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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 Activist Criticizes Mayor's Response

The seals at Children's Pool in La Jolla clearly being harassed. The video was the basis for Mayor Bob... 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 dispute... 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 marketing... 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 Marketing... 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 battle... 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 market... 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 leaders... 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

Former Candidate, Mayor's Office Scuffle

Carl DeMaio is taking sharp issue with Mayor Bob Filner's plan to boost Donna Frye's employment status Watch »

Mar 14, 2013

Customers, Mayor Plead for Padres on Time Warner

Customers, Mayor Plead for Padres on Time Warner

A few Time Warner Cable customers pleaded with their cable company at a San Diego City Hall meeting on... Read »

Mar 14, 2013

Mayor Filner Gets an Attorney

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner discusses the process of hiring an attorney to represent him in the legal... Watch »

Mar 14, 2013

Hotel Surtax for Convention Center Goes to Courtroom Arguments

Hotel Surtax for Convention Center Goes to Courtroom Arguments

Opponents of the controversial funding scheme behind the proposed expansion of San Diego's convention... Read »

Mar 13, 2013

Voters Cast Ballots in 40th District Special Primary

Voters Cast Ballots in 40th District Special Primary

The 40th state Senate district seat is open after Juan Vargas won Mayor Bob Filner's vacant 51st District... Read »

Mar 12, 2013

Judge Rules on Hotel Surcharge to Fund Convention Center Expansion

Judge Rules on Hotel Surcharge to Fund Convention Center Expansion

A San Diego judge issued a tentative ruling Monday in support of hotel room-rate surcharges as a way to... Read »

Mar 11, 2013

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 addressing... 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 Diego... 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 millions... 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 to... Watch »

Mar 5, 2013

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