This post has been updated to include more member suggestions.
TIME already crowned Pope Francis as its Person of the Year, but we thought we’d localize the contest.
Voice of San Diego CEO Scott Lewis posed the question first on Twitter, but wait — the answer then was clear. Bob Filner was hands-down the most influential person this year. We decided to move the goal posts. So in this week’s Member Report, a regular note we send out to our members, he rephrased the challenge:
Let’s make this more interesting. How about answering “Who are the top five ‘People of the Year’ in San Diego for 2013?” Let’s keep in mind that it has to do with influence, not with positive and negative feelings. And it shouldn’t revolve just around our limited vision of City Hall politics.
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