Local Mayor Takes Part in Border Mayors Summit
San Luis Mayor Gerardo Sanchez and City Consultant Ralph Velez took part in the eighth annual United States-Mexico Border Mayors Summit in San Diego, California.
With the goal of strengthening the relationship between the United States and Mexico, the United States Mexico Border Mayors convened for their Border Mayor Summit hosted by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Arturo González Cruz.
The event brought together mayors from across the United States including California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico as well as mayors from Baja California and even as far as Canada.
All of them participated in discussions about economic opportunities, immigration, and environmental issues.
During the Summit, Mayor Gerardo Sanchez alongside Imperial Beach, California Mayor Sege Dedina and Director of Environmental Policy in Baja California Manuel Rodríguez Monárrez spoke about the ongoing collaboration between officials on both sides of the border to address the area's environment issues.
The event was also marked by the signing of two resolutions.
The first, a resolution calling for the ratification of the United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).
The other resolution called for the reauthorization of the North American Development Bank (NADBank) and an increase in funding for water infrastructure projects along the border.
“It was a great honor to represent the City of San Luis and the State of Arizona at the Border Mayors’ Summit,” stated Mayor Gerardo Sanchez. “It is important to support the United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement and continue supporting the North American Development Bank to continue the investment in border infrastructure projects that benefit all communities,” he added.