San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Agrees To Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal
Filner's resignation is effective Aug. 30, announced the San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.
Over the past month more than a dozen women, including veterans and other prominent women, have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against the 70-year-old mayor. The mayor was urged to resign by all nine members of the City Council.
Today the City Council voted 7-0 on a deal that accepts Filner's resignation effective Aug. 30, 2013.
Democratic City Council President Todd Gloria will become acting mayor until a special election is held within 90 days after the resignation takes effect.