Commission of Californias (COMCALS) Reestablished

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On December 4th in San Diego, the Governor of BCS Carlos Mendoza Davis took part to reestablish the Commission of Californias (COMCALS). He was joined by the Governor of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla Valdez and the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom.

The three governors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that creates a forum to share information around common issues and discuss the development of common solutions in the three entities.

 Governor Mendoza said, “The Californias are an area that have historically maintained cultural and commercial ties. The reestablishment of this Commission is a great step that we take in the area of regional integration, cooperation and the search for solutions to common problems. The Californians have challenges in terms of environment and energy, infrastructure and transportation, civil protection, economic development and tourism, agriculture and public health. We want to achieve optimal use of human, technical and cultural resources, to promote the human, social and economic development of the three entities.”

There are 44 million residents combined in the three states. The Baja region and California have one of the busiest borders in the world with tourism being a major engine for the region.