Press Releases

Senator Wieckowski's SB 1069 goes into effect on Jan. 1 to remove obstacles on building second units
December 16, 2016

Sacramento – The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) today released guidelines to assist cities with the implementation of new laws, including SB 1069 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), that reduce barriers to building accessory dwelling units(ADUs) to increase the supply of lower-cost housing in the state.

SB 16 lowers the cap on how much private lenders can garnish to the federal loan level
December 6, 2016

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), who has successfully brought relief for low-income Californians fighting wage garnishment in the past, is now setting his sights on assisting private student loan borrowers by lowering the amount that can be taken from their paychecks to the same level as federal loan borrowers.  The senator introduced SB 16 yesterday, the first day of the legislative session.

December 1, 2016

Fremont – State Senator Bob Wieckowski will co-host a Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit.  Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend to receive instructions on how to apply for this tax credit.

Family Fun Day community mixer will be held Dec. 3 in Santa Clara
November 28, 2016

Santa Clara – California is the most racially and ethnically diverse state in the nation and November marks Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month, a time to recognize and acknowledge the contributions made by Californians of Sikh heritage.  A family fun day community mixer with food, crafts, games, short films and free health checkups will be held in Santa Clara this Saturday. 

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. 

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