The City of San Diego signed a resolution that has been passed several times before.
According to the document, California Government Code section 8630 authorizes local governing bodies to declare local emergencies as they occur. However, what is interesting about this emergency is that the City Council of San Diego first declared this emergency on September 7, 1993.
Resolution Number R-282544 addresses the continued concern of raw sewage traveling from Tijuana, Mexico into San Diego.
Read the resolution here.
Raw sewage continues to cross the international border into San Diego and pose serious threats to personal property and the health of residents.
Mayor Jerry Sanders is authorized to carry out necessary contracts for the, “diversion, treatment, and disposal of international raw sewage.”
The City Council is required to review the need for continuing local emergencies every 30 days, until the governing body (Council) deems the emergency has ended.
After almost 18 years, it is probably a safe bet this problem is just going to continue.
This resolution was signed by Deputy City Attorney, Thomas C. Zeleny and is in full force and effect.