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Bob Filner, a Democrat, is US Congressional representative for California’s 51st district – areas such as the Imperial County and southern regions of San Diego County. Filner taught history at San Diego State University and then served as President of the San Diego Board of Education, as well as the San Diego City Council. He was elected representative in 2007, and serves on the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Pension Reform: Filner opposed Prop B leading up to the primary election and until a few weeks after. Instead, he said the pension shortfall can be fixed by refinancing the current pension debt at a lower interest rate and reducing the annual payment over the next few years. Then, in July, he no longer touted the plan, saying he would work to implement Prop B, even though he doesn't believe it will save the city money.

Infrastructure: Filner publicly announced his plan to pay for city transportation and infrastructure projects using federal funding.

Education: Filner has released a multi-step plan for education reform that would better coordinate city services for children with the district's services.

Construction projects: Filner has floated the idea of public ownership of the Chargers to help pay for a new football stadium.

Job Creation: Filner's major idea for growing the local job economy is to turn San Diego's port into a "Global Maritime Center," and invest in more renewable energy projects.

Details of Filner's France Trip Still Not Clear

Details of Filner's France Trip Still Not Clear

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner still refuses to provide the cost of a special trip he took to Paris last week,... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Filner-Sunroad Land Use Deal Draws Justice Dept. Attention

Filner-Sunroad Land Use Deal Draws Justice Dept. Attention

What began as back-room wheeling and dealing at San Diego’s City Hall has now gotten messy enough... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Wall Street Eyebrows Raised Over Filner, Goldsmith Feud

Wall Street Eyebrows Raised Over Filner, Goldsmith Feud

At what point could the political brinksmanship between Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Will Filner-Goldsmith Standoff Delay Business?

Will Filner-Goldsmith Standoff Delay Business?

Is there any limit to how extreme the feud between Mayor Bob Filner and Jan Goldsmith could get? Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Filner: No Quid pro Quo Behind Sunroad Easement

Filner: No Quid pro Quo Behind Sunroad Easement

Mayor Bob Filner's freewheeling style has put him a harsh new spotlight. Read »

Jul 11, 2013

What Will Goldsmith Do About Mayor’s ‘Cruel Act?'

What Will Goldsmith Do About Mayor’s ‘Cruel Act?'

The City Hall power struggle between Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith continues. Read »

Jul 11, 2013

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Starts to Push Back

San Diego's mild-mannered city attorney Jan Goldsmith is starting to push back more assertively,... Watch »

Jul 11, 2013

Any Takers for Filner Recall?

Any Takers for Filner Recall?

Bob Filner's harshest critics have an open window to shorten his tenure as mayor. Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Mayor, TMD Cease Fire In Tourism Funding Spat

Mayor, TMD Cease Fire In Tourism Funding Spat

The latest flashpoint in the heated political and financial confrontation between Mayor Bob Filner and San... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

San Diego Strikes Historic Deal with Labor Unions

San Diego Strikes Historic Deal with Labor Unions

The mayor announced a long-awaited deal between the city and its 10,000 employees Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Mayor Vows to Wipe Out La Jolla Bird Stench

Mayor Vows to Wipe Out La Jolla Bird Stench

La Jolla’s jagged coastline is renowned for its natural beauty. Unfortunately, with that beauty comes... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

How to Spend $11M Surplus?

How to Spend $11M Surplus?

While everyone welcomes the windfall not everyone agrees with what's being done with it. Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Filner Has Message for Jury in Pot Case

Filner Has Message for Jury in Pot Case

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has injected himself into a federal criminal case against the operator of... Read »

Jul 11, 2013

Mayor Takes on Jack in the Box

There’s a burger battle brewing with Mayor Bob Filner taking on Jack in the Box on behalf of the... Watch »

Jul 6, 2013

Fact Check: Filner and Sunroad

Now to a controversial donation to the mayor's office, courtesy of real estate developers.Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Jul 5, 2013

Club Tijuana Xolos Set to Play at Petco Park

Club Tijuana Xolos Set to Play at Petco Park

The renowned Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente soccer team held practice at Petco Park on Friday as... Read »

Jul 5, 2013

Details of Filner's France Trip Unknown

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner still refuses to provide the cost of a special trip he took to Paris last week,... Watch »

Jul 5, 2013

Mayor, City Attorney at Stalemate

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith have yet to reach a compromise on a very public... Watch »

Jul 3, 2013

Collaboration Possible for Future Medical Marijuana Model

Collaboration Possible for Future Medical Marijuana Model

Is the clash over medical marijuana between San Diego's city hall and federal prosecutors giving way... Read »

Jul 2, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner Answers Questions on the Hot Seat

Mayor Bob Filner invited the media to a briefing Friday. As part of his commitment to open government, the... Watch »

Jun 28, 2013

San Diego Reacts to Prop 8, DOMA Decisions

San Diego Reacts to Prop 8, DOMA Decisions

After the U.S. Supreme made the decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and it will not... Read »

Jun 26, 2013

What Will Goldsmith Do About Mayor 'Cruel Act?'

The power struggle between Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith keeps Watch »

Jun 24, 2013

Mayor Reveals Details about Balboa Park Centennial

Mayor Reveals Details about Balboa Park Centennial

Bold plans for the centennial celebration of Balboa Park were unveiled to great fanfare Tuesday by... Read »

Jun 18, 2013

Bacteria Sprayed to Eradicate Foul Bird Odor

Bacteria Sprayed to Eradicate Foul Bird Odor

After months of complaints and debate, the smell at one of San Diego's most popular tourist... Read »

Jun 18, 2013

Feud Between Mayor, City Attorney Grows

The feud between San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith has garnered some attention on... Watch »

Jun 13, 2013

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