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July 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Saying taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for the mayor's "mess," the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night not to pay any of Bob Filner's legal bills as he fights a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his top aides. The move came just hours after the council voted - also unanimously - to sue Filner to recover any costs imposed on the city by the lawsuit, which names both Filner and the city as defendants. The city's suit will seek to recover any damages ordered by a court, or agreed to as part of a pretrial settlement, arising from the lawsuit filed by the mayor's former director of communications, Irene McCormack Jackson.
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October 12, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A political action committee that apparently formed last year to hurt the San Diego mayoral bid of Carl DeMaio by reminding voters that he is gay has been fined $7,500 for violating campaign disclosure laws. The group, called Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl DeMaio for Mayor 2012, did not provide the names of its principals or a valid street address, according to the city Ethics Commission, which announced the fine Friday. It also did not keep records explaining its expenditures, the commission said.
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June 17, 2003 | Sam Farmer
The San Diego City Council will be updated today in closed session about the progress of the city's stadium negotiations with the Chargers. The negotiation team, appointed by the council, will seek direction on an offer by the Chargers to pay for a $400-million stadium on a portion of the existing 166-acre Qualcomm Stadium site in exchange for development rights on the rest of the land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
For once, Gloria Allred had a news conference and dropped no bombshells. She held up no warning signs, made no edgy jokes. She trotted out no great-grandmothers who had been groped. She announced no new lawsuits alleging headlocks and dirty talk. But she had been inundated with requests Wednesday evening for comments about reports that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner had reached an agreement with the city of San Diego to resign. He is the main defendant in the only sexual harassment lawsuit filed in connection with the scandal.
NEWS
February 17, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juan Carlos Vargas, a Harvard-educated lawyer, was elected Tuesday to the San Diego City Council, becoming the first Latino to be voted into the office without first being appointed by the historically Anglo-dominated council. Vargas, who received 29% of the vote, broke from a pack of nine candidates competing to fill a vacancy in the district's poorest and southernmost district. The 31-year-old former Jesuit seminarian will succeed former Councilman Bob Filner, who was elected to the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1987
District 2 . . . Ron Roberts District 4 . . . Wes Pratt District 6 . . . Bob Ottilie District 8 . . . Mike Aguirre The Propositions Countywide Proposition A . . . YES Half-cent sales tax increase for transportation projects City of San Diego Proposition B . . . YES $93.5 million in improvements for Mission Bay and Balboa parks Proposition C . . . YES $73.9 million in improvements for Mission Bay and Balboa parks; an alternative to Proposition B Proposition E . . .
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September 10, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In politics, as in much else, timing is everything. For San Diego City Council candidate Valerie Stallings, that maxim could perhaps prove to be as formidable an obstacle as Councilman Bruce Henderson in their 6th District primary. In her admittedly uphill campaign to defeat Henderson in his bid for a second four-year term in next Tuesday's primary, Stallings has hewed to an anti-incumbent theme founded on sharp criticism not only of Henderson himself, but of the entire City Council.
NEWS
May 26, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Locals call it the Clam, and for decades the young and the reckless have gotten their thrills by jumping from its rocky promontory into the rushing turquoise sea below. But it also could be called the deadliest spot on the Southern California coastline. Three San Diego teenagers have drowned in the past three months after leaping from the Clam and being unable to overcome the crashing waves and unforgiving current.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1990 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major roadblock to solving Poway's bumper-to-bumper traffic congestion was overcome this week when developers agreed to build a bypass expressway around the inland community. But a popular Poway shortcut to San Diego remains closed after two years of construction to bring it up to San Diego safety standards.
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March 4, 1988 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
City council members from San Diego and Tijuana, meeting in their first joint session Thursday, traded hosannas in what appeared to be more of a symbolic than substantive event. "This has been a long journey to this historic moment," said San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor. Her counterpart, Tijuana Mayor Federico Valdes Martinez, called the gathering "one of the most beautiful pages in the annals of international fraternity." While the session was a milestone, its value appeared mostly symbolic.
