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Would-be San Diego mayor plans to nullify reform approved by city voters

In 2006, San Diego voters took a bold and unprecedented step: They lopsidedly approved a “managed competition” process under which groups of city employees would bid against private companies for the right to provide certain city services. This modified form

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Bob Filner: He’ll do for San Diego what he did for the VA 16

June 3, 2013 By Chris Reed It doesn’t take long before the L.A. Times’ profile of new San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in Sunday’s paper makes it clear that we’re in for a piece that poses as a warts-and-all portrait

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San Diego mayor embraces voter nullification 4

March 1, 2013 By Chris Reed In 2006, San Diego voters gave a landslide win to a ballot measure that would force groups of city workers to compete against private firms for the right to provide city services in a

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New San Diego Mayor Bob Filner displays anger management problem 5

Feb. 22, 2013 By Chris Reed What happens when a veteran congressman with a history of anger management issues and an apparent disinterest in understanding how city government works becomes mayor of California’s second-largest city? San Diegans are finding out

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Filner signals he’ll block further reform in San Diego 9

Dec. 11, 2012 By Chris Reed SAN DIEGO — As I wrote for CalWatchdog just after last month’s election, there was a strong chance that successful reforms with a heavy libertarian flavor were going to be blocked going forward here

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