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.

Governor Newsom Signs Assembly Bill 367: The Menstrual Equity for All Act

(Sacramento) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom singed Assembly Bill (AB) 367, the groundbreaking Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021. AB 367 will require all public schools serving students in grades 6 to 12, Community Colleges, & California State Universities (CSU’s) to stock restrooms with an adequate supply of free menstrual products, commencing in the 2022-23 school year.