transfer $35,000 to the City of Berkeley Housing Department to fund a half-time Housing Inspector for Fiscal Year 2002/2003 in order to help implement the Rental Housing Safety Program (RHSP). Presentation by Steven Barton, City of Berkeley Housing Director. M/S/C (Chong/Kavanagh) TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING RHSP. 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.a.(1) Proposal to approve staff recommendation on Waiver #2890, 2212 San Pablo Avenue, for waiver of late registration penalties. (Continued from December 2, 2002 regular meeting.) M/S/C (Chong/Spector) TO ADOPT RECOMMENDATION OF THE HEARING EXAMINER. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Hogarth, Kavanagh, Payne, Spector; No: Evans; Abstain: None; Absent: Siegel. Passed: 7-1-0-1.

Item 6.a. (3) Proposal to adopt a 2003 Board Meeting Schedule. M/S/C (Chong/Hogarth) TO ADOPT 2003 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE AS PROPOSED. Voice vote. 8-0-0-1 Absent: Siegel.

Item 5. Appeal T-3907/T-3920: 1809 and 1821 Spruce Street. Commissioner Hogarth recused himself. M/S/C (Spector/Payne) TO AFFIRM THE DECISION OF THE HEARING EXAMINER. Roll call vote. Yes: Alberti, Anderson, Chong, Evans, Kavanagh; Payne; Spector; Absent: Hogarth (Recused), Siegel. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 7. Information and Announcements

a. Reports and information from Board Members/staff.

(1) 2003 Committee assignments were announced by Chair Anderson.

(2) Commissioner Chong announced the February 26 Poetry Slam with cash prizes to be held at Starry Plough, 3130 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.

b. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings:

(1) Budget and Personnel - TBA.

(2) Community Education and Outreach - Thursday, January 9 at 6:25 p.m. at 2001 Center, 2nd Floor Law Library.

(3) Eviction - Monday, January 13, at 6 p.m. at 2001 Center, 2nd Floor Law Library.

(4) IRA/AGA - No meeting set.

(5) Student Outreach and Internship - Wednesday, January 15 at 6 p.m., 2001 Center, 2nd Floor Law Library.

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

Item 8. Adjournment M/S/C (Hogarth/Chong) TO ADJOURN MEETING. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Siegel. Chairperson Anderson adjourned at 8:04 p.m.