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San Diego City Council wants more options to oust wayward officials

San Diego City Council wants more options to oust wayward officials

Nearly three years after San Diego struggled to remove embattled Mayor Bob Filner from office, officials will ask voters in November to help expand the city’s options for ousting wayward officials.

Under the proposed ballot measure, officials would be suspended if they’ve been criminally charged in a case, not simply when they are convicted. The City Council also would be allowed to put a removal vote on the ballot by unanimously declaring “no confidence’ in the mayor or city attorney.

An official also could be removed for being convicted or pleading guilty in a felony case, for the same...

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