San Diego Mayor Bob Filner To Resign

NBC San Diego has the story:

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials, NBC 7 News has learned. Filner, spotted leaving City Hall with packing boxes Wednesday night, will formally vacate the office following a closed session of City Council Friday, according to several sources. City officials announced just before 7 p.m. Wednesday a proposed solution had been reached in the scandal that has consumed the city of San Diego since it first broke July 10. In the last six weeks, more than a dozen women have come forward with tales of alleged sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances.


UPDATE: Upon Filner’s resignation and according to city rules, San Diego’s acting mayor will be openly gay city council president Todd Gloria, who will hold office until a special election can be held.