California-Mexico Border Relations Council

Meeting Notice and Agenda

Monday, December 13, 2021

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

(or until the close of business)



Notice is hereby given that the California-Mexico Border Relations Council (Council) will be holding a meeting consistent with the following information:

  • Video and Teleconferencing Meeting
  • No Physical Meeting Location (authorized by and in furtherance of Executive Orders N-29-20, N-33-20, and N-08-21)

Video and Teleconference Meeting During COVID-19 Emergency: As a result of the COVID-19 emergency and the Governor’s Executive Orders to protect public health by limiting public gatherings and requiring social distancing, this meeting will occur solely via remote presence.

Watch Live:

Click Zoom webinar to join.

Alternatively, click webcast link to watch.

Spanish and English simultaneous interpretation will be available to all attendees who join on Zoom.

Submit Public Comments:

In order to give public comment, there are two options:

Option 1: Please email your comment to and your comment will be read aloud during the meeting.  Please identify the agenda item number in your email.

Option 2:  To give public comment, please use the “Raise your Hand” feature on Zoom, and a moderator will call on you to share your comment.  Please keep comments to two minutes or less.

Meeting Materials:

Any meeting notices, agendas, and materials will be posted on the Council webpage. These records are also available for public inspection upon request at 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814.

The Council is comprised of the state secretaries or directors of the following agencies:

– California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA);

– California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS);

– California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA);

– California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA);

– California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA);

– California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES);

– Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH);

– California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz); and

— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which serves as an ex-officio member.



Members of the public will have an opportunity to comment on each agenda item during the discussion or consideration of the item, consistent with Government Code section 11125.7, subdivision (a).

  1. Call to Order, Logistics, Interpretation Announcement, Roll Call, and Establishment of Quorum – Chair Blumenfeld, CalEPA
  2. Welcome/Introduction by Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis
  3. Opening Remarks by Governor of Baja California Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda
  4. Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Action to Approve the 2020 California-Mexico Border Relations Council Draft Annual Report to the Legislature – Chair Blumenfeld, CalEPA
  5. Discussion and Possible Action to Approve Draft Minutes for the December 10, 2020 Meeting – Chair Blumenfeld, CalEPA
  6. Updates on COVID-19 Response in the Border Region – Baja California, California Office of Binational Border Health, Cal OES
  7. Presentation on Waste Tires in the Border Region – Baja California, CalRecycle
  8. Transportation Updates in the Border Region – Baja California, CalSTA
  9. General Councilmember Border Updates – All Councilmembers
  10. Future Meeting Date and Agenda Items
  11. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda – The Council may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during the Public Comment section that is not included on this agenda, except whether to decide to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Gov. Code, §§ 11125, 11125.7, subd. (a).)
  1. Adjournment



All inquiries about the meeting or Council should be directed to Border Affairs at (916) 324-8741, via e-mail at, or by letter to 1001 I Street, P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, California, 95812-0806.

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Instructions for Remote Public Participation:

In accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, all meetings of the Council are open to the public. This meeting is only available remotely. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (Executive Orders N-29-20PDF downloadN-33-20PDF download and N-08-21PDF download), there will be no physical public access location.

The public may observe the meeting live by clicking the link: click Zoom webinar to join.

Public Comments:

The public may submit written public comments during the meeting to or can use the “Raise your Hand” feature on Zoom and will be called on by the moderator. The Council will read aloud public comments submitted by that email during the live webcast.

Discussion and action may be taken on any item on the Council’s meeting agenda. This notice and agenda, and any available meeting minutes and materials, can be found on the Council webpage. These records are also available for public inspection upon request at 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814.

The time and order of agenda items are approximate and subject to change at the discretion of the Chair to facilitate the effective transaction of business. To stay informed regarding future Council updates, email to subscribe.

Government Code section 11125.7 provides the opportunity for the public to address each agenda item during discussion or consideration by the Council or prior to the Council taking any action on said item. The Council will provide members of the public with an opportunity to have their public comments read aloud during the meeting on any issues before the Council, but the Chair, at his discretion, may apportion available time among those who wish to have their comments read aloud during the meeting. Individuals may also submit and have read aloud comments to the Council regarding items not on the agenda; however, the Council cannot discuss or take official action on these items during the same meeting. (Gov. Code, §§ 11125, 11125.7, subd. (a).)

Accessibility at CalEPA:

Meetings of the Council are open to the public. While this meeting is only available online, meetings are normally held in person in barrier free facilities that are accessible to those with physical disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability requiring disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, or if you require documents be made available in an alternate format or another language or require an interpreter at the meeting, please contact Border Affairs at (916) 324-8741, via e-mail at, or by letter to 1001 I Street, P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, California, 95812-0806. Requests should be made as soon as possible, but at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. You may also dial a voice TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech Communications Assistant at 7-1-1.

Spanish and English interpretation will be available to all attendees.

Accesibilidad en CalEPA:

Las reuniones del Consejo están abiertas al público. Si bien esta reunión solo está disponible en línea, las reuniones normalmente se llevan a cabo en persona en instalaciones sin barreras que son accesibles para personas con discapacidades físicas de acuerdo con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA). Si es una persona con una discapacidad que requiere modificaciones o adaptaciones relacionadas con la discapacidad para participar en la reunión, incluidas ayudas o servicios auxiliares, o si necesita que los documentos estén disponibles en un formato alternativo o en otro idioma o necesita un intérprete en la reunión, Comuníquese con Asuntos Fronterizos al (916) 324-8741, por correo electrónico a, o por carta a 1001 I Street, PO Box 2815, Sacramento, California, 95812-0806. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo antes posible, pero al menos 72 horas antes de la reunión programada. También puede marcar un asistente de comunicaciones TTY / TDD / Speech-to-Speech de voz al 7-1-1.

La traducción al español e inglés estará disponible para cualquier persona con fluidez limitada en inglés o español.