Statement: “We’ve had some remarkable successes in the past seven months, saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars for leasing city office space, reducing the city’s unfunded employee pension liability by nearly $1 billion as a result of the five-year freeze on pensionable pay that I negotiated with city unions, removing automobiles from the magnificent Plaza de Panama so it can be enjoyed by pedestrians, expanding the relationship and cooperation with our neighbors across the border and so much more,” Mayor Bob Filner wrote in a July 15 op-ed in U-T San Diego.
Determination: Mostly True
Analysis: Mayor Bob Filner continues to dig in despite mounting calls for his resignation.
The mayor explained why he’s not planning to step down in a U-T San Diego op-ed. He listed a handful of successes, including a claim that five-year labor deals helped the city reduced its “unfunded employee pension liability” by nearly $1 billion.