RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Special Meeting Minutes

Monday, July 28, 2008
7 PM

APPROVED

[Meeting was not broadcast]

1. Roll Call  -  Chair Arreguin called the Closed Session meeting to order at 5:09 PM.  Pam Wyche called roll.

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

Special meeting – Chair Arreguin called the Special Meeting to order at 6:02 PM.
Commissioners present:  Blake, Harrison, Overman, Stephens, Walden, Webster, Arreguin
Commissioners absent:  Calfee, Chong

2. Closed Session  - 5:00 PM
 
a. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.
      Title:  Executive Director
      
       Board voted to continue the evaluation and hear the Director’s response.
 
b. CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS:  Commissioners Stephens and Harrison, pursuant to Government code section 54957.6. 
Unrepresented Employee:  Executive Director

Board took no action.

3. Approval of Agenda   M/S/C (Harrison/Webster) APPROVE AS WRITTEN.  Voice vote.  Passed: 6-0-0-3. 

4. Public Forum -  There was one speaker, Stephen Wollmer, on the condominium conversion issue.

5. Action Items

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees
 
(1) Proposed changes to the Condominium Conversion Ordinance. [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.] (Executive Director, Housing Department and Ad Hoc Committee)
   
Tim Stroshane, from the Housing Department, gave a presentation on the preliminary recommendations regarding the Condominium Conversion Ordinance mitigation fee policy. Jane Micallef from Housing assisted.  Rent Board staff Stephen Barton and Jay Kelekian made additional comments. Board asked questions then discussed. 

No action was taken.  The Board decided to digest the information presented and schedule another special meeting on August 4 to continue the discussions and take action at that time.
           
(2) Recommendation to endorse adoption of legislation (AB 1333-Hancock) concerning payment of utility bills following a foreclosure and to instruct our legislative advocate to work for passage. [PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.]  M/S/C (Overman/Blake) MOVE RECOMMENDATION.  Voice vote.  Passed: 6-0-0-3  Absent: Calfee, Chong, Stephens. 

6.    Adjournment  M/S/C (Walden/Harrison) Chair adjourned at 7:50 P.M.