Wieckowski to speak in Castro Valley on political free speech rights for residents in HOAs

January 25, 2018

Castro Valley – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will be the guest speaker at a free Castro Valley forum, “Political Free Speech in Homeowner Associations: Impact of SB 407 on the 2018 Elections,” this Saturday at the Castro Valley Public Library.

Senator Wieckowski successfully authored SB 407 last year and it went into effect on Jan. 1.  The new law prevents homeowner associations from denying basic First Amendment rights of residents living in a community interest development.

“SB 407 affirms these rights for all Californians by ensuring the residents in HOAs are permitted to peacefully assemble, invite public officials to speak to, or meet with, residents, use common areas for political meetings, and canvass and distribute information of general political concern,” Wieckowski said.

The event is being organized by the Center for California Homeowner Association Law. Homeowners will learn how to enforce their SB 407 rights in small claims court and hear stories from HOA residents who have had their rights abused.


                           WHO:           Sen. Bob Wieckowski and the Center for California Homeowner Assoc. Law

WHAT:          “Political Free Speech in Homeowner Associations: Impact of SB 407 on 2018 elections

WHERE:       Castro Valley Public Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave., Castro Valley

WHEN:          10:30 a.m. – noon, Saturday, January 27, 2018