SAN DIEGO (CNS) - New San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said on Wednesday he has temporarily barred municipal employees from going out of town on business until the city's travel policy can be strengthened.
Filner said recent news stories raising questions about travel spending at the Port of San Diego and San Diego County Regional Airport Authority showed a lack of "proper respect for the use of public funds."
In response, he reviewed the city's travel policy and found it to be "weak," especially when compared to what he had to deal with as a 10-term congressman. Reporting requirements and justifications on how each trip will benefit the city need to be improved, he said.
The travel policy places per diem caps on travelers, which is adjusted downward if meals are provided by event hosts, according to city Chief Operating Officer Jay Goldstone.
Filner said the moratorium will remain in place for about two to three months. Exceptions will be allowed for trips that have already been paid for or are deemed necessary, he said.
Two women were run over and pinned under a vehicle driven by a suspected drunken driver near Cowles Mountain in the San Carlos neighborhood today.
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Firefighters were battling a roadside vegetation fire Friday morning off Interstate 15 near Market Street in the Mount Hope neighborhood, authorities said.
Temperatures are going to remain in the warm range across San Diego County, but the sizzling temperatures experienced Wednesday and Thursday will not be present.
Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and -- shhh! -- holiday shopping were on tap for Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County was at its highest amount on Thanksgiving since 2013 Thursday, despite dropping for 10 consecutive days.
Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals.