Press Releases

Monday, March 4, 2019

Esteemed Community Leader Receives Statewide Acclaim for Her Service and Advocacy.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Beatriz Gonzalez, 2019 Woman of the Year

(SACRAMENTO – CA) – Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) proudly presented Indio resident and esteemed community leader, Beatriz “Bea” Gonzalez, as the 56th Assembly District’s 2019 Woman of the Year recipient.

“It is my great privilege to be able to bestow this honor on such a well deserving recipient as Beatriz Gonzalez. Bea is a spectacular person, much beloved and well known in our community for her big personality and even bigger heart. She is a fierce advocate and consummate volunteer. She has dedicated her career growing Coachella Valley Unified School District’s Expanded Learning After School Programs where she has gone above and beyond, building partnerships and leveraging resources to ensure that her students have every possible opportunity to succeed,” shared Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia.


Thursday, February 14, 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