July 01, 1997
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF
THE SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT
STABILIZATION & ARBITRATION BOARD,
Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. at
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70, Lower Level
- Call to Order
President Lightner called the meeting to order at 6:08
- Roll Call
Commissioners Present: Bierly; Gruber; Lightner; Marshall; Mosser;
Commissioners not Present: Becker; Moore; Murphy
Staff Present: Grubb.
- Approval of the Minutes
MSC: To approve the Minutes of June 17, 1997 with an amendment
noting that Commissioner Palma had made the motion concerning
424 Laurel St. and Commissioner Lightner seconded the motion.
- Remarks from the Public
Robert Pender informed the Commission that the Tenants Convention
would be held next month.
- Consideration of Appeal
- 731 - 47th Ave. #2 R001-63A
The landlord failed to appear for the properly noticed hearing
on his petition for certification of capital improvement costs.
On appeal, the landlord alleges that he failed to receive notice,
and attaches the requisite Declaration of Non-Receipt of Notice
MSC: To accept the appeal and remand the case for a new hearing.
- Public Hearing
The Commission took public testimony on proposed amendments to
the Rules and Regulations, sections 5.14 and 7.17, to allow for
Administrative Dismissal of capital improvement and certain landlord
petitions without prejudice to re-filing. Bob Pender spoke favorably
about the proposal making the Rent Board operation more efficient.
After closing public testimony, the Commission discussed some
proposed amendments to the language by President Lightner to:
clarify a petitioner’s right to appeal an administrative dismissal;
and, to clarify that only that portion of a rent increase notice
based on an administratively dismissed petition would have to
be re-noticed if the petition was filed at a later date and that
all other portions of the rent increase notice would remain in
MSC: To continue the matter to the July 15, 1997 meeting to permit
staff to draft appropriate language. (Marshall/Lightner 4-0)
The Commissioners received the following communications:
- Monthly statistics for April and May 1997.
- Proposed legislation from President Lightner concerning
the obligations and rights of master tenants and sub-tenants.
- Director’s Report
Executive Director Grubb wished everyone a happy Fiscal New Year.
- Old Business
Senior Hearing Officer Sandy Gartzman reported to the Commissioners
that staff had been discussing the matter of Minute Orders and
found that it was going to be a more complicated matter than first
thought. It was estimated that it would be three to four months
before a pilot program could be brought back to the Commissioners
for their consideration.
- Executive Session
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, the Board went into
Executive Session from 6:36 p.m. to 6:52 p.m. to discuss personnel
- Calendar Items
July 15, 1997
9 appeal considerations
Old Business: Public Hearing from July 1, 1997 continued for
New Business: Proposed legislation concerning master tenants
and sub- tenants
July 29, 1997 - NO MEETING
President Lightner adjourned the meeting at 7:01 p.m.