(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Legislature concluded the 2020 legislative session this week, and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) passed over a dozen authored and coauthored bills that now await the Governor’s signature.
“This year the Legislature was called to respond to unprecedented challenges. My colleagues and I came together to prioritize COVID-19 relief and economic recovery. While this important work is far from over, I am proud that we were able to defend a majority of our district priorities, and remain committed to alleviating the burden this pandemic has placed on our community,” said Assemblymember Garcia.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – After making significant progress, the State of California has accepted Imperial County’s variance report allowing them to move forward into Stage 2 of the Resilience Roadmap. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following statement:
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Monday, August 3, the California State Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications voted to approve Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s AB 1657 – Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California. This measure would require the California Energy Commission (CEC) to establish a Blue Ribbon Commission to explore and expand the state’s emerging lithium recovery industry.
“This is a significant opportunity for California as well as our Imperial Valley community to achieve our climate goals, balance the electrical grid, and stimulate economic development in areas most in need of investment,” said Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. “We have not come close to tapping into the potential of this renewable power industry. By actively expanding this energy technology and developing a competitive lithium industry, this commission could serve as a valuable lever of our state’s economic recovery strategy to help bring back jobs and recoup critical economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
$3,000 Awarded for Imperial Valley Pandemic Relief Projects
(IMPERIAL, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and AT&T California proudly announce the American Legion Auxiliary, Bradley-Keffer Unit 138; Imperial County 4-H; and MANA de Imperial Valley as “Investing in California” award winners. These three local organizations will each receive $1,000 grants from AT&T to support their pandemic relief efforts.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed the California 2020-21 State Budget. Despite pandemic-related fiscal challenges, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to have secured funding for 56th Assembly District priorities, including over $47 million for New River and Salton Sea mitigation projects.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) Today, Governor Newsom has asked the County of Imperial to reinstitute their stay-at-home orders. This announcement comes after the California Department of Public Health’s active coordination with County officials and the close monitoring of the County’s increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity rate as well as hospital and testing capacity. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following statement in response:
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Building upon previous legislative efforts, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) joined his Assembly colleagues to approve a series of homelessness bills that would grant additional funding, improve coordination, and enhance transparency as the state continues to prioritize housing needs.