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Politifest: How Will San Diego Move Forward?

Evening Edition

Aired 8/5/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Kevin Faulconer, San Diego City Councilmember

Scott Lewis, CEO, Voice of San Diego


Voice of San Diego's annual Politifest was held on Saturday. Six local leaders - Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins, City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, Council President Todd Gloria, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and Councilman Mark Kersey - talked about how San Diego should move forward through the mayor's sexual harassment scandal. All agreed that Mayor Filner should resign.

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MarineRoom | August 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. ― 3 years, 7 months ago

Oh they did? All of them? My goodness, what a surprise! Perhaps they should have titled that meeting: how shall we move forward with our attempt to topple this liberal roughneck who won't play ball?

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DonWood | August 5, 2013 at 2:19 p.m. ― 3 years, 7 months ago

Kevin Falcouner is about to be term limited out of his city council seat, and has no obvious avenue to move up the political food chain. So it is apparent that he is making a big play to get the mayor recalled so Falcouner can run to take over the office. Even
if the mayor were recalled it's questionable whether or not Falcouner would take his place, since higher quality candidates like Chris Kehoe, and others like Jay Goldsmith and Todd Gloria are more likely to appeal to the voters. Falcouner may end up going back to his previous job as a public relations mercenary.

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