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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 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Sen.  Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today introduced new state legislation to ease the financial burden on local jurisdictions working to prevent flooding in residential and business communities along the southern end of San Francisco Bay. 

January 10, 2018

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2018-2019 budget.

“Gov. Brown’s final budget proposal reflects the successful collaboration between the Legislature and the executive branch these past seven years to move California out of a devastating budget hole and onto a stable foundation.  A sensible mix of hard work, tough decisions and strong support from voters has our state in a much better position to meet the many challenges facing California in the years ahead.

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.  

December 14, 2017

Dear Friends,

With the holiday season upon us and 2017 winding down, December is an appropriate time to reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead with hope and optimism as the New Year approaches.

The California Legislature passed several important bills in 2017 to begin repairing our streets and highways; to provide a dedicated fund for financing affordable housing and approving a housing bond measure; to continue California's global leadership position in the fight against climate change; and to put a water and parks bond on the November 2018 ballot.

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.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

State Senator Bob Wieckowski honored several local heroes at his annual State of the District Address and Awards Ceremony, held this year at the University of California, Santa Cruz's Santa Clara campus.

November 2, 2017

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