SAN FRANCISCO - The San Diego City Council yesterday voted not to hire lawyers to explore a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing.

City attorney Michael Aguirre, who lost his bid for reelection on Nov. 4, called for a closed-session council hearing on his recommendation that the city hire a team of bankruptcy lawyers from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to explore a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing in response to a growing pension deficit.

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