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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1992
Mayor Maureen O'Connor will be missed. She was the only voice of the people when she served on the Port District commission, and she has been the only voice of the people and responsive member on the City Council while serving as our mayor. I hope we will find her in another public office. DOROTHY DODD San Diego
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Facing calls for his resignation amid sexual harassment allegations, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologized Thursday for his treatment of women and vowed to change his behavior, admitting: "I need help. " "I have reached into my heart and soul and realize I must and will change my behavior," the 70-year-old liberal Democrat said in a video statement, indicating he would not resign. He said he and his staff would take the sexual harassment training offered by the city. "If my behavior doesn't change, I cannot succeed in leading this city," Filner said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1990
Mayor Maureen O'Connor's comparison of San Diego to Lithuania attempting to fight off an attack by a Russian-style superpower during the April 24 utility merger hearings deserves pity rather than ridicule. Such paranoia in the office of mayor unbefits a city with hopes for a bright future. Once she is no longer in a position of political power, those hopes have a better chance of fulfillment. JOSEPH R. GRANT Oceanside
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1992
Mayor Maureen O'Connor will be missed. She was the only voice of the people when she served on the Port District commission, and she has been the only voice of the people and responsive member on the City Council while serving as our mayor. I hope we will find her in another public office. DOROTHY DODD San Diego
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1989
Last week's bloody riots in Soviet Georgia so far pose no threat to the "San Diego Arts Festival: Treasures of the Soviet Union," according to Paul Downey, spokesman for Mayor Maureen O'Connor. The October-November festival is built chiefly around the culture of the Soviet state of Georgia. At least 19 died during last week's rioting, triggered by Georgian nationalists who have complained that the Soviet government is dominated by people of Russian descent. Festival organizers were assured last week by officials at the Soviet Embassy in Washington that "there is no point of concern for the festival," Downey said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1989
Such pontificating about the Sierra Club and San Diegans for Managed Growth, and the potential out-of-court settlement. I'm surprised at Mayor Maureen O'Connor; methinks the lady doth protest too much. She asks good questions: "What price a wetland, what price open space?" These are the questions many of us have been asking--of the council and the mayor. It isn't the Sierra Club or SDMG who have been giving these away to the developers. NORMA SULLIVAN San Diego
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1990
On Monday, Mayor Maureen O'Connor will give her annual State of the City address. During the 1989 State of the City address, the mayor predicted that a site for a new central library would be designated. The designation has occurred. No monies, however, have been identified to construct the facility. I hope that Mayor O'Connor will address, as a priority, the need for funding of the central library in the 1990 address. JAMES R. DAWE Chairman, Board of Library Commissioners
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1992
The San Diego City Council and Mayor Maureen O'Connor have been quick to point a finger at who is responsible for the massive sewer spill off of Point Loma. They say nature is to blame, large swells and shifting ocean bottoms caused the pipe to break. This could be true. However, I feel the City Council and mayor are the ones who are at fault. Why didn't they have the insight to look down the road and see that this could happen and have an emergency back-up system? Why didn't they take heed to the warnings that the pipe was corroded?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1988
It's obvious that many local politicians consider themselves as French nobility while San Diego taxpayers are the peasantry who must pay for monuments to their greatness. Recently we've been told that we have to raise the sales tax because our local government can't afford to provide essential services such as road maintenance, jails and courthouses. But while we can't do important things like fix the roads or build jails without socking it to the taxpayer, Mayor Maureen O'Connor wants to blow money on an arts and park complex to "rival the Museum d'Orsay in Paris."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1989 | ARMANDO ACUNA
Two days after she was formally rebuffed by Gov. George Deukmejian, Mayor Maureen O'Connor wrote a reply Thursday, asking for a meeting. The governor told the mayor Tuesday that he would not consider her request for a one-time grant of $34 million to help the city through what O'Connor and the City Council have labeled a "state of emergency" caused by drug- and gang-related violence. The mayor had wanted Deukmejian to declare a similar state of emergency in order to release the funds from a new-found state budget surplus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1992 | Tony Perry
