RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

 Monday, August 20, 2001
7 p.m.

2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
City Council Chambers, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA
Broadcast Live - KPFB - 89.3 (N. Berkeley)
and
BTV Cable Channel 25

Agenda

1. Roll Call - 7:00PM 

2. Approval of the Agenda

3. Public Forum 

4. Approval of the Minutes 

Minutes of the July 2, 2001 regular meeting.

5. Appeals - Time Certain - 7:30 PM 

Appeal T-3941 - 1918 ½ Blake Street. (Continued from July 2, 2001 regular meeting.) This is an appeal of a hearing examiner decision that found that no additional rent reduction was warranted for the inconvenience experienced while work was done to correct code violations for which the tenant had previously received a rent reduction. On appeal, the tenant requests that the petition be remanded for an additional hearing to allow him to present additional evidence on how the repair work impaired his use and enjoyment of the rental unit. The record establishes that appellant had the opportunity to present his case at a fair hearing. Furthermore, the decision follows existing case law. Therefore, it is recommended that the decision of the hearing examiner be affirmed.

6. Action Items

a. From Committees

(1) First reading of proposed Regulation 1301 to provide a procedure for determining the initial rent of a non-comparable unit required to be offered by a landlord to a tenant displaced by an owner-occupancy eviction subject to Measure Y. (Continued from July 2, 2001 regular meeting.) (IRA/AGA Committee)

(2) First reading of proposed amendments to Regulation 1234 to provide: (1) that unless otherwise specified, the time to respond to an order or notice served by mail is extended by five days; and (2) that a party failing to perform an act by a date certain (except the filing of an appeal) may be relieved of the consequences of that failure upon a demonstration that there was good cause for the failure. (IRA/AGA Committee)

(3) Proposal that the Board consider future outreach activities in support of Assembly Bills 1063 and 1611. (Student Outreach Committee)

(4) Recommendation that the Board enter into a contract with the Executive Director setting the terms for her employment after November 1, 2001. (Ad Hoc Negotiating Committee)

b. From Executive Director

(1) Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties. 

Waiver No.      Location
2596                 2808 Grant Street 
2641                 2435 9th Street 
2645                 927 University Avenue 
2646                 2407 Hillside Avenue 
2648                 2430 Bancroft Way 
2650                 1138 Addison Street 
2652                 1321 Addison Street 
2653                 1318 Carrison Street 
2654                 1406 San Pablo Avenue 
2658                 1201 Talbot Avenue 
|2659                1204 Evelyn Street 
2660                 1307 Parker Street 
2661                 2409 Jefferson Street 
2662                 1345 Milvia Street/2003 Rose 
2663                 1643 Edith Street 
2755                 2208 Dwight Way 
2665                 McGee Avenue 
2666                 1735 MLK Jr. Way 
2668                 1274 Alcatraz Avenue 
2670                 2090 Curtis Street 
2672                 1911 10th Street 
2680                 1109 Hopkins/1518 Kains
2682                 1186 Miller Street 
2685                 2420 Acton Street 
2703                 1709 Oregon Street

(2) Report on progress to update our Web site to effectuate the Board's directive to make our communications more effective by making rent ceilings available on the Web. Board may take action on the nature of the implementation.

7. Announcements

a. Reports from Board Members/Staff.

b. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings:

(1) Budget/Personnel 
(2) Community Education and Outreach 
(3) Eviction 
(4) Individual Rent Adjustment/Annual General Adjustment 
(5) Student Outreach and Internship 
(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

c. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda material.

8. Adjournment