Garcia to Chair New Committee
Last updated 1/11/2017 at 9:53am
Speaker Anthony Rendon has announced that Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia has been appointed to Chair the California State Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife.
This committee oversees numerous significant issues that will face California in the coming year, such as our historic Drought conditions, and the implementation of the multi-billion dollar Proposition 1, Water Bond passed by voters in 2014.
As Chair, Assemblymember Garcia will play a pivotal role facilitating conversations critical to the State's resource sustainability. "I am excited to work on water issues on behalf of Californians. Given the current water Drought and the challenges brought forward, there are significant opportunities that lie ahead for the State of California, and more importantly my district; an area where park space and water quality issues are prevalent," said Assemblymember Garcia.
Cástulo R. Estrada, vice president of the Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors, said he is encouraged by the appointment of Garcia as chair of the Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. "The issues of water resources, flood management and the fate of the Salton Sea are all part of the committee's jurisdiction and also are important issues to CVWD," Director Estrada said. "I see this as an opportunity to work directly with the Assemblyman to create solutions that work for the Coachella Valley as well as the rest of the state."
The Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdictions are water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife.