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Filner signs resignation letter ahead of council's settlement vote

SAN DIEGO -- Mayor Bob Filner has signed a letter of resignation, pending City Council approval of a proposal reached during mediation between his lawyers and the city attorney over a sexual harassment lawsuit against the mayor, city officials said Friday.

The City Council is set to hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday to consider the deal struck during three days of mediation. The council will take public testimony and then meet in closed session.

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Once council members emerge from the closed session, they will announce their vote and list the details of the deal. Filner may also make comments.

The deal involves a financial settlement between the city and Filner and his attorneys over legal fees and potential damages from a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of Filner's former director of communications, Irene McCormack Jackson.

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