An elected auditor is needed in order for San Diego to shed its image as a fraudulent borrower. Few people are going to believe the financial reports that are produced by an appointed auditor. San Diego can't get good interest rates from lenders until it lives down its reputation as Enron by the Sea.
This country also need to fix our campaign finance system. No more private money should be allowed in campaigns. Too many big private donors make elected officials feel like they were appointed!