During the mayoral campaign, Bob Filner earned a reputation as a rambler. He didn’t always make a whole lot of sense. His sharpest moments often came in acts of comedy.
Tuesday night, though, the historian in Filner captured an important movement in San Diego’s civic life clearer and simpler than anyone I’ve heard before.
This city has changed demographically. It has changed business-wise. It has changed with the kind of people and the way they look at the world. They want a liveable, bikeable, walkable city. But the political structure has not kept up.
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