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.

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Ramos and Cristina Garcia introduce legislation to ban use of ‘S-word’ as geographic name in California

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.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Introduces Assembly Bill 1857 to Move California Away From Dangerous and Dirty Waste Incinerators

AB 1857 will strengthen California’s waste law and help California achieve its zero-waste goals 

(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.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Introduces Assembly Bill 1778 to Prohibit California from Funding or Permitting Freeway Expansion in Environmental Justice Communities

(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.

City of Bell Gardens – BG Urban Forest Management Plan & Tree Planting

This letter of support is for the City of Bell Gardens’ application for funding from the CalFire Urban & Community Forestry Program.

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,

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Issues Statement on Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on Setbacks

(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.