Government watchdog sues San Diego for public records

From Courthouse News Service:  A government watchdog sued San Diego for records on a public spat between Mayor Bob Filner and the city attorney. San Diegans for Open Government sued the city in Superior Court.

It seeks a transcript of a closed-session meeting where Filner ejected Assistant City Attorney Andrew Jones for supposed "disruptive behavior."

Jones allegedly is allied with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, a Republican. Filner, a Democrat, disagrees about the function of the city attorney. Filner wants a city attorney to advise him, while Goldsmith sees himself more as a government overseer.