Press Releases

Governor Signs 2020 Budget Securing Major Victory for New River and Salton Sea

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed the California 2020-21 State Budget. Despite pandemic-related fiscal challenges, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is proud to have secured funding for 56th Assembly District priorities, including over $47 million for New River and Salton Sea mitigation projects.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Reiterates Sense of Urgency as Governor Asks Imperial County to Reinstate Stay-At-Home Orders

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Today, Governor Newsom has asked the County of Imperial to reinstitute their stay-at-home orders. This announcement comes after the California Department of Public Health’s active coordination with County officials and the close monitoring of the County’s increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity rate as well as hospital and testing capacity.

California Assembly Approves Package of Homelessness Measures

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Building upon previous legislative efforts, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) joined his Assembly colleagues to approve a series of homelessness bills that would grant additional funding, improve coordination, and enhance transparency as the state continues to prioritize housing needs.

Legislature Keeps New River and Salton Sea in Budget Proposal Sent to Governor

(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 Salt

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Calls New River Stakeholders Together For Strategy Session

(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.