Slight recrafting of Marti Emerald statement on Filner

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 5 Comments

Imagine Councilwoman Marti Emerald’s statement on the mayor in a different light… “I commend (insert name of any Republican) for the courage to admit he has made mistakes and for his commitment to change his behavior. I hope the people of San Diego will support (insert same name) in his effort to make a change and continue to make a …

What Has Been Going Through Emerald’s Head The Last Few Days

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 6 Comments

Councilwoman Marti Emerald was shocked at the results of District 6 a week ago. The day of the election she was smilingly predicting a Wayne win, if not walk over.  What would a Wayne win have meant? With just two seats in GOP hands and another resounding labor victory, it would have meant a disheartened small business community that would …

Marti “Firetruck” Emerald

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It seems after being publicly humiliated at a recent Council meeting Marti Emerald is taking steps to reach out to the community and push her message of, umm…well, I’ll try and get back to you when I find it. She has reinvented her monthly community newsletter although spelling seems to not be a concern. “Subject: We need to restore borwned-out …

Marti Emerald: Biting Her Own Tongue

Criticus Criticus 1 Comment

Before today I heard very little about a serious decision to recall Marti Emerald. Today, I’ve had the conversation a dozen times. There is a movement afoot. I don’t know if this movement will succeed or fail, but it is afoot. What I think is that Marti is rather foolish for bringing it up the way she did — it …

Emerald Melt Down On KPBS

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 41 Comments

It’s no secret that community leaders in the 7th Council District have been seriously discussing a recall of Councilwoman Marti Emerald. Recently, though, more serious ‘downtown’ types have also been overheard having similar discussions. A poll taken several months ago showed pretty conclusively that a funded recall would succeed. Apparently the buzzing is getting to Emerald, never known for stability. …

Emerald Fined 6%

Sunshine Sunshine 1 Comment

At the end of the 2008 election cycle everyone thought Marti Emerald had the least debt of all the city candidates. Turns out she had the most, and yesterday the City Ethics Commission ruled that her intentional or negligent non-disclosure of that debt would cost her $3,000. Emerald avoided the possible $10,000 fine, probably because of her cooperation (a point …