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SAN DIEGO – It’s been a busy first week for interim Mayor Todd Gloria as he began tackling a to-do list and making public appearances.

“We finally got into Filner’s office Friday night and over the weekend,” said Gloria. “We found a lot of unfinished business and business that was not going to get done had Bob Filner not resigned.”

Gloria’s to-do list includes the opening ceremony for the new Central Library, preparing for the October hearing on the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center, and combing through the details of the Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama plan.

He told Fox 5 portions of Filner’s plan for Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama simply won’t work.

“The project for Plaza de Panama as conceived by Dr. Jacobs and committee is not doable before 2015,” said Gloria.  “I think we need to focus on more immediate concerns like disabled and senior access.  I’ve been getting a lot of calls about this.”

The holiday weekend wasn’t completely spent in the mayor’s office.  Gloria spent his Labor Day in the public eye and meeting the people of San Diego.

“We’ve been busy crisscrossing the city making sure we’re out there listening to folks,” said Gloria.

He began the day at Petco Park attending the first pitch thrown by the newest Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter.

“I think it’s appropriate for the interim mayor to be here and thank him for his service and sacrifice to the country,” said Gloria.

Gloria then headed over to Mission Bay to tour several beaches and see lifeguards in action and thank them for their service to the city.

As the race for the next elected mayor heats up, Gloria is expected to announce whether he’s entering the race on Tuesday.

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