Wednesday, August 21, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner on the Way Out

See the San Diego Union-Tribune, "Proposed Filner settlement reached":
Mayor Bob Filner reached a proposed settlement agreement with his legal adversaries Wednesday that likely sets the stage for the end of his brief, scandal-plagued tenure as San Diego’s 35th mayor.

The tentative agreement centers around a lawsuit filed against the mayor and the city by a former Filner aide who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances. Three days of mediation — overseen by retired federal judge J. Lawrence Irving — ended late Wednesday when a group of lawyers and city leaders led by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith emerged from behind closed doors to announce a deal had been reached.

The City Council will consider the proposal at 1 p.m. Friday in closed session and Goldsmith said no details would be released until after that hearing.
More at the link.