(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Today, the California Legislature voted to approve and send to Governor Newsom their 2020 state budget proposal. While the fiscal impact of the ongoing pandemic threatened the overall budget outlook, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is pleased that the Legislature’s budget framework continued to include funding for his district priorities of the New River and Salton Sea.
(CALEXICO, CA) Next week, a new state COVID-19 testing site will open in the City of Calexico. This is the second state testing site to be approved for the Imperial Valley. Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) commends the County of Imperial and other local leaders who made this possible in partnership with the State of California. He highly encourages community members to utilize available local resources to be tested.
(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.
(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:
(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:
(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: