I heard the news a few minutes ago on MSNBC, and now an NBC affiliate in San Diego has more:
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.
Other than the sixteen women this serial groper slobbered all over and pawed (including a great-grandmother), he is also being investigated for alleged “pay to play” schemes with developers.
He has now agreed to withdraw from office. Good riddance.
Next stop: Prosecution.
Council President Todd Gloria will take on the role of acting mayor under the city charter.
There could be at least one primary special election within 60 to 90 days.
UPDATE via an email alert from the L.A. Times:
In exchange for his resignation, the city will pay some, if not all, of Filner's financial damages from the lawsuit, said the sources, who spoke on the condition anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The City Council is set to vote on the settlement in a closed session Friday.