Press Releases

Friday, April 20, 2018

 Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee clear Garcia’s economic priorities

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia

(Sacramento – CA) - This week, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) successfully ushered out several of his regional economic priority bills through the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (JEDE) Committee. In collaboration with the current JEDE Chair, Assemblymember Quirk-Silva (D- Orange County) and other colleagues, AB 2312, AB 2463, and AB 2596 stand to enhance the 56th Assembly District’s ability to create jobs and foster overall economic growth. 

Since his time as Chair of JEDE, Assemblymember Garcia worked diligently with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to make sure that our statewide programs, like the California Competes Tax Credit, offer relief to economically underserved areas, such as Imperial County. To accomplish this, he has worked closely with local entities such as Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) to tailor policy initiatives to meet regional needs.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

State Capitol Recognizes Holocaust Memorial Week

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia with Barbara Stenning

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Yesterday, State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia recognized Coachella Valley resident, Barbara Stenning as the 56th Assembly District’s 2018 Holocaust Survivor Honoree. Stenning is a child of a survivor from a family destroyed and displaced during World War II.  Her mother, Marianne Elizabeth Humphrey, grandparents, Carl and Rosel Hirsch, aunt, Ursula Hirsch Cahn, were all survivors and refugees of the Holocaust in Germany.


Monday, April 16, 2018

56th Assembly District well represented in California’s newly announced Opportunity Zone designations

(SACRAMENTO, CA) The United States Department of the Treasury recently released the final certifications for California’s Opportunity Zone designations. Of these zones, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is very pleased to announce the sweeping success of his requests for the inclusion of numerous local census tracts.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Assemblymember Garcia’s AB 1918, Stands to Further Expand our State’s Already Robust Outdoor Economy

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and a vast coalition of our state’s leading outdoor recreation industry leaders and advocates

(Sacramento, CA)  – Yesterday, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) stood alongside a vast coalition of our state’s leading outdoor recreation industry leaders and advocates in staunch support of legislative efforts to establish a California Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation.

“California’s outdoor recreation economy is the largest in the United States, generating over $92 billion in economic stimulus and creating more than 691,000 direct jobs,” explained Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife. “AB 1918 creates a new Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation that will help give this economic powerhouse the attention and support it deserves while expanding recreational opportunities for residents. These types of activities serve as a gateway to a myriad of other critical health, education, and social benefits that will allow our communities to flourish alongside our economy.”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee passes AB 3037

(Sacramento, CA) - Today, the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development passed AB 3037 a legislative effort joint authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) to allow localities to establish Redevelopment Housing and Infrastructure Agencies (RHIAs) to fund affordable housing and infrastructure projects in California.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

California Latino Legislative Caucus Press Conference - 2018 Legislative Priorities

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus conducted a press conference to announce this year’s legislative and policy priorities. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 1885, California Resident Worker Program and Economic Stabilization Act, ranked among the top of their 2018 agenda. 


Saturday, March 31, 2018

(Coachella, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD), and Pueblo Unido CDC called together fellow Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force (a.k.a. DAC Infrastructure Task Force, DACIC) members to announce AB 2060 (E. Garcia, 2018), locally crafted legislation to assist the Eastern Coachella Valley utilize state water infrastructure grant funding.