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Rent Board makes minor changes after critical report

In response to a critical report by the Alameda County Grand Jury, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board will commission an outside expert to review the appropriateness of the program’s workload and staffing. And while the board will not consider reducing the director’s $183,000 salary, it will conduct an annual assessment of his performance in addition […]

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Grand Jury criticizes Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board

A highly critical report by the Alameda County Grand Jury has found that the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board is a “self-sustaining bureaucracy that operates without effective oversight and accountability.” This rent board pays Jay Kelekian, its director, $183,000 a year to oversee a $4 million budget and manage just 21 employees – which is more […]