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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.

Smelly Seaside Community Undergoes Cleanup

Smelly Seaside Community Undergoes Cleanup

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

May 24, 2013

San Diego Budget $11M Surplus Proposal

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

Apr 30, 2013

Romney Asked to Help San Diego Land Olympics

Romney Asked to Help San Diego Land Olympics

San Diego may join forces with Tijuana to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and will ask former... Read »

Apr 27, 2013

80th Assembly Candidates Ramp Up Rhetoric

80th Assembly Candidates Ramp Up Rhetoric

It's a given that another Democrat will represent 80th Assembly District residents in Read »

Apr 25, 2013

Mayor Demands Answers in Feds' Pot Raid

Mayor Demands Answers in Feds' Pot Raid

A federal warrant was served at the Gaslamp collective one day after the San Diego City Council considered... Read »

Apr 24, 2013

Mayor Demands Answers in Pot Dispensary Raid

Mayor Bob Filner told NBC 7 San Diego, "For the sheriff and the DEA to raid a legal dispensary,... Watch »

Apr 24, 2013

City Council Split on Labor Deal

After several years of going without basic pay raises, many city workers are in line for a 'bump'... Watch »

Apr 23, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner Rides a Bike

Mayor Bob Filner starts off the South Park Bike Train Ride with students and parents at Albert... Watch »

Apr 22, 2013

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