RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Ad Hoc Committee on Waivers

Friday, March 2, 2012

5:00 p.m.

2001 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Law Library

AGENDA

1. Roll call.

2. Approval of the agenda.

3. Public comment.

4. Approval of minutes of the November 8, 2011 meeting.

5. Election of Committee Chair.

6. Reports from staff, and discussion and possible action on:

a. Statistics for 2011-2012:  number of administrative, ministerial and discretionary waiver requests filed since July 1; disposition of discretionary waiver requests; and number of discretionary waivers still pending.

b. Small claims cases filed against owners of properties recently sold or about to be sold.

c. Disposition of older cases in which the RSB held new owners liable for part of the penalties while seeking penalties from former owners in small claims court, and staff’s communications with the new owners.

d. Status of Waiver #4080 from January meeting.

e. What a penalty bill looks like.

7. Discussion and possible action on :

a. Better ways to deal with owners who frequently register late.

b. Property’s placement on the soft-story list as a criterion to use for discretionary reviews of waiver requests.

c. Committee’s interest in reviewing waiver requests, staff summaries and recommendations before they are put on Board agenda for April 2, 2012 meeting.

d. Committee’s interest in reviewing staff correspondence to owners, where the Board gave specific instructions to staff when considering a waiver.

e. Revising Recommendation on Requested Waiver of Registration Penalties form to reflect history by owner (current history is by property)

8. Set next meeting date and place items on agenda for that meeting

9. Adjournment.

COMMITTEE:    
Asa Dodsworth
Katherine Harr
Igor Tregub

STAFF CONTACT:
Katherine Lee, Senior Hearing Examiner
510-981-7368

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.