Daily Archives: August 23, 2013

Nathan Fletcher files paperwork to run for Mayor

Nathan Fletcher files paperwork to run for Mayor


fletcherSAN DIEGO – Nathan Fletcher, a candidate for San Diego Mayor in the 2012 election, has filed paperwork to run again for the position in the event of a special election. Fletcher finished third in the June 2012 primary, behind current Mayor Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio. Fletcher was a member of the California State Assembly from 2008-2012, representing the 75th District which includes most of North County.

Fletcher spent most of his time in the Assembly as a member of the Republican party, before becoming Independent, and then earlier this year, joining the Democratic party.

He has also served as a political analyst for FOX 5 on several occasions.

You can see a copy of the paperwork below.

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Filner signs resignation letter ahead of Council meeting

Filner signs resignation letter ahead of Council meeting


FilnerApology2SAN DIEGO — Mayor Bob Filner has resigned from office effective August 30th following a vote by the San Diego City Council to accept the terms in an agreement following three days of mediation. He will officially step down at 5 p.m. on August 30th. At that point, current Council President Todd Gloria will become the Interim Mayor.

A special election must be held within ninety days from August 30th to elect the new Mayor. If no candidate receives a majority of votes in that election, a run-off will be held.

Filner spoke at length following the announcement of the decision, speaking on a variety of topics and renewed his wish that he’d been given due process. He also thanked supporters and urged the new leadership to continue on track with several of his key initiatives.

Following Filner’s speech, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith briefed those gathered on the details of…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 23, 2013

Today at 1:00 the deal between San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner, city officials, and private attorneys will be presented to the City Council for approval in a closed session meeting. San Diego’s now infamous mayor is neck-deep in sexual harassment allegations and his former Communications Director is suing him. The deal is thought to include Filner’s resignation, and an arrangement regarding both the city’s liability and Filner’s. Everyone expects the city council to approve the deal … the details of which will be made public later in the afternoon.

Assuming Filner steps down the city council will pick a day for a special election within the next 90 days. Several candidates are starting to emerge. Check out the special podcast here on BowlersDesk.com for more on who could be San Diego’s next mayor with the President of the political action group Run Woman Run.

There are two sentencings worth noting today … both in San Diego’s downtown courthouse.

First at 9:00 AM Nancy Mendoza Moreno is being sentenced for helping a Mexican kidnapping gang called Los Palillos. She would lure men to various locations around San Diego to be kidnapped and held for ransom.

Then at 1:30 this afternoon Zachary Tenorio is going to be sentenced for killing his naval officer brother during an alcohol fueled fight.

At 8:00 this morning the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 2,400 Marines from Camp Pendleton will deploy for the Western Pacific and Middle East.

And finally at 11:00 am about 250 tons af sand will be dumped at the B Street Pier in downtown for Labor Day’s U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exhibition.

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