August 2014 News for Berkeley Property Owners & Housing Providers
Members Meeting and Workshop
Saturday , August 2nd
This is the workshop you have been waiting for!
Managing "Problematic" Tenant Situations
Nick Traylor, Rent Board manager and Barbara Lipson from SEEDS will address the problem tenant with conflict resolution and best business practice.
9:30am Refreshments10:00Am Meeting and Workshop
St. John's Presbyterian Church2727 College Avenue, Berkeley 94705
Free and all are welcome
SAVE THE DATE!
SEPTEMBER 17TH, 6:00PM
....everything you want to know, but were afraid to ask!
check the calendar for details
free for BPOA members
The New Non-Smoking Brochure and
Lease addendum are available
on line for our members in our
Link Here for a Guide to Fees Due
THE ALAMEDA COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS ISSUED A REPORT EXCORIATING THE BERKELEY RENT STABILIZATION BOARD....(and the League of Women Voters Agree!)
Click for the full report: HERE
It begins on page 63 and runs to page 74.
The Report concludes with the following recommendations:
- Recommendation 12-10:
The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must reduce the high rental unit registration fees.
- Recommendation 12-11:
The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must allow landlords to pass through a larger proportion of the registration fee to tenants.
- Recommendation 12-12:
The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must ask the city of Berkeley Human Resources Department for a thorough position-control audit to evaluate the number of staff, the classifications and workload.
- Recommendation 12-13:
The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board must ask the city Human Resources department to provide more comprehensive salary comparisons regularly and use them in setting salaries and benefits, including those of the executive director and the board members.