Emerald explains why she waited to ask Filner to resign

Emerald explains why she waited to ask Filner to resign


SAN DIEGO — Two days after withdrawing her support for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, City Councilwoman Marti Emerald talked about why she was one of the last holdouts before siding with other council members in calling for Filner’s resignation.

Emerald claimed a road trip of her own kept her from gathering all the information she needed to pull the trigger on a demand for Filner’s job.

“I was in Boston the bulk of the time – the first three weeks of all this.  When I came in I hit the ground running, trying to figure it out,” said Emerald.

MartiEmeraldIn an announcement on Friday, Emerald and councilwoman Myrtle Cole were the final two members to say Filner should go.

“I do believe in due process, however, all the information that has come in and will continue to come out points to him not being able to lead this city,”…

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