In a unanimous vote last night, the San Diego City Council denied Mayor Filthy Filner’s request for San Diego taxpayers to pay his legal expenses. Filner and San Diego are being sued by his former employee, Irene McCormack Jackson. The Council also voted to sue Filner for any costs the city would have to pay out in the lawsuit.
Eight women have come forward with salacious allegations about the Mayor’s behavior. Filner is refusing to step down in the face of growing calls for his resignation. At least two recall efforts are underway.
‘His employers, San Diego taxpayers, did not have to bail him out for the mess he created,’ City Councilman Kevin Faulconer said.
If Bob Filner engaged in unlawful conduct and the city is held liable, he will have to reimburse us every penny the city pays and its attorney fees,’ City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said.
Seven of the nine council members have called on Filner to step down. The mayor announced last Friday that he will be attending some sort of “rehab” and counseling to address his “issues.” No word yet if the city will be expected to pick up the tab for those costs.
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