Press Releases

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.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

“Fries to Fuel” Event Raises Awareness on Importance of AB 2866 and Emission Reduction

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia at AB 2866 Clean Fleet Program Event

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Today, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), and Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) stood alongside the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance and Imperial Western Products a Coachella based company, to promote Garcia’s AB 2866, Clean Fleet Program. They gathered around the East Steps of the California State Capitol to raise awareness on the importance of emission reduction.


Monday, March 2, 2020

As excerpted from The Desert Sun:

Mecca is among three communities in the 56th Assembly District that have acquired funding to develop or enhance their regional parks.

The proposed 6.7-acre sports park is receiving $5.8 million for development at the corner of Avenue 66 and Dale Kiler Road, next to the Mecca Boys & Girls Club lawmakers announced this week.

It will include a jogging path, exercise equipment, a covered picnic area, sports fields and lighting with public art.