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Assemblymember Garcia Applauds $13.8 Million Broadband Grant for Imperial County

(Sacramento, CA) — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) applauds a $13,834,949 grant award for Imperial County last mile broadband infrastructure. The Golden State Connect Authority’s Imperial County Broadband Network project funding request was approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on July 11, 2024, supporting the state’s Broadband for All commitment.  

Assemblymembers Wilson and Garcia Announce Agreement on $10 Billion Climate Resilience Bond for 2024 Ballot

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymembers Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City) and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) announced an agreement with the Senate on a historic $10 billion climate resilience bond expected to appear on the 2024 November ballot. The details of the agreement will be amended into SB 867 (Allen) – the Safe Drinking Water, Wildfire Prevention, Drought Preparedness, and Clean Air Bond Act of 2024 – which must be passed by the Legislature next week to meet the deadline for the ballot. Wilson and Garcia, who have served as co-leads on the Assembly climate bond working group, are joint authors on the measure. The climate bond working group consisted of Assemblymembers Dawn Addis (D-San Luis Obispo), Isaac Bryan (D-Culver City), Damon Connolly (D-San Rafael), Gregg Hart (D-Santa Barbara), Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine), Esmeralda Soria (D-Merced), Rick Chavez Zbur (D-Los Angeles).

State Assembly Approves Assemblymember Garcia and Senator Padilla’s Legislation Creating the Southeast California Economic Zone in the Salton Sea Region

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — On Wednesday, May 22, the California State Assembly voted to approve Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Senator Steve Padilla’s (D-San Diego) AB 2757, establishing the Southeast California Economic Region. This designation will enhance the competitiveness for federal, state, and local funding, as well as Lithium Valley and clean energy development investment opportunities in the Eastern Riverside County and Imperial County communities.