The big city. * The mayor and the working girls. After two prostitutes were shot to death June 20 and a third was wounded June 28, Mayor Maureen O'Connor decided to give the case her personal attention. Accompanied by the plainclothes cop who serves as her bodyguard and driver, she spent two nights patrolling hooker hot spots--El Cajon Boulevard, Rosecrans Boulevard, 32nd and Commercial--talking to the play-for-pay denizens. Telling them to be careful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1992
The San Diego City Council and Mayor Maureen O'Connor have been quick to point a finger at who is responsible for the massive sewer spill off of Point Loma. They say nature is to blame, large swells and shifting ocean bottoms caused the pipe to break. This could be true. However, I feel the City Council and mayor are the ones who are at fault. Why didn't they have the insight to look down the road and see that this could happen and have an emergency back-up system? Why didn't they take heed to the warnings that the pipe was corroded?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1991
Looks as if there is a Robin Hood after all! In the ruling on the case, Rider vs. County of San Diego, the real winner is the taxpayer, but you wouldn't know it by the press. The way the local press is reacting to the recent court's ruling regarding the county's jails-courts tax leads me to question whether our news people are awake! One TV anchorman actually referred to the illegally assessed and held .5% sales tax as a "glitch" for the city and the county of San Diego. Little wonder Supervisor Susan Golding and Mayor Maureen O'Connor have fallen like hyenas on their prey . . . our $330 million!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1991
I sprayed my bagel across the dining table this morning in laughter over the article "Council in Standoff Over Housing Commission Chief,"(May 29). The quote that especially hit my funny bone was the one made by an unnamed source in the mayor's office, who reported that part of the reason for Mayor Maureen O'Connor's unhappiness with San Diego Housing Commission's Executive Director Evan Becker was because of "Becker's perceived rudeness to O'Connor." That's a ripe one. I had the unfortunate honor of watching a City Council meeting the other evening on TV, and was flabbergasted to see our mayor in action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Housing Commission members loyal to Executive Director Evan Becker on Tuesday blocked a City Council attempt to tear up Becker's $93,700-a-year contract and launch an 11th-hour evaluation of his performance. The commission's refusal to go along with the council plan created an unusual standoff between the two agencies, postponing action until Friday on an apparent bid by Mayor Maureen O'Connor to force Becker from the office he has held for nearly three years.
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May 10, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proclaiming herself "Miracle Mo," San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor said Thursday that her leadership in blocking the attempted takeover of San Diego Gas & Electric Co. "not only will be my political legacy, but may expand it" by giving her added clout to push for two major pet projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1991
Looks as if there is a Robin Hood after all! In the ruling on the case, Rider vs. County of San Diego, the real winner is the taxpayer, but you wouldn't know it by the press. The way the local press is reacting to the recent court's ruling regarding the county's jails-courts tax leads me to question whether our news people are awake! One TV anchorman actually referred to the illegally assessed and held .5% sales tax as a "glitch" for the city and the county of San Diego. Little wonder Supervisor Susan Golding and Mayor Maureen O'Connor have fallen like hyenas on their prey . . . our $330 million!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1990
Add another irony to life in one of the world's most gorgeous cities (my favorite is that, despite our beaches, parks, and sports, we've got a lot of folks who can't enjoy them without being cranked up on methamphetamine.) Now we've got our elected officials pledging to "balance the rights" of those who need a buzz to enjoy a sunset. The noise, trash, crime and drunk driving which public drinking creates are only its most obvious consequences. What about its long-term effect on our kids?
NEWS
March 6, 1991 | AMY WALLACE and LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the first heavy rain in months began to fall last week, Mayor Maureen O'Connor "strongly" suggested that San Diegans turn off their automatic sprinkler systems. "The mayor said the projected rainfall will throughly saturate the ground and preclude the need for watering," noted a press release that urged what many Southern California cities have already required. Welcome to California's most serious drought ever, San Diego-style.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1990
Mayor Maureen O'Connor's comparison of San Diego to Lithuania attempting to fight off an attack by a Russian-style superpower during the April 24 utility merger hearings deserves pity rather than ridicule. Such paranoia in the office of mayor unbefits a city with hopes for a bright future. Once she is no longer in a position of political power, those hopes have a better chance of fulfillment. JOSEPH R. GRANT Oceanside
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