Press Releases

Friday, October 18, 2019

Toxic Lead Acid Clean-Up to be Expedited Statewide

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Nomination Ceremony

Warren High School Teacher Chosen by Peers, Community

Saturday, August 31, 2019

BELL GARDENS – In an event today, community partners presented $51,000 to save the Bell Garden Youth Football and Cheer program after a major theft of their equipment occurred in early July. The season’s Opening Day Celebration included check presentations and new equipment donations made possible by Bell Gardens Police Department, the community, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, the Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) and Supervisor Hilda Solis.

Friday, August 23, 2019

contaminants in glass of water bening drunk from(Sacramento) – Today, the State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) released updated guidelines for all local water agencies regarding the detection and reporting of the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water

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.