Press Release

Monday, August 14, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens, whose district overlapped with Calderon's and was first to call upon him to resign, today issued the following statement in response to his request for early release from prison:

Monday, August 7, 2017

AB 1132 Empowers AQMD's Enforcement Authority for Imminent Danger to the Public

(Sacramento) – Legislation allowing Air Quality Management District's (AQMD's) to immediately cease operations at facilities endangering the public today was signed by the Governor. The bill, AB 1132, was authored by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens), Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.

Friday, July 28, 2017

(Bell Gardens, CA) – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia's home district served as the backdrop for Governor Jerry Brown when he signed Assembly Bill 617, landmark climate change legislation authored by Assemblywoman Garcia which will establish a program to measure and combat air pollution at the neighborhood level – in the communities most impacted. Highlights of the signing ceremony in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/garcia

Thursday, July 20, 2017

(Sacramento) – Legislation allowing Air Quality Management District’s (AQMD’s) to immediately cease operations at facilities endangering the public today was approved again by the State Assembly. The bill, AB 1132, is authored by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens), Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.  The bill was previously amended in the Senate requiring today’s concurrence vote. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – During the State Assembly’s debate of the package of landmark climate change legislation, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens) stood in strong support of Assembly Bill 398, the companion measure to her Assembly Bill 617. Assembly Bills 398 and 617 will balance our economic, health and environmental concerns as California works to reach its 2030 climate targets and improve the lives of all residents. “These bills are for people like Maria who takes care of her five grandchildren in a one bedroom apartment in Bell Gardens but, is afraid to let the kids play outside in the poisoned air, and for Rocio who grows vegetables for her family in Commerce, but worries they could be toxic from the contaminated soil,” said Assemblywoman Garcia. “This package shows that we can take care of our global community while ensuring better air quality in our own backyards.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, July 17, 2017

California State Legislatures Approves AB 398 and AB 617

(SACRAMENTO, CA) Today, the California State Legislature made climate change history as they approved Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s (D-Coachella) and Cristina Garcia’s (D- Bell Gardens) air quality and carbon pollution bill package.  Breakthrough proposals, AB 398 (E Garcia, 2017) and AB 617 (E. Garcia, C. Garcia and Santiago, 2017) go hand-in-hand to balance our economic, health and environmental concerns as California  works to reach its 2030 climate targets and improve the lives of all residents.