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Senator will recognize four awardees for their distinguished service to the community
October 12, 2017

Hayward – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognized four outstanding community leaders for their contributions to the 10th Senate District at his 5th Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony, this Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Pancho Villa Event Center, 1026 B Street in Hayward.

October 9, 2017

Sacramento – Yesterday, following up on a major reform bill from last year that streamlined the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 229, legislation by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to clarify that limits on sewer and water connection fees and charges apply to special districts and water corporations, as well as cities and counties. 

Last year, Wieckowski, a member of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, successfully authored SB 1069 to eliminate the most onerous barriers to the construction of ADUs. 

SB 178 authorizes transfer of Centerville Community Park property to help address student overcrowding
October 3, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to help Fremont address school overcrowding issues by developing an elementary school near downtown was signed by Governor Brown today.

SB 178, supported by both the city of Fremont and the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), expedites the transfer of 4.6 acres of undeveloped land at Centerville Community Park from the city to the district.  The bill will lead to a new joint use park on the remaining portion of the Centerville property and another new 4-acre park nearby on Dusterberry Way and Peralta Boulevard.

September 27, 2017

Sacramento – Today Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 448, a bill by state Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that will increase transparency on special districts and make it easier to eliminate districts that are no longer performing the services for which they were established.

Special districts often serve narrow and technical purposes, which helps to render them largely opaque and often unaccountable.  SB 448 will improve oversight of California’s special districts.

September 18, 2017

It is with great honor that I invite you to my State of the 10th Senate District Address and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 28th. If you've attended in the past, you know that this event is a district tradition that our community looks forward to attending every year. In addition to my annual report on our accomplishments in Sacramento this session, I will recognize nine Local Hero Award winners selected from throughout the 10th Senate District. We hope you are able to join us for this very special evening.

September 12, 2017

Student loan debt in the United States tops $1.3 trillion, considerably more than credit card debt and auto loan debt.  More than 40 million Americans are saddled with this burden.  They include recent graduates, mid-career professionals and seniors who co-signed onto loans.  But unlike federal loans, many private loans do not provide borrowers with helpful repayment options.  In fact, borrowers who default on their private loans can see 25 percent of their paychecks garnished by lenders.

September 11, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to enhance privacy protections for victims of cyber retaliation (revenge porn) who are using a pseudonym in their court case was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.  SB 157 passed the Legislature with strong bipartisan support.

September 11, 2017

Sacramento – A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to protect the political speech rights of residents living in one of California’s more than 52,000 common interest developments was signed by Governor Brown today. SB 407 passed the Legislature with bipartisan support late last month.

August 30, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) , California State University students and advocates for student debt relief spoke in support of SB 16, the senator’s bill to assist Californians who default on private loans, today at a press conference at Sacramento State. The bill has already passed the Senate and is on the Assembly floor.

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