The head of the 2013 effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is calling on County Supervisor Dave Roberts to resign from office, in the wake of several allegations of impropriety against him by former staff members.
Michael Pallamary, who started the effort to remove Filner from office prior to the then-Mayor ultimately resigning in August 2013, today sent the following letter to Supervisor Roberts:
Michael J. Pallamary,
Recall Filner Committee
May 15, 2015
Supervisor Dave Roberts
County Board of Supervisors
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
Dear Supervisor Roberts,
On behalf of the citizens of San Diego County, I would respectfully ask that you tender your resignation from office no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, May 22, 2015. Accusations of the sort leveled against you, regardless of the motivation or merit, do irreparable harm to the office that you occupy. In addition, a controversy such as this will escalate and end up costing taxpayers thousands of dollars while concurrently interrupting the important flow of public business. To be sure, this imbroglio will become a major distraction that will render your voice ineffective and for that, your constituents will suffer.
I would urge you to focus your time, attention and resources to defending the accusations made against you, in private and out of the public limelight. To do otherwise, will prove selfish and of no benefit to the hard working people who elected you. Please spare the community the costs and drama that is sure to follow.
It goes without saying the letter may portend future action on the part of Pallamary, depending on Roberts’ response or lack thereof.