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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.

Mayor Filner Sounds Off on President, Leading Dems

Mayor Filner Sounds Off on President, Leading Dems

San Diego's mayor is now back in the news in Washington, D.C. -- making headlines for critical... Read »

Dec 28, 2012

Mayor Filner Sounds Off on President, Leading Dems

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is making political headlines in Washington, D.C., for his critical... Watch »

Dec 27, 2012

SD Fact Check: City Hall's Empty Fourth Floor

In this episode of San Diego Fact Check, Voice of San Diego looked at the claim Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Dec 23, 2012

An Officer at Every School: Is it Possible?

An Officer at Every School: Is it Possible?

The safety of San Diego’s schools was thrown into question by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School... Read »

Dec 22, 2012

Filner to Halt North Park Street Project

Filner to Halt North Park Street Project

Mayor Bob Filner is going to halt a controversial street project that is causing an uproar in one... Read »

Dec 20, 2012

Stay Stingy, San Diego: Filner

Stay Stingy, San Diego: Filner

Despite the sunny budget projections of former Mayor Jerry Sanders, San Diego could be looking at a... Read »

Dec 20, 2012

Filner’s First Ordinance to Create Foreclosure Registry

Filner’s First Ordinance to Create Foreclosure Registry

Mayor Bob Filner signed his first ordinance as mayor Tuesday in what he said was a promise kept to... Read »

Dec 18, 2012

SDPD Steps Up Presence at Local Schools

SDPD Steps Up Presence at Local Schools

San Diego police officers have stepped up their presence at campuses around the city. Read »

Dec 17, 2012

Mayor Filner Announces Emergency Plan

Mayor Bob Filner assembled experts and law enforcement officials Monday to discuss an emergency plan... Watch »

Dec 17, 2012

Donna Frye on Open Government

Former councilwoman Donna Frye will head Mayor Bob Filner's Open Government Watch »

Dec 14, 2012

SDUSD, Sweetwater Boardmembers Sworn in

SDUSD, Sweetwater Boardmembers Sworn in

Two of San Diego's biggest school districts turned a page Monday night, swearing in new and... Read »

Dec 10, 2012

Filner: 'Skate se Puede'

Filner: 'Skate se Puede'

New San Diego Mayor Bob Filner called his appearance Thursday at a rally for a skate park in City Heights... Read »

Dec 10, 2012

Mayor Lights Grand Menorah for Hanukkah

Mayor Lights Grand Menorah for Hanukkah

A ceremonial lighting at Belmont Park, led by the Chabad of Pacific Beach, helped mark the beginning... Read »

Dec 10, 2012

Filner Fiance also a Public Servant

Bob Filner and fiance Bronwyn Ingram are on the same wavelength when it comes to approaching... Watch »

Dec 7, 2012

Analysts Agree: Filner's Not Fearsome

On this episode of Politically Speaking with Gene Cubbison, analysts John Dadian and Chris Crotty... Watch »

Dec 7, 2012

Infrastructure Tax Possibility Discussed

On this episode of Politically Speaking with Gene Cubbison, analysts Chris Crotty and John Dadian explore... Watch »

Dec 7, 2012

Introducing Filner's Fiancee, Bronwyn Ingram

Bronwyn Ingram is engaged to San Diego's new mayor, Bob Filner, In this episode of Politically... Watch »

Dec 7, 2012

What is Bob Filner's Favorite Dinner Food?

On this episode of Politically Speaking with Gene Cubbison, we get to know a little more about... Watch »

Dec 7, 2012

What the Bob Filner Era Will Look Like

On this episode of Politically Speaking with Gene Cubbison, we look into the next few years of the... Watch »

Dec 7, 2012

Lorena Gonzalez to Run for State Assembly

Lorena Gonzalez to Run for State Assembly

Local leader Lorena Gonzalez, who serves as the chief executive of the San Diego and Imperial... Read »

Dec 6, 2012

Mayor Bob Filner’s Promises

Mayor Bob Filner’s Promises

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner entered the mayor's office on Monday with promises for the next four years. Read »

Dec 4, 2012

Mayor Bob Filner Takes Office

Mayor Bob Filner Takes Office

Bob Filner took office Monday morning at his inauguration ceremony. Read »

Dec 3, 2012

City Takes New Shape After Members Mayor Sworn in

After two decades in Congress, Bob Filner is mayor of San Diego tonight. NBC 7 reporter Gene... Watch »

Dec 3, 2012

Mayor Filner Takes Office

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner took office Monday at his public inauguration ceremony. Watch »

Dec 3, 2012

Mayor Bob Filner Takes Oath of Office

Raw video of Bob Filner's inauguration on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Watch »

Dec 3, 2012

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