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Border Legislative Conference (BLC)

CSG West Staff Connect With BLC Vice Chair in Baja California

By Martha Castañeda

CSG West Director, Edgar Ruiz, CSG West Director of Policy and International Programs, Martha Castañeda, and BLC Vice Chair, Diputado Roman Cota Muñoz.

Last month, CSG West staff attended a special event hosted by Border Legislative Conference (BLC) vice chair, Diputado Roman Cota Muñoz, in Tecate, Baja California, which is part of his legislative district in the Baja California Legislature.

The event was held at the University Theatre of the Autonomous University of Baja California Tecate campus where he presented his first year’s report to his community, highlighting his legislative efforts and accomplishments.

A video projected on large screens in the auditorium highlighted his nineteen bills, education scholarships, vision exams and free prescription glasses, as well as legal services for his community. Of his nineteen bills, eight were signed into law. He also talked about the incalculable potential the state of Baja California holds due to its geographic location along the U.S. – Mexico border in addition to its natural and cultural resources.

Diputado Cota Muñoz on stage at the theatre of the UABC speaking to his community of Tecate.

Diputado Cota Muñoz currently serves as chair of the Committee on Migration & Border Affairs in the Baja California Legislature and was designated as vice chair to the BLC during the 2022 meeting in Riverside, California hosted by current chair, California Assemblymember Jose Medina. The visit also provided an opportunity for CSG West staff and Diputado Cota Muñoz to discuss plans for the fall 2023 BLC that will convene in Baja California. More details will follow.

Check out the introduction piece to Diputado Roman Cota Muñoz in the CSG West Regional Roundup this December, when he rotates to the position of chair of the BLC.