- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 22, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign amid numerous sexual harassment claims, as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News first reported.

Mr. Filner was spotted leaving City Hall with boxes Wednesday night. He formally will resign following a closed session of the City Council on Friday, the report said.

More than a dozen women have come forward claiming sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances by the mayor.


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Mr. Filner apologized and entered a treatment program for a couple weeks before beginning an outpatient program.

During three days of negotiations, officials reached a deal. Once Mr. Filner resigns, San Diego city government will enter a period of interim leadership, and council President Todd Gloria will take on the role of acting mayor, NBC 7 News reported.

There could be at least one primary special election within 60 to 90 days, the station said.