RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Special Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 4, 2008
7 PM

APPROVED

[Meeting was not broadcast]

1. Call to Order  - Closed Session:  Vice Chair Harrison chaired the meeting and called the closed session meeting to order at 5:24 p.m. Pam Wyche called roll.

Commissioners present:  Chong, Harrison, Overman, Stephens, Walden
Commissioners absent:  Arreguin, Blake, Calfee, Webster

Call to Order – Special Meeting Vice Chair Harrison called the special meeting to order at 5:57 p.m.
Commissioners present: Blake (arrived 6:02), Chong, Harrison, Overman, Stephens, Walden
Commissioners absent:  Arreguin, Calfee, Webster

Commissioners went back into closed session at 7:04 p.m.
Commissioners present:
Blake, Chong, Harrison, Overman, Stephens, Walden
Commissioners absent:  Arreguin, Calfee, Webster

2. Closed Session  - 5:24 p.m. and 7:04 p.m.
 
a.  CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS:  Commissioners Stephens and Harrison, pursuant to Government code section 54957.6. 
Unrepresented Employee:  Executive Director

Board voted to adopt the resolution to extend the Executive Director’s contract and to increase his salary and benefits as described in Exhibit A, by the following vote:
Yes:  Blake, Chong, Overman, Stephens, Walden, Harrison; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Arreguin, Calfee, Webster.  Passed: 6-0-0-3.

3.  Approval of Agenda  M/S/C (Overman/Stephens) APPROVE AS WRITTEN.  Voice vote. Passed: 5-0-0-4.  Absent: Blake, Calfee, Webster, Arreguin.

4.  Public Forum   Marcia Levenson thanked those Rent Board Commissioners who supported her campaign for Rent Board Commissioner. 

5.  Approval of July 28, 2008 Special Meeting Minutes.   M/S/C (Stephens/Overman) APPROVE AS WRITTEN.  Voice vote.  Passed: 6-0-0-3.  Absent: Calfee, Webster, Arreguin.

6. Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees
 
(1) Proposed changes to the Condominium Conversion Ordinance. (Executive Director, Housing Department and Ad Hoc Committee) M/S (Blake/Harrison) TO APPROVE IN SUBSTANCE ALL OF THE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS AND TO OPEN DISCUSSION TO REVISE OR AMEND CERTAIN RECOMMENDATIONS TAKING ONE AT A TIME.

Substitute Motion M/S/C (Chong/Overman) TO APPROVE ALL STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS.  Roll call vote.  Yes: Blake, Chong, Harrison, Overman, Stephens, Walden; No: None; Abstain: None; Absent: Calfee, Webster, Arreguin.
      
7.  Adjournment   M/S/C (Overman/Stephens) Vice Chair Harrison adjourned at 7:32 p.m.