RENT STABILIZATION BOARD

Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, March 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, Hogarth, Alberti 

Absent:                      Siegel

Staff Present:           Gelb, Kelly, Wyche

Item 1.   Roll Call      7:07 PM

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

Item 3.   Public Forum.   There was one speaker, David Stewart. 

 Item 4.  Approval of the Minutes.   M/S/C (Alberti/Maldonado) APPROVED AS AMENDED BY COMMISSIONER ALBERTI:  CHANGE WAIVER 2560 TO INCLUDE SUBSTITUTE MOTION: TO UPHOLD HEARING EXAMINER’S RECOMMENDATION; AND WAIVER 2554, 2559 TO INCLUDE THE NAMES OF COMMISSIONERS HOGARTH AND ALBERTI TO THE YES VOTE.  Passed 8-0-0-1.  Absent: Siegel.

Item 5.   Appeals in L-3631 – 2212 Ward Street, Unit B.  M/S/C (Janowitz/Harris) TO AFFIRM THE DECISION OF THE HEARING EXAMINER. A roll call vote was taken.   Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Siegel.  Passed 8-0-0-1.

Item 6.1.(1)  Second 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.  M/S/C  (Janowitz/Spector) TO ADOPT PROPOSAL TO AMEND REGULATION 1206.  A roll call vote was taken.  Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Siegel.

Item 6.1.(2)  Presentation of basic budget elements and proposal that the Board adopt a schedule for passage of budget for fiscal year 2001-2001.  M/S/C (Janowitz/Harris) TO ACCEPT PROPOSED BUDGET TIME LINE AND TO CONFIRM THE DATE OF MARCH 13, 2001 FOR THE BUDGET WORKSHOP SPECIAL BOARD MEETING.   Passed 8-0-0-1  Absent: Siegel.

Item 6.1.(3)  Proposal to increase contract with Volt.  M/S/C (Janowitz/Harris) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE CONTRACT AMOUNT WITH VOLT TEMPORARY SERVICES NOT TO EXCEED $50,000. Passed 8-0-0-1 Absent: Siegel. (Resolution No. 01-02).

Item 6.1.(4) Proposal to increase contract with Inkworks.  M/S/C (Janowitz/Alberti) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION TO INCREASE THE PURCHASE ORDER AMOUNT WITH INKWORKS NOT TO EXCEED $30,000.  Passed 8-0-0-1 Absent: Siegel.  (Resolution No. 01-03)

Item 6.1.(5)  Proposal for Request for Proposal (RFP) for eviction defense and tenant assistance.   M/S/C (Harris/Alberti) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION PROPOSAL FOR RFP. A roll call vote was taken. Commissioner Janowitz recused himself.  Yes: Maldonado, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Siegel.  Passed 7-0-0-1 with 1 Recused. (Resolution No. 01-04)

Item 6. 2.  Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties:  Waiver numbers: 2509/2914, 2534, 2558, 2656, 2657, 2561, 2563, 2565, 2567, 2570, 2571, 2683, 2575, 2577.  M/S/C (Alberti/Janowitz) TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATION ON ALL WAIVERS.  A roll call vote was taken.  Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Siegel.  Passed 8-0-0-1. 

Item 7. 2.        Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings.

  1. Budget/Personnel – No meeting set.
  2. Community Education & Outreach – Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 5PM, Law Library.
  3. Eviction – No meeting set.
  4. IRA/Annual General Adjustment – Thursday, March 22, 2001, 6:15PM, Law Library.
  5. Student Outreach & Internship – To be rescheduled.
  6. 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee – Thursday, March 22, 2001, 5:30PM on UC Campus.

Adjournment was at 8:50 P.M.