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Hayward event will help business owners improve communication and build a strong brand
July 30, 2019

HAYWARD – Local business owners can learn how to improve their marketing on-line and increase their communication with customers at a Yelp Workshop co-hosted by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the City of Hayward, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and local Chambers of Commerce.

Please Join Senator Wieckowski for a Small Business Workshop
July 24, 2019


I am proud to partner with Assemblymember Bill Quirk, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center, and the Chambers of Commerce of Hayward, Union City, and Castro Valley/Eden Area for a Yelp Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is for small businesses and members of the public to learn ways to best utilize Yelp in order to reach out to their community. Members of my district staff will be on hand to answer constituent questions and listen to concerns you may have.

SB 13 eliminates impact fees on accessory units below 750 square feet to reduce building costs for homeowners
July 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A major accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform bill authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to eliminate developer impact fees on units below 750 square feet passed the Assembly Local Government Committee today.  SB 13, which also eliminates owner occupancy restrictions for five years, passed with bipartisan support.

SR 47 adds California's voice in support of joining Basel Convention to curb international waste
July 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California Senate today passed SR 47, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to urge Congress to ratify the Basel Convention, an international treaty that places protocols on international waste.

July 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Environmental Quality Committee today approved Senate Resolution 47 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) with bipartisan support to urge the United States to ratify the Basel Convention, an international treaty to reduce the movement of hazardous waste and mixed plastic waste. 

Former U.S. ambassador to Germany supports SB 267
July 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Foreign Service Officers from California representing the United States abroad, and their spouses, would be able to get an extension for their driver’s license that would keep it in full effect for the duration of the time they are serving abroad, under Senate Bill 267 authored by Sen. Bob Wieckowski.  The bill was approved this afternoon by the Assembly Transportation Committee.

June 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) highlighted several parts of the 2019-2020 state budget that was signed yesterday by Governor Gavin Newsom.

June 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) Senate Bill 616, ensuring that at least $2,000 must be left in a bank account when it is levied by a debt collector, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee this morning.

June 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Natural Resources Committee today approved Senate Bill 168 by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to establish a chief climate resilience officer in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR).  The bill now moves to the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee.

June 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Castro Valley comic book store Crush Comics was honored today by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) in the state Capital as the Small Business of the Year for Senate District 10.