Vice President Mike Pence Arrives in Coronado

Yesterday evening, Vice President Mike Pence arrived in San Diego. There to greet him was Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey. Mayor Bailey shared that, “The City of Coronado is working closely with our national representatives to address several important issues so we appreciate every opportunity to build the key relationships that will result in progress for Coronado and our region.”

Mayor Bailey with Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence. Photo courtesy of Mayor Bailey’s Facebook.

One issue on Mayor Bailey’s agenda is pollution. He was in Honolulu on the first of this month to discuss this topic at The U.S. Conference of Mayors in calling for increased federal funding to tackle Mexico river pollution that plagues San Diego County beaches and other communities along the southern U.S. border. Read more about that here. Mayor Bailey has not shared if this was one of the items he spoke to Vice President Pence about.

From citizens with signs at Orange and Third and residents lining B Avenue to the helicopter circling over town most of the day, the arrival of the Vice President was noticeable.

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The Vice President and Second Lady headed to U.S. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and Naval Air Station North Island around 10 am this morning. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted that “@VP is welcoming back the crew of CG Cutter Munro as they turn over 39K lbs of cocaine from drug seizures like this one from a semi-submersible off South America to federal agents.” Also on the Vice President’s San Diego agenda is a fundraising dinner this evening that is being kept closely under wraps.

Motorcade headed into Naval Air Station North Island

 

 

 

 

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Alyssa is a graduate of Coronado High School and was in the founding broadcast journalism class at CHS. She earned her BA in Communication from CSU East Bay and completed her MBA from CSU San Marcos. Her passion for writing and interest in the behind the scenes of business, leads her to write frequently about Coronado businesses. You can find Alyssa walking around the ferry landing with her shih-tzu terrier or enjoying a cup of coffee at one of Coronado's favorite cafes.Have a story for The Coronado Times to cover? Send news tips or story ideas to: manager@coronadotimes.com