Bob Filner believes that in order to keep our neighborhoods safe, public safety must be a top priority for the City. His strategic plan for police protection is based on three principles - honesty, integrity and respect - in order to restore credibility in America’s Finest City. In terms of our firefighting capacity, it is inexcusable that we consistently fail to meet our goals; especially given the devastating fires of 2003 and 2007, and the likelihood of future fires as fire seasons become longer and drier. READ MORE
Arts and Culture:
As mayor, his dedication to Arts at a local and national level would strengthen San Diego as a leading community for the creation and celebration of world class art. READ MORE
To bring San Diego into the 21st century, Bob recognizes we need to rejuvenate our economy. Bob's plan to create jobs focuses on making our City more competitive, our businesses more profitable, and our workforce more self-sufficient. It aims to add 50,000 jobs in the city by 2020, with a focus on jobs that pay at least an average of $50,000 annually. The Filner Plan aims to accomplish these goals by growing the Aqua Economy (combining "green" sectors and "blue" sectors), expanding the capacity of the Port, leading the creation of the Southern California Innovation Cluster, local preference in construction, and resurgence of niche manufacturing. It also calls for prioritized employment of veterans to ensure a positive future for the young men and women returning from war. READ MORE
Building San Diego's Future: Youth
Local government in San Diego treats a young person as three different people. The City of San Diego views a young person through the lens of public safety, libraries and recreation facilities; the county deals with health, social service and delinquency issues; and our schools are responsible for educating students. Each agency works within silos, seldom working together. This results in a lack of coordination and gaps in program delivery in many parts of the city. READ MORE.
As Mayor, Bob Filner will continue on this path of being open to the needs of small business. His openness is why he was graded highly at 83% by the US Business and Industry Council a few years ago. Bob Filner heeds the local business community and will continue to work to open avenues to success on their behalf. READ MORE
Bob knows that the strength of San Diego lies in our communities. As Mayor, Bob will return power to the neighborhoods and the locals who best know the issues. Bob wants to turn the Centre City Development Corporation ("CCDC") into a Neighborhood Investment Corporation, so we can start getting money into the neighborhoods and stop using public money to subsidize private profits in downtown. READ MORE
Bob recognizes that among San Diego’s numerous untapped resources, our natural surroundings are one of the most important. From creating a city-wide regional wetland park to promoting mass-transit, Bob believes that we must both protect and promote our environment.
Like every good San Diegan, Bob loves the Chargers. But when the city can’t afford to keep libraries open or fix potholes, there are limited reasons to give almost a billion dollars of taxpayer money to build a private stadium. As Mayor, Bob will be a tough negotiator with the Chargers, on behalf of all San Diegans. READ MORE
Bob Filner for Mayor
The San Diego we all love is at a crossroads. Which way will we go? We have a number of choices - but what I know for sure is that we can't go back. We must move forward. How do we do that?
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