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Salton Sea: A Brief History and Looking Ahead

The current effort by the California Resources Agency is the latest attempt to develop a permanent solution to continued degradation of the environmental values of the Sea.

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Honoring California's Valiant Veterans

Veterans exemplify the best values of our country and have earned our respect and thanks. California is home to nearly two million veterans, more than any other state in the country.

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Supporting California Agriculture

Agriculture is a critical part of our California economy. This $43 billion industry employs over 400,000 people and generates approximately $100 billion in related economic activity.

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Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Acclaims Historic $6 Billion California Broadband Investment

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and his State Assembly colleagues joined together in unanimous, bipartisan support to pass a $6 billion broadband budget bill. This historic investment package reflects the agreement between the Legislature and the Governor’s Administration to expand California’s broadband fiber infrastructure and increase internet connectivity for families and businesses. 

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Gains Additional $3 Million For Palo Verde College Child Development Center

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Monday, July 12, Governor Newsom signed SB 129 finalizing several key budget investments and approving Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) request for an additional $3 million for the Palo Verde College Child Development Center relocation and expansion. Assemblymember Garcia joined the college and other partners to break ground on the new facility in May, which was supported by $1 million Garcia had previously obtained in the 2019 California budget.

It Is Official: Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Announces Eastern Coachella Valley Budget Triumph

Last night, Governor Newsom signed SB 129 offering amendments to the California budget framework and providing final approval on Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) slate of Eastern Coachella Valley budget priorities. This action officially secures the $30 million Garcia requested for the safe relocation of Oasis Mobile Home Park residents and $7 million to support a critical Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) water infrastructure project along Avenue 66 in Mecca.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Lauds Over $9 Million Sate Investment For Imperial Valley Housing Projects

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is excited to announce that Imperial Valley has procured over $9 million of additional investments toward affordable housing. The California Department of Housing and Community Development has notified Garcia that projects in Calexico and Heber are among the latest to be awarded Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant (FWHG) Program funding; the Calexico Remington project will receive $4,351,909, and the Heber Del Sol Family Apartments $4,894,682. The FWHG program provides grants or deferred-payment loans for the construction and rehabilitation of housing for agricultural workers and their families.

Salton Sea Lithium Opportunities Accelerated by General Motors and Controlled Thermal Resources Strategic Lithium Supply Agreement

(Imperial Valley, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) applauds the agreement between General Motors (GM) and Controlled Thermal Resources to secure local and low-cost lithium. Controlled Thermal Resources’ Hell's Kitchen Lithium and Power development in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field is located in Imperial County, California, the largest known geothermal resource in the world.