I would say thank you for allowing me to be here, but obviously this is not a happy time for any of us. Not for the city of San Diego. Not for those who represent. For my own part in causing all this, I offer a deep apology. Certainly to all the citizens of San Diego and through you, to the citizens that you represent.
The city should not have been put through this. And my own personal failures were responsible. And I apologize to the city. I have a lot of supporters out there. I apologize, I apologize to all of you. I think I let you down. We had a chance to do a progressive vision in this city for the first time in 50 years. As I’ll say later, we need you to carry that vision forward. This is not the time to let it die. I apologize to all of you.
I would like to say especially to my former fiancée, Bronwyn, I love you very much. You came to love San Diego as much as I did. And you did memorable things in the short time that you were first lady. And I personally apologize for the hurt that I have caused you, Bronwyn.
To all the women that I offended, I had no intention to be offensive. To violate any physical or emotional space. I was trying to establish personal relationships. But the combination of awkwardness and hubris, I think, led to behavior that many found offensive. I, again, as I have in the past, sincerely apologize to all of you and I will try to make amends in any suitable manner.
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He knew just how far he could go legally and not get repercussions, but it happened anyway. A 70 year old who lived and worked in California some years ago knows what is acceptable in the workplace. Keywords, in the workplace. This was no lynch mob that I saw standing in a parking lot collecting signatures quietly in Rancho Bernardo. Just people who want real leadership.
very sad. if he really wanted to accomplish all of it, he wouldn't have screwed it up. An admission earlier would have made a difference