BREAKING: Filner Lawyers Negotiating Possible Resignation Deal

by on August 19, 2013 · 2 comments

in Media, Politics, San Diego

10News is reporting breaking news that Mayor Filner’s lawyers are  in mediation right now with attorney Gloria Allred and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, with a possible resignation deal being brokered according to their sources.

Here is the 10News report:

Two inside, anonymous sources told Team 10 Mayor Bob Filner’s attorneys were in a mediation session Monday morning with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and LA-based attorney Gloria Allred.

 One of Team 10’s sources said the meeting was scheduled for late morning, with no set end time.

 Another source said a retired federal judge is presiding over the mediation, which was designed to include a review of a potential resignation by Filner.

 The meeting was at an undisclosed location, but Team 10 discovered Filner entered 101 West Broadway Monday morning. Sources said the mayor was on the 15th floor, where the U.S. Attorneys office is located. However, it was not clear if that was where the mediation was to be held.

 Sources close to developments said city councilmen Kevin Faulconer and Todd Gloria also were in the building, but it was not clear if they were involved in the mediation.

 The mayor has refused to resign as a recall effort to oust him from office got underway on Sunday. The mayor also has denied mounting allegations of sexual harassment by numerous women, including city workers, former military rape victims and other prominent women in the San Diego community.

 Mayor Filner’s supporters were scheduled to hold a rally at noon outside City Hall, as former mayoral candidate and current congressional candidate Carl DeMaio was scheduled to make an announcement about the recall effort at 11:30 a.m.


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doug porter August 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

DeMaio’s press conference was all about making sure that everybody knows (meaning Carl ays) that if you’re not already working for Recall you must be pro-Filner. It was all about a politician trying to get out in front of the press and claim leadership on this issue. Of course he denounced unions.


Mister Groucho August 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

While photographing at the Pride Parade last year, I heard DeMaio booed.
I was less than a block form the Normal Street staging area. I was on the south side of University Avenue, behind the crowd, when I heard an announcement that Council Member DeMaio was parading with his partner. I heard boos from a significant part of the crowd. I don’t recall, but I say 30% of the crowd booed. Certainly it was no cheering ovation.
Right then, I had a feeling that he wasn’t going to win the mayoral election.
I fear we might not be so fortunate this go-around.


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