Bob Filner Is Expected to Resign Friday

The San Diego mayor's lawyers have reached a "tentative agreement" with the city, which the City Council will vote on Friday. After that, expect "a public announcement."
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Attorneys for embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner have drafted his resignation letter, and he's  expected to step down on Friday after the San Diego City Council votes on a tentative agreement Filner's lawyers reached with the city, NBC 7 News of San Diego reported. The Democrat has been accused of sexual harassment by 18 women.

His attorneys with Payne & Fears released a statement Thursday afternoon explaining what to expect. "Mayor Filner returned to work in his office at City Hall on Wednesday, August 21, 2013," said James L. Payne.

"At the conclusion of three days of mediation before the Hon. Lawrence Irving (Ret.), Mayor Filner and representatives of the City of San Diego reached a tentative agreement. Due to the confidential nature of mediation and settlement discussions, we are unable to comment or make statements about any of the terms. A meeting of the City Council is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013, at which time it is expected that the City Council will vote on the tentative agreement. A public announcement will be made following the vote."

Assuming that nothing undoes the agreement before midday tomorrow, that will be that for the ugly saga of the San Diego mayor.

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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