According to my source, Nathan Fletcher has been deeply involved in this.
There are some other emails worth reading — maybe I’ll publish them sometime.
Christine, you should remove me from your email list.
From: Christine Forester <email@example.com>
Date: July 13, 2013, 5:42:38 PM PDT
Subject: Draft Nathan Fletcher effort
As you know our city has been turned on its head once again with the serious allegations leveled against our current Mayor. It is possible that he could decide to resign very soon and hence we would like to be prepared to immediately call for Nathan Fletcher to run for the office. To that end, Duane Roth, Ted Roth and I would like to invite you to attend a meeting tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, at 4:00 at the CONNECT offices to discuss how we can 1) draft Nathan to declare his candidacy and 2) set up a campaign finance committee to support him. The meeting will be brief and informal.
Timing will be everything if Bob Filner resigns as there will be an election within 90 days. In the event he does resign, we would like to have a letter ready to send to Nathan that calls for him to immediately declare as a candidate. This would allow him to say that he has received a letter from a bi-partisan group of highly respected leaders in the community (including his current employer QUALCOMM) calling on him to declare as a candidate.
Please let me know if you can make the meeting. If you can’t attend but are willing to sign the letter, we will send a final draft for your approval. To learn immediately that Nathan Fletcher has your support might discourage others to run.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.