San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined newly elected South Bay Coluncilmember Vivan Moreno Monday in calling for the city to join the lawsuit over pollution in the Tijuana River Valley.
The two scheduled a press conference near the border to press the City Council to vote in favor of joining the California Attorney General’s lawsuit against the U.S. government over contaminated runoff.
At Moreno’s request, the issue will be discussed during Tuesday’s City Council closed session meeting.
For years, sewage, sediment and trash from the Tijuana River Valley have affected local beaches and coastal waters prompting frustration and public health concerns. The most recent sewage spill began in December and continues to release millions of gallons of sewage that flows into the Pacific Ocean.
Regional leaders from the U.S. and Mexico have called on federal agencies on both sides of the border to address the situation.
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