Sacramento, California - State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins announced the appointment of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D- Coachella) to The California Economic Development Commission (CED). The Commission was established in 1971, as a statewide, bipartisan advisory commission chaired by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom.
“I’m honored that Speaker Atkins, appointed me to this bipartisan commission. As a member, I want to work with the Lt. Governor and fellow commissioners to develop strategies to spur economic growth throughout the state. ” said Assemblyman Garcia.
The California Economic Development Commission is charged with the following:
- Assess specific regional or local economic development problems and making recommendations for solving problems.
- Provide a forum for ongoing dialogue on economic issues between state government and the private sector.
- Recommend legislation to require evaluation of ongoing economic development projects and programs to ensure continued cost effectiveness.
- Identify and report important secondary effects on economic development of programs and regulations which may have other primary purposes.
- Undertake specialized studies and preparing specialized reports at the request of the governor or Legislature.
“I welcome this bipartisan forum to create a dialogue and exchange ideas on California’s economic opportunities and future,” Garcia concluded.
The CED is comprised of 17 members: six commissioners are members of the State Legislature and ten members of the public are appointed by the Governor and represent various industries throughout the state.
Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s website http://asmdc.org/members/a56/.