Goldsmith Says Part Of Recall Laws Should Be Repealed
Monday, July 29, 2013
Aired 7/29/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Todd Gloria, Council President, City of San Diego
As efforts to recall Mayor Bob Filner over sexual harassment claims get underway, there seems to be some confusion about the city's recall laws.
Friday, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith released a memo saying part of the city's laws need to be repealed to avoid legal challenges.
Goldsmith says if the city's recall laws were to be challenged in court they would be considered unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds.
We'll take a close look at the grey areas in the city's recall laws.