During our panel at Politifest, Saturday, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said something I kept meaning to go back to.
He said he would be pushing hard on Mayor Bob Filner as lawsuits went forward. The city, you see, is currently suing its mayor. But then he said something else.
“We will be aggressive. And to the extent it is appropriate under the law and the facts, he’s going to be held totally responsible. He’s got a lot of legal problems and they are mounting. But he will be given a way out,” Goldsmith said.
In the crowd listening was Port Commissioner Bob Nelson. He had helped Filner raise money during his campaign for mayor.