As we noted was likely in First Thoughts this morning, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) will resign tomorrow, NBC San Diego reports. The former long-time congressman has been accused by 18 women of inappropriate contact.
NBC San Diego:
"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. ...
"Over three days of negotiations in the downtown San Diego high-rise located just blocks from City Hall, officials reached a deal. Filner has agreed to a deal with the Tourism Marketing District then refused to adhere to the terms. He also pulled permits with Jack-in-the-Box and meddled in Centerpoint. So as with any negotiations, until the agreement is approved and signed, it’s still tentative."
The city council president, Todd Gloria, will take over as interim mayor, and there will likely be a special primary election in the next two to three months.
National Democrats will be happy to see Filner finally go. He had become a headache for them, as Republicans have highlighted his scandals, as well as Anthony Weiner's and Eliot Spitzer's in New York.
First published August 22 2013, 10:18 AM