It may seem like years ago, but try to remember Mayor Bob Filner’s spat with hotel owners.
The dilemma he provoked with them was about a contract. The mayor simply refused to sign it — an operating agreement with the tourism marketing district. That kept millions of dollars away from tourism marketing.
It was clear that, even if the City Council had approved a deal, the mayor was reviewing every document they asked him to sign to see what more he could get out of it for the city.