Press Releases

February 6, 2018

Union City – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize the work of four local awardees making important contributions to the 10th Senate District at his 7th Annual African American Heritage Leadership Awards program.  The awards program is at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 8 in the Union City Council Chambers, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd.  Doors open at 3 p.m.

February 6, 2018

Fremont – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) introduced legislation yesterday to relinquish a stretch of State Route (SR) 84 to the city of Fremont.  Under SB 989, the portion of SR 84 between I-880 and Mission Boulevard would be turned over to the city. 

SB 168 also requires a study of extended producer responsibility to improve California's Bottle Bill program
January 29, 2018

Sacramento – A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) requiring CalRecycle to establish minimum content standards for beverage containers passed the state Senate today with bipartisan support.  SB 168 is supported by a number of environmental groups and recycling organizations. The vote was led by a bipartisan group of senators, including Senator Jeff Stone, who agreed to co-author the bill moving forward. It now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

January 25, 2018

Castro Valley – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will be the guest speaker at a free Castro Valley forum, “Political Free Speech in Homeowner Associations: Impact of SB 407 on the 2018 Elections,” this Saturday at the Castro Valley Public Library.

Senator Wieckowski successfully authored SB 407 last year and it went into effect on Jan. 1.  The new law prevents homeowner associations from denying basic First Amendment rights of residents living in a community interest development.

Sen. Wieckowski says transparent analysis is needed to make sure state achieves 2030 GHG reduction goals
January 17, 2018

Sacramento – As California embarks on an ambitious attempt to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a level that is 40 percent below 1990 figures by 2030, a transparent, thorough analysis of the state’s Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Scoping Plan is needed to meet the ambitious goals and stay on target, Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) said today during a Senate joint oversight committee hearing.

Will the plan's modeling and assumptions enable California to meet 2030 GHG reduction goals?
January 12, 2018

Sacramento – A joint oversight hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and the Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, chaired by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), will explore whether the California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) new Scoping Plan Update provides an accurate roadmap for achieving a 40 percent reduction from 1990 levels in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.

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.  

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.  

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.

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