SACRAMENTO—A bill to prohibit the use of the word “squaw” for geographic features and place names in California by January 1, 2024 has been introduced by Assemblymembers James C. Ramos (D-Highland), the first California Native American elected to the state legislature and Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.
Veteran of the Year Nominations
Nominate a Veteran for the 58th Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year 2022. Share a veteran's story of perseverance and commitment to our community. Veterans living in the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Norwalk, and Pico Rivera are eligible to be nominated for this special recognition. Nominations are due May 1st, 2022.
(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1910, which would establish a grant program to provide incentives in the form of grants to local governments that make publicly owned golf courses available for housing and publicly accessible open spaces.
(Sacramento) – Today Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) expands on her work to ensure state policies align with California’s air quality and climate goals to better protect public health and the environment. AB 1857 corrects a deficiency in waste management law that has caused harm in overburdened communities for over three decades.
(Sacramento) – Today, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1778, which would prohibit the State of California from funding or permitting transportation projects of freeway expansions/widening in Environmental Justice Communities adversely affected by vehicle emissions and/or in areas with a higher rate of population below the poverty line.
(Sacramento)–Today, AB 1341 authored by Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and coauthored by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), passed the Assembly Floor on a vote of 55-13, and is now off to the Senate.
"Honorable Members of the Metro Board:
November 19, 2021
Mr. Henry Herrera
Regional Urban Forester
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
Grants Management Unit/Urban & Community Forestry
23300 Castle Street
Riverside, CA 92518
RE: City of Bell Gardens – BG Urban Forest Management Plan & Tree Planting
Dear Mr. Herrera,
Today at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Assemblymember Cristina Garcia and members of the community discussed the importance of access to Menstrual Products and announced a pilot program for a menstrual product bank for those in need.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) commends Governor Newsom for his bold action on environmental justice. Today, Governor Newsom announced an Executive Order requiring setback zones for new oil and gas extraction sites in California. Along with setback requirements, the Executive Order also requires pollution mitigation at existing facilities.