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Four More Women Accuse Filner

KPBS, thank you for the prompt and unbiased reporting on this subjec, you stand apart from the rest of the media.

I suspect your commitment to accurate journalism has been a factor in these women feeling able to 'come out'. I have today committed to doubling my membership pledge to you. I look forward to more quality reporting from KPBS and your excellent staff.

July 25, 2013 at 11:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Four More Women Accuse Filner

While Filners behavior may or may not be 'sexual harassment' under the strict legal definition; the reported behavior is entirely unacceptable for a mayor, congressman or indeed anyone in a leadership role. Whether in public office or local industry, all of us expect better behavior of those in prominent roles. Heck, we expect better behavior of all honest citizens.

These womens reports appear entirely credible; together they paint a picture. Sure, some incidents might be rather far in the past, some might appear to be minor or questionable scenario. But taken together they are damning. They show Filner is out of touch and abusive of power, negligent in his attention to the office and as a result has lost his ability to be an active, dare I say, progressive mayor.

Its worthwhile pointing out the information from Veronica Froman. Here is her info :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronne_Fr...
A retired Navy Admiral. She has surely dealt with a male oriented environment, seen and dealt with 'aggression' and seen many, many incidents of what today is called 'discrimination'. For someone of her background to come forward is truly telling; she has nothing to gain from such revelations.

Really, lets face it. Mayor is a fairly minor job. Its a figure head, its a coordinating role; its a middle manager role. It requires lots of diplomatic negotiation and some measure of leadership of goal setting. Its also ceremonial. A capable congressman should be able to cruise through being a capable mayor.

We can all manage perfectly well without a mayor.
What we do need, is effective city managers. Filner clearly is not an effective manager, but in recent days he has appointed an effective manager, which seem to allow us to concede Filner is not a manager or mayor.

I love San Diego. Lets get a better Mayor.

July 25, 2013 at 10:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )