Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - Evening Edition


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>> >>ERIK ANDERSON: TONIGHT ON KPBS EVENING EDITION A PASTOR IS SUING THE STATE OVER A
BAN. THE CANDIDATES FOR SAN DIEGO MAYOR GO HEAD
TO HEAD HERE AT KPBS. WE HAVE THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE.
KPBS EVENING EDITION STARTS NOW. >> >>ERIK ANDERSON: GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR
JOINING US, I'M ERIK ANDERSON IN FOR DWANE BROWN.
A PASTOR AT A SAN DIEGO MEGA CHURCH HAS FILED A LEGAL CHALLENGE TO CALIFORNIA'S NEW BAN
ON THERAPY INTENDED TO MAKE GAY TEENAGERS STRAIGHT.
DONALD WELCH IS A PASTOR AT SKYLINE CHURCH AND A LICENSEED THERAPIST.
HIS LAWSUIT CLAIMS THE NEW LAW INTERFERES WHIZ RIGHT TO USE PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT TO
TREAT MINORS FOR UNWANTED SAME SEX BEHAVIORS AND WITH PRIVATE DECISION BETWEEN A THERAPIST
AND A CLIENT. WELCH IS JOINED IN THE SUIT BY ANOTHER THERAPIST
BY A MAN WHO SAYS HE WAS HELPED BY REPAIR TIVE THERAPY.
RIVER BEND WILL INCLUDE NEARLY A THOUSAND HOMES ON AN OLD INDUSTRIAL SITE NEAR ALLIED
GARDENS. THE COUNCIL PROMISED TO MONITOR IT TRAFFIC
BUILD UP. CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT YEAR.
SAN DIEGO WILL GET 117 MORE CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.
THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE PLAN FOR MORE STATIONS AT PUBLIC FACILITIES AND RECREATION CENTERS
AND LIBRARIES. CUSTOMERS WILL PAY 50 CENTS PER KILO WATT
HOUR, TO CHARGE THEIR BATTERIES. A SLIGHT LEAD FOR DEMOCRATS IN SAN DIEGO.
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAD ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND MORE REGISTERED VOTERS BY THE END OF SET.
LOCAL GOP LEADERS SAY THE RESULT IS A PAID EFFORT BY DEMOCRATS AND THEY EXPECT VOTER
TURN OUT TO OUT PERFORM REGISTRATION. A HIGH NUMBER OF VOTERS ARE DECLINING TO TO
CHOOSE A POLITICAL PARTY. RELIGIOUS LEADERS JOINED BY SISTER HELEN PREJEAN SET A NATIONAL
EXAMPLE BY PASSING THE REPEAL WHICH IS PROPOSITION 34 ON THE BALLOT.
>> >>: COMING TOGETHER AND THEY'RE COMING TOGETHER IN CALIFORNIA AND CALIFORNIA IS GOING
TO BE A BEACON ON THE HILL. PROPOSITION 34 IS GOING TO BE A DECISIVE VOTE
IN THIS STATE WHERE THE PEOPLE GET TO VOTE FOR LIFE.
WHICH IS WHERE THEIR HEARTS ARE ANYWAY. >> >>ERIK ANDERSON: A RECENT POLL SHOWED PROPOSITION
34 WAS TOO CLOSE TO CALL WITH NEITHER SIDE HOLDING A MAJORITY.
LAST NIGHT KPBS HOST AD DEBATE BETWEEN CONGRESSMAN BOB FILNER AND CITY COUNCILMAN CARL DEMAIO.
BOTH MEN RUNNING FOR MAYOR IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO.
HERE'S AN EXCERPT OF THAT PROGRAM MODERATED BY MAUREEN.
>> >>MAUREEN: YOUR OPPONENT HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF HIGH PROFILE ENDORSEMENTS AS YOU
JUST MENTIONED, MAYOR JERRY SANDERS, BUSINESS LEADERS FROM THE MOVEMENT TO THE MIDDLE AND
QUALCOMM'S IRWIN JACOBS ALL NOW PUBLICLY SUPPORT DEMAIO FOR MAYOR.
WHY ARE YOU NOT GETTING THE SUPPORT OF THESE INFLUENTIAL SAN DIEGANS? WHAT DO YOU THINK
THAT SAYS TO VOTERS ABOUT YOU AS A CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR?
