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Democrats split over Filner

Mark Walker, U-T SAN DIEGO

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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The length of time the city is embroiled in the allegations against Filner, which include a probe into a questionable $100,000 contribution to the city from a developer since returned by Filner, can impact the local economy, according to Erik Bruvold, president of the National University System Institute for Policy Research.

“We could be in this for a half a year or year, and such a long time of uncertainty and turmoil is problematic and could really impact the city’s economy,” he said.

That could include cancellations of conventions and lead to businesses reluctant to locate here because of perceived upheval at City Hall, Bruvold said.