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Joel Guardado Reynaga is appointed Secretary of Government in Tijuana.

Tijuana and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, formally agreed on a productive relationship in the arts, culture, education, economy and commerce

During the 50th extraordinary session of the XXVIII City Council of the Tijuana City Hall, Carlos Mora Alvarez abdicated his position as Secretary of Government, passing now the official appointment to Joel Fabian Guardado Reynaga, a decree that was approved unanimously.

Until April 29, 2010, Guardado Reynaga served as Chief of Staff of the Municipal Administration. He competed with Yadira Anaya Gonzalez and Eduardo Dario Arballo Torres as second and third choice respectively.

Carlos Mora Alvarez served as Secretary of Government, at the invitation of the Municipal Presidency. During his tenure, he worked to establish dialogues between the different levels of government in favor of the people of Tijuana. Committed to the ideals of the current administration, the former head of the State Council of Migratory Affairs had previously committed himself to give continuity, as a citizen, to the municipal project in which he collaborated in the last months.

Carlos Mora Álvarez
Carlos Mora Álvarez

During the tenure of Mr. Carlos Mora Alvarez as head of the Secretary of Government, the Transparency Unit of the XXIII City Hall released the results of the evaluation corresponding to the first quarter of this 2021 of the municipal Secretary of Government. The numbers indicated that, from January to March, there is a 100 percent compliance degree according to the comparison with the last quarter of last year.

As the next item in the City Council session, the creation of the Special Edilicia Commission for the Analysis and Technical Review was authorized by unanimous vote, regarding the modification of the parking lot project adjacent to the Municipal Palace, which will be chaired by Councilman Gerardo Tenorio Escarcega, together with Miguel Martin Medrano Valero, as secretary. The justification for the creation of this commission was based on the lack of knowledge of the property owned by the City Hall in strict compliance with the provisions of the Urban Development Law for the State of Baja California, the Building Law, the Regulations of the Building Law for Tijuana and the complementary technical standards.

During the session, the modification of several articles of the agreement creating the Municipal Institute Against Addictions (IMCAD) as well as its Internal Regulations was also approved, after arguing that drug consumption has constituted a notable health problem in Mexico.

According to the National Commission Against Addictions (CONADIC), in its report on problem-oriented detection in adolescents 2019, the risk of use and abuse of psychoactive substances in the State is 20.58 percent in ages 12 to 14 and 21.74 between 15 and 17. As the next point, the initiative to reform Article 137 of the Justice Regulation was approved, after the realization of several work tables with the councilmen that make up the Edilicia Commission of Governance, Legislation and Regulatory Improvement, the technical teams and the advice of elements of the Legal Counsel and personnel assigned to the Unitary Contentious Administrative Municipal Court. This regulatory modification will not have retroactive effects for all those requests or procedures that have been filed prior to its approval.

The session also approved the declaration of sister cities between Tijuana and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, under the leadership of Mayor Dato Haji Adib Azhari Bin Daud and his council, which represents a productive relationship in the fields of culture, arts, education, economy, commerce, among other areas.

On a separate note, that the general direction of the Colegio de Bachilleres was authorized to give a different use to a fraction of more than 3 thousand 500 square meters of land donated in the Third Stage of the Tijuana River in favor of the teachers' union, in order to avoid transportation expenses to Mexicali, among other basic points.

Likewise, the report on the status and progress of the City Hall in terms of Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data rendered by the Directorate of the Transparency Unit as of March 2021 was presented; meanwhile, the request for the reform of the Regulations for Professional Boxing, Wrestling and Kick Boxing Shows was turned to the Youth and Sports Commission.

The session ended with the approval of five rulings of the Finance and Municipal Patrimony Commission and one more of the joint Commissions of Social Welfare, Citizen Participation and Governance, Legislation and Regulatory Improvement.

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