Filner’s use of city credit cards questioned

Filner’s use of city credit cards questioned

SAN DIEGO — Investigations into Mayor Bob Filner’s activities centered Monday on the use of city credit cards on a recent trip to Paris and a swank downtown San Diego hotel.

In a memo to acting Chief Operating Officer Walk Ekard that was obtained by City News Service, Councilman Kevin Faulconer said he would hold a hearing on city credit card policies at a Sept. 9 meeting of the City Council’s Audit Committee, which he chairs.

filner-and-SD-moneyFaulconer asked Ekard to provide to the committee by Aug. 28 all credit card invoices and paperwork for the mayor’s trip to France. He also requested certain financial and human resources managers to appear at the committee meeting.

The mayor said he went to Paris in June at the behest of the Organization of Iranian-American Communities, a group with which he was involved while a congressman. Last month, he said he would return $9,800…

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