San Diego Leaders Reach "Proposed Solution" Regarding Mayor Bob Filner

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Aug 23, 2013  |  Updated 11:29 AM CDT
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After 3 days of mediation with embattled Mayor Bob Filner, San Diego city leaders have reached a

After 3 days of mediation with embattled Mayor Bob Filner, San Diego city leaders have reached a "proposed solution" regarding Filner's possible ousting from office. San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith speaks briefly about this latest development on August 21, 2013.

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After three days of mediation, San Diego city leaders have reached some sort of “proposed solution” regarding efforts to oust embattled Mayor Bob Filner from office.

On Wednesday just before 7 p.m., San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith – accompanied by other leaders, including City Council President Todd Gloria and City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer – released a brief statement about mediation efforts in downtown San Diego.

“We have just completed three days of mediation. We have reached a proposed solution,” said Goldsmith. “It will be presented to the City Council at a closed session Council meeting on Friday at 1 p.m. at City Hall.”

Goldsmith said that immediately thereafter, at a closed session, they may have a report at a public Council meeting.


The City Attorney went on to say that the City Council has not yet heard the proposal, due to confidentiality requirements.

“This is the process we follow. 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,” added Goldsmith.

Goldsmith said there will be no mediation on Thursday. Leaders will not release any further details until Friday afternoon.

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City leaders had been holed up at the AT&T building in downtown San Diego since Monday for these mediation sessions.

NBC 7 San Diego learned earlier this week that Goldsmith and Filner, two men who have fought publicly in the past eight months, were seated on opposite ends of a long conference room table in Monday’s session.

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