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Mayor Filner Resigns — What’s Next For San Diego?

Evening Edition

Above: Todd Gloria, San Diego City Council President, talks about his new job duties and wether he wants the job to be permanent.

Aired 8/26/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Todd Gloria, San Diego City Council President

Jan Goldsmith, San Diego City Attorney

Gloria Allred, Attorney for Irene McCormack-Jackson,

Carl Luna, Political Science Professor, Mesa College

Paul Pfingst, former SD District Attorney, partner Higgs, Fletcher & Mack

Transcript

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All of the accusations, statements and apologies from the key players in the developing story about allegations of sexual harassment in Mayor Bob Filner's office and calls from former mayoral supporters for his resignation.

In just six weeks San Diego Mayor Bob Filner went from leading America's Finest City with a vision toward the future - to fighting allegations of sexual misconduct.

It started with a lawsuit filed by Filner's former communications director Irene Jackson McCormack. She's being represented by famed attorney Gloria Allred.

In the weeks that followed more women came forward with allegations - to date 19 of them. Many of the allegations took place while Filner was still in Congress.

But now that he's officially stepping down, we take a look at what's next for San Diego.

Comments

Avatar for user 'Anon11'

Anon11 | August 26, 2013 at 1:50 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

Everyone involved in this is a loser. (even myself for giving it as much attention as I have)

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Mmikey | August 26, 2013 at 3:09 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

whats next? stream of lawsuits thats whats next.

Allred's lawsuit will set a precedent ( script) for every other greedy lawyer to follow.

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RLA | August 26, 2013 at 7:03 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

Along with all the lawsuits and harassment claims it should also be an interesting campaign. Will the voters support the local Democratic Committee? They were warned about Filner by multiple credible democrats and ignored those warnings. Can their judgement be trusted? What about the unions unflagging support of Filner? Will that reduce their influence - they helped swing the last election. Can the Republicans capitalize on Filner's follies?

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CarlosDangler | August 26, 2013 at 7:35 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

The unions spearheaded by Ben Hueso, so I read, have begun an underhanded all out vicious plan of attack. Something to do with spanking the monkey. Talk about below the belt. Ben Hueso sounds has less virtue than Bob F. If this is true.

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CarlosDangler | August 26, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

Spearheaded by Ben Hueso and corroborated by Marty Emerald on second read. Rumor has it Ben Hueso claims never to have touched himself and Marty claims to have been been conceived immaculately.

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CarlosDangler | August 26, 2013 at 7:52 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

Today's tidbit of wisdom. Follow Aristotle's advice. Be virtuous. Don' t allow your Karma to run over your dogma. Be good. Don't be a D%$!.

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BillyM | August 26, 2013 at 9:11 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

I hope more scandal isn't what's next.

http://www.voiceofoc.org/politics/article_8dbf205c-0ba5-11e3-8c76-0019bb2963f4.html

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CarlosDangler | August 26, 2013 at 10:01 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

The difference here is... the right hand.. was a willing participant. (Or the left?) Ben ?? Help me out here. You were watching red faced and all.

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BillyM | August 26, 2013 at 10:20 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

Are you saying a Demaio in the hand is worth two Filner headlocks?

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CarlosDangler | August 26, 2013 at 11:10 p.m. ― 1 year, 1 month ago

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