AM Briefing from for July 31, 2013

Here’s your Filner update for this morning …

Yesterday afternoon yet another woman came forward and accused San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment. This brings the total to eight. Lisa Curtin the director of government and military education at San Diego City College says that Filner asked about her wedding ring, asked her out on a date then grabbed her pulled her close and gave her a “saliva-filled kiss, including feeling his tongue by my cheek.”

The Mayor is currently receiving two weeks behavioral therapy in spite of the many calls for his resignation. Yesterday San Diego’s City Council unanimously approved the filing of a cross complaint against the Mayor. This means that they can sue Filner for the cost to the city for the defense against the sexual harassment lawsuits they also decided last night not to pay for the Mayor’s private attorney. The council does pay for city employee legal defenses when the case has to do with the normal scope of their job. Many council members do not believe defending the Mayor’s behavior falls into this category.

And the city move forward.

San Diego’s City Council is meeting today.

First at 9:00 AM the Budget Committee is getting together to talk about community parking

Then at 2:00 this afternoon the Natural Resources and Culture Committee will look at a climate change report form the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and updating the climate change plan.

Tonight at 6:00 the Council’s Infrastructure Committee is talking about a report on sidewalk condition

The San Diego Independent Budget Analyst is holding a workshop of the city’s project budgeting at 6:30 tonight at the Balboa Park War Memorial Building. It’s open to the public if you want to go.

Horton Plaza’s renovations are on the agenda for the Civic San Diego Board of Directors afternoon meeting.

County government is talking about waving some fees for disabled veterans this morning at 9:00.

And at 10:30 this morning The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is hosting a ribbon cutting for the new shopping area in the airport’s Terminal 2

And finally today the National Weather Service says big waves are going to pound San Diego’s coast today. They are expecting 5 to 7 foot waves with the occasional 8 foot’er. That means the face of the wave could be as high as 16 feet.

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