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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.

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

Fact Check: Seal Camera

Voice of San Diego's Lisa Halverstadt talks about why Mayor Bob Filner wants the city to pay for the... Watch »

May 31, 2013

San Diego Tourism Authority to Cease Operations

San Diego Tourism Authority to Cease Operations

Tourism Authority officials say they will close up shop effective Monday, June 3. Read »

May 31, 2013

No Big Splurges Expected From Labor Deal Savings

No Big Splurges Expected From Labor Deal Savings

People who live and pay property taxes in San Diego may have greater reason to be optimistic about the... Read »

May 29, 2013

Smelly Seaside Community Undergoes Cleanup

Smelly Seaside Community Undergoes Cleanup

On Tuesday, workers will begin neutralizing the chemicals and organisms causing "the La Jolla... Read »

May 28, 2013

New Bike-Way Unveiled

New Bike-Way Unveiled

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner unveiled a new bike-way on Tuesday to improve bicycle safety along busy roads. Read »

May 28, 2013

City Worker Labor Talks Move Toward 5-Year Deal

City Worker Labor Talks Move Toward 5-Year Deal

After months of closed-door bargaining sessions, this week has brought significant progress toward... Read »

May 24, 2013

San Diego Budget $11M Surplus Proposal

Mayor Bob Filner proposes how the city should spend its $11M budget surplus. Watch »

May 23, 2013

San Diego Schools Trustee Barrera To Lead Labor Council

San Diego Schools Trustee Barrera To Lead Labor Council

As San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council Secretary Lorena Gonzalez surges to a wide lead in the race... Read »

May 21, 2013

Room for Improvement in Exports: Think Tank

Room for Improvement in Exports: Think Tank

San Diego should be doing much better in exporting goods and services, according to a recently released... Read »

May 16, 2013

Tallest Man in the World Visits San Diego

Tallest Man in the World Visits San Diego

The world’s tallest man, who stands at 8-foot-3 , visited San Diego on Wednesday morning. Read »

May 15, 2013

Construction Needed for Convention Center

Construction Needed for Convention Center

The San Diego Convention Center building will need construction soon. It's routine maintenance for the 20... Read »

May 10, 2013

City Leaders Star in Parody Clips

City Leaders Star in Parody Clips

The parody video is a tradition of sorts for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association Goldens. Read »

May 10, 2013

Mayor Ramps up Rhetoric On Rivalry with Goldsmith

Mayor Ramps up Rhetoric On Rivalry with Goldsmith

The City Council may not be buying it. But Mayor Bob Filner isn't about to stop selling the idea that the... Read »

May 9, 2013

Council Wary of Filner Bid to Cut City Attorney Budget

Council Wary of Filner Bid to Cut City Attorney Budget

A bitter budget struggle between San Diego's top two elected officials came before the City Council late... Read »

May 8, 2013

Filner, Romney Discuss 2024 Olympic Bid

Filner, Romney Discuss 2024 Olympic Bid

Mayor Bob Filner has met with former presidential candidate Mitt Romney about the effort to bring the 2024... Read »

May 8, 2013

Filner Proposes Beefed Up Budget

Filner Proposes Beefed Up Budget

Mayor Bob Filner proposed a bigger budget for Police and Fire Departments for 2014. Read »

May 6, 2013

Filner Proposes Beefed Up Budget

Law enforcement could see an increased portion of the San Diego city budget for the coming fiscal year... Watch »

May 6, 2013

Mayor Filner Discusses City Budget

The San Diego City Council heard from Mayor Bob Filner Monday morning about the city's budget. Watch »

May 6, 2013

Residents Attend Meet the Mayor Event

Dozens of San Diegans lined up for a chance to talk with San Diego Mayor Bob Filner at his fifth event... Watch »

May 5, 2013

Jordan's Prince Al Hussein Honored in San Diego

Jordanian Prince Al Hussein got the key to the city of San Diego Thursday from longtime friend and... Watch »

May 3, 2013

San Diego's Disappearing Police Force?

San Diego's Disappearing Police Force?

The City of San Diego is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars training police officers only to lose... Read »

May 1, 2013

Mitt to Advise, Not Chair SD-Tijuana Olympic Bid

Mitt to Advise, Not Chair SD-Tijuana Olympic Bid

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and his Tijuana counterpart, Carlos Bustamante, hope to name a cross-border... Read »

Apr 30, 2013

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