A weekend trip to a Mexico resort town sounds like fun but for Mesa Mayor John Giles, it was work – a lot of it.
Giles and mayors from more than 130 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico were invited to the inaugural North American Mayors summit in Los Cabos, Mexico last weekend.
“This meeting was scheduled prior to the threat of the tariffs, for a lot of important reasons,” Giles said Monday on KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News.
But “the tariffs kind of took over as the main topic of conversation,” he said.
The gathering opened Thursday, as a 5% tariff from President Donald Trump against Mexico imports loomed.