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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.

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

Locals Organize ‘Boston Strong’ Run in San Diego

Locals Organize ‘Boston Strong’ Run in San Diego

San Diegans are coming together to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon with a special run at... Read »

Apr 22, 2013

City Attorney, Mayor Disagree on Lawyer

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and Mayor Bob Filner are in disagreement about Filner's in-house lawyer. Watch »

Apr 18, 2013

Mayor Filner Accused of Vendetta

The escalating feud between Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith has now become... Watch »

Apr 17, 2013

City Hall Conflicts Reign In Mayor’s Absence

City Hall Conflicts Reign In Mayor’s Absence

While the mayor’s away on a Chamber of Commerce mission in Mexico City, the contentious... Read »

Apr 16, 2013

City Attorney Cuts in SD Budget Proposal

Mayor Bob Filner introduce his budget on Monday morning and it includes cuts to the City... Watch »

Apr 16, 2013

Mayor Filner Unveils Budget

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner unveiled his budget plan Monday morning. Watch »

Apr 15, 2013

Legal Marijuana School Reopens

A local marijuana school has reopened after being forced to close its doors when dispensaries were... Watch »

Apr 14, 2013

Republican County Supervisor Endorses Labor Leader in Assembly Race

Republican County Supervisor Endorses Labor Leader in Assembly Race

With no Republican in the field for the race to fill the 80th Assembly District seat, labor leader Lorena... Read »

Apr 14, 2013

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