There were a flock of SD Free Press writers at the Balboa Theater last night for Mayor Bob Filner’s first State of the City speech. I’m sure that we’ll provide a variety of viewpoints and plenty of detail as the week goes on. So I’ll skip the details in my report this morning.
I chose to understand Dr. Bob’s speech as a healing moment. He reached out. He promised progress. He didn’t demonize anybody or incite fear to talk about hard choices.
Filner’s metaphor of the City as a healing patient was spot on. What impressed me most was his bedside manner. Bob Filner didn’t have to share the spotlight with Nathan Fletcher, the City Council, the first lady, and the citizens he honored for their public service last night.
But he did. Together, San Diegans can build a great future. Divided, we’ll be going nowhere. [Read more…]