BERKELEY — The Rent Stabilization Board is seeking applications from residents interested in serving out the term of former Commissioner Katherine Harr, who resigned effective Jan. 30.
Harr, whose term expires Nov. 30, 2018, submitted a letter of resignation that cited changed circumstances in her and her husband’s lives, including health and employment issues and the possibility they will move out of Berkeley later in the year.
She was appointed to the board in April 2010 to fill a vacancy, was elected to a four-year term in November 2010 and reelected in November 2014.
The board is expected to appoint someone at its March 20 meeting to serve for the remainder of Harr’s term. Applicants must be registered Berkeley voters and must submit a letter of 500 words or less detailing their background and why they wish to serve on the board.
Applications must include the applicant’s full legal name, current street address — post office box addresses are not acceptable — and phone and other contact information. Applications can be mailed or delivered in-person to the Rent Board offices, 2125 Milvia St., Berkeley 94704, to the attention of Jen Fabish, or emailed to Fabish at email@example.com.
Applications received by 5 p.m. Feb. 22 will be included in the agenda packet for the board’s Feb. 27 meeting. Applications received after 5 p.m. Feb. 22, but before 4 p.m. Feb. 27, will be copied and distributed to commissioners at the meeting.
The nine-member board oversees the city’s Rent Stabilization Program, including Implementing the rent control ordinance, enacting regulations, and hearing petitions and appeals filed by tenants and landlords. Its mission is to protect protecting tenants from unwarranted rent increases and arbitrary, discriminatory or retaliatory evictions; help maintain the diversity of the Berkeley community, and ensure compliance with legal obligations related to the rental of housing.
Published at Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:33:59 +0000