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Meet the Board



Front row, from left:

Chairperson: Naomi Sultan

 Nicole Phillis

Anastasia Foster

Back row, from left:

Vice-Chairperson: Steve Duron

Caroline Torosis

To contact a Commissioner directly via email, click on their name.

To contact Rent Control staff with Rent Control questions, please click here.

For an historical and chronological list of Rent Control Board Commissioners, click here.

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Tracy Condon, Executive Director
Alison Regan, General Counsel
Lynn Naliboff, Hearings Department Manager
Dan Costello, Public Information Manager



Meet the Rent Control Board

The Rent Control Board is composed of five elected members, often referred to as Commissioners. The Board usually meets one or more times per month on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber in City Hall. The agenda is posted outside the Rent Control Office, and any staff report is available for review at the public counter.

The Board encourages City residents to attend its meetings, particularly when a public hearing is scheduled. This provides the Commissioners an opportunity to hear comments on proposed regulations and programs. Commissioners also read all letters addressed to them.  If a letter asks the Board to act on a particular matter, the letter may be placed on the meeting agenda. 

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Rent Control Agency Services

Together, the Rent Control Board and the Rent Control Agency carry out the Rent Control Law’s five basic goals:

  • Controlling residential rents;
  • Limiting the grounds for eviction;
  • Preserving rental housing;
  • Encouraging maintenance; and
  • Ensuring rental-property owners a fair return.

Rent Control Agency staff administer day-to-day operations, including: 

  • Answering questions about Rent Control Law; 
  • Providing information about rent-controlled properties; 
  • Advising how much rent may be collected for any specific rent-controlled unit;  
  • Providing information about and referrals to other services in the community; and
  • Holding hearings regarding individual rent decreases or increases, rent overcharges, rent levels and amenities, and tenant(s) not in occupancy. 
To communicate with Commissioners or Rent Control Agency staff, call (310) 458-8751 or send a letter or e-mail to the Rent Control Office.


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