Say what you will about San Diego politics, at least it’s not boring.
San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy
Friday amid a pension fund scandal. His interim successor, Michael Zucchet, along with
another member of City Council, was convicted yesterday of conspiracy, extortion, and fraud in
connection with a scheme to receive money for changing a city law so as to benefit strip club owners. As
a result, Zucchet managed to serve as San Diego’s interim mayor for all of 60 hours. I believe
the plan now is we’ll have an interim-interim mayor for the rest of this week, and next week what’s left of City Countil will select a
regular interim mayor who’s supposed to serve until November. That’s when the winner of next
week’s special election is scheduled to become the, shall we say, regular mayor.
Forgive me if this sounds paranoid, but isn’t this the same crowd to whom
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the power to kick me out of my home in order to hand it to some developer? Not that any
City Council members would ever let how much money they got from that developer influence their
decision on something like that.