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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.

Council to Vote on Capital Improvement Plan

Council to Vote on Capital Improvement Plan

The San Diego City Council will vote for a $35 million Capital Improvement program aimed at... Read »

Mar 11, 2013

New Pot Dispensaries Could Prevent Theft

New Pot Dispensaries Could Prevent Theft

There could soon be a new way to sell medical marijuana in San Diego. Read »

Mar 8, 2013

Biz of Selling San Diego to Tourists on Hold

Biz of Selling San Diego to Tourists on Hold

On Friday, one of the industry’s leaders said if funds aren’t released the likelihood of the San... Read »

Mar 8, 2013

Judge to Expedite Ruling on Hotel Surcharge Funds

Judge to Expedite Ruling on Hotel Surcharge Funds

A San Diego judge agreed to expedite a decision on whether the City of San Diego should release... Read »

Mar 5, 2013

Filner: I Won't Get Zealous Representation

Mayor Bob Filner talks with the media outside court Tuesday as he explains why he will request money... Watch »

Mar 5, 2013

FOX Sports San Diego and Time Warner Still at Odds

FOX Sports San Diego and Time Warner Still at Odds

Padres Games Still Not Available On TWC Read »

Mar 5, 2013

Locals Rally Against Gun Violence

Locals Rally Against Gun Violence

Dozens of demonstrators gathered at a local church Saturday afternoon to rally against gun violence. Read »

Mar 4, 2013

Goldsmith: My Client is The City of San Diego

More than a week after the mayor crashed his news conference, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith talks with... Watch »

Mar 4, 2013

Jan Goldsmith: My Client Is the City of San Diego

Jan Goldsmith: My Client Is the City of San Diego

San Diego's City Attorney discusses his very public exchange with Mayor Bob Filner. Read »

Mar 1, 2013

SD Pension Reform Process Facing Higher Costs, Delays

SD Pension Reform Process Facing Higher Costs, Delays

San Diego's City Council next week will take a close look at a born-again municipal pension system that’s... Read »

Feb 28, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner's Remarks at Lily Pond

Mayor Bob Filner explains how he spends most evenings in Balboa Park, that he thinks better near... Watch »

Feb 25, 2013

City Hall Power Struggle Gets Personal

City Hall Power Struggle Gets Personal

After a heated face-to-face confrontation between their mayor and city attorney, San Diegans might... Read »

Feb 22, 2013

City Government Officials Spar in Public

Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith got in a heated discussion, prompting concern... Watch »

Feb 21, 2013

Mayor, City Attorney in Political Tug o' War

Mayor, City Attorney in Political Tug o' War

The two San Diego city officials took a disagreement between how to spend a special tax and aired... Read »

Feb 21, 2013

Filner Goldsmith News Conference - Part II

Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith argued Thursday over a special hotel Watch »

Feb 21, 2013

Filner, Goldsmith Spar in Front of Cameras

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith fight in front of the media at a... Watch »

Feb 21, 2013

Filner Goldsmith News Conference - Part I

Mayor Bob Filner and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith didn’t mince words at a news conference Thursday as... Watch »

Feb 21, 2013

Could San Diego Host the 2024 Olympics?

Could San Diego Host the 2024 Olympics?

The United States Olympic Committee sent a letter to Mayor Bob Filner on Tuesday to see if the city would... Read »

Feb 20, 2013

Hotel Industry Takes Mayor to Court

The hotel industry is taking San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to court over possible changes to the way... Watch »

Feb 20, 2013

"Kissing Statue" Returns to San Diego Bay

"Kissing Statue" Returns to San Diego Bay

San Diego held a party for a 25-foot tall couple along the eastern waterfront of the Port of San Francisco... Read »

Feb 17, 2013

"Kissing Statue" Returns to San Diego Bay

"Kissing Statue" Returns to San Diego Bay

The “Kissing Statue,” which has been gone from San Diego’s shoreline for nearly a year, made its... Read »

Feb 16, 2013

Mayor Filner Speaks at Kiss Statue Dedication

When crowds of people gathered to celebrate the return of the statue "Unconditional... Watch »

Feb 16, 2013

Fact Check: Community Plan

Mayor Bob Filner isn't supporting a proposed 23-acre mixed use development in Carmel Valley called... Watch »

Feb 16, 2013

SD Explained: Tijuana Office

Mayor Bob Filner says he plans to open a San Diego office in Tijuana. Voice of San Diego's... Watch »

Feb 14, 2013

Club Tijuana Xolos Honored by City of San Diego

Club Tijuana Xolos Honored by City of San Diego

Club Tijuana Xolos attended the event at City Hall to receive the honor. Read »

Feb 13, 2013

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