Rent Stabilization Board
Rent Stabilization Board

RENT STABILIZATION BOARD
Special Meeting Minutes

Monday, June 25, 2007
7 PM

Webcast Video Archive 

APPROVED 

Item 1. Call to Order - Chair Arreguin called the meeting to order at 7:09 pm. Pam Wyche called roll. 

Commissioners Present: Blake, Chong, Harrison, Kavanagh, Overman, Webster, Arreguin 

Commissioners Absent: Stephens, Walden 

Staff Present: Kelekian, Wyche

Item 2. Approval of the Agenda. M/S/C (Harrison/Kavanagh) MOVE TO APPROVE. Voice vote. Passed 7-0-0-2. Absent: Walden, Stephens.

Item 3. Public Forum. There were no speakers.

Item 4. Minutes of June 18, 2007 regular meeting minutes. M/S/C (Harrison/Webster) MOVED TO APPROVE. Voice vote. Passed: 7-0-0-2. Absent: Stephens, Walden.

Item 5.a.(1) Proposal that the Board adopt a resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Budget Expenditure Level and Position Detail. M/S/C (Overman/Webster) TO APPROVE FY 2007-2008 BUDGET EXPENDITURE LEVEL IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $3,515,000 AND A STAFFING LEVEL OF 19.3 FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS. Roll call vote. Yes: Blake, Chong, Harrison, Kavanagh, Overman, Webster, Arreguin; Abstain: None; Absent: Stephens, Walden. Passed: 7-0-0-2.

Item 5.a.(2) Possible rescheduling of the regularly scheduled July 16 Board meeting to either be combined with the special meeting scheduled for July 12 or another date in mid-July. M/S/C (Chong/Overman) MOVE TO CANCEL REGULARLY SCHEDULED JULY 16TH MEETING AND COMBINE USUAL BOARD BUSINESS WITH LEGISLATIVE ADVOCATE'S PRESENTATION DURING JULY 12TH SPECIAL MEETING. Voice vote. Yes: Chong, Harrison, Kavanagh, Overman, Webster, Arreguin; No: None; Abstain: Blake; Absent: Stephens, Walden. Passed: 6-0-1-2.

Information and Announcements

Reports from Board Members/Staff.

Item 6.a.(1) Update on registration. Executive Director informed the Board that registration is running smoothly and the amount collected is about $200,000 ahead of this time last year.

Item 6.a.(2) Market Median report January 1999 through March 2007 (corrected). Executive Director pointed out this is a corrected version of the last quarterly report Board received.

Item 6.a.(3) Copy of Chair Arreguin's letter to City Manager and Council regarding Dr. Stephen Barton.  Chair Arreguin explained that he gave the original of the letter attached to the agenda to the City Manager and City Council last Tuesday, June 19, but was unable to speak at the meeting because the meeting was not extended to allow public comment period for items not on the agenda.

Item 6.b. Announcements of upcoming Committee/Board Meetings

(1) Budget and Personnel - Monday, July 2 at 7 p.m. (tentative) 

(2) Outreach - Monday, July 2 at 6 p.m. (tentative) 

(3) IRA/AGA/Habitability - Friday, June 29 at 2 p.m. 

(4) Eviction/Section 8 - No meeting scheduled. 

(5) 4x4 City Council/RSB Housing Committee - No meeting scheduled. 

(6) Ad Hoc Committee on Soft Story - No meeting scheduled. 

(7) Future Special Meetings 

a. Thursday, July 12 at North Berkeley Senior Center. (Will also replace regularly scheduled meeting of July 16)

c. Discussion of items for possible placement on future agenda. Possible issue for Eviction/Section 8 Committee: Checking database for dwellings not in compliance with Condominium Conversion Ordinance.

7. Adjournment (Chong/Webster) Chair Arreguin adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

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