Mayor Kevin Faulconer departs for Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Delegation in Washington D.C.

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) Business and community leaders are heading to the nation’s capital for an annual delegation.

Dani Ruberti was live at San Diego International Airport to speak to Mayor Kevin Faulconer about his concerns ahead of the event.

The delegation, comprised of 140 business and community leaders from San Diego and Baja California, will meet with federal officials to advance key issues related to jobs, commerce and the regional economy. The three-day event begins Monday and brings together a diverse mix of industries, organizations and elected officials from both sides of the border, including Mayor Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum.

Key priorities for the D.C. delegation include:
• A trilateral trade deal and Congressional approval of a new trade agreement
• Preservation of U.S. Housing and Urban Development funding for homeless services and pursuing new options for affordable housing
• Border infrastructure projects
• Funding for the Tijuana River Valley sewage issues
• Leveraging federal government resources to promote, protect and expand San Diego’s defense industry

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