Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Implores Governor to Preserve Proposed New River Budget Funding

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:

“Our region has come together and put forth a unified front in support of the New River Improvement Project. After years of concerted and coordinated effort, we must continue to hold strong in our pursuit of funding. I am urging Governor Newsom and his Administration to maintain their previous budget commitment of $28 million, as outlined in his initial budget draft. The COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened the importance of this project. Now, more than ever, we must safeguard public health and advance projects that will create jobs and bring relief to our local economy. The New River Improvement Project is an absolute priority for our district, and we are fighting hard to secure the project funding that our community is relying on.”