>> >>CARL DEMAIO: IT SAYS ALL THE SPECIAL. >> >>: IT SAYS ALL THE SPECIAL INTEREST ARE
FOR CARL DEMAIO. EVERYONE YOU MENTIONED SUPPORTED BONNIE DUMANIS
OR NATHAN FLETCHER IN THE PRIMARY. THEY'RE NOT HERE.
SO YOU KNOW I LOVE ALL THOSE PEOPLE BUT THEY HAVEN'T ENDORSED THE WINNER.
I GUESS WE KNOW WHO'S GOING TO WIN. I'LL PUT MY CARPENTERS AND MY IRON WORKERS
AND MY POLICE OFFICERS AND THE FIRE FIGHTERS WHO ENDORSE ME TODAY AND THE LIFE GUARDS AND
THE TEACHERS, I'LL PUT THEM UP AGAINST THOSE SPECIAL INTEREST ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.
BUT, YOU KNOW, I JUST HAD AÊ I JUST HAD AÊ A, UH, INTERESTING PRESS CONFERENCE THE OTHER
DAY WHEN WOMEN LINED UP FOR ME, WOMEN'S GROUPÊ ALL THE WOMEN GROUPS IN THE CITY, WHETHER
IT'S NOW OR PLANNED PARENTHOOD. AND SENATOR CHRIS KEHOE, FORMER SENATOR CHENEY,
FORMER SENATOR DEE DEE ALPERT, ASSEMBLY WOMAN TONY ATKINS, COUNCIL MEMBER MARTI EMERALD,
ON AND ON AND ON. ARE THOSE NOT WONDERFUL LEADERS IN OUR CITY?
ALL OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT ME.
ALL THE EDUCATION ORGANIZES, HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT ME.
THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T SUPPORT ME ARE THE SPECIAL INTEREST.
I'LL GIVE THEM TO CARL AND WE CAN HAVE THE PEOPLE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.
>> >>MAUREEN: CARL DEMAIO YOU HAVE ONE MINUTE TO RESPOND.
>> >>CARL DEMAIO: I FIND IT PRETTY EXTRAORDINARY A CONGRESSMAN WHO'S TAKEN OVER 4ÊMILLION
DOLLARS FROM PACS IN WASHINGTON DURING HIS POLITICAL CAREER, FROM LOBBYISTS AND DEVELOPERS,
AND IS BACKED BY THE SAME POWERFUL INTEREST THAT HELPED CREATE OUR CITY'S FINANCIAL CRISIS
TRIED TO RAISE TAXES, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON WOULD STAND UP HERE AND SAY HE'S FREE OF
SPECIAL INTEREST BACKING. THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MY COALITION
AND MY OPPONENT'S. MY OPPONENT HAS ONE SIDE OF THE AISLE.
AS MAUREEN POINTED OUT, I HAVE MAYOR JERRY SANDER SAID, A REPUBLICAN.
IRWIN JACOBS, A DEMOCRAT, THE LEADING DEMOCRAT IN OUR CITY.
AND OF COURSE THE MOVEMENT TO THE MIDDLE. THE GROUP THAT SAYS LET'S NOT WORRY ABOUT
PARTY LABEL, LET'S COME TOGETHER AND GET THINGS DONE.
MY COALITION REPRESENTS DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS FROM ALL AROUND OUR CITY.
WE ALL LOVE SAN DIEGO. AND THAT IS A TIE THAT UNITES.
IT ALLOWS US TO OVERCOME DISAGREEMENTS FROM TIME TO TIME AND PARTY LABELS.
>> >>MAUREEN: CONGRESSMAN FILNER, 30 SECONDS FOR REBUTTAL.
>> >>BOB FILNER: I WAS PRESIDENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, DEPUTY MAYOR OF SAN DIEGO, ONE OF THREE
DEMOCRATS ON THE CITY COUNCIL. I WAS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE VETERANS AFFAIRS
COMMITTEE AND LEAD THE CONGRESS INTO VIRTUALLY UNANIMOUS DECISIONS ON FUNDING FOR OUR NATION'S
HEROS. YOU CAN'T DO THAT BY YOUR DEVICES, CARL.
YOU GET ELECTED BECAUSE YOU'RE A LEADER, BECAUSE YOU CAN BRING THOSE PEOPLE TOGETHER AND GET
THINGS DONE. THAT'S THE HALLMARK OF MY CAREER.
YOU'RE ONE TERM FAILED COUNCILMAN, WHAT DO YOU KNOW.
