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Monday, Jan. 29, 2007 | Exactly one year ago, I wrote a letter to the voiceofsandiego.org titled “Aguirre Proves True.”

“Mike Aguirre listened to my concerns and was very gracious with his time and attention. Once I had finished with my presentation, Aguirre immediately swung into action. He instructed staff from several departments to retrieve relevant information including documents and recordings and have them ready in two weeks for his review. I left Aguirre’s office with confidence knowing that my concerns would be addressed and that the corruption at City Hall was finally going to be cleaned up by our independent city attorney.”

Regretfully, I have lost all confidence in the city attorney in addition to any respect I had for his integrity. One year later, I have not received or heard anything from Aguirre’s office which leads me to believe that everything Aguirre does is just a “Dog and Pony Show.”

Another example of this “Dog and Pony Show” occurred over a year and a half ago. This one actually relates and predates even my meeting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2005 News Conference: City Attorney Michael Aguirre will announce the creation of the San Diego City Attorney’s Lease and Contract Task Force. The mission of the Task Force will be to investigate major leases and contracts between the City and private parties to ensure that the city’s legal rights to the full economic benefit under those leases are being honored.

Maybe the task force findings and the results of the investigation Aguirre had promised me are on his website somewhere. t is extremely difficult to find any investigation or report on Aguirre’s site that doesn’t have the word “pension” in its title.

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