Press Releases

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Frontier public Wi-Fi hot spots unlock opportunities in underserved communities throughout the Coachella Valley and beyond

INDIO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC), and Frontier Communications celebrated the deployment of free public Wi-Fi and computer lab renovations at the Villa Hermosa Apartments, Eastern Coachella Valley farmworker family housing complex.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony highlighted local and statewide efforts to bridge the digital divide and announced the winners of a summer art contest for students of farmworker families. CVHC resident students created artwork depicting the benefits of increased internet access, with winning entries to be published on Assemblymember Garcia’s website and displayed in his Coachella District Office.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Assemblymember Garcia Pleased to Announce $960,000 CA State Parks Grant

(EL CENTRO, CA)— Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to announce the City of El Centro’s successful receipt of California Youth Soccer and Recreation Development Program grant funding.   

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

(COACHELLA, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has released the following statement regarding President Trump’s support of the RAISE Act, new federal immigration proposal:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

State investments will expand opportunities for Community Parks in the Eastern Coachella Valley

 

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Desert Recreation District (District) are thrilled to celebrate the combined work of a coalition of regional partners, which has resulted in the successful acquisition of state funding for the North Shore Community Park project. This $800,339 grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing-Related Parks Program will bring about critical investments into areas, most in need within our Eastern Coachella Valley communities.   

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Clean, Green Prosperous Future on California Horizon

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA)— Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. lent his signature to Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D- Coachella) AB 398, the next critical benchmark in California’s global climate leadership. This groundbreaking legislation established a comprehensive statewide program that will keep us on track to meet our ambitious 2030 climate goals.

“California has come together to act on climate, united across party lines with one clear vision for the future. I applaud the great vision of Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Together, through an unprecedented collaborative, bipartisan effort AB 398 will establish a comprehensive mechanism to allow us to achieve our ambitious climate goals, retain industry jobs to sustain our ever growing, clean green economy, all while addressing vital public health and air quality issues,” professed Assemblymember Garcia, Chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies.  “As we work to reach our 2030 emission reduction goals, over time this system would reduce tax burden and prove significantly less costly to Californian households.”

Thursday, July 20, 2017

AB 1453, Transportation to Literacy making its way to the Governor’s desk.

 

(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 1453, Transportation to Literacy has unanimously cleared the Senate floor, will undergo concurrence in Assembly and then head onto the Governor’s desk. This measure would authorize the governing board of a school district to use and operate buses for the purpose of transporting adult volunteers to and from educational activities at school sites.

 

The Assemblymember introduced this bill in response to a prohibiting vehicle code that stood in the way of Read with Me Volunteers, a local literacy assistance program, from offering transportation for their volunteers to remote school sites. A California vehicle code restricted the organization from utilizing school district buses to shuttle volunteers, many of whom senior citizens whose homes may be located 40 miles plus away from school sites.

 

Monday, July 17, 2017

California State Legislature Approves AB 398 and AB 617

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Today, the California State Legislature made climate change history as they approved Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D - Coachella) and Cristina Garcia’s (D - Bell Gardens) air quality and carbon pollution bill package.  Breakthrough proposals, AB 398 (E Garcia, 2017) and AB 617 (E. Garcia, C. Garcia and Santiago, 2017) go hand-in-hand to balance our economic, health and environmental concerns as our state works to reach its 2030 climate targets and improve the lives of all residents for generations to come.