RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 20, 2001
7:00 p.m.

APPROVED 

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

Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz 

Staff Present: Gelb, Kelly, Wyche

Item 1. Roll Call - 7:13PM 

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda. APPROVED AS WRITTEN. M/S/C (Harris/Spector) Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz.

Item 3. Public Forum. There were no speakers.

Item 4. Approval of the July 2, 2001 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.  M/S/C (Harris/Alberti) APPROVED AS AMENDED TO CHANGE LOCATION OF STUDENT OUTREACH COMMITTEE MEETING, SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 23, 2001, TO ESHLEMAN HALL, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, UC CAMPUS. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz.

Item 5. Appeal T-3941 - 1918 ½ Blake Street. (Continued from July 2, 2001 regular meeting.) M/S/C (Harris/Siegel) TO CONTINUE THE APPEAL TO THE NEXT BOARD MEETING, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2001, IN ORDER FOR STAFF TO PREPARE A TRANSCRIPT OF THE PETITION HEARING FOR REVIEW BY THE COMMISSIONERS. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 6.a.(1) First reading of proposed Regulation 1301 to provide a procedure for determining the initial rent of a non-comparable unit required to be offered by a landlord to a tenant displaced by an owner-occupancy eviction subject to Measure Y. M/S/C (Harris/Spector) TO ADOPT PROPOSED REGULATION 1301. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 6.a.(2) First reading of proposed amendments to Regulation 1234 to provide: (1) that unless otherwise specified, the time to respond to an order or notice served by mail is extended by five days; and (2) that a party failing to perform an act by a date certain (except the filing of an appeal) may be relieved of the consequences of that failure upon a demonstration that there was good cause for the failure. M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) TO ADOPT PROPOSAL TO AMEND REGULATION 1234. A roll call vote was taken. Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz.

Item 6.a.(3) Proposal that the Board consider future outreach activities in support of Assembly Bills 1063 and 1611. M/S/C (Hogarth/Bernay) APPROVE PROPOSAL TO SUPPORT ASSEMBLY BILLS. Commissioner Anderson's friendly amendment was accepted: TO ADD THAT STAFF WRITE LETTERS OF SUPPORT ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 6.a.(4) Recommendation that the Board extend the contract with the Executive Director and set the terms for her employment after November 1, 2001, as proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee selected by the Board. M/S/C (Alberti/Spector) TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE TERMS OF THE PROPOSED CONTRACT EXTENSION. M/S/C (Alberti/Spector) Voice vote: Yes: Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 6.b. Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Waiver No.            Location 
2596                       2808 Grant Street 
2641                       2435 9th Street 
2645                       927 University Avenue 
2646                       2407 Hillside Avenue 
2648                       2430 Bancroft Way 
2650                       1138 Addison Street 
2652                       1321 Addison Street 
2653                       1318 Carrison Street 
2654                       1406 San Pablo Avenue
2658                       1201 Talbot Avenue 
2659                       1204 Evelyn Street 
2660                       1307 Parker Street 
2661                       2409 Jefferson Street 
2662                       1345 Milvia Street/2003 Rose 
2663                       1643 Edith Street 
2755                       2208 Dwight Way 
2665                       McGee Avenue 
2666                       1735 MLK Jr. Way 
2668                       1274 Alcatraz Avenue 
2670                       2090 Curtis Street 
2672                       1911 10th Street 
2680                       1109 Hopkins/1518 Kains 
2682                       1186 Miller Street 
2685                       2420 Acton Street 
2703                       1709 Oregon Street

M/S/F (Hogarth/Siegel) TO AMEND HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION ON WAIVER NUMBERS 2663 AND 2755 TO WAIVE 80% OF THE RECOMMENDED PENALTIES. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Siegel, Hogarth; No: Bernay, Spector, Alberti; Abstain: Anderson, Harris; Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz. Failed. 2-3-2-2.

M/S/C (Harris/Alberti) TO ACCEPT STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS ON ALL WAIVERS LISTED. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Harris, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: Siegel; Absent: Maldonado, Janowitz. Passed. 6-0-1-2.

Item 7. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings.

(1) Budget/Personnel - No meeting set. 
(2) Community Ed & Outreach - No meeting set. 
(3) Eviction - Monday, August 27 at 6:15PM - 2001 Center, 2nd Floor. 
(4) IRA/Annual General Adjustment - Thursday, August 30 at 5:30PM - 2001 Center, 2nd Floor. 
(5) Student Outreach & Internship - Thursday, August 23 at 7:30PM - 2nd Floor Conference Room, Eshleman Hall, UC Campus. 
(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing Committee - No meeting set.

Adjournment was at 9:01PM