Mesa Mayor John Giles part of US Canada Mexico mayor summit


first_imgPHOENIX – Mesa Mayor John Giles will be among the U.S. delegation to join mayors from Mexico and Canada for the first North American Mayors Summit.This weekend, more than 100 mayors will meet in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to discuss shared issues between the countries.Among topics to be discussed will be trade and immigration, according to a press release.This meeting is just days before President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs of 5% on Mexican goods are scheduled to go into effect. He has warned the tariffs could increase up to 25% unless Mexico does more to prevent the flow of migrants from Central America to the U.S. border. Related LinksArizona political figures react to Trump’s plan to place tariffs on MexicoAdditionally, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been signed since November 2018 but has yet to be ratified. Arizona Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Glenn Hamer expressed concern the tariff proposal could affect this trade agreement.U.S. mayors come from states around the country including South Carolina, Michigan, Texas and California.Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is scheduled to appear before the mayors on Friday. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonacenter_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img