“San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has agreed to resign as part of a deal reached this week with city officials,” the local NBC affiliate reports. “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.” Naturally, the NBC report waits until the last paragraph to mention Filner’s political affiliation:
Council President Todd Gloria will take on the role of acting mayor under the city charter. According to the charter, Gloria would not give up his position on the Council during this time.
There could be at least one primary special election within 60 to 90 days.
Filner, a Democrat, was asked by his own party chairperson to resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with women. Earlier this week, The Democratic National Convention leadership announced its members would vote on a resolution regarding Filner Friday at their meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.
That’s some starting lineup the left assembled in recent years, by the way:
Promo material for 2014, 2016: pic.twitter.com/dP4SuxRGgR
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 18, 2013