>> >>MAUREEN: TIME RK THANK YOU VERY MUF. THIS NEXT QUESTION IS FOR COUNCILMAN DEMAIO.
LAST WEEK KPBS NEWS INVESTIGATION PUBLISHED AN E MAIL CORRESPONDENCE WRITTEN BY JOHN LYNCH,
CEO OF UT SAN DIEGO IN WHICH MR.ÊLYNCH CLAIMED SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN CONVINCING
ONE OF THE MAYORAL CANDIDATES TO SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION OF A STADIUM COMPLEX ON THE TENTH AVENUE MARINE
TERMINAL SITE. THE QUESTION IS # 1, COUNCILMAN, WAS HE TALKING
ABOUT? AND # 2, PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR VISION IS FOR SAN DIEGO'S PORT.
TWO MINUTES. >> >>MAUREEN: THANK.
>> >>CARL DEMAIO: I DO NOT SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TENTH AVENUE TERMINAL.
CHANGING ITS USE FROM A DEEP WATER PORT, BRINGING CARGO IN FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD TO A FOOTBALL
STADIUM. AS I SAID FROM DAY ONE, YOU CAN PUT A FOOTBALL
STADIUM ANYWHERE, BUT YOU CANNOT PUT A DEEP WATER PORT ANYWHERE.
WE ARE ABSOLUTELY COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE WE MAXIMIZE THE TENTH AVENUE TERMINAL AS PART
OF OUR ECONOMIC STRATEGY. MY 110 PAGE JOBS REPORT MY VISION FOR HOW
WE'RE GOING TO CUT RED TAPE AND GET JOBS BACK IN SAN DIEGO, A VERY DETAILED AND VIBRANT
WAY TO EXPAND OUR PORT CARGO AND TENTH AVENUE TERMINAL IS THE CENTER PIECE OF THAT STRATEGY.
ON THAT SAME E MAIL, IT WAS INTERESTING THE UT CEO MENTIONED HE GOT SUPPORT FROM LABOR
AND BUSINESS GROUPS BUT VERY FEW GROUPS THAT ARE OUT THERE HAVE SUPPORTED THE PLAN.
AND SO I JUST THINK THAT THE E MAIL PROBABLY WAS MAKING SOME CLAIMS THAT ARE NOT GROUNDED
IN REALITY. MY RECORD IS CLEAR.
AND UNLIKE MY OPPONENT, MY POSITIONS DON'T CHANGE BASED ON POLITICAL WHIMS.
I'M PROW PROUD OF THE SUPPORT I'M GETTING FROM THE SAN DIEGO PORT TENANT ASSOCIATION,
AND FROM THE SAN DIEGO SHIP REPAIR ASSOCIATION. IT ALLOWS ME TO WORK WITH PEOPLE I MIGHT DISAGREE
WITH, IN A BALANCED WAY RS ON ISSUES THAT RUN THE GAMETE, INCLUDING FISCAL REFORM, PENSION
REFORM, AND GENERAL ECONOMIC STRATEGIES THAT WILL ALLOW US TO GET SAN DIEGANS BACK TO WORK.
AS MAYOR YOU NEED TO SOMETIMES DISAGREE WITH PEOPLE WHO MAY SUPPORT YOU.
BECAUSE IT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF SAN DIEGANS AND THAT'S SOMETHING I'VE DONE TIME AND TIME
AGAIN UNLIKE MY OPPONENT. >> >>MAUREEN: JUST TO BE CLEAR, COUNCILMAN
DEMAIO, YOU HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT JOHN LYNCH IS SPEAKING ABOUT YOU IN THAT E
MAIL? >> >>CARL DEMAIO: YOU'D HAVE TO ASK HIM, BUT
I WILL BE VERY CLEAR IN MY POSITION AS I HAVE FROM DAY ONE Y DO NOT SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT
OF TENTH AVENUE TERMINAL, IT SHOULD REMAIN A DEEP WATER PORT.
>> >>MAUREEN: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND CONGRESSMAN FILNER, YOU HAVE A MINUTE
TO RESPOND. >> >>BOB FILNER: CARL, YOU DIDN'T ANSWER THE
IMEGZ WHICH IS THE INFLUENCE OF MR.ÊMANCHESTER, MR.ÊLYNCH, ON YOUR CAMPAIGN.
