San Diego Interim Mayor: ‘San Diego Is Back’

AP

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria, who will succeed outgoing Mayor Bob Filner (D) as interim mayor of the city, vowed to clean up the chaos he said Filner had left in city government, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

“We have lost ground over the past few months,” Gloria said, as quoted by the Times. “As of today, we are done losing ground. San Diego is back.”

Gloria said the deal that led to Filner announcing his resignation Friday effectively ended “our civic nightmare,” and told the newspaper he would be swift to act on projects that stalled under Filner’s leadership.

Filner said Friday as he announced his resignation that he had “no intention to be offensive” to the 18 women who accused him of making inappropriate advances. Filner then defiantly proclaimed he was a victim of a “lynch mob” that removed him “purely through rumor and innuendo.”

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