RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Regular Meeting

Monday, September 19, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Maudelle Shirek Building
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Council Chambers, Second Floor
Broadcast Live – KPFB – 89.3
(N. Berkeley) and BTV Cable Channel 33

Video Archive
(2hrs, 12 mins)

AGENDA 


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1. Roll call – 7:00 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Public Forum

4. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes

a.  June 15, 2011 Special Meeting minutes

b.  June 20, 2011 Regular Meeting minutes 

c.  August 15, 2011 Regular Meeting minutes

5. Presentation by Rent Board Legislative Advocate Christine Minnehan on pending housing legislation 

6. Action Items 

a. From Board Members, Executive Director and Committees

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

Ministerial Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
4039                 2317 Blake Street  (carried over from August 15, 2011 meeting)

Discretionary Waivers

Waiver No.      Property Address
3941                 1625/1627 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
3992                 1236 Haskell Street
3995                 1914 Harmon Street
3996                 1736 Derby Street
4023                 1226 Ashby Avenue
4024                 1303 Ashby Avenue
4026                 1908 Alcatraz Avenue
4027                 834 Allston Way
4028                 2207—6th Street
4038                 1233/1235 Channing Way

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 the RTS upgrade  (Executive Director) 

(2) Update on the Affordable Housing Mitigation Fee Ordinance  (Executive Director) 

(3) Update on the Relocation Ordinance (Executive Director) 

(4) Small Property Owners’ Workshop on October 4, 2011  (Executive Director) 

(5) Other Outreach activities – Calapalooza, Solano Stroll, Cal Student Interns, etc.  (Executive Director) 

(6)  August 15, 2011 Contra Costa Times article titled “Unemployed and low-income East Bay renters teeter on the edge”  (Executive Director)

(7) NY Times article titled “Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on ‘Lost Decade’”  (Executive Director) 

(8) U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development report on “U.S. Housing Market Conditions: 2nd Quarter 2011”  (Executive Director)  

(9) Invitation to the October 18, 2011 Grand Opening for Harmon Gardens (3240 Sacramento Street)  (Executive Director)

b.   Updates and Announcements regarding Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel 

a.  June 20th minutes

 b.  August 31st agenda 

(2) Outreach 

a.  June 17th minutes 

(3)   IRA/AGA and Habitability

a. March 23rd minutes 

b. August 30th agenda

(4)   Eviction/Section 8/Foreclosure --> 

a.  July 26th minutes

b.  August 24th agenda 

c.  August 24th minutes  

d.  September 16th agenda 

i. September 2011 Measure Y Tracking Report  (**To Be Delivered**)

ii. Memo to Eviction Committee on Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

(5)   Safe & Sustainable Housing

a.  April 13th minutes

b.  August 23rd agenda 

(6)   4 x 4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee

(7)   Ad Hoc Committee on Waiver Process

a.  July 12th minutes

b.  August 12th minutes 

c.  September 15th agenda 

(8)   Future Special Meetings

  c.      Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda

8.   Adjournment   

COMMUNICATION ACCESS INFORMATION:

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair-accessible location.  To request disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Aimee Mueller at 981-4932 or 981-6903 (TDD) at least three business days before
the meeting date.

Please refrain from wearing scented products to this meeting.