Marty Graham 5:30 p.m., Aug. 26
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Mayor Filner: PLEASE don't resign
Dear Mayor Filner,
We the citizens of San Diego who voted for you are begging you NOT to resign.
Thank you for welcoming an investigation into the allegations against you. We believe an independent investigation will show that you are innocent of sexual harassment charges.
You have been an excellent mayor thus far. I confess I wasn't entirely sure if you would work for the people when you were elected. We have been burned before. But you have been the most impressive mayor we have seen in decades.
Your successful efforts to save Balboa Park from developers were nothing short of heroic. Your dedication to cleaning up the corruption at City Hall has been refreshing. We have been in a very abusive hostage situation with a corrupt government for decades.
You stood up to San Diego’s biggest hoteliers over the tourism marketing deal supporting workers over big bullies like Doug Manchester.
You have shown what a strong mayor with integrity can do to clean up the system....unlike Todd Gloria who sided with Walmart and Manchester.
Gloria is licking his chops as the vultures circle you and lay claim to your seat as mayor. Clearly, a deal has been struck behind the scenes that will guarantee Gloria your seat. (One has to wonder if this is why he has distanced himself from you....did Gloria know all this was in the works?)
Even more reason that you have to stay strong and let the details and evidence emerge.
I think their frantic and frenzied pleas to get you to step down ASAP mean they are scared they will have to present their evidence in this case which will likely beg more questions than answers.
Please force them to bring their cards forward. At this point there is nothing to lose. If you stay you will prove you are the fighter you have always been.
You have renewed our hope that the City can be reformed and returned to the citizens.
You have outraged a lot of special interests especially the developers and they are viscous. This is "their" town. How dare you actually work for the people of San Diego.
You have a long history of heroic political action that should not be thrown away over a handful of unproven accusations. You have stood up for victims all your life, from your efforts to help Veterans to your efforts to help Gay rights so you DESERVE due process.
This public lynching is a testament to how effective you have been and sadly to how corrupt our city STILL is.
Please know that despite the biasedness of the media, they do not reflect the citizens. We voted for you and we support you. Please do not step down.
If you step down, we will lose Balboa Park to developers FOREVER. You are the only thing standing between them and our beloved park. We need you now more than ever to be the People's Mayor.
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- Why Filner should file a defamation case — July 22, 2013
- My advice to Filner: this is war and you have to be smart — July 19, 2013
- Why have the Republicans been following Filner with private investigators for years — July 12, 2013
- Gloria Doesn't Waste Anytime Paying Back The Lobbyists — Dec. 9, 2008