Saturday, August 24, 2013
STATEMENT OF ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER TONI ATKINS ON RESIGNATION OF SAN DIEGO MAYOR BOB FILNER
(San Diego) As someone who served as acting Mayor during a period of crisis in our city, I understand what needs to be done to manage the City during a difficult time and hopefully position our next Mayor for success. I offer my support and assistance to Acting Mayor Gloria in any way I can. Like many of you, I am relieved Mayor Filner put the City's needs ahead of his own and resigned. While San Diego can now move forward to its next chapter, we should remain mindful that today’s action does not resolve matters for the victims of the former Mayor’s sexual harassment.