Press Releases

Awardees from Alameda, Santa Clara counties will be honored
October 4, 2016

Santa Clara – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize three Latino leaders and the volunteers of an Alameda County non-profit organization who focus on housing, education, youth and social services at his 4th Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m., Friday, October 7 in the Santa Clara City Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara.

September 30, 2016

Dear Friends,

The 10th Senate District is one of the most diverse areas in the state of California, and we have all greatly benefited from the rich culture and traditions of the Latino community.

SB 1263 limits the proliferation of small public water systems that are more likely to violate safety standards
September 29, 2016

Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown today signed a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to protect the quality of California drinking water by limiting the proliferation of small, unsustainable public water systems that are more likely to violate drinking water safety standards.  The bill, SB 1263, is supported by a number of statewide environmental organizations.

SB 1069 is supported by business, environmentalists, teachers and affordable housing advocates
September 27, 2016

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to reduce the barriers California homeowners face when seeking to build an accessory dwelling unit (granny flat) on their property will take effect this January after Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill today.  Senate Bill 1069 is the most extensive bill on accessory dwelling units to be signed in almost 15 years.  The Governor signaled his support for the bill in principle during his revise of the state budget in May.

SB 998 will help AC Transit, VTA with bus-only lanes
September 27, 2016

Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today that will improve the ability of bus rapid transit (BRT) services to move riders more quickly through heavily travelled corridors.

SB 998 amends the vehicle code to authorize transit agencies to cite motorists who are inappropriately using the bus-only lanes and obstructing the operation of BRT service. 

September 26, 2016

SANTA CLARA – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill allowing the state Department of General Services to modify the terms of a property sale with the Santa Clara Housing Authority to allow an innovative housing development to move forward, was signed by Governor Brown today.  SB 680 is an urgency bill and takes effect immediately. 

September 25, 2016

Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown signed a major arbitration bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to protect California workers from two of the worst kinds of provisions found buried in arbitration clauses.  Gov. Brown also signed a second Wieckowski arbitration bill guaranteeing people the right to a certified court reporter in arbitration proceedings.

Governor Brown's Appointments Secretary will explain how to apply for state boards, commissions
September 23, 2016

FREMONT – Residents seeking to put their skills and experience to work on a local or state commission can learn how to access information on vacancies and apply for positions at an appointments workshop hosted by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) this Tuesday night at the Fremont Senior Center. 

September 21, 2016

State & Local Board and Commission Appointments Workshop

Have you ever considered serving your community as an appointee to a local or statewide board or commission? Please join Senator Bob Wieckowski and California Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil, from the Office of Governor Jerry Brown, for an appointments workshop to learn about the process.

Here you will learn:

September 14, 2016

HAYWARD – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will honor the work of local activists in the 10th Senate District and highlight accomplishments from the 2015-2016 legislative session during his annual State of the District Address and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, September 15 at Cal State University, East Bay’s New Student Union, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard in Hayward.