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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.

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

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 Republican... 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 Sacramento. 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, at... 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' under... 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 Einstein... 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 De... 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 intensely... 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 cat-and-mouse... 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 Attorney's... 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 shut... 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 La... 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 to... 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 between... 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 San... 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

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