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October 23, 2012 > Congress of California Seniors gives Wieckowski perfect score

Congress of California Seniors gives Wieckowski perfect score

Submitted By Jeff Barbosa

A leading statewide non-profit organization that advocates for seniors has given Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) a perfect 100 percent score for his work in the state Legislature on behalf of seniors.

The Congress of California Seniors, founded in 1977, rated legislators based on their votes on key issues such as health care, long-term care, senior community interest housing developments, affordable housing, nursing home services and other bills. On its website, CCS State President Hank Lacayo said that the scorecard allows CCS to inform "seniors and their families about what legislators actually did, not just what they said."

"I am proud to receive a 100 percent score from the Congress of California Seniors," Wieckowski said. "It is a terrific organization that stands up for seniors and provides key testimony and advocacy on the issues that are critical to seniors."

Wieckowski's AB 2273, a bill signed by Governor Brown, was one of the bills on the organization's list. It requires the transfer of an interest in a common interest development contained in any deed of trust or mortgage to be recorded within 30 days of the sale. It also expedites the time frame in which that person would be required to mail a copy of the trustee's deed to a homeowners' association. The bill ensures that those who gain title to foreclosed property in common interest developments alert the homeowners' association, pay the fees they are required to pay and thereby prevent the kind of blight in the development that drives down the quality of life and property values. Currently, many purchases through foreclosure are not recorded for months and the new owners, often financial institutions, avoid paying their dues.

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