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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.

Children's Pool Seal Rope to Stay Up Year-Round: Judge

Children's Pool Seal Rope to Stay Up Year-Round: Judge

A judge has given the seal of approval to a year-round rope barrier designed to protect seals at... Read »

Apr 13, 2013

Drama Escalates for Mayor, City Attorney

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith continue to argue over multiple issues. Watch »

Apr 13, 2013

City Council Considers New Pot Ordinance

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner recently proposed an ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries... Watch »

Apr 11, 2013

TMD-City Deal Goes South

TMD-City Deal Goes South

A last-minute snag has held up the signing of last month's 'handshake' deal on tourism marketing... Read »

Apr 9, 2013

La Jolla Seeks Relief From Bird Stench

La Jolla Seeks Relief From Bird Stench

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner -- lauded by animal lovers for placing a security camera at a nearby beach... Read »

Apr 9, 2013

Veteran's Winter Shelter Stays Open

A homeless veterans shelter scheduled to close Monday gets new life thanks to Mayor Bob Filner. Watch »

Apr 8, 2013

Veteran's Winter Shelter Stays Open

Veteran's Winter Shelter Stays Open

A winter shelter that was scheduled to close Monday morning remained open because of action from... Read »

Apr 8, 2013

Plug Pulled on Plaza de Panama Plan

Plug Pulled on Plaza de Panama Plan

A controversial, $45 million plan to overhaul the heart of Balboa Park has been on life support since... Read »

Apr 4, 2013

Public Divided on Children’s Pool Policy

Public Divided on Children’s Pool Policy

San Diego residents have mixed views on a new policy implemented by Mayor Bob Filner earlier this... Read »

Mar 29, 2013

What's Next for Mayor Filner?

After a tumultuous month for Mayor Bob Filner, NBC 7 reporter Gene Cubbison talks about what the San Diego... Watch »

Mar 29, 2013

Council to Consider New Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Council to Consider New Medical Marijuana Ordinance

The debate over Mayor Bob Filner's proposed medical marijuana ordinance on this week's... Read »

Mar 29, 2013

Children's Pool Activist Criticizes Mayor's Response

The seals at Children's Pool in La Jolla clearly being harassed. The video was the basis for Mayor... Watch »

Mar 29, 2013

City Council Holds Special TMD Meeting

San Diego's hotel industry and Mayor Bob Filner have just ended their heated legal and political... Watch »

Mar 28, 2013

Mayor Continues to Battle TMD

Mayor Bob Filner spoke with the media about the recent Tourism Marketing District decision. Watch »

Mar 27, 2013

Filner Loses Vote Over Tourism Funds

Filner Loses Vote Over Tourism Funds

Mayor Bob Filner and San Diego's hotel industry butted heads Tuesday afternoon, in a raucous City Council... Read »

Mar 27, 2013

Filner Outvoted by City Council in TMD Battle

Mayor Bob Filner was outvoted Tuesday in a raucous City Council hearing over disputed tourism... Watch »

Mar 26, 2013

Judge Finalizes Ruling on TMD

Judge Finalizes Ruling on TMD

A San Diego judge finalized his ruling on Friday in the ongoing battle between the Tourism... Read »

Mar 22, 2013

Tentative Ruling Favors Filner Over TMD

Tentative Ruling Favors Filner Over TMD

A San Diego judge issued a tentative ruling Thursday in favor of Mayor Bob Filner in the ongoing... Read »

Mar 21, 2013

Tentative Ruling Favors Filner Over TMD

San Diego's hotel industry apparently has fallen short in a legal bid to force Mayor Bob Filner to release... Watch »

Mar 21, 2013

Mayor Closes Children's Pool at Night

Mayor Closes Children's Pool at Night

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner issued an Emergency Permit to close La Jolla's Children's Pool at nighttime. Read »

Mar 19, 2013

Fact Check Tourism Marketing

Mayor Bob Filner refuses to sign an operating agreement that would allow San Diego hotels to collect a two... Watch »

Mar 19, 2013

Filner Faces Off Against Hotel Industry

Mayor Bob Filner says the 2 percent room surcharges being levied by the hotel industry's Tourism Marketing... Watch »

Mar 18, 2013

Community Street Market Opens in Logan Heights

Community Street Market Opens in Logan Heights

San Diego’s Logan Heights neighborhood celebrated the opening of a new, community-centric street... Read »

Mar 18, 2013

Chicano Park Officially a Historical Place

Chicano Park Officially a Historical Place

Barrio Logan’s Chicano Park is officially on the National Register for Historic Places, city... Read »

Mar 15, 2013

Filner Threatens Boycott of Time Warner Cable

Mayor Bob Filner weighed in on the Time Warner Cable issue, saying it s unfair for the company to withhold... Watch »

Mar 15, 2013

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