Wieckowski Bill Authorizing County Transportation Tax Measure Heads To Governor’s Desk

ASSEMBLY 25 | A tweak in the state law that would allow Alameda County and Contra Costa County to again consider a transportation tax measure next year was approved last week by the State Senate.

The bill offered by Fremont Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski now sits on the governor’s desk for approval after the Legislature’s upper house approved AB 210, 25-12. It allows both counties to exceed the two percent sales tax limit laid out in state law on a one-time basis and for a potential transportation measure to be placed on the ballot sometime before 2020. However, many cities and local public officials are pushing hard for the exemption to be executed sooner than later.

Measure B1, a similar transportation sales tax measure was narrowly defeated last year to the consternation of officials and constituents in the more liberal parts of the East Bay. Despite garnering over 66 percent of the vote, Measure B1 failed to reach the requisite two-thirds majority for approval of tax measures by a mere 700 votes. Its demise was located in the Tri Valley where only one precinct in the entire area approved the tax.

Proponents of the transportation sales tax before and now say the East Bay’s aging roads and freeways need to be repaired and in some cases modernized to handle the flow of goods through the Bay Area and further influx of commuters.



Categories: 2014 Election, AD25, bills, Bob Wieckowski, Jerry Brown, legislation, Measure B, Measure B1, sales tax, State Senate, transportation, Tri Valley

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  1. He's pandering to what the majority of his District wants. It's called Democracy!

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  2. More aptly called stupidity.

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  3. I call it intelligent. I guess it's only stupid if he doesn't do what you want him to do. How arrogant on your part!

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  4. Actually, enlightened.

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  5. Bob is far more intelligent than the last post!

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  6. We can all live in a dream world.

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  7. You are the biggest dreamer of all.

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  8. It takes one to know that you're full of it.

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  9. I'm full of knowledge–you are full of B.S.

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  10. Written like a true self-absorbed zealot.

    It's your 'knowledge' that sets us back and then has to be cleaned up by the adults in the room.

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  11. You are the ultra-conservative zealot and write like a child who hasn't studied politics. Bob is doing what a majority of us want on transportation.

    You are a dreamer and live in your own dream world if you don't think Bob will be our next Senator.

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  12. Get with the program, kid.

    Good old-fashioned conservative values are what we need and Wiecowski doesn't have them. He is yesterday's news.

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  13. Only in your upside down world Anon 1:12. Bob is doing what most of us want except you and a few extremists.

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  14. Show us that birth certificate, Bob!

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  15. The above is a ridiculous post from Tea Party extreme.

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  16. You can call him whatever name you want, but he will still be Senator Bob because the rest of us like what he's doing.

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  17. Senator Bob HO-yashi.

    Senator Mary HO-wieckowski.

    It's all the same.

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  18. Senator Bob Wieckowski has such a nice sound to most of us, except to you Tea Party extremists. LOL

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  19. Bob Howieckowski. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth, doesn't it?

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  20. Senator Wieckowski–we in the district, by a large margin, love him.

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  21. Written like a true troll.

    Congrats.!

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  22. You are the only troll, and it seems one of the few that hate Bob. To bad you are only good at calling people names.

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  23. What it is, son! What it is!

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  24. Bob will be the next Senator and that's what it is, even if you don't like it.

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  25. Livin' in a dream world!

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  26. That's what 8:12 is doing!

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  27. I know you are but what am I?

    This is how such postings have devolved.

    Dumb and dumbshit.

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  28. Get the anti-Wieckowski troll off this string.

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  29. Bob Wieckowski is admired and respected by most of us in his District. I think Brown will sign the Bill as well as others along the same line. We'll know soon. Till then let's all calm down.

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