San Diego Democratic Mayor Bob Filner will resign as part of an agreement reached this week in mediation negotiations, according to local news reports.
After weeks of ignoring a chorus calls for his resignation amid a slew of sexual harassment allegations from over a dozen women, city officials announced a deal had been reached with the embattled mayor Wednesday evening.
ABC 10 News reports that Filner will make the official resignation announcement Friday. (RELATED: Serious criminal probe may be keeping Filner in office)
On Wednesday evening, Filner was seen loading boxes into a vehicle outside City Hall, according to NBC News 7.
According to the NBC affiliate, once Filner steps down, City Council President Todd Gloria will take over as acting mayor until a new mayor is voted in a special election, with a primary to happen within 60 to 90 days.
As part of the mediation deal, Filner’s former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson — who filed a lawsuit against the mayor over his conduct — will accept a six-figure settlement deal, according to ABC 10 News.