The Metropolitan Advisory Council announced the launch of a public consultation to address the Tijuana Metropolitan Program, with the objective of citizens contributing ideas and proposals to the vision of the development of the area made up of Tijuana, Tecate, and Playas from Rosarito.
In a press conference, Carlos Jaramillo Silva, president of the Metropolitan Advisory Council, indicated that this exercise is important for the creation of the Tijuana Metropolitan Program, which lays the foundations and development vision for the area.
“What we are looking for is for the citizens to know about it and be informed. This work started last year, so we are now in the public consultation phase because what we want is to buildae vision thatis inclusive and where all voices are heard,” he said.
The Advisory Council, he said, is made up of SEDATU, SIDUR,and IMPLAN from each municipality (Tijuana, Playas de Rosarit,o and Tecate), as well as 12 citizen councilors.
The leader mentioned that the program developed so far has seven main axes: Interconnected, orderly, and accessible Metropolis; Friendly and sensitive; Safe and inclusive; Durable and strong; Intelligent, innovative and competitive; Cooperative and participatory management; Cross-border, avant-garde, international.
For her part, Brígida Fernández, director of the Committee for Planning and Development of the State (Coplade), explained that on January 19, the public call was launched to review, comment, and analyze the Tijuana Metropolitan Program, in the effort at the three levels of government.
The metropolitan area of Tijuana, he said, is one of the most important in the country because of the number of activities it represents and its proximity to the United States, so it needs planning instruments to continue its growth, from all areas such as economic, social, urban, environmental, to name a few.
He pointed out that from January 19 to February 19, the public consultation will be held, while on February 8 there will be a consultation forum attended by members of schools, chambers, civil associations, etc., to contribute.
In addition, the state official added, on February 15 there will be a virtual forum so that more people can access and create a dialogue where they will present their proposals. For more information, you can access the page www.bajacalifornia.gob.mx.
Also present at the conference were councilors Cecilia Plascencia and Xavier Ibarra, from Tijuana; and Raúl Islas, from Playas de Rosarito. (sig)