Bob Filner summoned me to the fourth floor of City Hall last week.
It had been an otherwise ho-hum day. Mayor Jerry Sanders was delivering his final press conference.
But Filner had something he wanted to talk to me about. I headed to the fourth floor of City Hall, where he was waiting for me. It’s where the city used to house its planning department, Filner explained, before it was wrapped into the Development Service Department.
Now, it sits empty.
The mayor-elect proceeded to show me around, pointing out the relics of the old department that seemed almost haunting under the fluorescent lights of the bureaucratic institution.