14 Apr Media Advisory: Los Angeles City Council To Meet with Delegation of Mexican Governors amid National Immigration Policy Concerns
LOS ANGELES – At the invitation of Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, a historic delegation of Mexican Governors will meet with members of the Los Angeles City Council Friday morning. Friday’s visit will be the first time in the city’s history that the City Council has formally received more than half a dozen Governors from various Mexican states.
Wesson and his colleagues will participate in an open dialogue with the Governors about the United States-Mexico relationship as well as the economic and cultural significance and friendship between the City of Los Angeles and Mexico. Mexico City and the City of Los Angeles fortified their friendship in 1969 when the two cities signed a formal agreement to become “Sister Cities,” partnering in business, professional, educational, and cultural exchanges.
At the conclusion of the dialogue Wesson will present each Governor with a certificate of honorary City of Los Angeles citizenship.
According to recent findings by the University of Southern California, of the nearly 3.5 million immigrants living in Los Angeles County, 41 percent of Los Angeles’ immigrant population is Mexican.
“We must not let barriers tear us apart from the basic principle that we are all human- we breathe the same air and share the same hopes and dreams for our children. I am committed to protecting all Angelenos, because together we are L.A.”
–Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:15 AM
WHAT: Historic delegation of Mexican Governors join Los Angeles City Council for policy discussion
WHO: City Council President Herb Wesson
Members of the Los Angeles City Council
Jorge Herrera Caldera
Governor of Durango
Miguel Ángel Mancera
Governor of Mexico City
Governor of Guanajuato
Governor of Oaxaca
Governor of Sonora
Governor of Morelos
Francisco Arturo Vega de Lamadrid
Governor of Baja California
WHERE: John Ferraro Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles City Hall