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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.

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

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

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