The mayor’s use of his veto power to restore special election funding and take a shot at opponents was a power move that could change the politics of city budgets for years to come. And it was only the latest of many such moves provoked by novel interpretations of, and actual changes to, the City Charter.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Ashly McGlone detail the changes Measure E is proposing.
The new president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association arrives just in time for tax season, plus: Mayor Kevin Faulconer gets a challenger, and Filner’s former chief of staff returns with a tell-all book.
Bob Filner’s former chief of staff Lee Burdick has written a deep insider account of the nine insane months Filner was San Diego’s mayor. We’ve pulled out the most explosive anecdotes.
In ‘Bob Filner’s Monster,’ Lee Burdick describes moment after jaw-dropping moment of Filner’s villainy. But Filner isn’t the only one who looks bad.
Lee Burdick, who served as former Mayor Bob Filner’s chief of staff, offers her own account of why she joined the mayor’s team and stuck in the role as things came crashing down. Since Filner’s implosion, Burdick says her career has suffered from guilt by association. “I’m angry that I am no longer being evaluated – or even valued – based on my own merit,” she writes.
Reporter Ry Rivard joins the show this week to break down his investigation into the troubled Hubbs-SeaWorld fish hatchery in Carlsbad, plus we relive the Mayor Bob Filner era and discuss how North Park fits into the city’s bold plan to deal with climate change.
Ex-Mayor Bob Filner was on board with the Chargers’ vision for a downtown stadium.
In a wide-ranging Q-and-A, ex-Mayor Bob Filner reflects on what he might have accomplished on veteran homelessness, a Chargers stadium and other causes and argues he could have won all of his court cases if the city had given him the resources to defend himself.
Activating the Plaza de Panama with art, new county-owned public art, a zombie run in Tijuana and more in our weekly culture roundup.