Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Reacts to Governor Newsom’s Initial 2024 Budget Proposal

(Sacramento, CA) —Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has released the following statement regarding Governor Newsom’s initial 2024 California Budget proposal:


“We will be thoroughly reviewing the Governor’s budget proposal in the Legislature and look forward to collaborating with his administration to ensure we safeguard funding for essential programs and defend resources for district priorities. Over the years, we have been able to direct aid to address longstanding district disparities, and we want to make certain that the final budget distributes resources equitably and continues to reflect these urgent regional concerns.”


 “We are optimistic that the Governor highlighted his commitment to climate change and has included $65.2 million for the Salton Sea Management Program in this initial budget proposal. We believe our climate bond legislation becomes all the more important as a potential funding mechanism in the face of the current economic landscape. AB 1567 presents a balanced portfolio to address climate urgencies from across the state, including over $400 million for the Salton Sea and other climate resiliency priorities for our local community. Environmentally vulnerable and economically underserved areas across the state, like those in our district, rely on these investments to  protect them from wildfires, extreme heat, air pollution, flooding infrastructure damage, and other dangerous climate impacts.”