Mayor Bob Filner took office a month ago, but he’s only now getting around to introducing his staff. What’s taken so long? Who knows. But we do know one thing: He’s made headway on his promise to make diversity a top priority.
“Women make up more than half of Filner’s new staffers, and more than a quarter of the hires are black or Latino,” our Lisa Halverstadt reports. “Filner also brought in Asian and LGBT employees.”
More than half of the hires have worked for Filner before, including his chief of staff, deputy chief of staff and others. The biggest name among the hires is Donna Frye, the former councilwoman and almost-mayor. She’ll be the director of open government.