THEY OBVIOUSLY WANT TO BUY THE ELECTION, THEY WANT TO BUY CITY GOVERNMENT AND DO THINGS
IN THEIR WAY. BY THE WAY, UP UNTIL TONIGHT YOU ALWAYS SAID
YOU'VE BEEN AGAINST THAT AT THIS TIME. THERE'S A REASON WHY MR.ÊMANCHESTER AND MR.ÊLYNCH
ARE GIVING YOU MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. THEY'RE NOT GIVING IT TO SOMEONE WHO OPPOSES
THEM, BUT WHO HAS AGREED TO WORK WITH THEM. THE E MAILS THAT ARE REFERENCED AND I THANK
KPBS FOR BRINGING THEM TO LIGHT, THEY SAIDÊ I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT MR.ÊLYNCH LOOKS LIKE
SO THEY HAVE TO BE TALKING ABOUT THIS GIFT. HE SAID TO THE PORT COMMISSIONERS, IF YOU
DON'T VOTE TO STUDY OUR PROPOSAL WE'RE GOING TO LEAD AN EFFORT TO DISBAND THE PORT COMMISSION.
THAT'S WHAT IN PAPERS ARE THROWING THEIR WEIGHT AROUND, WHY THEY'RE BACK THIS GUY.
COME CLEAN, CARL. YOU SAID YOU DON'T HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH HIM.
I WANT YOU TO RELEASE YOUR PERSONAL E MAILS AND PHONE CALLS AND CALENDARS.
CAN. >> >>MAUREEN: TIME CONGRESSMAN, THAT'S TIME.
COUNCILMAN DEMAIO YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS FOR REBUTTAL.
>> >>CARL DEMAIO: SO MANY UNFOUNDED AND ERRONEOUS ACCUSATIONS IN SUCH A SHORT TIME, BOB, HOW
DO YOU DO IT. >> >>BOB FILNER: GREAT EXPERIENCE.
>> >>CARL DEMAIO: UNFORTUNATELY IN WASHINGTON YOU DO GET GREAT EXPERIENCE IN THAT.
MY OFFICES SHOWED ALL E MAILS AND WE SHOW WE HAVE NO CONVERSATIONS OVER E MAIL.
I'VE TAKEN A MEETING REQUESTED BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD.
IN CONTRAST, YOU REFUSE BECAUSE YOU HAVE CONGRESSIONAL PRIVILEGE TO RELEASE YOUR OFFICE'S CORRESPONDENCE.
DO WHAT I'VE DONE, BE TRANSPARENT AND RELEASE YOUR INFORMATION.
>> >>MAUREEN: TODAY THE SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE FINANCIAL PLAN TO EXPAND THE
SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER. THE SINGLE LARGEST SOURCE OF MONEY FOR THE
EXPANSION IS EXPECTED TO COME FROM A TAX THE CITY HOTEL OWNERS VOTED TO IMPOSE ON THEMSELVES.
BUT NO ONE YET KNOWS IF THAT TAX IS LEGAL. IS THIS ANY WAY TO FINANCE A PUBLIC BUILDING
PROJECT? CONGRESSMAN BOB FILNER THAT QUESTION GOES TO YOU, YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES.
>> >>BOB FILNER: NO. THE ANSWER IS NO.
IN FACT, AS I STARTED OFF IN THE BEGINNING OF IN OUR OPENING REMARKS I USED THIS AS A
PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN US.
NOT ONLY IS IT NO WAY TO FUNDÊ I MEAN, CARL SAID I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR ANYTHING THAT
INCREASES THE CITY'S LIABILITY. WELL, YOUR OWN CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SAID
WE COULD BE ON THE HOOK AS A CITY FOR NINE TO 13ÊMILLION DOLLARS A YEAR BECAUSE WE MAY
NOT HAVE THE REVENUE. AND AS I SAID THE WORST THING ABOUT IT, AND
THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN UNDER A FILNER ADMINISTRATION, TO GIVE THE PRIVATE SECTORÊ OF THE PRIVATE
SECTOR THE RIGHT TO IMPOSE A TOURIST TAX. BY THE WAY, THEY DIDN'T DO IT ON THEMSELVES.
THEY'RE GOING TO CHARGE THE TOURISTS. THERE'S A LINE ITEM ON YOUR BILL.
