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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’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

Bob Filner to Take Office

San Diego Mayor-Elect Bob Filner prepares for his time in the San Diego City Council. Watch »

Dec 2, 2012

Sanders Bids Farewell to Mayor’s Office

Sanders Bids Farewell to Mayor’s Office

Mayor Jerry Sanders is done. Well, almost. The two-term mayor held his final news conference today before... Read »

Nov 29, 2012

Filner Pushing for Funds for San Ysidro Border Project

NBC 7’s Diana Guevara speaks with San Diego mayor-elect Bob Filner about his stance on the importance... Watch »

Nov 29, 2012

Frye's Job in Filner's City Hall Hits Legal Snag

Frye's Job in Filner's City Hall Hits Legal Snag

One of the first positions Mayor-Elect Bob Filner wants to fill has hit a legal snag over the issue... Read »

Nov 27, 2012

Filner Attempts to Hire Former Councilwoman

Mayor-elect Bob Filner wants to hire former city councilwoman Donna Frye, but a legal snag might not... Watch »

Nov 26, 2012

City Already Has Plans for Filner's Public-Safety Cash

City Already Has Plans for Filner's Public-Safety Cash

San Diego Mayor-elect Bob Filner faces at least one major problem in his campaign pledge to dedicate more... Read »

Nov 21, 2012

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