As signature-collecting volunteers hit the streets in San Diego, looking to score more than 101,000 voters by September 26 who support a recall, mediation talks regarding Mayor Bob Filner have been happening in downtown and a deal was reached yesterday.
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said details of the proposed deal would remain confidential until they are presented to the City Council in a private meeting this Friday at 1 p.m. according to CNN.
Jan Goldsmith also stated:
"Any rumors you hear about the proposal you may deem to be untrue because the people standing here are the ones who know of it and we have all committed ... that we will maintain the confidentiality of the mediation."
These talks come after a two-week behavioral therapy for Filner and during multiple allegations of sexual harassment. To date, CNN reports 18 women have accused Filner of acting inappropriately.
An "exit" strategy for the mayor has been in the works since last week, according to the Los Angeles Times, which also states that the mediation talks ended "... late Wednesday afternoon after three days of closed-door negotiations between Filner, his three attorneys, City Atty. Jan Goldsmith and two City Council members."
Retired federal Judge J. Lawrence Irving donated his time in overseeing the mediation, according to the Times story, and the city council will vote on the deal in closed session Friday.