Press Releases

October 5, 2018

CASTRO VALLEY – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize four Latino leaders and organizations in the fields of health care, youth outdoor education, labor and Latina immigrant community empowerment at his 6th Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony this Thursday in the Castro Valley Library Community Room.

October 5, 2018

SANTA CLARA – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will co-host a Halloween Safety Resource Fair with Assembly member Kansen Chu (D-San Jose), Supervisor Ken Yeager and the Santa Clara Police Department to provide brochures, safety tips and Halloween treats to children and parents at a Halloween Safety Resource Fair this Wednesday in the Central Park Library Redwood Room.

October 4, 2018

I am proud to co-host a Halloween Safety Resource Fair with the Santa Clara Police Department, Assemblymember Kansen Chu, and Supervisor Ken Yeager.

We will have available brochures and other materials on safety tips for parents and children for the Halloween holiday. Members of my district staff will also be on hand to answer constituent questions and listen to concerns you may have.

September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to eliminate a housing loophole that allows charter cities to reduce sites zoned for affordable housing, even if the action is inconsistent with the cities’ adopted general plans, was signed today by Governor Jerry Brown. SB 1333 is supported by housing advocates who at a time when the state is in the middle of a severe affordability shortage want all cities to do their fair share to end the crisis.

South Bay will benefit from levee enhancements, marsh restoration, extension of Bay Trail
September 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A crucial Bay Area project to protect residents and businesses from sea level rise and intense storms will now be eligible to receive state flood control reimbursements funds under Senate Bill 881, authored by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), and signed Saturday by Governor Jerry Brown.

September 17, 2018

FREMONT – Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to relinquish a stretch of State Route (SR) 84 to the city of Fremont, which has plans to make a variety of improvements to the route.  Under SB 989, the portion of SR 84 between I-880 and Mission Boulevard will be turned over to the city.

SB 1244 stems from school district's attempt to recover almost $500,000 from a requester who refused to return documents mistakenly released by the district
September 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to protect people who request public records under the California Public Records Act from having to pay the attorneys fees of a public agency was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.  Supporters of Senate Bill 1244, including the California News Publishers Association (CNPA), said the bill is necessary to ensure access to public records.

September 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Speaking at a series of events affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week, Senator Bob Wieckowski, chair of the California Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee, highlighted important steps the Golden State is taking to work with local districts to improve air quality, cut greenhouse gas emissions tied to moving, treating and delivering water, address sea level rise, base policies on sound science, and construct climate smart buildings.

September 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill requiring attorneys to inform their clients of all confidentiality restrictions related to mediation and to obtain written disclosure that the clients understand them was signed today by Governor Jerry Brown.

Shoreline Project will protect businesses, homes against storm surges, sea-level rise; extend Bay Trail
August 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill to provide state funding to a crucial flood control project in the South San Francisco Bay was unanimously approved by the California Senate today and will go to Governor Brown for his signature.

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