While Everyone Is Smearing Bob Filner as a Serial Harasser, Let's Not Lose Sight of the Man's Core Humanity
And the man's core humanity is corrupt.
A voice message left at a city office appears to suggest a direct link between a $100,000 payment to the city and approval of changes to a Kearny Mesa project.
Mayor Bob Filner vetoed changes to the Sunroad Centrum Partners mixed-use project on May 16, then withdrew his veto the next month.
“I’d like the the council member to know that we have reached an agreement with the mayor’s office,” says the June 7 message to Councilman Kevin Faulconer from a man identifying himself as Sunroad Centrum Partners executive Tom Story. “We have paid him the money that was requested and I was told that the mayor would support the (veto) override.”
This NBC/San Diego story mentions that Filner is also being investigated for a "pay for play" charge; I assume that's the Kearny Mesa scandal.
At least I hope it is. I hope he doesn't have so many corruption allegations flying around against him that people can't keep track.