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Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego Agrees to Resign

Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego Agrees to Resign

Post ID: 40289 | POSTED ON: Aug 23, 2013
 
 

SAN DIEGO — Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego agreed to resign on Friday under a barrage of sexual harassment complaints, offering an apology to his accusers while still denying the allegations and blaming his downfall on “a combination of awkwardness and hubris.”

“I never intended to be a mayor who went out like this,” Mr. Filner said before a packed City Council chamber, drawing sporadic applause from some supporters in the audience.

His announcement came after a closed-door meeting of the City Council where members considered a deal struck late Wednesday that paved the way for the mayor’s resignation.

He is to step down on Aug. 30. Read More

 

Source : The New York Times

 
 
 
 
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