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As San Diego mayor heads for therapy, city faces big mess (+video)

Confusion is mounting about correct city procedures as San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is about to undergo counseling after accusations of inappropriate behavior toward women.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner faces a sexual harassment lawsuit
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner – faced with a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former communications director – is not only embarrassing his city, but is also presenting it with confusing legal choices, political and legal analysts say.

He has agreed to undergo two weeks of counseling as seven other women have come forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior. The therapy is to take place Aug. 5-19, during which the mayor has said he will receive twice-a-day briefings about city operations.

But seven of the nine city council members say he should resign. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D), House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz have also indicated as much.


In addition, two potential recall efforts are afoot. One recall group filed an affidavit Monday indicating its plans, and another published an ad over the weekend indicating similar intentions.

It’s all adding up to a confusing situation, and questions are multiplying by the moment. Among the questions:


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