Press Releases

Friday, October 13, 2017

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Governor Brown

(IMPERIAL, CA) – Yesterday, Governor Brown signed Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 755, Capital Investment Incentive Program. This measure was sponsored by the County of Imperial in efforts to boost their ability to attract large manufacturing facilities and industries such renewable energy, to invest within the community.

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

AB 798 will save Imperial County money and allow for more effective services

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Governor Brown

(COACHELLA, CA) –Governor Brown has signed Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) AB 798, Local Government: Counties: Consolidation Of Offices. This measure, containing an urgency clause, will allow Imperial County to convert the Public Administrator's Office from an elected to an appointed position, and allow the County to appoint the same person to the offices of Public Administrator and Public Guardian. 

                

Thursday, October 5, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Brown signed a series of legislation to protect our state’s hardworking immigrants. This included SB 54, the California Values Act (De León) and AB 291, Hosing Immigration (Chiu), a measure coauthored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella). 

 

“Today, Governor Brown affirmed California’s pledge to protect and support the rights and dignity of all residents, including our hardworking immigrants,” stated Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. “Primarily, The California Values Act will ensure that our police, schools, health facilities, and courts remain safely accessible to all Californians regardless of immigration status while preserving the effective use of our limited local public safety resources.”

 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Comprehensive measures will address housing needs of all California

Assemblymembers Eduardo Garcia and David Chiu at Indio Affordable Housing Hearing

(COACHELLA, CA) – Today, we celebrate the bill signing of a historic housing package. This year, the California State Legislature came together to successfully pass fifteen measures to address the unique housing needs of all California, including particular investments for low-income families, farmworkers and veterans.

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bump and Grind Trail stock photo

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is excited to announce that today, Governor Brown has signed AB 661, Magnesia Spring Ecological Reserve: Mirage Trail. This measure joint authored with Assemblymember Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) would extend opening and closure dates for the Mirage Trail near Palm Desert; ensuring access to the Coachella Valley’s beloved Bump and Grind hiking trail between May and January.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Funding for 10 yr. Salton Sea Management Plan, clean drinking water, and disadvantaged community parks grants secured in SB 5

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Senate pro Temp de Leon at SB 5 park bond rally

(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Early this morning, SB 5, California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (De León/E. Garcia) was met with legislative success and will now advance to the Governor’s desk for signature. 

 

 “Californian families can rejoice at today’s legislative victory! SB 5 is an exemplary depiction of legislative cooperation between both houses that will bring $4 billion in long overdue investments into our state’s water, parks and recreational infrastructure. I truly, commend the leadership of Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Speaker Anthony Rendon for nurturing this bill to completion; ensuring that it equitably and accurately reflects the needs of all California, from coast to coast,” exclaimed Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, (D-Coachella) Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife.

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Garcia’s urban greening, air quality and agriculture asks included into the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Expenditure Plan bill package

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia

(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is thrilled to report the success of his efforts to include local priorities into the 2017-2018 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Expenditure Plan. This year’s plan is comprised of two budget bills, AB 109 and AB 134. These bipartisan supported measures, now headed to the Governor’s desk for signature, outline how our state will divvy up it’s nearly $1.5 billion in cap-and-trade revenues. 

 

“I am pleased that our successful advocacy efforts will open up avenues for significant investments into the 56th Assembly District. By pulling together in bipartisan cooperation, we were able to secure big wins for agriculture, air quality and urban greening,” announced Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, who over the past few weeks has been soliciting input from local entities.