State and Community Leaders Celebrate Signage of Bill to Fund Cleanup of Exide and Other Sites

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(Commerce) – Assembly member Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) will be holding a Press Conference regarding AB 2153 which was recently signed by Governor Brown and will provide a continuous funding stream for the clean-up of areas contaminated by Exide. The new law will reallocate a fee already imposed on all car batteries to fund the cleanup of contamination caused by lead acid batteries throughout the state. Senator Ricardo Lara (D- Bell Gardens), Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D- Los Angeles) and community leaders will also be in attendance to give remarks. This new law will bring relief to these affected communities and ensure solutions to a major long-term problem.

What: Press Conference
When: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am
Where: Bandini Park /Batres Community Center
4725 Astor Avenue Commerce, CA 90040

The 58th Assembly District includes the cities of Montebello, Pico Rivera, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, Cerritos and Artesia.