RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

Monday, May 12, 2008
7 p.m.
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave.
Classroom A/B

NO TV, NO RADIO, NO WEBCAST

Agenda

1.  Roll Call  - Closed session:  6:30 PM  Regular Meeting:  7:00 PM 

2.   Closed Session pursuant to Government Code section 54957  - 6:30 PM

            PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.

            Title:  Executive Director

       Closed Session pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6  - 6:45 PM

            CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR Board Negotiator:  Jay Kelekian  

Report from David Hodgkins, Director of Human Resources, on labor negotiations.      

3.   Approval of Agenda

4.  Public Forum

5.  Approval of April 21, 2008 regular meeting minutes. 

6.    Discussion and possible action regarding the 2009 annual registration fee and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2008/2009 Budget.  7:15PM

a.      Public testimony on the annual registration fee and 2008/2009 Fiscal Year budget.

b.      Discussion and recommendation of the Fiscal Year 2008/2009 budget overview, staffing model and annual registration fee. (Executive Director and Budget and Personnel Committee Members.)

c.      Comments and questions from Board members. 

d.      Discussion and adoption of a Resolution setting Fiscal Year 2008/2009 budget guidelines and establishing the annual registration fee. (Executive Director and Budget & Personnel Committee Members)

e.      Discussion and adoption of a Resolution giving authorization to pass through to certain tenants a portion of year 2008/2009 registration fee as a temporary general adjustment of rent ceilings.  (Executive Director and Budget and Personnel Committee Members.)

7.    Action Items

a.  From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees            

(1)              Recommendation to adopt a resolution to extend the contract with Berkeley Community Media for the 2008/2009 Fiscal Year.  (Executive Director)

(2)              Recommendation to adopt resolutions authorizing the Executive Director to extend the Rent Board’s contract with the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) and Eviction Defense Center (EDC) for the 2008/2009 Fiscal Year. (Executive Director)

(3)               Recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director to extend the contract with Legislative Advocate Christine Minnehan & Associates for the Fiscal Year 2008/2009.  (Executive Director)

(4)               Recommendation to adopt a resolution to extend the contract with Quartet Systems for the 2008/2009 Fiscal Year.  (Executive Director)

(5)              Discussion and possible action regarding the interest rate payable on tenant security deposits pursuant to Berkeley Municipal Code section 13.76.070. (IRA/AGA Committee)

(6)               Proposal to approve staff recommendation on the following requests for waiver of late registration penalties. (Executive Director)

             Ministerial Waivers

      Waiver No.      Property Address
      3575                 1706 Derby Street
      3580                 1336 Addison Street
      3581                 2109 Byron Street
      3583                 2537 Chilton
      3588                 1715-6th Street
      3589                 1740 Derby Street
      3590                 2037 Vine Street
      3591                 2938 Ellis Street

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.   Property Address
3556               2206 – 10th Street (continued from April 21st meeting.)
3574               3141 College
3577               3415 – 7th Street
3578               3411 Adeline Street
3579               2625-2627 Regent
3584               2429 Shattuck Avenue
3587               1208-1210 Dwight Way

 8.    Information and Announcements

                                                           Please Note:  The Board may move Information Items to the Action Calendar.

          a.       Reports from Board Members/Staff. 

(1)    Spring newsletter.  (Executive Director) (To be distributed)

(2)    ¾ -year budget update.  (Executive Director) (To be distributed)

b.     Announcements of upcoming Committee/Board Meetings.

(1)   Budget and Personnel

a.  Minutes of May 6th meeting.

(2)   Outreach

(3)   IRA/AGA and Habitability

a.  Unapproved minutes of May 5th meeting.

(4)   Eviction/Section 8

a.  Minutes of May 1st meeting.

(5)   4x4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

(6)   Ad Hoc on Condominium Conversion Ordinance.

(7)   Ad Hoc on Soft Story.

(8)   Future Special Meetings

c.      Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

9.     Adjournment