September 13, 2022 Rent Board Commission meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

In this page:

    Agenda

    1. I. Call to Order
    2. II. Reading of Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgment
    3. III. Roll Call
    4. IV. Approval of the Minutes
    5. V. Remarks from the Public

      NOTE:  Pursuant to Section 2.13(e) of the Rules and Regulations, members of the public shall be limited to comments of no more than 3 minutes’ duration.

    6. VI. Consideration of Appeals

      A. 300 Buchanan Street, #503                                                            AT220028

      The tenant appeals the dismissal of his objection to the landlord’s ADU Declaration pursuant to Planning Code Section 207(c)(4)(C)(iii).

      B. 600 Moscow Street, #1                                                                    AL220029

      The landlords appeal the decision granting the tenants’ claim of unlawful rent increase.

      C. 551 Castro Street                                                                              AT220034

      The tenant appeals the decision determining that the subject unit is exempt from the rent increase limitations of the Rent Ordinance.

      D. 1801 Beach Street, #204                                                                 AL220030

      The landlord appeals the decision granting the tenant’s claim of unlawful rent increase.

      E. 1499 Sutter Street, #106                                                                 AL220031

      The landlord appeals the decision granting the tenant’s claim of decreased housing services.

      F. 1221 Jones Street, #6D                                                                   AL220032

      The landlord untimely appeals the decision granting the tenant’s claims of decreased housing services.

      G. 1341 Union Street, #10                                                                    AT220033

      The tenant untimely appeals the decision partially granting his claims of decreased housing services.

      H. 340 Spruce Street                                                                             AT220026

      The tenants untimely appeal the decision denying their claim of unlawful rent increase under the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

    7. V. Remarks from the Public (cont.)

      NOTE:  Pursuant to Section 2.13(e) of the Rules and Regulations, members of the public shall be limited to comments of no more than 3 minutes’ duration.

    8. VII. Communications
    9. VIII. Director’s Report

      A. Rent Board Operations Update During COVID-19 Health Emergency

    10. IX. Old Business

      A. AB 361, Mayoral Directive, and Future Remote Commission Meetings

    11. X. New Business
    12. XI. Calendar Items
    13. XII. Adjournment

    Date & Time

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    6:00 pm

    Online

    The meeting was streamed live via Webex videoconference. A recording of the meeting will be posted soon.

    Documents

    Agenda

    Minutes

    ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY

    ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY

    The Rent Board does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission and access to its programs or activities. Christina Varner has been designated to coordinate this agency’s compliance with the nondiscrimination requirement of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Information concerning the provisions of the ADA and the rights provided under the Act are available form the ADA Coordinator. The Rent Board’s TTY number is 554-9845.

    Assistive listening devices, American Sign Language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations are available upon request. Please make your requests for accommodations to the Acting Deputy Director, Christina Varner, at 415-252-4650. Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours prior to the meeting will help to ensure availability.

    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE

    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE

    Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapters 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, please contact:

    Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Administrator

    City Hall – Room 244      1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

    San Francisco, CA 94102-4683

    415-554-7724 (Office); 415-554-7854 (Fax)

    E-mail: SOTF@sfgov.org

    Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org. Copies of explanatory documents are available to the public online at http://www.sfbos.org/sunshine.

    LANGUAGE ACCESS

    LANGUAGE ACCESS

    Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon request. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted by the Commission.  Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services, please contact the Acting Deputy Director, Christina Varner, at 415-252-4650 at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.  Late requests will be honored if possible.

    DISABILITY ACCESS

    DISABILITY ACCESS

    Rent Board Commission meetings are held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70, lower level, and are wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is located at Civic Center. All MUNI Metro lines at Van Ness and Market Street are accessible. There is accessible parking available on adjacent streets (Oak Street and Hickory). Metered street parking is also available.

    LOBBYIST ORDINANCE

    LOBBYIST ORDINANCE

    Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code 2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 252-3100, FAX (415) 252-3112, website: sfgov.org/ethics.

    Last updated October 13, 2022