The Chamber along with our partners at the Otay Chamber are supporting efforts by Congressman Juan Vargas to secure funding in the federal budget for the expansion of the existing Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry. “The Improvement and Renovation Project,” was included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal for $121.84 million, and now our advocacy must reach Washington policymakers who will be drafting budget proposals in the coming months.
This project would help alleviate the high border wait times that, for decades, have affected the San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, and Tecate region. The proposed improvements include adding new non-commercial inspection booths, pedestrian facilities, and a commercial annex building. These improvements will help make the Cali-Baja border a more effective place for trade and commerce.