Mayor Bob Filner Makes History By Opening First Binational Office Of Border Affairs
by Paloma Aguirre
On Friday February 22, 2013 City of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner made history by opening the first Office of Binational Affairs in the City of Tijuana. This historical move proves his administration’s commitment to working across the border to enhance the arts, transportation and the environment of the San Diego-Tijuana region. “We need to be an example of how two nations can come together and create exciting oppportunities” said Mayor Filner, "I am only following the example of what many NGO’s, the business sector and the academia have been doing for a long time: cross-border collaboration".
WiLDCOAST congratulates the offices of Mayor Filner and Mayor Bustamante for their progressive vision in approaching border issues regionally and looks forward to continuing to work in addressing cross-border pollution issues and restoring our region's coastal and marine ecosystems.