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City of IB issues Press Release for Visit of Rosarito Mayor, Friendship Agreement, on Tuesday!

Aug 12, 2015 05:34PM ● By Paul Spear

The City of Imperial Beach issued a Press Release today Announcing the Visit of the Rosarito Mayor, and Signing of a Friendship Agreement, on Tuesday August 18th.

The Imperial Beach Mayor, Serge Dedina, and Rosarito Mayor, Silvano Abarca will Have a Friendship Agreement Ceremony & Reception on August 18, at the Dempsey Holder Safety Center. The Rosarito mayor and his delegation will also be taking a tour of Imperial Beach. The Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce is also working on plans for the Event and there are likely more updates on the way. The event is open to the public and it is suggested you RSVP with Ed Vea of the City of IB, 619-559-2225


Who:               Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina & Rosarito Mayor Silvano Abarca

What:             Friendship Agreement Ceremony & Reception

When:             August 18, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where:           Dempsey Holder Safety Center, 950 Ocean Lane, Imperial Beach, CA  91932

Press Invitation:  Please contact Ed Vea at to RSVP and for complimentary parking and other arrangements.

In May of this year, Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina led a delegation south of the border to the Mexican community of Rosarito Beach, or Playas de Rosarito in Spanish.  Mayor Dedina was responding to an invitation from Rosarito Beach’s Mayor Silvano Abarca, who has been leading an effort to bring attention to the positive things happening in his Baja California city.  He has invited numerous dignitaries to visit his community, and traveling north to visit theirs in response.

While Rosarito is known for beachfront tourism, Rosarito Beach Mayor Abarca outlined an economic development strategy that included the city’s new regional parks, public tennis courts, urban renewal within the main tourist corridor and a new Boys and Girls Club.  In response, Imperial Beach Mayor Dedina invited Rosarito Beach Mayor Abarca to visit his city, Imperial Beach, known as the ‘most southwesterly’ city in the United States, whose boundaries approach the Mexican border.  Both cities share much in common developing a balanced community for residents, tourists, recreational facilities and a vibrant business sector.

On August 18, 2015, the Mayors on behalf of their Cities will execute a Friendship Agreement to symbolize the relationship and affinities amongst the communities and bring awareness to the opportunities within what some have called a transnational metropolis. 


Contact: Ed Vea


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