(COACHELLA) – Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia will host a public meeting to discuss the New River and the State of California’s plan to address this long standing environmental issue in Imperial County. This is the second meeting this year that will provide an update to the community given allocated funding to address this public health and safety concern.
“I am pleased we secured $1.4 million for the New River in the budget to begin implementing projects to reduce the public health and safety risks to the community posed by the New River. This has been a long-standing concern for the residents of Calexico and the Imperial Valley, especially because it is one of the most polluted rivers in the nation,” commented Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia. “By working collaboratively with the community, the Governor’s office and key state agencies, we can continue the momentum we have gained on this issue and begin to implement projects to improve the harmful environmental conditions of the river that impact the citizens of Imperial County,” he concluded.