New state investment will increase energy efficiency, improve air quality, and bring economic development opportunities to the City of Coachella
(Coachella, CA) – On Thursday, October 29, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Imperial Western Products, and the City of Coachella held a check presentation ceremony to announce and celebrate a $2,117,678 grant from the California Energy Commission. This state grant will allow Imperial Western Products to construct a microgrid system to produce and store renewable electricity; building on the company’s industry record of environmental protection and conservation leadership. The project will provide increased energy reliability and local workforce development opportunities while reducing operating costs and GHG emissions at their Coachella facility.
(Holtville, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to announce George’s Pizza, located in the City of Holtville, as the Small Business of the Year for the 56th California State Assembly District. The McClure/Estrada family-owned and operated restaurant that was originally established in 1991, has notably caught the attention of movie stars such as John Travolta, and continues to thrive as a valued Imperial Valley community partner.
Imperial County Superintendent of Schools Testifies Alongside CA Superintendent of Public Instruction to Highlight Regional Broadband Connectivity Efforts
(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and his colleagues on the Assembly Committees on Communications and Conveyance, and Education held a joint informational hearing focusing on the new reality of distance learning and the issue of internet access for California students.
(COACHELLA, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and the Southern California Mountains Foundation Urban Conservation Corps (UCC) are proud to announce the $1,050,000 award of a Board of State and Community Corrections Title II Grant to expand services and employment training for young adults in the Coachella Valley.
California commits to explore a major economic opportunity for Salton Sea communities
(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 1657 – Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California. This measure instructs the California Energy Commission (CEC) to establish a blue ribbon commission to explore and expand the state’s emerging lithium recovery industry.
(Sacramento, CA) – Last night, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2043 and AB 2165, farmworker relief legislation authored by Assembly Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella). These measures establishing the nation’s first legislative package of COVID-19 protections for agricultural workers passed the legislature with bipartisan support.
(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Legislature concluded the 2020 legislative session this week, and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) passed over a dozen authored and coauthored bills that now await the Governor’s signature.
“This year the Legislature was called to respond to unprecedented challenges. My colleagues and I came together to prioritize COVID-19 relief and economic recovery. While this important work is far from over, I am proud that we were able to defend a majority of our district priorities, and remain committed to alleviating the burden this pandemic has placed on our community,” said Assemblymember Garcia.