It’s now been nearly a week since three former allies of Mayor Bob Filner publicly accused him of sexual harassment and called for his resignation.
Dozens of news stories have been written and aired since.
There’s a lot to keep up with, so check out these insightful stories and commentaries on the Filner allegations. They’re worth reading whether you’re trying to get up to speed or have been closely following the news.
• John Rosman of KPBS compiled a helpful day-by-day timeline of Filner-related happenings, including posts about the former supporters’ initial press conference, fellow politicians’ public statements and notable interviews with Filner.
• Liam Dillon provides a rundown of what we know and what we don’t know about the allegations against Filner, potential legal implications and more.
• Jonathan Horn of U-T San Diego explains why the City Council can’t boot the mayor from office.
• San Diego CityBeat was the first local publication to call on Filner to leave his post.
• Filner’s former fiancee Bronwyn Ingram urged the mayor to resign in a statement published by KPBS and iNewsource, describing what she called “a severe deterioration in Bob’s ability to engage with anyone in a civil manner.”
• Filner later detailed why he doesn’t plan to resign in a U-T San Diego op-ed.
• So what about a recall? VOSD’s Zack Warma described why that could be really challenging in a May piece about San Diego’s recall process.
• And I explain why city taxpayers could foot significant legal bills regardless of whether Filner remains in office.