Borders Committee

The Borders Committee advises the Board of Directors on major interregional planning activities that impact the borders of the San Diego region. This includes Orange, Riverside, and Imperial Counties; the Republic of Mexico; and neighboring tribal nations. The preparation and implementation of SANDAG Binational, Interregional, and Tribal Liaison Planning programs are included under this purview. Recommendations of the Borders Committee are forwarded to the Board of Directors for action.  

The Borders Committee meetings are generally held at 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month for approximately two hours. 

Staff contact: Hector Vanegas, 619.699.1972,


The Borders Committee is composed of elected officials that represent the six areas of the region, as well as representatives from border agencies.

Matthew Leyba-Gonzalez, Chair, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Imperial Beach 
(Alternate) Carolina Chavez Councilmember, City of Chula Vista 
(Representing South County) 

Jesus Eduardo Escobar, Vice Chair Supervisor, Imperial County
(Alternate) Luis Plancarte Supervisor, Imperial County 

Dane White, Mayor, City of Escondido
(Alternate) Mike Morasco, Councilmember, City of Escondido
(Representing North County Inland) 

Dave Druker, Councilmember, City of Del Mar 
(Alternate) Peter Weiss, Councilmember, City of Oceanside
(Representing North County Coastal) 

Laura Koval, Vice Mayor, City of Santee 
(Alternate) Patricia Dillard, Councilmember, City of La Mesa 
(Representing East County) 

Vivian Moreno, Councilmember, City of San Diego
(Alternate) Sean Elo-Rivera, Council President, City of San Diego 

Joel Anderson, Supervisor, County of San Diego
(Alternate) Nora Vargas, Chair, County of San Diego 

Gustavo Dallarda, Caltrans District 11
(Alternate) Ann Fox/Mario Orso, Caltrans District 11 

Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consulate General of Mexico 
(Alternate) Gilberto Luna/Natalia Figueroa, Consulate General of Mexico 
(Representing Mexico) 

(Alternate) Vacant 
(Representing Orange County) 

Crystal Ruiz, City of San Jacinto 
(Alternate) Yxstian Gutierrez, City of Moreno Valley 
(Representing Riverside County COGs) 

Valentine Macedo, Jr., San Diego County Water Authority
Steve Castaneda, San Diego County Water Authority 

Naresh Amatya 
(Alternate) David Salgado 
Southern California Association of Governments 

Raymond Welch (Barona) 
(Alternate) Cody Martinez (Sycuan) 
Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association 

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