Gov. Jerry Brown’s trade and investment trip to Mexico kicks off today. The governor, along with a travel party of more than 100 lawmakers, administration officials and business delegates, is in Mexico City until Wednesday, meeting with government and business leaders to expand economic and environmental cooperation with California.
On the schedule today is a climate change summit with Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, where Brown will sign a “memorandum of understanding” between California and Mexico. Brown will also meet with Eruviel Ávila, governor of the state of Mexico, and the U.S. Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, and participate in the launch of new tourism campaign by Visit California and AeroMexico.
Back in California, Gavin Newsom has temporarily assumed the governorship while Brown is out of the state. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will also get turns later this week.