MOST OF US WILL NOT PAY THAT TAX, BUT THAT'S A PUBLIC TAX AND A PUBLIC TAX, THE TRANSIENT
OCCUPANCY TAX SHOULD GO INTO THE GENERAL FUND WHERE WE CAN HELP NEIGHBORHOODS, AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAMS. NO, THE WAY THEY'RE FUNDING THIS, IT GOES
DIRECTLY TO THE HOTEL OWNERS. THEY'RE GOING TO DECIDE ON THE 30ÊMILLION
DOLLARS PER YEAR HOW IT'S SPENT. IS THAT ANY WAY TO RUN A CITY? YOU LET PRIVATE
PEOPLE IMPOSE A PUBLIC TAX AND THEY TAKE THE PUBLIC MONEY FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT.
NEVER HAPPEN IN A FILNER ADMINISTRATION. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PUBLIC VOTE, MAUREEN,
AND IT SHOULD GO INTO THE GENERAL FUND. BUT WHEN YOUR SUPPORTEDÊ IN FACT, BY THE
WAY, CARL OPPOSED A FEW YEARS EARLIER A PLAN THAT WAS ON THE BALLOT TO INCREASE THE TOT,
THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX, THAT WAS THE SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES.
HIS FRIEND DOUG MANCHESTER OPPOSED IT. HE OPPOSED IT BECAUSE HE WAS AGAINST TAXES.
WHEN IT GOES TO HIS PRIVATE FRIENDS IT'S OKAY. >> >>MAUREEN: AND NOW CARL DEMAIO THAT QUESTION
GOES TO YOU. >> >>CARL DEMAIO: LET'S TALK ABOUT TAX INCREASES,
BOB. YOU HAVE SUPPORTED EVERY SINGLE TAX INCREASE
THAT'S COME FORWARD IN THE PAST DECADE AND NO GUARANTEE IN ANY OF THOSE TAX INCREASES
WAS PROVIDED FOR NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES OR INFRASTRUCTURE OR IN THIS CASE, A CONVENTION
CENTER TO HELP CREATE JOBS AND PUT SAN DIEGANS BACK TO WORK. IN FACT, YOU SUPPORTED PROP
D IN 2010 THAT WOULD HAVE RAISED TAXES BY THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE, THE HIGHEST AMOUNT
EVER IN THE HISTORY OF SAN DIEGO, ON WORKING FAMILIES IN THE MIDDLE OF A RECESSION, AND
IT WAS GOING TO GO RIGHT TO ONE PLACE, THE PENSION FUND, TO PROP UP THOSE UNSUSTAINABLE
PENSIONS. YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT TAXES, LET'S TALK ABOUT
TAXES. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PROJECT WHERE I TOLD
THE HOTELIERS WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TAX PAYERS PAY FOR THIS.
IF YOU WANT IT, YOU BENEFIT FROM IT, YOU HAVE TO TAX YOURSELVES.
YOU HAVE TO BE THE ONES TO PAY FOR THIS PROJECT T AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S A WIN WIN WIN.
WE GET JOBS IN SAN DIEGO, WE ALSO GET MORE REVENUES INTO THE CITY'S BUDGET TO POWER OUR
NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES AND FUND OUR CITY. >> >>MAUREEN: MR.ÊFILNER, YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS
FOR REBUTTAL. >> >>BOB FILNER: YOU DIDN'T ANSWER THE QUESTION
WHICH IS IS THIS ANY WAY TO RUN A CITY. YOU SAID I VOTED FOR EVERY TAX IN THE LAST
10 YEARS, I HAVEN'T BEEN ON THE COUNCIL. YOU GET TO SAN DIEGO 10 YEARS AGO, AND YOU
THINK YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE CITY AND WHAT TO DO.
I'VE BEEN HERE FOR 42 YEARS, ON THIS CAMPUS FOR 23 YEARS.
YOUR OWN OPERATIONS OFFICER SAID THE CITY IS ON THE HOOK FOR 9 TO 13ÊMILLION DOLLAR
AS YEAR. THIS OUGHT S NOT MY FIGURES, THIS IS YOUR
OWN STAFF MEMBERS. YOU KEPT SAYING I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR
INCREASED LIABILITY. >> >>MAUREEN: THAT'S TIME.
I HAVE A SHORT FOLLOW UP QUESTION FOR THIS, YOU'LL EACH HAVE 30 SECONDS TO RESPOND.
