Press Release

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Speech announces Coachella Valley native as new CA water board chair.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia at the 2019 California State of the Sate address

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom presented his first State of the State address before a joint convention of the California branches of government.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

As excerpted from The Sacramento Bee:

With Gov. Newsom’s leadership, and a broad coalition assembled to tackle this problem head-on, we are committed to making 2019 the year California finally delivers on the promise of safe, affordable drinking water to all of its residents.

The start-up funds dedicated in the governor’s budget, along with the ongoing funding proposed in companion legislation, is both reasonable and necessary. It amounts to less than the cost of a bottle of water per user – a dollar a month, with exemptions for low-income Californians.

Additionally, the funds dedicated to this purpose cannot be diverted for other uses. This ensures that communities of color and low-income neighborhoods will not be put at risk of losing their clean water funding with the boom and bust cycle of the state budget

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Assemblymember Richard Bloom at Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Crisis

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Water, Parks, and Wildlife Chair; Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) Environmental and Toxic Materials Committee Chair; and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation Chair convened a joint informational hearing on safe and affordable drinking water.

Thursday, January 31, 2019