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A fence runs along the US-Mexico border between the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry in and near San Diego, California, across from Tijuana, Mexico.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner begins his last week as mayor of San Diego today. He announced his resignation on Friday and he will officially leave his post at the end of this week.
Filner agreed to resign as part of a settlement deal approved by the San Diego city council regarding his legal battle against accusations of sexual harassment. Eighteen women have come forward to accuse the mayor of inappropriate behavior.
But before these allegations surfaced, Filner was making headlines for very different reasons. He was being lauded for his efforts to create cross-border partnerships with Mexico. In addition to opening an office in Tijuana, back in May, Filner was named the co-chair of the U.S.- Mexico Border Mayors Association
So with the mayor on his way out, where do those bi-national efforts stand? And might his successor take them up?
Here with more is Lisa Halverstadt of the non-profit investigative news organization Voice of San Diego.