LET ME START WITH YOU, CONGRESSMAN FILNER. IF THE COURTS DO DECIDE THE HOTELIERS TAX
IS NOT LEGAL, WHAT DO YOU INTEND AS MAYOR TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CONVENTION CENTER
EXPANSION? >> >>BOB FILNER: WELL, PUT THE TO A VOTE OF
THE PEOPLE. OUR CONSTITUTIONÊ A RECENT REFERENDUM SAID
A PUBLIC TAX HAS TO GO TO THE PUBLIC. SO YOU KNOW, I WOULDN'T GO AROUND THE PUBLIC.
I WOULD INVOLVE EVERYBODY, BY THE WAY, IN THE PROCESS.
THIS WAS A BEHIND THE SCENES DEAL WITH CARL AND THE HOTELIERS, AND WHERE THEY GOT THE
MONEY, AND WHAT DEMANDS THEY WERE MAKING. THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC PROCESS, IT WASN'T A
PUBLIC VOTE AND IT'S NOT A PUBLIC USE OF MONEY THAT'S GOING TO BE TOO COMPLETELY CHANGE WHEN
I'M MAYOR. >> >>MAUREEN: AND TO YOU, CARL DEMAIO.
>> >>CARL DEMAIO: OF COURSE WE WOULD PUT IT UP TO A PUBLIC VOTE.
THE QUESTION FOR THE COURTS IS WHO NEEDS TO VOTE THE PEOPLE ASSESSING THEMSELVES OR A
LARGER CLASS OF GROUPS? AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS ABOUT GETTING
SAN DIEGANS BACK TO WORK. BOB WOULD RATHER USE OUR CONVENTION CENTER
AND TOURISM ECONOMY AS A POLITICAL FOOTBALL TO DIVIDE AND CREATE DYSFUNCTION IN OUR CITY
GOVERNMENT. YOU QUOA, BOB, THAT DOESN'T PUT FOOD ON THE
TABLE FOR THE WORKING FAMILY THAT'S STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW.
YOU NEED A MAYOR WHO'S GOING TO SAY LET'S BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND MIGHT I ADDÊ
>> >>MAUREEN: THAT'S TIME. OUR NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM PRESIDENT AND
CEO OF THE SAN DIEGO YOUTH SYMPHONY AND CONSERVATORY. YOU CAN WATCH THAT QUESTION ON THE MONITOR.
>> >>: I LIKE TO KNOW WHAT STEPS YOU'LL TAKE TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP FOR THE 2015 CENTENNIAL
CELEBRATIONS IN BALBOA PARK TO INSURE IT'S NOT ONLY THE GREATEST CELEBRATION FOR SAN
DIEGO BUT ALSO DRAWS THE WORLD TO SAN DIEGO AND HELPS US IN EVERY WAY WE COULD HAVE IT
HELP US. >> >>MAUREEN: IN ADDITION TO THAT QUESTION,
SINCE THE PLAZA DE PANAMA BALBOA PARK RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT IS BEING CHALLENGED IN COURT, PLEASE
TELL US IF YOU'RE COMMITTED TO SEE THAT PROJECT COMPLETED IN TIME FOR THE 2015 CENTENNIAL.
I'M GOING TO GO TO YOU CONGRESSMAN BOB FILNER. >> >>BOB FILNER: I THOUGHT I ANSWERED THE
LAST QUESTION FIRST. >> >>MAUREEN: I THOUGHT YOU DID TOO.
CARL DEMAIO, TWO MINUTES. >> >>CARL DEMAIO: ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED
TO DO AND CELEBRATE AND BUILD UPON THE CENTENNIAL MILESTONE OF BALBOA PARK.
I WAS PROUD TO HAVE JOIN AD BIPARTISAN COUNCIL MAJORITY IN WORKING WITH OUR MAYOR AND WITH
DEMOCRAT IRWIN JACOBS TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE BALBOA PARK PLAZA DE PANAMA RENOVATIONS.
THIS ALLOWS US TO GET OUR PARK READY AND INVESTING IN A PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP MODEL, WE
USE PHILANTHROPY AND WE USE SELF FINANCING MECHANISMS TO INVEST IN OUR PARK, OUR MUSEUMS,
THE VERY INSTITUTIONS WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE ARE STRONG FOR A SECOND CENTURY.
BALBOA PARK SHOULD BE SEEN AS THE SMITHSONIAN OF THE WEST.
BRINGING TOURISTS, VISITORS, AND STUDENTS FROM ALL AROUND OUR NATION TO VISIT SAN DIEGO.
