Meeting agendas will
be posted online at least one day prior to each meeting.
the archived schedule of 2007 RGB Meetings and Hearings,
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In order to ensure that the members of the Rent Guidelines
Board are able to deliberate and to hear members of the public
with regard to renewal lease adjustments, and that members
of the public are able to participate meaningfully
in the public meeting and hearing process, items that are
reasonably likely to disrupt the proceedings, such as noisemakers
and drums, are prohibited and may not be brought into meeting
and hearing venues. We encourage you to arrive early
to avoid delays and help speed the entry of all members
of the public. Your cooperation, patience and understanding
are greatly appreciated.
explanation of the procedures for speaking at public meetings
relation to the public hearings, registration of speakers
is required. Pre-registration of
speakers is now being accepted and is advised. Those who
wish to pre-register for the
June 11 hearing in Brooklyn may call (212) 385-2934 until
1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June
10, 2008. Those who wish to pre-register for the June 16
hearing in Manhattan may call
(212) 385-2934 until 1:00 P.M. on Friday, June 13, 2008.
An exact time for speaking
cannot be provided, but those pre-registering will be informed
of their number on the list
of pre-registered speakers when they call the above listed
requests for pre-registration must be received at the office
of the Board at 51 Chambers
Street, Room 202, New York, NY, 10007, before 1:00 P.M. on
Tuesday, June 10 for the
June 11 hearing and before 1:00 P.M. on Friday, June 13 for
the June 16 hearing.
Persons who request that a sign language interpreter or other
form of reasonable
accommodation for a disability be provided at a hearing are
requested to notify Ms.
Charmaine Superville at the Rent Guidelines Board (212) 385-2934,
51 Chambers Street,
Room 202, New York, NY 10007 by Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at
speakers who have confirmed their presence on the day of
the hearing will
be heard in the order of pre-registration and before those
who have not pre-registered. If
a speaker's pre-registered position has been passed before
he or she has confirmed his or
her pre-registration, his or her position is forfeited and
he or she must re-register. There
will be no substitutions of one speaker's position for another.
who have not preregistered
or need to re-register can register at the hearing location
from 3:45 PM until
8:00 PM at the June 11 hearing and from 9:45 AM until 6:00
PM at the June 16
hearing, and will be heard in the order of their registration.
Public officials and a limited
number of speakers chosen by owner and tenant groups may
be given priority over other
speakers. The public is invited to observe all Public Meetings
and Public Hearings but is
invited to speak at only the Public Hearings. Please note
that testimony regarding the
preliminary guidelines from tenants and owners of rent stabilized
apartments, lofts, and
hotels, as well as public officials, will be heard throughout
the day starting at 4:00 PM on
June 11 and 10:00 AM on June 16. There is no scheduled break
for lunch or dinner.
a detailed explanation of the proposed guidelines, as well
as procedures relating to public meetings and hearings
concerning the guidelines, read the Public
Notice (in pdf format).