Statement: “No city in the state of California has a higher barrier” (to recall an official than San Diego), attorneys James P. Lough and Kenneth H. Lounsbery wrote in a July 31 request that the county grand jury issue an accusation against Mayor Bob Filner.
Determination: Mostly True
Analysis: Ousting Mayor Bob Filner isn’t easy.
Organizers must collect 101,597 signatures in as few as 39 days just to get a recall on the ballot. (That timeline could extend to as much as 99 days, depending on the circumstances.)