It’s been almost two weeks since Mayor Bob Filner announced he had returned a $100,000 donation from Sunroad Centrum Partners after learning one of his top staffers secured the donation in exchange for the mayor’s agreement to drop his veto of a City Council-approved easement for the developer’s Kearny Mesa project.
But there are still a lot of questions floating around the city about the legality and propriety of Filner’s actions in the first place. Characterizations of the deal have been all over the map: It was either illegal, an example of the city finally conducting itself like a business or not a big deal. Or somewhere in between.
Here are answers to some lingering questions on how the deal unfolded, what the feds might be looking into and how this could all play out.