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Mayor Bob Filner's proposal to pay for additional public services by cutting more than $1 million from City Attorney Jan Goldsmith's department isn't going over too well with the GOP faithful.

The draft budget calls using one-time funds as well as the $1.4 million in savings from the City Attorney's Office to bring on more police officers, lifeguards, and to pay for new computers at branch libraries.

TJ Zane, head of the conservative Lincoln Club labeled the proposal to strip Goldsmith's budget "nothing more than political retribution.

"Our city charter provides for an impartial, unbiased legal counsel to serve as a brake on the partisan impulses of city officials."

“Given the recent behavior of Mayor Bob Filner, who has brought Washington-style partisan politics to City Hall, that impartial advice is needed now more than ever. I urge the City Council to reject Mayor Filner's attempt at bullying and, instead, provide the funds necessary for City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to protect the interests of San Diego taxpayers.”

But Filner isn't the only elected city official who seems to have been playing politics in the past couple of days. On April 15, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, through his campaign committee, donated $2,500 to the Republican Party of San Diego County.

Goldsmith's donation comes just days after former councilmember Carl DeMaio also reached into his campaign committee's pocket book in order to make a pledge to the local GOP party.

On April 10, DeMaio forked over $1,000 to the Republican Party of San Diego County.

According to the disclosures, the donations from both DeMaio and Goldsmith will be used for the "May 14 election."

Reached by email, Tony Krvaric, head of the San Diego County Republican Party dismissed claims that the money will go toward any recall of Mayor Bob Filner. Talks of a recall have circulated since bumper stickers from an unknown source were spotted on San Diego's roads, as reported by 10News.

"We are always raising money to stay on offense against Democrats. We do not believe Democrats can be trusted with any elected office in San Diego County."

Visit the links below to find out more on Jan Goldmsith's wad of campaign cash:

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goldsmithswad

Yep.

April 15, 2013

Impeach King Filner. He has no regard for the law or what's best for this city.

April 16, 2013

People just can't believe Bob Filner got elected. He's a Democrat, after all. San Diego likes Democrats that look and talk like Todd Gloria. Bob Filner goes out and meets with the people all the time. Isn't that a quaint idea? You know, the voters? San Diego just may get used to democracy. I would like to think so.

April 16, 2013

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