RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Special Meeting

Monday, May 4, 2009
7 p.m.
Maudelle Shirek Building
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
City Council Chambers, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA
Broadcast Live - KPFB - 89.3 (N. Berkeley)
and
BTV Cable Channel 33

AGENDA

Video Archive
(1 hr, 50 mins) 

1. Roll Call.  - 7:00 PM

2. Approval of agenda.

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of April 20, 2009 regular meeting minutes.

 5.  Discussion and possible action regarding the 2010 annual registration fee and adoption of Fiscal Year 2009/2010 maximum expenditure level. 

a. Public testimony on the annual registration fee and 2009/2010 Fiscal Year budget.

b. Discussion and recommendation of the Fiscal Year 2009/2010 budget overview, maximum expenditure level and annual registration fee. (Executive Director and Budget and Personnel Committee Members.) (To be delivered.)

c. Comments and questions from Board members.

d. Discussion and adoption of a Resolution setting Fiscal Year 2009/2010 budget maximum expenditure level 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 Fiscal Year 2009/2010 registration fee as a temporary general adjustment of rent ceilings and consideration of mitigating the impact on low-income tenants.  (Executive Director and Budget and Personnel Committee Members.)


6.   Action items.     From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

a.  Proposed resolution authorizing the Executive Director to advise the Planning Department and the Zoning Adjustments Board that the dwelling units at 3240 Sacramento Street are not “controlled rental units” provided that the Executive Director finds that all of the present tenants have reached an agreement to be satisfactorily relocated. (IRA/AGA/Habitability Committee)

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

Discretionary Waiver Reconsideration Request

Request for reconsideration of Waiver No. 3748 – 2421 Prospect (From April 20th meeting.)

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.    Property Address
3732               1802 Cedar Street
3739                2012-16 Parker Street

c.  Discussion and possible action to reschedule the May 21st regular Board meeting.

7.    Information and Announcements

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

a.  Reports from Board Members/Staff.

            (1) Update on Webmethods RTS review. (Executive Director)

            (2) Update on Berkeley Tenants Survey. (Executive Director)

            (3) Spring 2009 newly designed Berkeley Rental News.   (To be distributed.) (Executive Director)

b.  Announcements of upcoming Committee/Board Meetings.

(1)  Budget and Personnel

a. April 13, 2009 approved meeting minutes.

b. April 28, 2009 meeting agenda.

(2)  Outreach

(3)  IRA/AGA and Habitability

a. April 27, 2009 meeting agenda.

(4)  Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure

a. March 26, 2009 approved meeting minutes.

b. April 30, 2009 meeting agenda.

(5)  4x4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

(6)  Safe & Sustainable Housing

(7)  Future Special Meetings

c.   Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda.

 8.    Adjournment