Press Releases

Friday, August 9, 2019

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

Thursday, August 1, 2019

(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) chemicals and subsequently inform the public of results.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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 from local agencies for purposes that are not for lobbying the Legislature or Congress or strictly educational activities.

Friday, June 28, 2019

(Sacramento) –  The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced that 50 students across California have been selected to receive a 2019 CLLCF Scholarship, two of whom are from the 58th Assembly district. The Foundation has continued its commitment to helping students in California further their education.

Nancy Alejandra Regis of Montebello who will be attending UCLA and Cristhiam Alfredo Santos of Downey who will be attending Charles Drew University they will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for education purposes.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

(Sacramento) – “The truth is that the opposition is funded by billionaires and these students don’t have paid lobbyists or organizations walking the halls. It’s politically easier for some of my colleagues to maintain the status quo at the continued expense of poor students,” stated Assemblymember Cristina Garcia.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Battery Fee to Fund Lead Contamination Statewide