Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s Statement on Acting Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency Declaration

Proclamation to Aid Following I-10 Highway Collapse

(COACHELLA, CA)- Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) released the following statement regarding Acting Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency declaration after this weekend’s storm which wore out the Tex-Wash bridge on the Interstate 10 highway corridor:

"As a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I applaud Acting Governor Newsom’s attention to our Imperial and Coachella Valley region and for him declaring this past weekend’s storm a state of emergency which had major impacts to one of California's major roadways. Today’s proclamation will help us expedite any needed investment for road maintenance, our economy and our safety.  I look forward to working with him and Governor Brown in improving our state’s infrastructure needs and identifying new sources of funding for ongoing road and highway maintenance that is fair and sustainable,” said Assemblymember Garcia.

To view Acting Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency Proclamation: