RENT STABILIZATION BOARD

Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, February 5, 2001
7:00 p.m.

APPROVED

2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Second Floor 7 PM

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

Absent:                     None

Staff Present:          Gelb, Kelly, Tine, Wyche

Roll Call         7:10 - Regular Meeting     9:05 - Closed Session

Item 2.             Approval of the Agenda.  APPROVED AS WRITTEN.  M/S/C (Harris/Alberti) Passed. 8-0-0-1.  Absent:  Maldonado.

Item 3.             Public Forum.  One speaker, Andrew Marowitz.

Item 4.             Special Order of Business.  Report from Christine Minnehan, Board Lobbyist.  No action taken.

Item 6.             Approval of the Minutes.    APPROVED AS WRITTEN.  M/S/C (Harris/Siegel) Passed: 8-0-0-1.  Absent:  Hogarth.                                                    

Item 7a.(2)       Proposal that the Board adopt a resolution to convert an Assistant Management Analyst (AMA) position to a Senior Office Assistant. M/S/C (Janowitz/Harris) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION TO CONVERT AN AMA POSITION TO A SENIOR OFFICE ASSISTANT.  A roll call vote was taken.  Yes:  Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Harris, Alberti; Abstain: Siegel; Absent: Hogarth. Passed: 7-0-1-1.

Item 5.             Appeals – Time Certain – 8:00 PM

Appeal in L-3585 and T-3818 – 1416 9th Street C and D.  This is a petition filed by the landlord for Historically Low Rent (HLR) and capital improvement rent adjustments and for a rent reduction based on a change in housing services.  The tenant objected to the petition and filed a counter-petition for rent overcharges. The hearing examiner found that the landlord was entitled to the requested rent adjustments.  The examiner also found that the tenant had not been overcharged rent.  The tenant appealed the decision.  On appeal, staff recommends that the lawful rent ceilings and the amount of the rent adjustments determined by the hearing examiner be modified but that the decision be otherwise affirmed.  M/S/C (Spector/Bernay) TO CONTINUE APPEAL TO THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING IN ORDER TO REVIEW THE RECORD FURTHER.  A roll call vote was taken.  Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: None.  Passed. 9-0-0-0

Item 7.b.(1)      Proposal that the Board suspend or terminate the contract with TAP until certain fiscal and administrative problems are solved.  The Board adjourned to closed session with Legal Counsel to discuss pending litigation pursuant to Subdivision (b)(1)(C) of Section 54956.9 of the Government Code.  No action was taken in closed session.

Regular meeting returned to order at 10:15. 

M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO TERMINATE CONTRACT WITH TAP UNTIL FISCAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE BOARD.  A roll call vote was taken.  Recused:  Janowitz, Siegel; Yes: Maldonado, Anderson, Bernay, Hogarth, Albert; No: None; Abstain: Spector; Absent: Harris.  Passed 5-0-1-1-2 (recused)

Item 7.b.          Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings.

(1)               Budget/Personnel – No meeting set

(2)               Community Education & Outreach –  Tuesday, February 20, 2001, 5PM, Law Library

(3)               Eviction – Thursday, February 22, 2001, 6pm, Law Library

(4)               Individual Rent Adjustment/Annual General Adjustment – Wednesday, February 7, 2001, 5:30pm, Law Library

(5)               Student Outreach & Internship – Wednesday, February 21, 2001, 7pm, Eshleman Hall, 2nd Floor Conference room, UC Campus.

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

Adjournment was at 10:18 P.M.