Interim Mayor Todd Gloria spent his first three days in the mayor's office watching a sandcastle competition, a Padres game with local unions and touring beaches with lifeguards.
While all three events seem mayoral, suggesting Gloria could run for a more permanent seat in the mayor's office, he said he hasn't decided yet whether to run.
Gloria was busy in the first minutes after assuming the mayor's office Friday at 5:01 p.m.
At 5:05 p.m., his office sent out a press release undoing Filner's last act as mayor, a "stop use order" for a North Park Jack in the Box that directed the fast food chain to stop using its drive-thru window.
“Bob Filner’s last act was symbolic of his entire tenure as Mayor: it was contradictory and exposed the City of San Diego to liability,” Gloria said in a statement. “While Filner was Mayor, his staff approved the permit for the renovations on Jack in the Box in North Park. Before leaving office for the final time today, Filner issued a Stop Use Order to Jack in the Box for the same project that he had approved.”
At 5:09 p.m., Gloria posted a video message for city employees to Twitter.
"Thank you for sticking it out with me, my council colleagues and our city attorney as we fought to keep San Diego on track," he said in the message. He added that he's informed the city's chief operating officer Walt Ekard, who was hired by Filner, and all department directors that he "looks forward to working with the team in place."
On Monday, Gloria will tour city beaches with Lifeguard Chief Rick Wurts to "observe the work of local lifeguards as they protect San Diego beachgoers," according to a press release.