RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting Minutes

Monday, October 15, 2001

7:00 p.m.

APPROVED

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

Absent: Harris

Staff Present: Gelb, Kelly, Wyche

Item 1. Roll Call - 7:00PM

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

Item 3. Public Hearing on the Year 2002 Annual General Adjustment (AGA) and the AGA Report. 7:05PM M/S/C (Hogarth/Alberti) MOTION TO BEGIN PUBLIC HEARING. Voice vote: Passed: 7-0-0-0 Absent: Maldonado, Harris.

Item 3.a. Testimony from members of public. There were six speakers.

Item 3.d. Adoption of the Year 2002 AGA Order, Regulation 1124. 
Substitute Motion M/S/F (Spector/Janowitz) TO SET A 3.5% FORMULA WITH A FLOOR OF $20, AND A CEILING OF $30, PLUS $9 WHERE THE LANDLORD PAYS FOR THE INTERIOR SPACE HEAT. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Janowitz, Anderson, Spector; No: Maldonado, Bernay, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; Abstain: None; Absent: Harris. Failed: 3-5-0-1.

M/S/C (Bernay/Hogarth) TO SET A 3.5% FORMULA WITH A CEILING OF $30 FOR INDIVIDUALLY METERED UNITS, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL $9 WHERE THE LANDLORD PAYS FOR INTERIOR SPACE HEAT. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Harris. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

M/S/C (Siegel/Hogarth) TO ADOPT THE AGA ORDER FOR 2002 TO ALLOW ELIGIBLE LANDLORDS TO INCREASE THE 2002 PERMANENT RENT CEILINGS OF THEIR RENTAL UNITS BY 3.5% OR $30, WHICHEVER IS LESS, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL $9 IF THE LANDLORD PAYS FOR INTERIOR SPACE HEAT, FOR ALL UNITS COVERED BY THE ORDINANCE, EXCEPT THOSE RENTAL UNITS FOR WHICH AN INITIAL RENT WAS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THE COSTA-HAWKINS RENTAL HOUSING ACT ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2001. A roll call vote was taken. Voice vote: Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Harris. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

M/S/C (Janowitz/Siegel) TO ADOPT THE SAME NOI INDEXING FORMULA AS USED IN PREVIOUS YEARS WHICH IS 65% OF THE ACCUMULATIVE INCREASE IN THE BAY AREA CONSUMER PRICE INDEX LESS SHELTER FACTOR. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Siegel, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: Hogarth; Absent: Harris. Passed 7-0-1-1.

M/S/C (Janowitz/Spector) MOTION TO CLOSE HEARING AT 8:05PM. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1 Absent: Harris.

Item 5. Approval of the October 1, 2001 Regular Board Meeting Minutes . M/S/C (Janowitz/Siegel) APPROVED AS WRITTEN. Voice vote. Passed: 8-0-0-1. Absent: Harris.

Item 6.a. Appeal T-4003 - 2628 Benvenue Avenue, B. M/S/C (Janowitz/Alberti) TO AFFIRM HEARING EXAMINER'S DECISION. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Maldonado, Janowitz, Anderson, Bernay, Spector, Siegel, Hogarth, Alberti; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Harris. Passed: 8-0-0-1.

Item 7.a.(2) Proposal to approve staff recommendations on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties.

Waiver No.       Location
2685                 2231 McKinley Avenue
2693                 1716 Derby Street
2696                 2609 Grant Street
2697                 2610 MLK Jr. Way
2698                 2324 Eunice Street
2699                 1805 Dwight Way
2702                 1623 Alcatraz Avenue
2705                 2244 Russell Street
2706                 2627 California Street

Commissioner Hogarth pulled Waiver Number 2697 for further review until the November 5, 2001 regular Board meeting. MS/C (Hogarth/Siegel) TO AFFIRM THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE HEARING EXAMINERS ON THE REMAINING WAIVERS LISTED. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Bernay, Harris.

Item 8. Announcements of upcoming Committee Meetings.

(1) Budget/Personnel - Tuesday, October 23 at 4:30pm 2001 Center St., 2nd Floor.
(2) Community Education & Outreach - TBA
(3) Eviction - Thursday, November 1 at 6pm 2001 Center St., 2nd Floor.
(4) IRA/Annual General Adjustment - No meeting set.
(5) Student Outreach & Internship - Thursday, November 8, 6pm - Eshleman Hall, Senate Lounge, 2nd Floor, UC Campus.
(6) 3x3 City Council/RSB Housing - CANCELED OCTOBER 23 MEETING.

Adjournment was at 9:11PM