YOU KNOW, IN 1915, SAN DIEGANS WERE GUTSY, THEY PUT ON THIS HUGE EXPOSITION, CREATED
BALBOA PARK. IT PUTS SAN DIEGO ON THE WORLD STAGE.
AS MAYOR, I WANT THIS CELEBRATION TO PUT SAN DIEGO ONCE AGAIN ON THE WORLD'S STAGE SO WE
CAN SHOW OFF THE GREAT LEADING COMPANIES, THE INNOVATION THAT WE HAVE IN OUR CITY, EVERYTHING
THAT WE HAVE TO OFFER THE WORLD. THAT'S WHY I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE CENTENNIAL
COMMITTEE, A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE RAISING MONEY, EVEN AS WE SPEAK, TO MAKE SURE THAT
WE CAN MARKET A HUGE FESTIVAL, BRINGING PEOPLE IN FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
FINALLY, IT TAKES A MAYOR WHO WILL WITH STAND THE LEGAL CHALLENGES, WILL SUPPORT THE PROJECT,
AND BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AS WE DID ON THIS PROJECT A BIPARTISAN VOTED.
WHICH MY OPPONENT OPPOSED AND ATTACKED THE PHILANTHROPIST WHO WAS WILLING TO PUT HIS
OWN MONEY ON THE LINE TO GIVE A TREASURE A SECOND CENTURY FOR OUR ENTIRE REGION.
>> >>MAUREEN: THANK YOU, AND CONGRESSMAN FILNER. >> >>BOB FILNER: JUST FOR THE RECORD I ATTACKED
CARL NOT THE PHILANTHROPIST. >> >>CARL DEMAIO: YOU SAID HE WAS GOING TO
DIE. >> >>BOB FILNER: YOU KNOW, HE ACCUSES ME OF
THIS USING THE CONVENTION CENTER WHERE MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO WORK ON IT
SUPPORT MY POSITION AND I ASSUME THE BALBOA PARK AS A POLITICAL FOOTBALL.
I GUESS I PLEAD GUILTY. I'M THROWING THE YELLOW FLAG AND YOU OUGHT
TO BE PENALIZED MORE THAN 15 YARDS FOR THESE DISASTROUS IDEAS YOUR IMPOSING ON THE CITY.
I WAS THE COUNCILMAN IN THE EARLY 90S ON BALBOA PARK.
WE WROTE THE PLAN 20 YEARS AGO WHICH GOT THE CARS OUT OF THE CENTER OF BALBOA PARK.
WE HAD A PLAN FOR OUT SD PARKING, LOW TECH, LOW COST ALTERNATIVE, DID NOT DESTROY THE
TOPOGRAPHY AND LANDSCAPING OF THE PARK. WE HAD A PLAN, AND I DON'T THINK THE COURTS
WILL SEE. YOU SAID YOU WOULDÊ WHAT DID YOU SAY, THAT
YOU'RE GOING TOÊ YOU'RE GOING TOÊ YOU LEAD EFFORTS FOUND LEGALLY WANTINGÊ
>> >>MAUREEN: COUNCILMAN DEMAIO YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS FOR REBUTTAL.
>> >>CARL DEMAIO: I THINK THIS IS A GREAT ILLUSTRATION BETWEEN THE CONGRESSMAN AND MYSELF,
HE TALKS ABOUT WRITING THE PLAN 20 YEARS AGO, TO TAKE THE CARS OUT OF THE CENTER OF BALBOA
PARK. IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T VISITED RECENTLY, THE
CARS ARE STILL THERE. INSTEAD OF JUST TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING, DEMOCRATS
AND REPUBLICANS CAME TOGETHER WITH DR.ÊIRWIN JACOBS, MAYOR SANDERS AND THE CITY COUNCIL
WORKING TOGETHER TO INVEST IN BAL BY PARK TO GET IT READY FOR THAT 2015 CELEBRATION
AND TO GIVE OUR CHILDREN A BIL BETTER PARK THAN THE ONE WE INHERITED.
>> >>MAUREEN: OUR NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM THE AUDIENCE AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT, IT'S
FOR BOTH CANDIDATES. A STUDENT AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY.
>> >>: GOOD EVENING. THIS IS FOR BOTH CANDIDATES T.NAME ONE MEASURE,
POLICY OR IDEA THAT YOUR OPPONENT HAS PUT FORTH THAT YOU AGREE WITH HIM ON AND TELL
US WHY. >> >>MAUREEN: YOU EACH HAVE ONE MINUTE FOR
THAT ONE. LET ME START WITH YOU, COUNCILMAN DEMAIO.
