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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.

"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

Homeland Security Sec. in SD on 'Fact-Finding' Mission

Homeland Security Sec. in SD on 'Fact-Finding' Mission

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to Shelter Island Monday to check up on... Read »

Feb 4, 2013

Judge Pulls Plug on Balboa Park Project

Judge Pulls Plug on Balboa Park Project

Read the judge's entire ruling released just before 2 p.m. Monday. Read »

Feb 4, 2013

Filner Bids Farewell to Red Light Cameras

As Mayor Bob Filner announced an end to the city's controversial red light camera program, San... Watch »

Feb 4, 2013

Locals Line Up to Meet Mayor Bob Filner

Locals Line Up to Meet Mayor Bob Filner

More than 100 San Diegans gathered in downtown San Diego Saturday morning to meet Mayor Bob Filner. Read »

Feb 3, 2013

Locals Line Up to Meet Mayor Filner

More than 100 San Diegans lined up to meet Mayor Bob Filner during open office Watch »

Feb 3, 2013

Mayor Filner, SDPD End Red Light Camera Program

Mayor Filner, SDPD End Red Light Camera Program

On Friday, Mayor Bob Filner will decide whether to continue San Diego's red light camera program. Read »

Feb 1, 2013

Filner Shuts Down Red Light Cameras

Mayor Bob Filner spoke with NBC 7 reporter Megan Tevrizian about the red light cameras that will be taken... Watch »

Feb 1, 2013

Filner to Announce Red Light Decision

Mayor Bob Filner will join SDPD Chief William Lansdowne to announce the future of red light cameras. Watch »

Feb 1, 2013

Red Light Cameras Go Dark

Mayor Bob Filner will decide whether to continue a red light camera program in the City of San... Watch »

Feb 1, 2013

Mayor Discusses Balboa Park Plan

Mayor Bob Filner discussed the Plaza de Panama plan's delays with NBC 7 San Diego. Watch »

Jan 31, 2013

Plaza de Panama Makeover Headed for Courtroom Fight

Plaza de Panama Makeover Headed for Courtroom Fight

Driving into the heart of Balboa Park eventually may involve taking a detour and parking underground. Read »

Jan 31, 2013

Seal Camera Unveiled at Children’s Pool

Seal Camera Unveiled at Children’s Pool

There’s no need to drive to La Jolla to see the seals – now you can watch the Children’s Pool from... Read »

Jan 31, 2013

Pot, TJ Discussed in Casual Meeting with Mayor

Pot, TJ Discussed in Casual Meeting with Mayor

At an informal meeting with the press Wednesday, Mayor Bob Filner blamed his change of heart... Read »

Jan 31, 2013

City Will Enforce Pot Zoning Laws

City Will Enforce Pot Zoning Laws

The City of San Diego will continue targeting medical marijuana dispensaries, setting aside Mayor... Read »

Jan 29, 2013

SD Joins Push For Federal Immigration Reform

SD Joins Push For Federal Immigration Reform

A new group has formed to push for comprehensive immigration reform while givng San Diego a Read »

Jan 22, 2013

City of San Diego Joins Push for Federal Immigration Reform

Mayor Bob Filner joined labor leaders and immigrant rights groups in a united front to push... Watch »

Jan 22, 2013

Focus of New SDUSD Policy More Than Just Gun Control

Focus of New SDUSD Policy More Than Just Gun Control

The new proposal would add to what's already in place and would focus not only on gun control but also on... Read »

Jan 22, 2013

Mayor, Council in Showdown Over Port Commission

Mayor Bob Filner addresses his veto of the City Council's appointments to the Port of San Diego. Watch »

Jan 21, 2013

Mayor, Council in Showdown Over Port Commission Vacancies

Mayor, Council in Showdown Over Port Commission Vacancies

San Diegans seem to be in for another early political showdown between Mayor Bob Filner and the... Read »

Jan 21, 2013

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