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August 22, 2013 | By Jill Cowan and Tony Perry
Attorney Gloria Allred urged embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign his office without asking the city to pay any of his legal fees. She was referring to a mediated deal between the Filner and the city that  sources told The Times  on Thursday had been reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit naming him and the city as defendants. At a news conference in her firm's Los Angeles office Thursday afternoon, Allred said the majority of San Diego residents agree that Filner must go. "However, his leaving the city should not leave a permanent stain on the city's reputation by the City Council facilitating the mayor's leaving by entering into a callous and unholy agreement with him," she said.
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August 21, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office. There is, of course. Bob Filner could have - should have - resigned as San Diego mayor weeks ago. He should have slinked off soon after so many women - at least 16 now - tagged him as a sexual creep. After the accusations of gropes, slobbering kisses and sexual innuendoes by female city employees, political aides, business execs, college officials, military sexual assault victims and a retired admiral.
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August 16, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The San Diego City Council, unanimous in its eagerness to oust Mayor Bob Filner, will be asked to consider using an obscure part of the city charter to force his removal. The city attorney's office, asked by council members to find a way to remove Filner, will suggest to the council at its Aug. 28 meeting that it could invoke a charter provision about removal of "officers" for misusing public money. If the council agrees, the city attorney's office would then proceed to build a case against the 70-year-old Democrat, to be presented to a judge for a decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego City Council, unanimous in its desire to oust Mayor Bob Filner, will be asked to consider using an obscure part of the City Charter to force his removal. City Atty. Jan Goldsmith, asked by council members to find a way to remove Filner, will suggest to the council at its Aug. 28 meeting that it could invoke a charter provision about removal of "officers" for misusing public money. If the council agrees, the city attorney's office would then proceed to build a case against the 70-year-old Democrat, to be presented to the presiding judge of San Diego County Superior Court for a decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
SAN DIEGO -- Can it get any weirder around here? The mayor's former communications director has accused the mayor of sexual harassment, saying he routinely grabbed her, dragged her around in a headlock, and asked her to have sex. She's suing him and the city of San Diego. The mayor has apologized, vowed to be a better person and has announced he will enter a two-week rehab. The mayor's private attorney has asked the city of San Diego to foot the mayor's legal bills. The San Diego City Council has not just refused, but has also voted to sue the mayor to recover any legal fees it incurs defending itself against his bad behavior.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday night not to pay Mayor Bob Filner's legal bills in his defense against a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his top aides. The move came just hours after the council voted to sue Filner to recover any costs imposed on the city by the lawsuit, which names both Filner and the city as defendants. The city's suit will seek to recover any damages ordered by a court, or agreed to as part of a pretrial settlement, arising from the lawsuit filed by the mayor's former director of communications, Irene McCormack Jackson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1990 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to outlaw discrimination against gays and lesbians in the city of San Diego passed its first test Wednesday in perhaps the most emotional public hearing since the City Council debated a tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a year ago. Vehement opponents of the measure matched Biblical verse prohibiting homosexuality against gays' heartfelt stories of discrimination during two hours of testimony before the council's Rules Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The San Diego City Council touched off an angry response by a throng of people opposed to the U.S. air bombardment of Iraq Tuesday, when it approved a resolution supporting the efforts of President Bush and American troops deployed in the Persian Gulf War. About 75 people, many of whom had testified against two proposed resolutions, milled around the council chamber and shouted "shame, shame" at council members after the 7-0 vote in favor of the milder of two statements of support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Saying taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for the mayor's "mess," the San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night not to pay any of Bob Filner's legal bills as he fights a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his top aides. The move came just hours after the council voted - also unanimously - to sue Filner to recover any costs imposed on the city by the lawsuit, which names both Filner and the city as defendants. The city's suit will seek to recover any damages ordered by a court, or agreed to as part of a pretrial settlement, arising from the lawsuit filed by the mayor's former director of communications, Irene McCormack Jackson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The San Diego City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to file a lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner to recover any money the city has to pay due to the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former top aide to the mayor. The suit will seek to recover any damages ordered by the court, or agreed to as part of a pretrial settlement, arising from the lawsuit filed against the city and Filner by the mayor's former director of communications, Irene McCormack Jackson. The vote was taken in closed session.
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