Disgraced San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was in mediation on Monday and is returning to work on Tuesday, according to a CNN report on Tuesday, as citizens continue to gather signatures for a Filner recall effort since – at this point – the former congressman and current mayor of the country’s eighth largest city refuses to resign.
Unnamed sources familiar with the mediation session on Monday say that discussions included a review of a potential resignation by the embattled 70-year-old politician who – thus far – has been accused of mistreating women in a sexist manner by groping and saying tremendously inappropriate comments to women who have worked with him and for him in the past.
The mediation session was closed to the public on Monday, but it included Filner, his representatives, city officials, alleged-victims’ attorney Gloria Allred, a retired judge, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, City Council President Todd Gloria, among others. One of the San Diego City councilmen, Kevin Faulconer was quoted as saying the mediation discussion is ongoing.
A KGTV poll reveals that 81 percent of San Diego residents want Filner to resign.