Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

Filner to make announcement at noon

Filner to make announcement at noon

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bob-filnerSAN DIEGO — Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will make an announcement Friday amid growing calls for his resignation.

The Mayor’s Office  said Filner will make a statement at noon but did not provide any information about what he would say.

The mayor’s news conference will be carried live on Fox 5 and fox5sandiego.com.

Filner, a Democrat who left Congress to become San Diego’s mayor last fall, has been accused by seven women of unwanted advances and touching, dating back several years. The first woman came forward Monday and others have followed every day this week.

Both local and national Democratic Party leaders have called for Filner to step down.

Filner, 70, first came under fire for sexual harassment about two weeks ago, when three of his former political allies, including former Councilwoman Donna Frye, held a joint news conference to say they had become aware of his indiscretions…

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Chair of Democrat National Committee calls on Filner to resign

Chair of Democrat National Committee calls on Filner to resign

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filner-webWASHINGTON — The national chairwoman of the Democratic Party called for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign Friday for the good of the city.

In a statement sent to CNN, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said:

“The misconduct Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of is reprehensible and indefensible. I am personally offended by his actions and I firmly believe no employee should face a hostile environment or harassment at their place of employment. There is no place for this type of conduct in the workplace and certainly not in our city halls and public offices.

“For the good of the City of San Diego, I call on Mayor Filner to resign.”

Her statement came hours after the San Diego County party leadership joined the growing chorus calling for Filner’s resignation.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for July 26, 2013

The end of another bad week for San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner.

Yesterday four more woman came forward and accused the Mayor of sexual harassment. Retired Admiral Ronnie Froman, Businesswoman Patti Rosco, San Diego State university dean Joyce Gattas, And the president of the Port of San Diego’s Tenants Association Sharon Bernie-Cloward all sat down with KPBS and added there stories of sexual harassment to the growing pile. Bringing the total number of Filner accusers to seven.

Then later that night the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee … Filner is a Democrat … voted 34 to 6 in favor of a motion asking the Mayor to step down

And the Mayor finally released the financials from a trip he took to Paris … this was before the sexual harassment scandal. That info showed that while Filner’s trip was paid for by the sponsoring organization San Diegans footed the more than 21,000 dollar bill to send the San Diego Police officers assigned to his security detail.

Our region’s government continues to move forward despite the Filner fiascos. This morning at 9:00 the San Diego Association of Governments is meeting about waving some financial requirements for potential bidders on the trolley’s blue line extension.

Then at noon Postal Workers United are scheduled to protest at Congressman Darrell Issa’s office. Issa a Republican just introduced a bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service

This afternoon at 3:00 in Chula Vista’s courthouse Arlene Anna Hernandez will be sentenced for gross vehicular manslaughter. Hernandez drove drunk crashing her car into the Otay Reservoir killing her 5-year-old daughter along with another child ridding wither her.

And today at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Military firefighters will conduct several controlled burns. So if you’re driving along in near the bass you may see some smoke up in the sky.

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Democratic Party calls for Filner to resign

Democratic Party calls for Filner to resign

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[trib_ndn vid=24974672]SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Democratic Central Committee voted in favor of asking San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to step down Thursday evening.

The Committee Thursday evening held a second special meeting to discuss the allegations against Filner. Thirty-four members supported a motion for Filner to step down, while six voted against the motion.

Chair Francine Busby issued a statement that said, in part, “We respect the legal process that is now unfolding and believe that the Mayor and his accusers will have their fair hearing. We are not here to determine guilt or innocence. However, in the best interest of the city, the San Diego County Democratic Party has voted to ask Mayor Filner to step down, seek the personal help that he needs, and allow San Diego to move forward.”

The committee changed it’s stance from last week’s three hour, closed-door discussion where members came out…

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