Michelle L. Gomilla
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Former Chief Planner City of El Paso Planning Department.
Summary of Interview
Part of Chamizal Oral History Project; biographical data; history of Chamizal issue; explains origin of term Chamizal; describes his responsibilities during implementation of treaty; trip to Mexico City to work with Inter-Secretarial Commission of Chamizal Affairs; reaction of Chamizal residents to treaty; businesses forced to relocate; land use issues; transferring property and structures to Mexican government; proposed construction of alien detention facility in area; Four Point Program; national parks of both sides of border; new international bridges; initiation of the maquiladora industry.
Date of Interview
Length of Interview
1 hour and 20 minutes
Length of Transcript
Interview with Nestor Valencia by Michelle L. Gomilla, 1994, "Interview no. 844," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.