Press Releases

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Photo of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia presenting on the Assembly floor

(SACRAMENTO, CA)    This afternoon, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) convened an Imperial Valley stakeholder group to coordinate New River advocacy in preparation of the Thursday, May 21, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation hearing where the $28 million funding proposal for the New River Improvement Project will be reviewed. Assemblymember Garcia’s strategy session was conducted via ZOOM and included local government officials as well as community organizers.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Governor Newsom presenting 2020 CA Budget May Revise

(SACRAMENTO, CA)    Today, Governor Gavin Newsom presented the 2020-21 California Budget May Revision to the Legislature. As expected, the revision reflected unprecedented challenges and the significant impact of COVID-19. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has issued the following response regarding the safeguard of his district priorities:

 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Imperial County Press Conference May 8, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) This morning, Imperial County Board Chairman, Supervisor Luis Plancarte, gathered with representatives of the seven incorporated cities to announce the Imperial County Roadmap to Recovery. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), who had urged local cities and counties to align themselves in accordance with California’s efforts, has issued the following statement commending Imperial County:

Friday, May 8, 2020

Photo of the New River in Calexico

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Amid concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on the upcoming California State Budget, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) submitted a letter urging Governor Gavin Newsom to preserve the proposed $28 million, $18 million of one-time General Fund and $10 million from Proposition 68, for the New River Improvement Project. Assemblymember Garcia has issued the following statement:

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

California Capitol

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) signed on to a joint letter from members of the California State Legislature urging Governor Newsom to build upon his March 16th Executive Order N-28-20 and implement an immediate statewide moratorium on evictions for the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia has issued the following statement:

Friday, March 6, 2020

Legislative Budget Subcommittees approve $28 million proposed for the New River

New River photograph taken on February 27, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – This week, the California Senate Budget Subcommittee 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation and the California Assembly Budget Subcommittee 3 on Resources and Transportation both voted to approve the $28 million proposed for the New River in the Governor’s initial budget draft; $18 million one-time General Fund and $10 million from Proposition 68.