>> >>CARL DEMAIO: WELL, I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE NOTION THAT WE OUGHT TO HAVE MORE RENEWABLE
ENERGY IN SAN DIEGO AND HAVE A MAYOR WHO'S GOING TO CHAMPION SOLAR.
I THINK THAT THE GOAL IS SOMETHING THAT BOB AND I SHARE.
THE NOTION THAT WE SHOULD HAVE MORE SUSTAINABILITY IN OUR WATER SUPPLY, THAT WE NEED TO MOVE
TO A PORTFOLIO BASED APPROACH, WHERE WE'RE LOOKING AT WATER RECYCLING, LOOKING AT DESALINATION,
LOOKING AT DISTRIBUTED RECYCLED WATER LIKE GRAY WATER SYSTEMS Y.THINK YOU NEED TO MAYOR
WHO'S GOING TO BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. AT THE END OF THE DAY, OUR ECONOMY LIES ON
SAN DIEGO'S NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, IT'S WHY TOURISTS COME HERE.
IT'S ONE OF THE STRENGTHS THAT DRAW PEOPLE TO WANT TO CREATE A FAMILY AND BUILD A HOME
HERE IN SAN DIEGO. WE HAVE TO HAVE A MAYOR WHOSER GOING TO PUT
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AT THE FOREFRONT OF EACH POLICY DECISION.
I COMMEND THE DESIRE TO MAKE THIS AN ISSUE. THE CHALLENGE, THOUGH, IS DETAILS.
WE'VE LAID OUT A VERY DETAILED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PLAN CLEAN COAST 2020 THAT SAYS
STEP BY STEP HOW WE'RE GOING TO INVEST. >> >>MAUREEN: MR. FILNER, SAME QUESTION TO
YOU. >> >>BOB FILNER: I'M GLAD YOU ENDORSE MY ENVIRONMENTAL
STANCE, CARL. YOU MENTIONED THE WORD ENVIRONMENT ONE TIME,
AND I CALLED FOR A MANDATORY SOLAR POWERING OF ALL OUR PUBLIC BUILDINGS AS SOON AS I BECOME
MAYOR. YOU DON'T SUPPORT THAT, SO DON'T TRY TO CLAIM
MY ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD FOR YOURSELF. BUT I DO APPRECIATE THAT YOU VOTED FOR NAMING
A STREET IN SAN DIEGO AFTER THE GREAT SUPERVISOR OF SAN FRANCISCO HARVEY MILK.
I REALLY THANK YOU FOR THAT. >> >>ERIK ANDERSON: YOU CAN SEE ALL OF LAST
NIGHT'S DEBATE ON OUR WEBSITE, KPBS.ORG/ELECTION. RECAPPING TONIGHT'S TOP STORIES, A PASTOR
AT A SAN DIEGO MEGA CHURCH HAS FILE AD LEGAL CHALLENGE TO CALIFORNIA'S NEW BAN ON THERAPY
INTENDED TO MAKE GAY TEENAGERS STRAIGHT. DONALD WELCH IS A PASTOR AT SKY LINE CHURCH
AND A LICENSED THERAPIST. HIS LAWSUIT CLAIMS THE NEW LAW INTERFERES
WITH HIS RIGHT TO USE PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT TO TREAT MINORS FOR UNWANTED SAME SEX BEHAVIORS.
WELCH IS JOINED IN THE SUIT BY ANOTHER THERAPIST AND BY A MAN WHO SAYS HE WAS HELPED BY REPARATIVE
THERAPY. AND THE LATEST VOTER REGISTRATION NUMBERS
SHOW A SLIGHT LEAD FOR DEMOCRATS IN SAN DIEGO. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAD ABOUT 4,000 MORE
REGISTERED VOTERS THAN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER.
LOCAL GOP LEADERS SAY THE NUMBER IS THE RESULT OF A PAID EFFORT BY DEMOCRATS IT AND THEY
EXPECT MORE REPUBLICANS TO TURN OUT AT THE POLLS.
A HIGH NUMBER OF VOTERS ARE ALSO DECLINING TO CHOOSE A POLITICAL PARTY.
THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. EVENING EDITION WILL NOT BE SEEN TOMORROW
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