Five new mayors took office across Baja this month, including Montserrat Caballero as the first elected female mayor in Tijuana’s history. Mayor Caballero was also voted Chair of the Baja Municipal Committee which aims to increase collaboration across the state. The first item on their agenda is to work with the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE) to restore electricity supply for the Colorado River-Tijuana aqueduct that ensures water supply in Tijuana. The Chamber has met with Mayor Caballero and looks forward to continued collaboration with the City of Tijuana under her leadership.
At the state level, Baja’s Governor-elect Marina del Pilar will take office on November 1. She has made several announcements to introduce new cabinet members including former Tijuana Mayor and businessman Kurt Honold, who will serve as Secretary of Economy and Innovation. Marina del Pilar has met with California and San Diego elected officials including Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, County Supervisor Nora Vargas, and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria to foster binational relationships, and traveled to Mexico City to meet with federal officials to discuss efforts to advance border infrastructure projects and promote regional economic development. She also joined our Mexico City Summit last month and shared a message with our business community.
President Lopez Obrador traveled to Baja to meet with state authorities and work on a plan to integrate migrants from South America and other Mexican states. He was last in our region back in June when he visited Tijuana, Mexicali, Ensenada, and San Quintin.