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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.

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

Mayor Hires Smart Growth Expert As Planning Director

Mayor Hires Smart Growth Expert As Planning Director

Mayor Bob Filner announced today the hiring of planning expert Bill Fulton. Read »

Jun 11, 2013

Council to Consider Centrum Park Veto

Another political power play is brewing this afternoon at San Diego's City Watch »

Jun 11, 2013

Plaza de Panama Fate Still Uncertain

Plaza de Panama Fate Still Uncertain

With less than 22 months to go before all eyes turn to the historic space for its centennial bash,... Read »

Jun 10, 2013

Parking Lot Removed in Plaza de Panama

Parking Lot Removed in Plaza de Panama

The fight over the parking lots in the Plaza de Panama at Balboa Park takes a new turn. Read »

Jun 10, 2013

Parking Lot Removed at Plaza de Panama

This new solution to the gridlock in the park comes from Mayor Bob Filner who describes it as a... Watch »

Jun 10, 2013

Crews Remove Plaza de Panama Parking Lot

This new solution to the gridlock in the park comes from Mayor Bob Filner who describes it as a... Watch »

Jun 10, 2013

SD Explained: San Diego Tourism Authority

NBC 7 anchor Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis explain the basics behind the San Diego... Watch »

Jun 6, 2013

Bob Filner at Six Months in Office

Bob Filner is one-eighth of the way through his term as San Diego's mayor and it's a milestone that gives... Watch »

Jun 3, 2013

Tourism Marketing District Will Stay Open

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner accuses the hotel industry's Tourism Marketing District of "whining"... Watch »

May 31, 2013

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