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May 4, 2018

As you may know, May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In order to honor API leaders who continue to make a positive impact in our community, I would like to invite you to the:

8th Annual API Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony
Hosted by Senator Bob Wieckowski

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
4pm-5pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)
Warm Springs Community Center
47300 Fernald Street, Fremont, CA 94539

April 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­– After two companies running offshore oil and gas drilling and production facilities off the Central Coast declared fiscal insolvency, a Senate budget subcommittee today approved $108.5 million in funding over three years to permanently secure, plug and abandon oil wells and facilities in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, according to State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).

April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Governance and Finance Committee today passed two significant housing bills authored by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to reduce the cost of building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) and to require California charter cities follow state planning and zoning laws for housing.  

SB 1333 strengthens the obligation of the 121 California charter cities to make sites available for housing development to meet the needs of their residents at all income levels.

April 19, 2018

State Sen. Bob Wieckowski, adaptation advocate

California leads the country in terms of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but it needs to step up planning for warming's inevitable impacts, argues state Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D).

"How do you organize your local governments, or your state government, so that you make changes to your transportation system, your agricultural system, to your city, to your planning, to your bridges, and then how do you pay for it?" he asked.

April 19, 2018

Dear Friend,

This year we celebrate the 48th Anniversary of Earth Day. It began as a nationally-recognized annual event in 1970 after a devastating oil spill off the coast of California.

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) new bill to make it easier and less costly for homeowners to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property, passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today.  Senate Bill 831 will now go before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee.

April 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Longer fire seasons, floods and increasing heat waves are already affecting California’s residents and natural environment, and as these and other dangers posed by climate change threaten more aspects of everyday life the state is working to adapt by investing in coordinated programs that integrate information, modern science and best practices to protect the public.

April 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­ – Increasing threats posed by climate change, including sea level rise, diminished snow pack, longer fire seasons, rising temperatures and the spread of vector-borne diseases into new habitats, are having a profound impact on all areas of California.  The state has sought to aggressively fight climate change and become more resilient to protect the health and safety of California lives and livelihoods.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Castro Valley High, Live Oak Academy students recognized for their recitations
March 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) honored Stephanie Bucuroaia of Castro Valley High School and Luke Cho of Live Oak Academy in the state Capitol today as the California Poetry Out Loud champions for Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

“Stephanie and Luke understand the power and magic of words and their ability to inspire, move and educate us,” said Wieckowski, whose district includes parts of both counties. “They are two outstanding students who have excelled in this competition.”