Monday, April 18, 2005
SAN DIEGO --
The story cites Murphy's role in the city's under-funded pension plan -- specifically, a deal in 2002 that increased pension payouts and gave special benefits to union presidents. That deal is now under investigation by the FBI, the U.S. Attorney and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The magazine also notes that Murphy almost lost his bid for a second term to write-in candidate Donna Frye. The city councilwoman collected about 5,500 more votes, but courts ruled those ballots invalid because voters failed to darken the oval next to her name.
Murphy has been quoted as saying that the media only focusses on the negative. The fact that he didn't concede and do the honorable thing by allowing Frye the mayorship speaks volumes about his character. He might not have been voted one of the 3 worst mayors in the U.S.
According to the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
"Known for it's near-idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and dazzling array of world-class family attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, San Diego offers a wide variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests from around the world."
Little do these tourists know, that underneath this beautiful facade; America's Finest City is a den of lies, corruption, and deceit.