RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

 Thursday, January 18, 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. Closed Session – 6:00 PM

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANNUAL LITIGATION REPORT (Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code)

Kneipp Water Church v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 760785-5

Alpha Epsilon Phi v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 763562-5

City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board v. Alpha Epsilon Phi Housing Association, Alameda County Superior Court Number 782442-3

Kerwin v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 787916-8

Munger v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 800183-0

Cabrera v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 801540-6

Dezerega v. Meggs [Rent Board as Amicus Curiae], Court of Appeal Number A086725

Haral v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 817047-5

Wofsy & Associates v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 821922-6

Hanerfeld v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 824551-3

Ward v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 816835-5

Cabinda v. Santa Monica Rent Control Board [Berkeley Rent Board Amicus Curiae], Court of Appeal (2nd Appellate District) B133077

Iota Building Corp. v. Beauvais, Alameda County Superior Court Number 822845-3

Berkeley Property Owners Association v. City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, Alameda County Superior Court Number 831986-1

2. Roll Call – 7:00 PM

3. Approval of the Agenda

4. Public Forum

5. Approval of the Minutes

Minutes of the January 4, 2001 regular meeting.

6. Action Items 

a. From Committees  

First reading of proposal to amend Regulation 1206 to increase the statute of limitations for former tenants to file petitions with the Board from one year to three years. (IRA/AGA Committee)  

b. From Executive Director  

(1) Presentation on proposals for increased support for limited equity housing cooperatives: Kathy Labiola from Cooperative Housing Policy Task Force and Steve Barton, Acting Director Berkeley Housing Department.

(2) Presentation of Housing Element and proposal that Board support amendments to Draft General Plan: Steve Barton.

(3) Proposal to adopt revised 2001 Board Meeting Schedule changing the February 22, 2001 meeting to February 15, 2001.

(4) Report on tracking Measure Y evictions.

(5) Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties held over from January 4, 2001 regular meeting:

(a) Waiver numbers 2501/2626/2629;

(b) Waiver number 2512; and

(c) Waiver number 2532.

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