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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Senate Environmental Quality Committee 5-year survey finds only 1 percent required an EIR, despite claims by critics
December 7, 2017

Sacramento – Over 90 percent of the thousands of projects done by 47 state agencies between 2011-12 and 2015-16 were exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), strongly suggesting the environmental law is not a barrier to the completion of important projects.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

State Senator Bob Wieckowski honored several local heroes at his annual State of the District Address and Awards Ceremony, held this year at the University of California, Santa Cruz's Santa Clara campus.

November 2, 2017

I would like to invite you to participate in a free social media workshop for business owners and community members that I am co-hosting with The silicon valley organization.

This free, informative workshop will help you explore ways to expand your business by building a strong brand and identifying ways to get noticed on LinkedIn.

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.

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