RENT STABILIZATION BOARD

Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, December 3, 2001
7:00 p.m.

APPROVED

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

Absent: Bernay

Staff Present: Gelb, Kelly, Wyche

Item 1. Roll Call - 7:02PM

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda. APPROVED WITH TWO REVISIONS: (1) ADD APPEAL NUMBER AND ADDRESS IN ITEM 5 (T-3999 - 2030 ESSEX STREET) (2) CORRECT CIVIL CODE SECTION NUMBER TO READ 1954.52 (COSTA HAWKINS) IN ITEM 6.a.(2). M/S/C (Siegel/Alberti) Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Bernay.

Item 3. Public Forum. There were two speakers.

Item 4. Approval of the November 19, 2001 Regular Board Meeting Minutes. M/S/C (Harris/Janowitz) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Bernay.

Item 5. Appeal T-3999 - 2030 Essex Street, C. M/S/C (Hogarth/Siegel) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Bernay. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.a.(1) First reading of proposal to amend Regulation 1271 to clarify that rent overcharges resulting from a failure to return interest earned on security deposits are not subject to the three-year statute of limitations. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO ADOPT PROPOSAL TO AMEND REGULATION 1271. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Bernay. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.a.(2) First reading of proposal to amend Regulation 1013 to conform to recent amendment to Civil Code Section 1954.52 (Costa-Hawkins) enacted by SB 985 that restricts the exemption for condominium units to only such units that have been sold separately by the subdivider to a bona fide purchaser for value. M/S/C (Hogarth/Siegel) TO ADOPT PROPOSAL TO AMEND REGULATION 1013. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Bernay. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.b.(1) Proposal to adopt a 2002 Board Meeting Schedule. (Siegel/Janowitz) TO ADOPT 2002 BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Bernay

Item 7. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings.

(1) Budget/Personnel - No meeting scheduled.
(2) Community Education & Outreach - No meeting scheduled.
(3) Eviction - No meeting scheduled.
(4) IRA/Annual General Adjustment - No meeting scheduled.
(5) Student Outreach & Internship - Thursday, January 24, 2002 rescheduled to Thursday, January 31 6pm - Eshleman Hall, Senate Lounge, 2nd Floor, UC Campus.
(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing - No meeting scheduled.

Adjournment was at 8:12PM