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January 8, 2018

Sacramento – Seeking to build on the success of two prior bills that have sparked a large increase in applications to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs), Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) introduced SB 831 to address remaining issues brought to light by Californians seeking to build an ADU on their property.

December 19, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) authored a number of bills that will go into effect on January 1, 2018.  The bills protect revenge porn victims, reduce fees on accessory dwelling units, protect free speech rights in homeowner associations, increase transit-oriented development, clarify financial disclosure requirements in family law cases and improve oversight of special districts.  

December 14, 2017

Dear Friends,

With the holiday season upon us and 2017 winding down, December is an appropriate time to reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead with hope and optimism as the New Year approaches.

The California Legislature passed several important bills in 2017 to begin repairing our streets and highways; to provide a dedicated fund for financing affordable housing and approving a housing bond measure; to continue California's global leadership position in the fight against climate change; and to put a water and parks bond on the November 2018 ballot.

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.

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