SanDiegans could be on their way to having a new mayor sooner rather than later.
According to several wire reports, embattled Mayor Bob Filner may be out of office by week's end.
The reports suggest that the 70-year-old Filner may have reached an agreement with the city and lawyers in regard to the allegations that he sexually harassed more than a dozen women. City Council would have to approve any plan that involves ousting Filner from office.
Filner, who just wrapped up two weeks of behavioral therapy treatment, took office back in November. In recent months, a number of women came forward to say that the former congressman sexually harassed them in one form or another. In recent weeks, momentum has grown to oust the mayor through a recall.
As to what happens should Filner be out of office come Friday, a special election would be required to fill the post.
In the meantime, San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria would serve in the role of interim mayor.