RENT STABILIZATION BOARD

Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, May 21, 2001
7:00 p.m.

APPROVED

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

Absent: Maldonado, Bernay 

Staff Present: Gelb, Tine, Wyche

Item 1. Roll Call - 6:37 PM Closed Session.  7:17 PM Regular Meeting 

Item 2. Closed Session - 6:37 PM Pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54957: To discuss the employment of the Executive Director. No action taken.

Item 3. Approval of the Agenda. APPROVED AS WRITTEN. M/S/C (Harris/Siegel) Voice vote: Passed: 5-0-0-4 Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz, Bernay, Hogarth.

Item 7. Appeal RWN-1321 - 930 Page Street. M/S/C (Janowitz/Alberti) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Janowitz, Anderson, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: Hogarth; Absent: Maldonado, Bernay. Passed: 6-0-1-2.

Item 8.a.(1). Authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) to provide services to tenants in Berkeley. Commissioner Janowitz recused himself. M/S/C (Hogarth/Siegel) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Anderson, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Bernay. Passed: 6-0-0-2 1-recused (Resolution No. 01-16)

Item 6. Approval of the May 7, 2001 Minutes. M/S/F (Harris/Siegel) APPROVE AS WRITTEN. Voice vote: Yes: Janowitz, Spector, Harris, Siegel; No: None; Abstain: Anderson, Hogarth, Alberti; Absent: Maldonado, Bernay. Failed: 4-0-3-2. Will be on next regular Board meeting agenda.

Item 8.b.(2) Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Waiver No.      Location
2552                1534 Fairview Street (Continued from 
                            May 7, 2001) 
2562                3038 Mabel Street 
2594                1818 Alcatraz Avenue 
2617                2924 Mabel Street 
2619                1537 63rd Street 
2631                1508 Stuart Street 
2632                1649 Julia Street

M/S/C (Alberti/Harris) TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS ON WAIVERS 2552, 2617, 2619, 2631, 2632. Voice vote: Passed: 7-0-0-2 Absent: Maldonado, Bernay.

M/S/C (Harris/Spector) TO MOVE WAIVER NUMBER 2562 TO NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA AND REQUEST THAT STAFF INVESTIGATE PREVIOUS PENALTIES. Voice vote: Passed: 6-0-1-2 Abstain: Alberti; Absent: Maldonado, Bernay.

M/S/F (Siegel/Hogarth) TO SEND WAIVER NUMBER 2594 BACK TO HEARING EXAMINER TO VERIFY STAFF'S RECORD OF BILLING ADDRESS. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Spector, Siegel, Hogarth; No: Janowitz, Anderson, Harris, Alberti; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Bernay. Failed: 3-4-0-2

M/S/C (Siegel/Spector) WAIVER NUMBER 2594, TO WAIVE ALL PENALTIES EXCEPT FOR 25% OR $124. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Janowitz, Anderson, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Bernay. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 8.b.(1) Authorization of a 4% COLA increase to the Rent Stabilization Board Senior Hearing Examiner classification as approved for all other City of Berkeley Public Employees Union Local One employee classifications. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO ADOPT RESOLUTION. Voice vote: Yes: Janowitz, Anderson, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Bernay. Passed: 7-0-0-2. (Resolution No. 01-17)

Item 8. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings.

(1) Budget/Personnel - Thursday, May 31 at 5:30 - 2001 Center, 2nd Floor. 
(2) Community Education & Outreach - Tuesday, May 29 at 5:30PM - 2001 Center, 2nd Floor. 
(3) Eviction - Thursday, June 7 at 6PM - 2001 Center, 2nd Floor. 
(4) IRA/Annual General Adjustment - Thursday, July 12 at 6PM - 2001 Center, 2nd Floor. 
(5) Student Outreach & Internship - A meeting to be set before July. 
(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee - No meeting set.

Adjournment was at 8:31PM