The Move To Recall The Mayor
As the scandal surrounding Mayor Bob Filner has grown, so has the call to recall him. If organizers are successful in ousting the mayor from his post, Filner will be the first San Diego mayor to be recalled.
The effort to recall embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner officially kicked off today, as petitions were circulated at midnight and volunteers worked at three daytime civic events, capped by a Freedom From Filner rally attended by more than 300 supporters in front of City Hall.
102,000: Number of signatures needed
Sept. 26: Deadline to qualify for the ballot
800: Number of signature collection volunteers
Organizers of the campaign to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced their schedule of events for Sunday, the first day they can begin gathering signatures.
Councilman Mark Kersey proposed Friday that a San Diego municipal code section on recall elections be amended to bring it into line with state law.
Never in San Diego's history has a mayoral recall seemed more possible. Yet experts say it will still be an extremely daunting feat.
An original organizer of the effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced Tuesday that she has resigned as co-chairwoman of the campaign, but will remain active in coordinating volunteers.
The organizers of two separate efforts to recall Mayor Bob Filner announced Friday they will combine their efforts.
How It Started
About 100 people gathered in downtown San Diego's Civic Center Plaza for a rally they said was the first step in the process to recall Mayor Bob Filner.