Women’s Caucus Addresses Priorities and Issues Affecting California

Bill Expanding State Auditor’s Authority Protecting Taxpayer Dollars To Be Introduced

(Sacramento) –  After several reports of inappropriate behavior at events sponsored by the California Contract Cities Association, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia plans to introduce legislation that will provide accountability and transparency of taxpayer dollars that flow to associations of local agencies or districts.

CalEPA Secretary Tours District with Assemblywoman Garcia

Environmental Justice Focus of Visit

(Bell Gardens) - Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia showed Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) the 58th Assembly District yesterday, touring areas relevant to her environmental justice mantra.  Garcia has championed environmental justice legislation focused on air and water quality regulations as well as soil contamination that have long plagued the region and its residents with toxins that have been directly linked to chronic illness and lower life expectancy.

Blumenfeld and Garcia tour district

California First in the Nation to Mandate Public Notifications on Toxic Water with ‘Forever Chemicals’

(Sacramento) – Legislation that will require public water systems to notify consumers of the presence of toxic fluorinated chemical compounds was signed yesterday by Governor Gavin Newsom.  The bill, AB 756, introduced by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), would require all public water systems to monitor the class of per and polyfluoroakyl substance (PFAS) chemica

Assemblywoman Garcia introduces legislation to reign in local government lobbying associations

SACRAMENTO – After numerous reports of inappropriate behavior during raucous events sponsored by the California Contract Cities Association, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia introduced legislation limiting how the associations- funded by monies from the local governments or special districts -can expend funds.  AB 315 limits the associations of local agencies or districts from using funds paid fro