Monday, December 1, 2008
Tom Fudge : This is the time of the year that political types refer to as the lame-duck session. It's the time when legislative organizations include many politicians who are on their way out. Since we have term limits in California, lame-duck sessions are virtually guaranteed.
In San Diego City Hall, one of those outgoing politicians is Scott Peters. He has served as City Council President since voters instated a strong mayor form of government three years ago.
Peters served on the council during a time of great controversy and great political battles. He's seen the office of Mayor transformed. He's seen two members of the council indicted and convicted on corruption charges. In one case the charges were thrown out. Peters has seen the city's bond rating, and financial status, decimated and then restored. And he's been involved in the many battles with outgoing City Attorney Mike Aguirre.
- Scott Peters , outgoing San Diego City Councilman who's represented District 1 since 2000.