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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.

Filner Goldsmith News Conference - Part II

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

Feb 20, 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 the... 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 hotel... Watch »

Feb 19, 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 grand... Read »

Feb 16, 2013

Mayor Filner Speaks at Kiss Statue Dedication

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

Feb 15, 2013

SD Explained: Tijuana Office

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

Feb 13, 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 border... 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 Diegans... 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 hours. 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 Diego... 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 the... 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 regarding... 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 Bob... Read »

Jan 29, 2013

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