Press Release

Friday, May 17, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Positive Direction: Local Discussions to Move Forward

 

(SACRAMENTO, CA) —Today, the Assembly Appropriations Committee placed a hold on AB 854 (Mayes) turning the measure into a two-year bill with the intention of allowing for local discussions and negotiations to move forward. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following statement in regards to the positive direction of these talks and the future of Imperial Irrigation District’s electricity service in the Coachella Valley: 

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

As excerpted from The Desert Sun:

The ordinance follows the 2018 passage of AB 626. The bill, which was authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, expanded the kinds of foods home-based businesses can sell, from baked goods like pan dulce to cooked items like carne asada tacos.

“It decriminalizes a practice that has been going on for a long time and creates an economic empowerment opportunity for people who want to make a living from something they already do at home and enjoy doing,” Garcia told the San Francisco Chronicle after his bill became law last year. The bill received support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle but garnered opposition from several associations representing the interests of county governments and health inspectors worried about sanitation.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised 2019-20 budget proposal: 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia speaking at Natural Resources Budget Request Press Conference

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) held a press conference today calling for budget funding for critical natural resources programs, climate resiliency, and implementation of Proposition 68.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019