Press Releases

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Lauds Over $9 Million Sate Investment For Imperial Valley Housing Projects

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is excited to announce that Imperial Valley has procured over $9 million of additional investments toward affordable housing. The California Department of Housing and Community Development has notified Garcia that projects in Calexico and Heber are among the latest to be awarded Joe Serna, Jr. Farmworker Housing Grant (FWHG) Program funding; the Calexico Remington project will receive $4,351,909, and the Heber Del Sol Family Apartments $4,894,682. The FWHG program provides grants or deferred-payment loans for the construction and rehabilitation of housing for agricultural workers and their families.

Salton Sea Lithium Opportunities Accelerated by General Motors and Controlled Thermal Resources Strategic Lithium Supply Agreement

(Imperial Valley, CA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) applauds the agreement between General Motors (GM) and Controlled Thermal Resources to secure local and low-cost lithium. Controlled Thermal Resources’ Hell's Kitchen Lithium and Power development in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field is located in Imperial County, California, the largest known geothermal resource in the world.

Senate and Assembly Budget Committees Reach Agreement on Assemblymember Garcia’s $30 Million Oasis Mobilehome Park Budget Request

 

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – This evening, both the Senate and Assembly budget committees reached an agreement on the inclusion of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) $30 million budget request to support the residents of Oasis Mobilehome Park and help resolve this urgent public health and housing crisis in the Eastern Coachella Valley.